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Teaching/learning activities in Norway

On June 18-22, Gedminai progymnasium team led by the Deputy Director for education Saulius Rudelis participated in the final meeting of Erasmus+ 2nd main action of general education sector interschool strategic partnership project “Active in NATURE, ENJOYING the NATURE!” in Norway – Engerdal barne-og ungdomsskole school. During the training activities, students attended non-traditional educational activities at school, the Blokkodden wildlife museum and the Gutulia National park. There they tested the project’s app for Android smart devices designed to know about each project country partner’s national park.

Teachers were acquainted with the Norwegian educational system, shared their best practices in organizing formal and non-formal education. They discussed teaching methods, forms for conducting the lessons, educational environments, reviewed completed works and presented final products developed for the project to the local community.

During the training in a multicultural environment members of the team consolidated the skills of cooperation, communication in a foreign language and were acquainted with Norwegian nature and culture.


This project was partly funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ program with the support of the European Commission. The content of this article does not reflect the official opinion of the European Commission. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the article lies entirely with the author(s).

3rd international partners‘ meeting of the Erasmus + project ANEN

On October 19-21, project coordinators and teachers from Lithuania, Norway and France attended the IES Leonardo Da Vinci School (Alicante, Spain) where was held the third international project partner meeting for project implementation and coordination purposes of Erasmus + KA2 School Strategic Partnership Project “Active in Nature, enjoying the nature!”. During the meeting, the project partners discussed the work has been done, evaluated its quality, prepared a report, planned activities for the third year of the project, shared the ideas on how to make the project even more effective in order to maximize its impact. During the meeting, the project partners also discussed all issues related to the project implementation, shared responsibilities and tasks to implement the project’s results and ensure the quality of the project.

 

ACTIVE IN NATURE, ENJOYING THE NATURE!

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Marta Armendia Santos. Coordinadora espanyola.
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The third mobility with students, regarding to the ERASMUS+ program ANEN (Active in Nature, Enjoying the Nature!),took place in Klaipeda (Lithuania), during the week, from 7th to 13rd of March 2017. Six students of 2nd and 3rd of ESO and two teachers (Marta Armendia and Julia Rodes) of our high school, IES LEONARDO DA VINCI of Alicante, went to this nice country on the seashore of the Baltic Sea to take part in interesting and different activities with other students and teachers from Norway, France and Lithuania.

We arrived in Khaunas airport (Lithuania) one day before the meeting, because we wanted to travel by direct flight from Alicante and so we could have the opportunity to share the “Mum´s day” with our host families. Some of us went to the zoo, others went to the beach or to the countryside.

On the one hand, during the week, we did a lot of things at school; for example, we learned to make a flute with recycled materials in a musical lesson and we engaged in some Lithuanian popular dances and games. We made murals about the Natural Park and ICT pressentions were made by international teams. However, we liked the “Guard Battery, Memel-Nord” trip the most.

It was an amazing experience for us, despite the weather. When we woke up that morning it was snowing!

We left the school and went to this beautiful place near the Baltic Sea and, suddenly, the sun raised. We could pick up stones on the beach and look for amber. In the afternoon, we visited a Second World War bunker and a war veteran explained to us a lot of interesting things about the life during those days.

We enjoyed the Ventè Cape trip too, especially when we went up to the top of the lighthouse and we could admire the landscape of the seashore.

 

 

 

ACTIVE IN NATURE, ENJOYING THE NATURE!

The 3rd mobility with students of our program ERASMUS+, ANEN, took part during the first week of May 2017 in Klaipeda (Lithuania). Six estudents of 2nd and 3rd of ESO and two teachers of our High School travelled to that beautiful region on the Baltic seashore.

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We had the opportunity to know the culture and Nature heritage of this particularly amazing country. Besides, we did different kind of activities such as attending a music lesson, geography lesson , DYS activities or dance. Moreover, we shared games with our Nowegian , French and Lithuanian mates.

It was absolutely fantastic the visit to the Venté Cape and “Guard Battery, Memel-Nord” Coast.es team in lt 2

Regarding the school and Lithuanian culture we would like point out they are totally different to ours; Music and traditions are very important for them. Furthermore, the school does not have fence. Their typical dishes are breaded chicken, mashed patatoes and vegetable soup.

 

Thanks Lithuanian friends for this wonderful week!

 

“Erasmus+” project’s “Active in the nature, enjoying the nature!” participants learned at Gedminai progymnasium

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A third Erasmus+ K2 Strategic school partnership project’s „Active in nature, enjoying the nature!“ meeting was held on 8-12th May at Gedminai progymnasium. Partners from Spain, France and Norway were acquainted with the school, its history, monitored lessons, attended creative workshops, art, ICT lessons, and managed to create an interactive map. During this week they were able to know better Seaside Regional Park, Lithuanian history and culture, learn Lithuanian folk songs, dances and games. All the joint activities and learning environment helped to strengthen literacy, cooperation, ICT and communication in foreign language skills. During this week, teachers were learning to. They had an opportunity to share their best experience during the discussions about problems that occur in educational process, the most effective teaching methods, sharing their thoughts about the educational environments and cooperation forms with students’ parents. During these learning activities project participants reviewed done tasks, discussed details for the final product and planed further project activities.

Students works on international teams about the Seaside Regional Park and learning activities in Lithuania

                 

                 

                 

                 

                  

                  

                  

                 

                

               

              

              

2nd transnational meeting in Klaipeda

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On October 28th – 29th, the Erasmus+ K2 interschool strategic partnership project “Active in nature, enjoying the nature!” second transnational meeting of the partners was held. Teachers from Norway, Spain and France were acquainted with the progymnasium, its history and its project team. The guests from Norway Mihaela Nymoen and Siri Enger conducted an English language lessons to our eighth graders and teachers of foreign languages. The partners monitored an integrated IT-English language lesson for seventh class prepared by Gediminas Jonauskas and Iveta Anužienė and intergrated dance-English language lesson for sixth class, prepared by Saulius Rudelis and Anton Petrovskij. After that, teachers discussed the lessons, shared the experience. In the meantime, our students, moderated by IT teacher and the specialist of career development Asta Norkienė, taught our guests to work with ICT tools for interactive mapping and deepen their English language skills as well as career planning skills. During this meeting, the project partners discussed all the issues related to the implementation of the project, shared responsibilities and task in order to ensure the quality of the project and its final result.

Learning, teaching, training activity in Spain – Impressions from Norway

The first learning, teaching, training activity with both teachers and students in this project was in Alicante from 1 – 7 May 2016. The Spanish team had planned an exciting week with lots of water activities, and the Norwegian team consistet in  seven students and two teachers. They where really eager to participate in all the week program. The trip started with a warm welcome from our Spanish team. It continued with ICT-workshops and English lessons before we went outside and enjoyed both different outdoor activities and the sunny enviroment. The second day was packed with fysical activities and we tried different things like stand up paddle, kayak and volleyball. For the Norwegian team it was fantastic to spend a whole day on the beach. Then we went to Tabarca Island for two days, and our team spent the night outdoors. We got to try snorkeling, and again, enjoyed the beach. On Tabarca we got a historical sightseeing wich was very interesting,  and we also had an art workshop where we painted on stones. The last day in Alicante we evalueted the trip, picked out a winner from the painted stones and said our goodbyes. What a fantastic week!

ACTIVE IN NATURE, ENJOYING THE NATURE!

Our second mobility with the students took place the last week of September in St Gervais Sur-Mare (France). Six students and two teachers from Spain went to that wonderful village in the Hérault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France in order to enjoy the Nature wit students from Norway, Lithuania and France.

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The week was an ideal opportunity for doing interesting activities. On the one hand, students and teachers could spend time together sharing English and Geography lessons. For example, we learnt how to explain which were our hobbies and tastes. Moreover, students were able to getting familiar with some sports, such as climbing or badminton. However, the highlight of the meeting was the water activities; specially, the canoeing excursion from Colombières to Tarassac and the camping night in the middle of the forest.

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On the other hand, the watersports were outstanding. The whole Spanish team demonstrated how we love the sea, doing windsurfing, catamaran and sailing. It was an spectacular experience!

Finally, we were proud to take part in the inagural event of the new name of the Forest “des Ecrivains Combattants ; the same new name for its school. We had fun in a big party for ending the meeting.

Thank you very much for all the French Team, specially for its students who tought us the meaning of the words: fellowship and friendship!

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Teaching/learning activities in French nature

On September 26 th – 30 th , the  team of Erasmus+ K2 for the 2 General Education Session  of interschool strategic partnership project “Active in nature, enjoying the nature!” visited the French St. Gervais town’s school – Collåge des Ecrivains Combattants. During the teaching/learning activities, students took part in geography, chemistry, English, PE and nature lessons. Other activities took place in the wild. The participants were climbing „Clocher de Neyran“, biking 14 kilometres into the campsite where they styed over the night. A real test – kayaking in the mountain river was waiting after the campfire. Everyone wearing special suits and helmets was very eager to start kayaking as soon as possible, but it was not as easy as it seemed to be – everybody stuck among the stones at least once. Despite the difficulties, everyone enjoyed this activity very much. The trip to Montpellier also left a great impression. A challenge to try out sailboats, catamaran and windsurfing was waiting in the Lion Bay. On the last day, the pupils played games and then all the project participants and lots of local government and community representatives attended the school ceremony, during which the school was given the name of writer-fighters for freedom. Interesting activities ended with a general party for all the project participants and pupils’ parents.

The teachers were acquainted with the French education system, shared their best experiences in organising formal and non-formal education. They discussed the teaching methods, the forms on conducting the lessons, educational environments, reviewed done tasks, the issues of preparation of the final product and planned further project activities. The team members established collaborative, communication skills in a foreign language, familiarized French nature and culture in a multicultural environment throughout the week.