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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).

Environmental Education Day

On April 18th, environmental education activities took place at the progymnasium. Docent Dr. Rita Nekrosiene and Senior Ecologist of the Seaside Regional Park Erlandas Paplauskis taught the students about “Preservation of the Earth in our hands”, “Ecological Problems in the Regional Park”.
6-8th grade students participating in the Erasmus+ KA2 Interschool Strategic partnership project “Active in Nature, Enjoying the Nature” taught 4th grade pupils on topic “Nature Teaches Us”.

Project Fair 2018. 100 messages to You, Lithuania

The third national exhibition/mini training of educational institutions “Project Fair 2018. 100 messages to You, Lithuania” was held at Klaipeda Gedminai progymnasium on 2nd March. The aim of this event was to enable to exchange valuable experience of project activities, to present the benefits of projects to the community, to disseminate the contribution of project managers and participants to the improvement of education quality through the funds. The fair was attended by teams of preschool, general education and non-formal education institutions. Altogether they presented more than 80 projects of various levels. The innovation of the fair was a center of Education Exchanges Support Foundation. All interested persons could consult on the preparation, implementation and other relevant issues of the projects that were administrated by this fund. Our institution presented the ongoing “Erasmus+” program’s project „Active in nature, enjoying the nature!“, an eTwinning project “ANEN”
“Project Fair 2018” was a great way to know more not only about different project activities and opportunities, but as well as to get fresh ideas for future activities. We are thankful to active, creative students and teachers of the country, who shared, presented, surprised and proved once again, that Lithuania is being created by a great community of education.

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International TeachMeet BETT 2018

During the International Teachmeet in BETT Show 2018 in London, was presented our international “Erasmus+”  project  “ACTIVE in NATURE, ENJOYING the NATURE!” and eTwinning project “ANEN”

Presentations from this event

Non-traditional lesson/educational activities in the Seaside regional park

On April 7, project’s “Active in nature, enjoying the nature” team has been acknowledged with the Seaside regional park. Senior ecologist Erlandas Paplauskis conducted interactive lectures on topics “The landscape of the regional park”, “Ecological problems in the regional park” at the Visitor center and educational events at the Litorina cognitive path. During this non-traditional lesson, the project team deepened and consolidated its knowledge about nature, understood what and why it is necessary to protect as well as why nature is becoming more and more important for civilized humanity. During the activities students took pictures and coordinates of the attractions of the regional park. Back in the school they created interactive maps of the regional park using the Skratch program.

Maps, created with Scratch:

1st map

2nd map

3rd map

4th map

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.

 

LEARNING ENGLISH CAN BE EXTREMELY FUN!

Our first mobility with the students took place from the 2nd of May to the 6th of May of 2016, as the starting point of the Program Erasmus +, ANEN: “Active in Nature, Enjoying the Nature”. Sixteen students and teachers from Spain,together with eighting students and seven teachers from Norway, France and Lithuania.

Our goals to achieve were: In the first place, that all the students meet each other face to face and begin to interact and develop their communicative skills; as second goal, their participation in several outdoor activities, such as beach volley, kayak and paddle surf, mixed in international teams; and finally, working in the app about Tabarca Island which is the Natural Reserve that the Project is based on, looking for information about its History and taking wáter pictures. Furthermore, improving the student´s creativity through different workshops.

The meeting was very successful. We began with the traditional “Welcome day” at the school, IES Leonardo da Vinci in Alicante. We enjoyed seeing the spectacular “batukada”, played by the group: “La ciudad de los colores” and we learnt a lot of things about eTwinning.

es teamStudents and teachers of ANEN-e+ in the hall of the school

es groupPerformance of the group: “La ciudad de los colores”

On Tuesday, we went to Muchavista Beach in order to learn to do Paddle surf and Kayak, with the colaboration of ALOHA SPORT school. At the end of the day, we had a volley ball competition and a traditional “Chocolate con churros” snack in the Chocolatería Valor , in the village called El Campello.

es beachStudents and teachers in Muchavista Beach

 

On wednesday and thuersday, we were in Tabarca Island. We could do snorkel, even though the weather consitions were not good enough, get information about its History and improve our creativity with the decorating stones workshop.

es diving activity

Students during the snorkel activity in Tabarca

The last day, we had a very warm and sweet farewell at the school with a typical Spanish lunch. Thank you very much to all the participants!