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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

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.

 

 

 

“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

                 

                 

                 

                 

                  

                  

                  

                 

                

               

              

              

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

My Lithuania

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This year, commemorating the 16th of February, progymnasium’s folk dance ensemble “Gedmina” prepared the dance to the song “Tu Lietuva, tu mana”.  We invited school’s community to celebrate the Lithuanian Independence Day quite merrily, so to feel community of all taking part in the flashing mobilization and singing popular Lithuanian songs. Teachers taught lessons dressed in national costumes. A festive atmosphere has been created by inventive class photos and students’ greetings to Lithuania.
We hope that this festival has brought together all students and teachers and encouraged them to love, value and uphold their homeland more and more.

Educational trip

On 3 February, a group of students of Gedminai School studied with a difference – they went to the National Visitor Centre and the Institute of Lithuanian Language. National Visitor Centre is the gateway to the protected areas of Lithuania. During the educational activity here students felt as they were surrounded by nature: grasslands, birds, grasshoppers around them and clouds above their heads. They got to know with the system of protected areas and learned that there are 5 national and 30 regional parks, 3 state natural and 2 cultural reserves, about 300 nature reserves, more than 500 state-protected natural heritage sites in Lithuania. The exhibition helped to understand what and why have to be protected, why ecology is becoming increasingly important to the whole civilized humanity. The exceptional value of national and regional parks and nature reserves has been illustrated with images and specific items. In the Cinema hall students watched a film about the capercailzies and listened to the mysterious sounds of nature in a special chair. Children really liked the laboratory table – question-mark, where various natural riddle are explained with motion pictures; they also played an interactive game about the cormorants. Terminals that provide the information on protected areas helped students to discover special places in Lithuania.

After the natural lessons students had the Lithuanian language lesson in the Institute of Lithuanian language. This is a unique Language Museum which is part of this institute where the latest linguistic information is provided in an attractive and modern form. Students got to know with the archival documents, linguists’ personal belongings and the other authentic material. Students carefully listened how the Lithuanian alphabet was formed; they wrote their own names using special letter stamps. Students were attracted by speech toys – unique exhibits, which allow to touch the language. The language computer games, karaoke of dialects, a special program to learn Lithuanian sign language were very interesting as well.

That day spent without classes and school desks was full of ex new things.