13 – 16 November
As having been planned, the first Follow-up meeting was held in Poland, and it was hosted by Zespol Szkol w Zychlinie (high school in Zychlin). Educators from eight partner educational institutions (two universities and six schools) were invited to attend the meeting. Victor J Colino Rabanal, Fernando Rodriguez and Jose Maria Mezquita delivered lectures and organised workshops during the meeting.
In the first session at school, the current status of the project and the MOOC for teachers were considered in detail. Previously, each partner school had presented their ecosystems and ecosystem services on Padlet, consequently, their presentations were also discussed.
Side by side with the duties and tasks for the future cooperation, the sessions on the 16th of November aimed mainly at the O3 Web Platform.
The participants had in-depth discussions on: designing teaching materials and activities to be carried out in classrooms, organizing the work of the groups by subjects, and analysing the activities already created. Not only did the participants watch the video how Jose Maria Mezquita’s students made soap during their economics lessons, but they were also invited to “test” the soap. Everybody was impressed.
Despite the hectic schedule, the participants also had an opportunity to get to know the Polish culture while exploring Warsaw, visiting Torun, having a guided tour in the Oporów Castle and tasting Polish food.
Thanks to Iwona Kciuk (the Project Coordinator at school), Tomasz Rapsiewicz (the Headmaster) and the staff members of Zespol Szkol in Zychlin, the Follow-up meeting was highly successful, and everybody had a productive and enjoyable time.