Web Platform Working Group

During the period between 12 March and 12 April the Web platform working group was created, and the participating teachers joined eTwinning project in order to be part of the project:

This working group is in charge of designing, and creating the activities to be carried out in classrooms. (The tasks/ materials created are due to be uploaded on eTwinning platform first.) Their other duties include evaluating how these activities function and deciding which activities are to be included in O3 Web Platform.

The first meeting of The Web Platform Working Group took place on 12 April, 2021. The plan is to meet online on a weekly basis and work on activities for the educational platform.

Web platform working group

The Agenda of the Meeting on 12 April:

1. The objectives of the intellectual product “O3 Web Platform”.

2. Design of the initial activities to be carried out with the students.

3. Operation of the eTwinning platform.

4. Preparation of the next work meeting.

Two surveys – Student Awareness Survey and Activity Evaluation Survey- were presented and discussed in the meeting (26.4.2021.) Both Surveys were created by Jose Maria Mezquita, IES Aliste, Spain.  

During April and May the partners communicated by emails, giving proposals how to improve the Surveys. In the meeting the Surveys were approved. It was also agreed that the teachers of the partner schools would do the Initial Environmental Awareness Survey with their students by the end of the school year, and the students would be able to do it either in English or in their native language. 

The Web Platform working group discussed the activities already created in order to improve them. Groups by subjects were analysing a variety of possibilities how to design classroom activities so that they would be universally interesting to the students to carry out in class.

Finally, on meeting (31.5. 2021.) the participants reflected on the work online, and made plans for the coming academic year.

Working groups for intellectual outputs

On the 12th of March partners were invited to an online meeting. During the meeting some issues were discussed.
The first point considered was distribution of the tasks to be carried out. Then, the creation of the working groups to design and create the intellectual products of the Project was discussed and agreed on.
As the Covid -19 pandemic still continues, it was agreed to postpone the Greenland training course to the following academic year.

It was also agreed that all the members of the working groups will have online meetings till summer holidays on wich they would work on intelectual outputs.

The Erasmus+ KA201 Valuing Nature training

After having held the kickoff meeting at the end of 2020, the next major joint activity carried out by the partners participating in the project has been the initial training.

This initial training in ecosystem services has been given by the Environmental Faculty of the University of Salamanca.  Fernando and Victor have been in charge of providing an approach to the benefits provided by nature to human beings. More than 20 teachers and students from the eight partners of the project (University of Salamanca, IES Aliste, Srednja skola fra Andrije Kacica Miosica, Platon M.E.P.E, Liceul Korosi Csoma Sandor Covasna, Utena A.Sapoka gymnasium, Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland), Zespol Szkol w Zychlinie) have participated in the training.

Initial training – Benefits provided by nature

The next activities will be to develop the various working groups of the project.

Give value to nature has started with the kickoff meeting

The Erasmus+ KA201 project: Give value to nature: learn how to measure what ecosystem services do for us has started to develop with the kickoff meeting

On the 15th of December the members involved in the project had their initial meeting with the aim of developing the first collaborative work actions to make the project successful. Members of six schools from different countries participated in this meeting:

  • IES Aliste (Spain)
  • Srednja skola fra Andrije Kacica Miosica (Croatia)
  • PLATON M.E.P.E (Greece)
  • Utena A.Sapoka gymnasium (Lithuania)
  • Zespol Szkol w Zychlinie (Poland)

The Ilisimatusarfik University of Greenland also participated in this meeting as a partner and the University of Salamanca of Spain as a coordinating partner.

Although this meeting was initially planned to be held in Salamanca and AlcaƱices, due to the health situation it was decided to hold it virtually.

The activities carried out at this initial meeting, as well as the great enthusiasm shown by all the members of the project, make us consider the future of this project with great enthusiasm and desire.