1st Transnational meeting. Iniesta, Spain 17th-20th Nov 2016 – Minute

  1. PROJECT

    We discussed about the priorities of the Project, and they are the following ones: inclusive education, innovation and story telling. The rationale or our Project is to make our students aware of the fact of how important is to be raised as a Global Citizen, in order to solve day-to- day problems that they face in a an educational context. Among our objectives we find: to improve our teaching/learning methods for a better quality in our education; to learn about customs, cultures and lifestyles; to encourage students to overcome negative attitudes towards students with learning difficulties; to practice English; to use ICT tolos; to improve the cooperative skills of students; to learn about real experiences; to learn how  to be active citizens; and to develop story telling skills, as a positive and traditioanl way to transmit cultural knowledges and values, and as a tool to improve communication and comprehension skills.The impact has to be an important part in our schools, the famlies, the town councils and the community, in general.
  2. TRANSNATIONAL MEETINGS

    We are supposed to meet once in each of the countries. Spain has been given money for three transnational visits, and the other countries for four, so Spain will host two transnational meetings. We have agreed that we will make our transnational visit in Turkey, but to a safer place than Istambul (we have to ask our National Agencies about it). And this one will take place at the end of the Project. They will last about three days. The rest of the Transnational meetings will take place as follows: Romania (31st March 17- 2nd April 17), Germany (29th September 17- 1st October 17) and Spain (1st June 18-3rd June 18).
  3. LEARNING ACTIVITIES (VISITS)

    They will last for 6-7 days, or 5 if there are activities with students in the first and last day. Apart from the story telling activities, we should prepare cultural visits and make them be active on social networks with pictures or messages about the visit. The host country will prepare the certificates for the teachers and the students. This time, like the previous ones, we will ask for some money to students, as a kind of commitment. Previously, we would have talked with the families and with our headmasters, to make them aware of the whole Project. We will take 8 students to our first activity and 7 to the second one.The topics and dates for the visit would be like that: Romania ( 3rd-7th May 17, Early School Leaving and Students with learning difficulties); Germany (8th-12th November 17, Bullying and Segregation); and Spain (2nd-6th May 18, Refugees and Inclusion).
  4. THE STORY TELLING PROCESS

    Here are the steps we may follow:
    a) Present the topic to the students
    b) Discuss the main points, experiences and MORAL we would like them to include/learn
    c) Students will start working on the stories, with the supervision of teachers.
    d) Once the story is finished, we will make sure that it is well written and focused.
    e) The students will present their stories on stage. One student will read out loud the story and the others will try to represent it in an original way.
    f) The MORAL has to be one of the most important parts of the story.
    g) We will prepare activites so that students, in groups work on the main points of the story.
    h) The readings will last no more than 10 minutes.
  5. DISTRIBUTION OF TASKS

    BEFORE THE VISITS:
    Every country will have to work on the logo. We will choose the best of the four countries in the first visit to Romania. We will try and compose a song for the Project. All the countries will contribute with that. Spain will start and then Germany, Turkey and Romania will try and finish it (in that order). We will have to prepare posters for the visit as host countries. We will prepare a video presenting each of the schools and the students participating in each of the visits, and we’ll upload them in our web page. Spain and Romania will work in the web page, the blog, and the twitter account. Also both of us will work on the students’ informative cards. As for Germany, they will work on a Story Telling Dictionary and Turkey will be in charge of preparing the Evaluation Questionnaires.AFTER THE VISITS:
    The coordinator of the Project will write the minutes. Questionnaires will be done in each country through the tool Google Questionnaires. Romania will collect the data and upload them on our web. Recordings of the presention of the stories will be uploaded too. After every visit, we will share our experience in each of the countries in a staff meeting in our school.
  6. DISSEMINATION

    Everyday we will update information of the activities in our Twitter account and web pages. The presentations will be recorded and uploaded on the web page. At the end of the Project, we will prepare a DVD and a booklet, with all the stories. This way, we will use them in class in the future with our students. We will also share our experiences in the local community through local papers, radio and web pages.
  7. SELECTION OF THE STUDENTS

    We will select 15 students from each country, from ages 14-16, through a level test, motivation letter and bearing in mind too their active participation in the school. Also, every school can include more selection criteria. In every visit, one ‘special student’ from each country will participate. The selection of these students will be made by the coordinator, the teachers involved in their education, and the school psychologist.
  8. BUDGET

    We will choose one person to be in charge of the Mobility Tool, to track our  Budget. It could be the coordinator, the secretary of the school, or another teacher involved in the Project. We may ask for some money to students, as a commitment to participate in the Project. Also, we will try to look for local sponsors, so they can help us with the development of the activities.
  9. EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT QUALITY

    As we were told, we shared with our partners the things that we need to improve. We need to include how local organizations will collaborate in the  Project. We have to make sure how our criteria selection will be in each country. We need to make sure too who will be in charge of keeping all the papers safe in our schools. The impact and dissemination calendar was not pretty good explained. The steps to créate the story weren’t so clear.
    After our first Transnational Meeting, all these aspects have been discussed and made clear.
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