What is Socrates Project? Socrates is a collaborative program which is devised by the European Union in the field of education since January 1st, 2000. Participating Countries 25 Member States of EU AELE Countries : Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway PAECO countries : Bulgaria and Romania Turkey Goals Strengthening European identity in all levels ; facilitating easy access to the educational resources in Europe on the basis of principle of equal opportunity. Furthering the education of the languages that are spoken in the EU; especially the least taught and least available ones. Encouraging collaboration and circulation. Exchange programs between the institutions. Synchronising the training periods and facilitating recognition of the diplomas. Developing and implementing innovative technologies in the development of pedagogic materials. Actions COMENIUS, covers primary and secondary education ERASMUS, covers tertiary education GRUNTVIG, covers adult education LINGUA, deals with language education MINERVA, distant education - (TICE) For Students Working together with students from other European Countries. Being a part of multidisciplinary project team. Contributing to development of personal characteristics such as communication skills, creativity, adaptation skills. Improving their foreign language learning capacity through the communication technologies. Cultural awareness and sensitivity. Increased motivation. Being a part of project from the very beginning till the end. Increasing the ability to master the mother tongue through creating documents and presentations. For Educators and Formatters Working in a multidisciplinary team Connecting with other educators from other European countries. Establishing lasting relationships and enabling cultural awareness. Sharing information, experience, best practice examples and resources. Developing capacity in learning foreign language and information technologies. Strengthening the innovations in the field of education. Developing actions to support the struggling students. For Schools Innovation in education Action plans for those students who struggle Supporting education in social legal and citizenship issues Increased orientation trainings Supporting the image of the school in the process of relating to Europe Dealing with the school related problems in a European scale Improving the team dynamics of the teaching staff. Increased information exchange. Developing innovative solutions to the problems. Our high school is a partner of Socrates project: Minerva Project : Climate Change [email protected] Climate Change Project A 2-year project that ends in December 2007 Project goals: engaging students in scientific research, and increasing awareness in continuos development as well as climate change. For the purposes of the project,students, teachers, investigators and researcher interact over a “Virtual Climate Laboratory” which enables them to establish a real collaboration in learning and research Project Partners INFOREF (Belgique: Liège) Initiatives pour une formation efficace Fondation Polaire Internationale (Suisse:Genève) Station Scientifique des Hautes Fagnes (Belgique: Université de Liège) Les établissements scolaires: En France: le Centre National de Formation de l’Enseignement Technique Privé CNFETP à Lille En Italie: PIXEL Associazione Agence d'Enseignement et de Formation basée à Florence En Belgique: le Centre Scolaire Sainte-Véronique et Marie-José à Liège Enseignement primaire et secondaire en immersion anglophone (certains cours de sciences et de mathématiques en anglais) En Grèce: le Lycée Léonin Franco-Hellénique à Athènes Enseignement primaire et secondaire où le français est enseigné comme langue vivante LV1 En Pologne: le lycée ZESPÓŁ SZKÓŁ à Szczecin En Roumanie: le lycée Liceul Teoretic «Nichita Stanescu» de PLOIESTI En Turquie: Le Lycée Notre Dame de Sion et Le lycée Galatasaray Les partenaires externes Passerelle Science – Cité de l'Université de Genève CIFEN: Centre Interfacultaire de Formation des Enseignants,ULg Phase 1: Establishing the research question What is climate change ? What is the role of research in understanding climate change? What is my role in this issue both regionally and globally? Phase 2: «Virtual Laboratory» «Virtual Climate Laboratory» aims to provide students with answers to their questions. Students can approach to this problem effectively through the help of resources, researchers and trained professionals. This laboratory is equipped with excellent material that are prepared by experts that would provide the students with variety of situational examples related to climate change. For example: students may choose to approach to the topic as a journalist or a researcher. This laboratory provides them with tools to interview related professionals or enables them to conduct scientific research by giving them tools to experiment, develop hypotheses and test these. If they wish, they may act as politicians and observe the results of their policies in this virtual laboratory . Proposed activities A cartoon that would help to understand the climate change, A meteorology station, A virtual application that would enable to identify the pollens and their relationship with the climate. Cartoon: « Migration of the Ibanes» Written by the International Foundation for the Poles Enables to understand the climatic change better. Demonstrates the impact of human activity on the environment and climate. It is available only in French, German and English at the moment.) It will be active on the net from May 2006 Meteorology Station Aims to establish an identical meteorology station in each participating school. This stations will record the temperature, the density of sun rays, rain, velocity of the wind etc. These data from all schools will be recorded on the virtual laboratory and be available to all. These station will operate manually so that students can measure the parameters physically . Project URL: www.climatic.org Virtual Climate Laboratory Introduction Meteorology Station Mediotech Simulation Scientific research Activity Scenerios Work Plan The project has been developed by a pilot commitee that consits of mebers from the participating countries. Meets three times a year. October 2005 January 2006 May 2006 October 2006 January 2007 May 2007 Project Completion Deadline:October 2007 – December 2007 October 2005 – December 2005 First meeting of the pilot committee on 7-8 October Development of the internet site Assessment of the situation in each participating country Thing we had to do till the end of November: Identifying the scientists and the research centres which are working on climate change, Deciding on the topics that we want to work with students, Deciding on the necessary trainings for the next meeting, Purchasing a meteorology station. 27 - 28 January 2006 Second committee meeting with the participation of approximately 40 teachers Scientific and technologic preparation of the teachers in order to achieve the activities. Training and teaching technologies on climate change How to set up a meteorology station and how to measure the parameters. How to make a pollen diagram. Alain Hubert’s conference on climate change. Training will be given by the International Foundation for Poles in association with University of Liège and University of Geneva. Our task: We have to share the skills and the knowledge that we gained from the training with other teachers in our school. November 2005- May 2007 Deciding on the materials needed throughout the project duration. Design process for the interactive cartoon which will be used in the educational activities of the International Foundation for Poles. Preparation of the interactive virtual tools by Inforef. Our tasks: Translating these tools into the languages of the participating countries. Setting up the stations. Developing educational multimedia material that are targeting primary and secondary school students. Our Tasks Throughout the Project Duration. Testing the activity scenarios at every stage of the development. Evaluating the materials. Publishing articles in the journals or websites of the participating associations. Organising events such as conferences, seminars, exhibitions in order to promote the project.