In the second week of November, the teachers of seven partner schools met face to face for the first time in our new international project. The host school was Oostvaarders College, located in the fourth largest city of the Netherlands in Almere. This new city lies three meters below sea level in the largest Dutch polder. Firstly we introduced each other our schools and cities. During our meeting, we organized the entire project, but especially the next Sicilian course which will be also attended by pupils and students from all seven partner schools.
One part of the project is to create our own websites, a YouTube channel and Flickr photo albums, to work with the e-Twinning portal, with online applications Thinglink, Seppo, Canvas and Kahoot. A Czech teacher, who created the web page, explained all the teachers how to work with it properly in WordPress.Org. And we disscused the other applications too and prepared wide range of activities for students. Spanish school showed us the results of questioner: Are we “smart” enough about our partners?.
We had enough time to get to know the organization of this big Dutch school, we visited some classes and we saw some activites. We were very excited about the street art decoration of the school corridors which was done by the students of this school. According to the programme, Dutch teachers took us to Rijkmuseum, so we could find some inspiration for our project. You can find some details in our programme, Transnational meeting Almere – programme.
We are ready for further work on the project and our mascot SMARTY will travel to Palermo in Sicily in March.