Project dissemination started as soon as the Italian National Agency officially informed the coordinator that the project was approved.
An article was published on the coordinator school website to inform stakeholders about the positive result and to give details about the project.
Partners did the same on their websites.
Dissemination continued through meetings with parents, students and teachers at each partner school.
In October 2014 a regional dissemination event was organized by the coordinator both to present Erasmus+ Programme and the approved Erasmus+ KA2 project.
In March 2015, during the first project meeting, a workshop was organized at the Town Hall to present to Larino's citizens the project and the partners. In that occasion the regional tv-news broadcasting reported the news. On the same day, in the evening a concert was offered to the guests and the citizens to promote the project and cooperation among all the stakeholders.
In Bulgaria, Poland and Turkey dissemination started as soon as the news of the approval of the project arrived. Project meetings and students' mobilities were also occasions to disseminate the project and its activities.
in all the partners' countries Local TV and newspapers have always been invited and they always gave the project news.
Actually, we had planned 3 outputs, as it can be read in the project file available in section named “project” on this website.
However, the Erasmus+ National Agency considered eligible only the project output n. 2 entitled “Enriched School Curriculum – a good practice” - whose description was: “Designing, experimenting and validating an enriched and work orienteering curriculum”
When the partners agreed on that output in the project writing phase, we were totally aware that only the Italian school would be able to fully experiment that kind of curriculum, thanks to the Italian Laws concerning schools' autonomy, whereas Bulgarian, Polish and Turkish school systems do not allow the schools to organize a personalized school curriculum. However, we decided to work on that output to develop a good pratice to be presented to stakeholders in all the countries involved in the project. Meanwhile, the partners' schools other than the Italian one worked on including project activities in subjects' curriculum presenting topics in a European dimension or in afternoon extra-lessons. The Turkish school and Kayseri Municipality, because of the long cooperation they had had in the past years, were also able to work on students' job training activities in the field of tourism and Cultural Heritage promotion, on the basis of the experience the Italian school performed together with Larino Municipality.
Here below you will find details of the output, its steps, the actors and the materials produced.
PARTNERS' COMMON STEPS
September 2014 - in all the schools involved -
1. Meetings with students and parents to present the project in details and obtain their formal agreement on taking part in it
2. Meetings with the school teachers:
a. to present the project in details
b. to obtain teachers' formal agreement on taking part in it
c. to form a team to work on monitoring and assessing the project activities
3. Meetings between Italian partners to agree on timetables, contents and activities to perform with the students at school and at each partner's premises
4. Virtual meetings between the coordinator (Istituto Superiore Larino) and foreign partners to agree on timetables and confirm the project planned contents and activities
5. Internal meetings for no-school partners to organise their internal teams
From October 2014 to February 2015
Constant email or phone exchanges among the partners who worked on organizing the activities, while waiting for the financial support that was available from April 2015.
March 23rd – 26th, 2015 – First formal Project Meeting in Italy
April 2015 – project coordinator received the 80% of the project financial support and sent to the partners the 80% of their amount.
OCTOBER 2014 - FEBRUARY 2017 - Output realization
For the output detailed report, please read the following pdf file OUTPUT_TOOLKIT
For the output materials and final products, please read the following pdf files and watch the videos below.
Entrepreneurship classes: lessons materials and final product:
"Archeology" classes: lessons materials and final product:
Final product of "Archeology" lessons: Roman Bath in Larino - 3D reconstruction
THE ERASMUS+ PROJECT IN THE ORDINARY CURRICULUM SUBJECTS
ITALIAN LESSONS: UNESCO SITES
ZESPOL SZKOL KATOLICKICH CONTRIBUTION
We had 4 project meetings. The first was in Larino, Italy, from 23 to 27 March 2015; the second was in Bourgas, Bulgaria, from 2 to 6 September 2015; the third was in Kayseri, Turkey, from 10 to 14 April 2016, and the fourth was in Sosnowiec, Poland, from 16 to 20 October 2016.
On average, the time between a project meeting and another was about 6 months, but in between we had students' mobilities, and always a project meeting was in agenda too, even if only among partner schools.
Communication between partners happened mostly by Skype, Google Hangouts, emails, facebook and whatsapp.
Usually, communications were between the coordinator and the partners and viceversa. However, whenever a partner communicated directly with another, the coordinator was always informed. This choice proved to be correct because no misunderstandings occurred and the actions were conducted in a uniform, transparent and respectful way.
The project meetings' aims were:
- monitoring activities
- having all the partners meeting
- having partner organizations meeting their own counterparts and setting up the bases for future cooperation
- exchanging knowledge and good practices
- having partner schools' representatives understand school organization in partner countries
- organizing students' mobilities
- having partners understanding each other Cultural Heritage and customs in details and visiting some UNESCO sites
Project meetings were also occasions to disseminate the project and Erasmus+ programme, as hosting partners always organized events and invited local authorities and citizens.
Because of national rules for some partners it was necessary to send a formal letter of invitation. Here we are suppying two as examples
For pictures, please visit "Gallery"
During the project, students and teachers participated in the following Learning/Teaching/Training mobilities:
1-week mobility to Poland in September 2015, attended by Italian, Bulgarian and Turkish students and teachers. The participants were 35 in total.
1-week mobility to Bulgaria in March 2016, attended by Italian, Polish and Turkish students and teachers. The participants were 35 in total.
1-week mobility to Italy in November 2016, attended by Bulgarian, Polish and Turkish students and teachers. The participants were 29 in total.
1-week mobility to Italy in February 2017, attended by Bulgarian and Polish students and teachers. The participants were 19 in total. This mobility substituted the mobility to Turkey which was planned in Septemper 2016, but we had to cancel it because of the threat of terrorist attacks.
1-month mobility to Italy in February 2016, attended by 2 Polish students and 2 Polish teachers.
1-month mobility to Italy in September 2016, attended by 2 Bulgarian students and 2 Bulgarian teachers and by 2 Turkish students and 1 Turkish teacher.
1-month mobility to Poland in September 2016, attended by 2 Italian students and 2 Italian teachers.
During their stay, students attended disciplinary lessons delivered with CLIL methodology or cooperative learning and they had local language classes.
Guest teachers had both job-shadow and teaching activities. They taught their mother tongue language and the subject they usually taught at their sending schools.
During all the mobilities, there were many opportunities to visit other schools and the most important Cultural Heritage sites, especially UNESCO sites.
Both for teachers and students the most fruitful mobilities were those that lasted one month because they allowed a real full-immersion in the host country and enhence the acquisition of knowledge and language skills.
For future projects all the partners agreed on having such mobilities.
A project team at each partner's premises had been appointed to write the project. After the approval, it was confirmed and enlarged.
At the coordinator's premises, Istituto Superiore Larino, the project team was formed by:
The Principal, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 1 deputy coordinator, 10 teachers, 3 administrative clerks.
Both in the phase of planning and implementation, team's meetings included representatives of students and parents.
The total number of students involved in the project was 22, 16 female and 6 male students attending 3 different classes. When the project started the students were aged 16 and attended the third year of Secondary School - Liceo Classico and Liceo Scientifico.
Students freely applied to participate in the project.
At the Bulgarian school the project team was formed by: the Principal, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 1 deputy coordinator, 4 teachers , 1 administrative clerk. The total number of students involved in the project was 24, 10 female and 14 male students attending different classes.
At the Polish school the project team was formed by: the Principal, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 4 teachers , 1 administrative clerk. The total number of students involved in the project was 24, 16 female and 8 male students attending different classes
At the Turkish school the project team was formed by: the Principal, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 1 deputy coordinator, 3 teachers, 1 administrative clerk.
The total number of students involved in the project was 25, 16 female and 9 male students attending different classes.
At Cultural Heritage Regional Authority - Soprintendenza Archeologia del Molise the project team was formed by: the Director, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 4 archeologists, 2 ICT experts and 1 administrative clerk.
At the Chamber of Commerce of Molise the project team was formed by: the Director, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 2 entrepreneurship experts, and 1 administrative clerk.
At Regional Education Authority the project team was formed by: the Director, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 4 experts in formal and informal education, and 1 administrative clerk.
At Larino Municipality the project team was formed by: the Mayor, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 1 students' job-training tutor and 1 administrative clerk.
At Kayseri Municipality the project team was formed by: the mayor, 1 project coordinator and contact person, 1 students' job-training tutor and 1 administrative clerk.
At the Polish non-profit organization the project team was formed by: the Manager, 1 project coordinator and contact person and 1 administrative clerk.