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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

BRIEF STATEMENT OF IMPLEMENTED MOBILITY Episkopi High School is a small school in a rural area of Imathia. Today, we live in the age of globalization and the facts are very different from what they used to be a few decades ago, it is possible for the students of a small local community, not to be isolated neither geographically nor educationally; Erasmus helps very much in this direction. Thus, utilizing the training provided by Erasmus, it was decided for our school to implement innovative practices using ICT and to develop partnerships with schools abroad. Specifically, the school board agreed two school teachers to take part in a school education staff mobility program. In August 2015, the then headteacher of the school, was decided to participate in a seminar on the planning and management of European programs and a teacher to attend a seminar on the use of ICT tools in education. The request to the State Scholarships Institute was submitted and it was assessed with success; the participation of our school in the action, student mobility of school education staff, was approved. But when this plan was put to action there were changes in the number of participants and in the persons, since after the process of new headteachers of school units selection, a change of the head of Episkopi School of Imathia occurred and the teachers who were initially mentioned in the application form, were not members of the school board in the current school year (year of the implementation at school). In order not to abort the plan, the school board decided to replace the previous participants. The participation of the current headmaster was suggested, which was accepted by him. The rest of the teachers, due to practical difficulties and family obligations did not express interest in participating. The National Co-ordination Unit was informed about these changes and about the change in the country of destination and of the seminar. These changes did not alter the initial objectives of the plan, which had to do with: the familiarization of teachers with tools that allow the visualization of concepts and help their better understanding by students, the use and harmonious integration of appropriate Internet tools in teaching and skills development for the use of new practices and mixed teaching methods. Also the change with the selection of a new Course did not change the facts because the subject and its content, was in line with what was described in the application form. The approved mobility plan was realized in the period from 10th to 16th April 2016. The teacher and current director of the High School, Ziogas Fotios (52 years, teacher with 25 years of service) participated. The seminar was held in Paphos, Cyprus and had the title: Managing the fast technological change, for all educators. The providers of the training were: PRIVATE TUITION CENTRE GEORGE HARALABOUS LTD Reg. number: HE321254 / IF559, PIC 944039600 Koritsas 11, 8010, Paphos, CYPRUS, tel (+357) 26222131, 97775363 Email: Web: Apart from the general objectives outlined above, individual objectives were to acquire knowledge and specific expertise, to develop skills in the teaching object of the participant. During the 5-day seminar the problem of rapid change in the ICT and the consequences were set, the teacher / trainer as a key person in the new era. The personal use of IT in everyday life. Changes in ICT that are being experienced today and are expected to affect education soon. What we can do at the school enviroment. Developing skills in ICT. Practical activities and the use of tools for a modern and innovative approach to teaching and research. Cultural tour in Paphos. Through participation in the activity skills in interpersonal and social relationships were developed, a greater capacity for learning, knowledge of the good practices in other countries was acquired, basic skills in using tools of information and communication technologies were improved, language skills were improved, cultural awareness was increased. The provider of training was impeccable satisfying conditions that ensure high quality learning outcomes. The dissemination of the results was pursued by coverage by the media (press releases), social media releases, informing the school colleagues about the experience of participating in this particular European project and about the new skills which were acquired. In conclusion, participation in this program was a very pleasant and creative experience.
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