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C15 Short term joint staff training event

C15 will take place in Athens, Greece from Friday April 15th to Tuesday April 19th 2016. The detailed programme is yet to be finalised but will be informed by this agenda and include two workshop activities similar in character to those organised at C2 in September 2015 (see the schedule below).

The context for C15 is as set out in the account of the C14 meeting held in Athens in May 2016: C15 is described in the project proposal (p59) as "Familiarisation with revised MC resources Year 2 at Edumotiva 2016". The broader context for C15 is explained in the following terms (see the bold highlights): "May-July: The refined MC instrument and online resources for MCxa and MCxb are deployed by Edumotiva, UEF and Edinburgh to the corresponding target groups viz. student computing teachers, young people aged 5-19 and education students respectively, and evaluated. They are also deployed by Warwick with a view to evaluating the relevant claims." There are no specific preplanned workshops for the activities associated with Warwick and Edinburgh, but there is provision in the budget for a 'full' attendance from all the partners at C15 (see p73 of the proposal) and we expect to have representatives from all our partners apart from Helix5. (These will be Dimitris Alimisis, Rene Alimisi and Manolis Zoulias from Edumotiva, Meurig Beynon, Elizabeth Hudnott and Chris Hall from Warwick, Hamish Macleod from Edinburgh, Tapani Toivonen and Janne Karttunen from UEF, Peter Tomcsanyi and Michal Winczer from Comenius.)

For this second year of the CONSTRUIT! project, the topical 'revised MC resources' are those that were developed for C6, and in particular the radically new version of the MCE that was first mooted at C2 in Athens in September 2015. The possibility of making use of Arduino in some way might be worth considering, though the expertise of the Warwick contingent may not be best matched to this topic. As in 2015, it will be useful to consider the agenda for C15 in conjunction with that of the C12 and SciFest 2016 meeting, though SciFest will this time take place three weeks after C15.

Session/Day Time Venue Content Present Notes

S1 Friday

15/04

10.00 - 13.00 Conference Hall at the Local authority of Athens Municipality Joint staff training course

DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, TT, JK

We shall review of the themes for discussion and consider how best to address these.

It will also be important to update the team about developments since the last visit to Athens for C2.

Will review resources from the project repository and report on the 'pedagogy interim review'.

S2 Friday

15/04



14.30 - 17.00 Conference Hall at the Local authority of Athens Municipality

Joint staff training course

DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK

A review of the worksheet for Part 1 and the resources available for Part II of the teacher workshop.

Planning the content of sessions D and E in Part II.

Themes 1, 2 and 4 are relevant here.

           

S3 Saturday

16/04

10.00-11.00 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens Preparation in school DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK

 

S4 Saturday

16/04


11.00-13.30


2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens



Workshop with teachers: part I


DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK There is not enough space for alll the members of the researcher team to be in the lab with the teachers, but those who are not will be able to participate in other activities with their laptops in an adjacent room.
A

11.00-11.15

 

Welcome and Introduction

   
B

11.15-13.10

 

Getting Started with JS-EDEN

DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK Here is the draft of the worksheet for this session to be revised through consultation.
C

13.10-13.30

 

Experience sharing

   
           

S5 Saturday

16/04

15.30-17.30

Conference Hall at the Local authority of Athens Municipality

Reflection upon the workshop and discussion among project partners DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK This session will include a report from the teacher workshop Part I and a review of plans for Part II.
     


   

S6 Sunday

17/04

10.00-11.00

2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens

Preparation in School

DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK  

S7 Sunday

17/04


11.00-13.30


2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens



Workshop with teachers: part II


DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK  
D 11.00-12.20 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens

Presentation of more construals from the repository

Discussion about the educational value of 'making construals' and the integration of the 'making construals' approach in the learning context


DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK Playful experimentation with a selection of pre-developed construals.

Discussion led by Dimitris, Piet and Hamish


E 12.20-13.30 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens

Extending/improving/refining the Getting Started with JS-EDEN worksheet

(this may involve documentation of new ideas as well as practical tasks)


DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK


• The teachers are working in groups and undertake the role of reviewer.
• Ideas are documented
• Selected ideas update the activity design

           

S8 Monday

18/04

10.45-11.00 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens Preparation in School


DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK  
S9 Monday

18/04


11:00-13:30


2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens
Workshop with students
• ‘Practical engagement with the ‘Getting started with the JS-Eden’ worksheet
DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, PT, MW, JK The worksheet reflects also teachers’ comments/suggestions

S10 Monday

18/04

15.00 - 17.00 Conference Hall at the Local authority of Athens Municipality Joint staff training course

DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, CH, HM, TT, MW, JK

Work on an open online course for schools education - see themes 3 and 5
           
S11 Tuesday

19/04

09.30 - 13.30 Conference Hall at the Local authority of Athens Municipality Joint staff training course

DA, MZ, RA, MB, EH, HM, TT, MW, JK

Further work on the open online course for schools education

Discussion of upcoming events and the strategic agenda - theme 6

      End of meeting