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Teachers' Workshops

Workshop 1  
Title Schools fighting childhood obesity in Greece

Schools fighting childhood obesity in GreeceAccording to the World Health Organisation, childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. 44 percent of boys and 38 percent of girls in Greece are overweight bringing Greece to the top of the charters for childhood obesity. During this scenario workshop participants will be building on strategies that aim to tackle the issue of childhood obesity in Greece.  Based on these strategies the aim of the workshop is to collectively propose future action plans for Greece in order to address this pressuring issue for our next generation.

Organiser Aliki Giannakopoulou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
Athanasios Protogerou, Head of the Cardiovascular Prevention & Research Unit Dep of Pathophysiology, University of Athens, Greece
When 21/10, 14.30 -18.00
Workshop 2  
Title Exploring values and democracy in the classroom
Description Exploring values and democracy in the classroomThis workshop is the outcome of a combined effort between the European Democratic Education Community - EUDEC ( and the European initiative The Enquiring Classroom – TEC ( It focuses on the role of democratic education in the modern school and issues such as the right of children to make their own choices regarding their learning and all other areas of everyday and on strategies for inclusive and tolerant classrooms. It aims to support teachers and students in addressing barriers and gateways to communication, as well as difficult ethical conversations about identity, religions and beliefs, democratic values, diversity, belonging and violence.

Organiser Stephanos Cherouvis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
Stelios Despotakis, Christiana Moschou, Evangelos Vlachakis, EUDEC, Greece
When 21/10, 14.30 - 18.00
Workshop 3  
Title Teaching science and mathematics through music

Teaching science and mathematics through musicExploring possible lesson plans for secondary education iMuSciCA is a pioneering approach using music for fostering creativity and deeper learning, thereby setting new grounds in the European STEAM. Workshop aims to explore possible lesson plans using innovative approaches that the project has to offer. By testing the usability of a number of digital tools the workshop aims also to introduce teachers into the project’s platform tools that are now under development and engage them in fostering creativity in science education through music.

Organiser Petros Stergiopoulos & Fani Stylianidou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
When 21/10, 14.30 - 18.00
Workshop 4  
Title Creating MOOCS in the classroom

Creating MOOCS in the classroomDuring this workshop participants will have the opportunity to get familiriased with the concept of the μMOOCS and the use of ODL platform by drafting their first μMOOC, which they will be able to implement in real class circumstances. The focus will be placed on the link between of everyday life and learning.

Organiser Eugenia Kypriotis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
When 21/10, 14.30 - 16.00
Workshop 5  
Title Debate in Primary School  (by invitation only)
Description Debate in Primary SchoolThe workshop is addressed to teachers who participate in the "Debate" Action in the framework of OSOS. The Debate Action encourages a philosophy of developing, implementing and reforming an innovative idea and practice, within a context of a wider, dynamic learning community (Open Schooling Hubs). The teachers who will participate in the workshop will be informed about the Debate Action and will have the opportunity to collaborate for the first time as members of a learning community, exchange ideas and define their own framework of action. The workshop is in Greek.


Α. Vavouraki, G. Daliani, C. Mpourouni, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
Α. Iordanidou, University of Patras, Greece
Α. Michalis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
G. Rogari, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Greece

When 21/10, 14.30 - 16.00
Workshop 6  
Title The Go-Lab Ecosystem and the Big Ideas of Science

Go-Lab: Use of remote and online labs for science educationThis workshop introduces the Go-Lab Ecosystem and the use of online labs in school classrooms. It will explain how inquiry-based science education can support teachers to combine innovative, ICT-based tools with multidisciplinary teaching methodologies – in particular the Big Ideas of Science - to create more student-centered and attractive science lessons. The workshop is in English.

Organiser Jens Koslowsky & Alexandros Chiotellis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
Rosa Doran, Nucleo Interativo de Astronomia, Portugal
When 21/10, 16.30 - 18.00
Workshop 7  
Title Promoting prosocial skills through games

Promoting prosocial skills through gamesThe workshop will initiate educators to the ecosystem of prosocial games by offering a theoretical framework and engaging the audience to the process of design and development of learning activities corresponding to certain prosocial features. . As such, trainees will be initially introduced to: a) the rationale of prosociality (i.e. what do we mean by prosocialilty, its impact on learning style, how it is related to inclusion and better academic achievements, why we should integrate it to our pedagogical approach) and b) prosocial learning games (i.e. how prosocial skills are related to certain gameplay examples).

Organiser Lilia Dimaraki, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
When 21/10, 16.30 - 18.00
Workshop 8  
Title Pencil Code Environment
Description An introduction to pencil code programming environment During this workshop, first there will be an expedition of the programming environment Pencil code.  The environment enables the user to choose whether he wants to create his program in a block based programming or in a text based programming environment switching whenever he wants from one to the other. Such environments seem to facilitate the students transition from block based programming to “real“ programming. Participants at the workshop will have the opportunity to practice at the Pencil code environment by carrying out certain activities. The workshop is in Greek.

Organiser Vangelis Kanidis, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Greece
Margarita Karaliopoulou, Infomatics Teacher
When 21/10, 16.30 - 18.00