Welcome to the CREATIONS Online Community for partners
(WP4 Community building & Workshops management)
This web-space is dedicated to host internal instructions, announce deadlines and relevant links for partners in order to support demonstrators, their communities and their resources for developing an engaging science classroom.
Project partners: please bookmark this community and keep visiting prior to a workshop
The CREATIONS community portal follows the fundamental aim of the project to create a vital environment of innovative approaches and activities for teachers and students towards Scientific Research. All tools hosted in this portal are based on Art and focus on the development of effective links and synergies between schools and research infrastructures. Effective community building as an aspect of the project-implementation will lead to the development of a roadmap that will include guidelines for the design and implementation of innovative educational and outreach activities.
Digital content may consist of photographs, text descriptions, videos, links or even entire lesson plans. Active members of a community can be encouraged to become administrators of a community sharing the responsibility of content uploading with the partners.
Partners encourage community members to develop their own subcommunities
The following guidelines are a first attempt to capture on video the necessary procedures a partner needs to do in order to add more members to their communities, upload resources and customize their communities.
We have tried to make them as short and as practical as possible. Please remember that the content of the CREATIONS communities is free for everybody to view.
The CREATIONS project foresees three cycles of teacher training workshops: Visionary Workshops (Completed: M3-M8), Practice Reflection Workshops (Completed: M13-M21), Summative Workshops (Ongoing: M25- M33)
Μ25-33 Summative Workshops (November 2017 - June 2018)
The summative workshops aim to recapitulate on the experiences and lessons from the long implementation of the training activities. During this phase communities of practice are expected to further develop and expand the CREATIONS demonstrators.
M13-21 Practice Reflection Workshops (October 2016 - June 2017)
Status:Completed (Initial-Demonstrator Community-Building Deadline : October 31st 2016)
New deadline for Demonstrator Community Building: November 25 th 2016
Although the workshops of this cycle will be organized locally their main aim will be to develop creative approaches based upon the demonstrators offered by each partner and also effectively addressing the challenges introduced in the first cycle. During the second cycle of workshops and in order to initiate synergies between the different approaches that the CREATIONS project has to offer, communities of practice must be built around the first 20 Demonstrators introduced as Deliverable 3.1 The CREATIONS Demonstrators (Initial Release).
Practice Reflection Workshops aim to form a core group of teachers and educational policy makers ready for the next cycle of workshops.
M3-8 Visionary Workshops (December 2015 - May 2016)
This cycle of participatory engagement was organised locally in the participating countriesand it has now been completed. During these workshops teachers were introduced in the idea of organizing vision-building workshops, on implementing initial scenarios and in collecting teacher's requirements. The challenges that teachers and students met during this cycle can be summarized as follows:
Introducing students to advanced scientific issues.
Increasing the interest of young people in science and technology.
Fostering scientific methodology and culture in school classrooms.
Combining science teaching with art.
Teachers training/ professional development
Re-shaping the science curricula
Developing Students’ inquiring skills via creativity