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3rd Transnational Partners Meeting

During 21-22 September 2017 Foundation of Deusto led the third partners meeting of the Erasmus+ project “Open Discovery of STEM Laboratories (ODL)”. The transnational meeting took place at the premises of HITSA (Tallinn, Estonia), which initiates and guides innovation and development in the area of educational technology and introduces best practices in Estonia. The agenda of the meeting was focused deeply on the Intellectual Outputs related to ODL MOOC space, developing and implementing the micro-MOOCs, organizing multinational events in each country as well planning the final project conference.

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Multiplier Events: micro-MOOC in your classroom

The ODL consortium is starting with the next round of national and local Multiplier Events”micro-MOOC in your classroom”. The event will be organized in 5 countries (Lithuania, Italy, Estonia, Greece, Spain) by ODL partners. The activity aims to make a teacher familiar to deploy the micro-MOOC scenario into the ODL MOOC platform. The main features of platform will be presented. During the workshop teachers will have a chance to start to merge their scenario to education resource. The method how to incorporate their micro-MOOC into curriculum will be provided.
Please contact to representative of your country for the more detailed information about the date of organization and final agenda.

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TSS is performed

The Teacher Summer school took part at Aci Castello (CT), Italy, 17-22 July 2017. More than 30 participants from five European Countries (Estonia, Italia, Greece, Lithuania and Spain) have been worked collaboratively creating microMOOCs applying Inquiry-Based Learning pedagogical approach.
The agenda, training materials, events’ photos can be found on the TSS website and the final microMOOCs on the MOOCSPACE portal

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ODL Teachers Summer School 2017

Teacher School is idea-generating training that shows school teachers a new way to make STEM teaching more exciting and accessible to students. The main objective of the School is to introduce to teachers a use of online virtual experiments and remote laboratories as well as MOOC methodology to help them develop, improve and enhance their teaching materials. During the week they will collaboratively work on creating innovative STEM school approach – micro-MOOCs, and discovering remote & virtual laboratories and their application in education. The course will also strengthen a social connection and European dimension uniting five national teams from Italy, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania and Spain.
The event will take place in Acicastello (Catania), Italy, 17-22 July 2017.
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Bilbao, Spain: Multiplier Event

We are glad to report on the completion of the set of the multiplier events provided to Bilbao teachers.
The main objectives of this action as follows:

• Understand the different approaches of Technology use in school class instruction
• Explain what is micro-MOOC and show their simple examples incorporated with online laboratories.
• Train teachers to design short interactive video using free tool Powtoon.
• Train how to design micro-MOOC and discuss the developed micro-MOOC

38 teachers during 3 days were working on a use of the Powtoon tool for design of animations for classroom actions and design a micro-MOOC for different science topics. Thanks them to their interest to the delivered topic.
We are looking forward for next meetings with these teachers and happy to support them in a development of different teaching materials for their students.

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Multiplier Event in Tenerife

9-10 February, 2017 we organize the multiplier event in Tenerife, Spain. The MOOC approach in the school environment and micro-MOOC methodology were introduced to more than 25 participants – teachers secondary schools. A special learning activity was organized for teachers to train them how to design the micro-MOOC scenarios and use the STEM remote and virtual laboratories in a classroom.
Very soon we will see the results of this action having several micro-MOOCs developed by these participants.

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Meeting at Athens

The working transnational meeting took place in Athens, Greece. Ellinogermaniki Agogi hosts the event.

We have discussed the multiplayer events that were started in partners countries. The Teacher School procedure was deliberated and created. The management activity was examined and evaluated.

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ODL Multiplier Event in Lithuania

On the 23rd of September, 2016 Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-Learning (LieDM association) organized the ODL project Multiplier event in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

More than 30 teachers were introduced with MOOC approach in the school environment, basic structure of mMOOC and ODL MOOC platform. Teachers actively discussed on the mMOOC  with STEM laboratories potential in the school sector and what functionality they need from the ODL MOOC platform.