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Another, second training meeting took place this time in Northern Macedonia. The project partner is SOU Gimnazija Koco Racin high school in Veles. The topic of the meeting was "Using social media in classroom (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat)".

*Content and methodology

LECTURES

- Education in 21 century: Learning 2.0

WORKSHOPS

- Using social media in classroom (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat).

Day 1 Started with the inaugural lecture entitled "Education in the 21st century: Learning 2.0". We could get to know and show the great social and cultural power of new technologies and the fact that there is a strong relationship between education and technology. The use of technology in education can significantly increase, support and justify various pedagogical activities. At the same time, there is a new responsibility for teachers.

Day 2 Thanks to this lecture, we learned about the role of social sciences in the digital age and their impact on changes in contemporary society and culture. The detailed issues of the lecture are:

- sociology in the digital age,

- philosophy in the digital age,

- socio-political changes,

- moral diversity and complexity.

The lecture showed us how modern social sciences express trends, conventions and life fears of today's society, how social sciences were and are a showcase of national views, slang, morality, customs, traditions, racial attitudes etc. and how they change in the era digital.

Day 3, Day 4 During the "Take an idea" workshop, we were engaged to independently search and use social media in the classroom. Modern teachers use many different techniques for educational purposes to combine information, but they still do not attract the attention of students, so we were presented with techniques used by digital teachers. We were presented with numerous examples of planning, creating and using social media in contemporary school.

Day 5 The last day was devoted to visiting local memorial sites, museum chambers and other very interesting places.

* Results: The most important of this training program was to show us that thanks to the digital contribution to teaching skills, you can significantly improve educational processes, improve the authority of a modern teacher, and oppose old, inefficient pedagogical practices. Digital pedagogy is a legitimate and powerful tool for a new trend in education, a tool that can bring about general changes in education.

 

Another videoconference took place on November 15, 2019. Project partners discussed the upcoming LTTA meeting in Northern Macedonia entitled Using social media in classroom. They accepted the initial program of the meeting proposed by SOU teachers Gimnazija Koco Racin in Veles.

Videoconference

From January 27 to February 3, 2019,  the first short-term joint staff training event took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.

*Content and methodology

LECTURES

- Introduction: What is Digital paideia

WORKSHOPS

- Using Blogs in education

- Creating wiki – knowledge

Day 1 “Introduction: What is Digital paideia?” was intended to give participants general definition of digital education and general understanding what kind of processes and actions are included within new pedagogy of 21 century. The main objective of this introductory lesson to didactic education was the participants to be able to understand why having digital elements in education is important for students. How this methodological tactics will help them to achieve their goals.

Day 2 Educational challenges in 21 century. Digital pedagogy is legitimate and powerful tool for new trend in education, tool which can bring a change in schooling. Therefore, at the beginning in this lecture, we separated the elements of education in 21 century, which are assuring that the meaning and function of digital elements can be included in the learning methodology. And secondly, the learning 2.0 concept that is considering education as intellectual activity which is using visual images, social media and elements of web 2.0.

Day 3  Workshop: At this workshop the participants practiced how to use blogs in subjects in social sciences. And they had the opportunity for moderated group discussions and debates on every issue and dilemma that are arising from the topics in the lectures. Also, they had the opportunity to express their values, ideas and so on.

Day 4 Workshop. In this workshop participants explored how to be a teacher using right combination of information, design, technology and networks (creating wiki – knowledge). Through examples from around the world and through creating their own info graphics, the participants learned how to capture attention, present stories and take the audience through data journeys.

Day 5 Visit to local museum, institutions, reflection on the exchange, presentations by teachers, evaluation of the event.

*Results: In this lecture, the main functional goal was to support participants in developing their digital and pedagogical skills in understanding what is important in education in the 21 century. The specific goals and objectives were: to clearly identify a problem in the education processes, to find the root causes of the problem, to search for an evidence of the problem, to analyze whether there are other schools that are facing this problem and what is their approach, and how they can present evidence and recommendations for tackling the problem of education for digital natives.

 

Project meeting in Reggio Calabria