Today, we began a new survey workshop. Our group is composed by 9 students and 2 teachers.
First, we have to make 3 different surveys about orientation (one for students, one for parents and the last one for teachers). To achieve it, we split in 3 different groups, one for each part of the survey.
We started this Thursday by seeking questions to put in our surveys.
On Thursday the fourteenth December, we worked in three groups as we did before.
– The first one tried to translate the survey we did at the open house day in three languages : English, Spanish and German.
– In the second group, which is mine, we processed the survey. We used a spreadsheet and put all the results inside in order to have beautiful diagrams.
– The people of the last group worked on the French educational system. They have to make a quick presentation on this subject.
There is only one remaining session before the holidays so we have to be quick and efficient in our work.
Today, all students prepared the story board and the Survey.
We tested the micros and we began to write the text we would say for the preparation of the story board.
One part of the French students talked about a movie. The subject would be School, two items would be developped : French education and especially their school.
Today was the first meeting of our erasmus group in charge of the open house day.
We divided the different tasks up into three groups:
The first one will be in charge of writing a satisfaction survey wich will be held by the students present that day and filled by the attending families.
A second group will be in charge of taking pictures as well as videos of the OHD and started planning a storyboard.
Finally, the last group is organizing the day with younger guide students in order to make the whole thing going smoothly.
Thus, the students, supervised by the various teachers, began working and exchanging ideas on the different tasks.
Today, students work for the first time in groups:
- one group to interview old students and to realize a film.
- one other group to organise the report of this day.
Today the French students learned about the WordPress blog and how to add a post.
They were also shown the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
The students were divided into three work groups for the next few activities:
- Preparing and surveying the school’s Open Day
- Making a film about the school and the Erasmus+ project
- Making films and surveys at Old School Network forum
In each of these groups, there will be students whose responsibility it is to add a diary post.
Finally, the students were given their eTwinning accounts and for next week all the students have to update their profile picture and add a message to the Forum thread to introduce themselves and their expectations to the international group in English. Work has really started!
Today the French team of nine teachers presented the project for the first time to the 25+ students present.
The students were given the chance to candidate both for which of the three work groups they felt most suited to, as well as for which of the three foreign workshop destinations attracted them the most. Of course, the teachers will have to weigh up the needs of each group and activity, so not everyone will get their first choice. But still, we have to hope that European democracy still means something!
For the second part of the session, students took turns in chatting with the German team as part of a videoconference. While lack of preparation and stress made it hard for some of the French students, we were all impressed by the great language skills of the German students. Something for the French students to work towards!
Today it was hard to see which of the candidates was most deserving: they all were!
The teachers were very encouraged to see so many motivated French students eager to be part of the new Erasmus+ project.
Many of the students have very different backgrounds and very different orientation plans, so the teachers were also keen to see how the group would gel together.
In all, around thirty students will be part of the project. Full steam ahead!
During our first teachers’ meeting on Thursday 31st August, the teachers in the French team set out the main points for the coming few weeks, including how to launch the project, which classes would be involved in the French lycée, as well as the time slot for the work sessions with students.
What devotion! The teachers were hard at work before the term had even started!