Project-Based Learning Plans Selected and Curated By The Editorial Board Members Of The Teacher Academy

Below are the short summaries of the project-based learning (PBL) plans which have been selected and curated by the Editorial Board members of the Teacher Academy’s Competences For 21st Century Schools Course Alumni Group which was led by Reyhan Gunes. Please click on the links of each plan to see further details.


GEOMETRIC SHAPES IN SOLID GEOMETRY
Author: Erviola Konomi, Albania
Curator: Vasiliki Siamanta,Greece
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2GEBWO8
Description:
Review and application of knowledge about geometric shapes through specific group activities.

DISCOVERING EUROPE THROUGH ENDANGERED LANGUAGES WITH POETRY
Author: Jordi Seriols, Spain
Curator: Evangelia Triantafyllou,Greece
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2pqDzr9
Description:
Students work in international groups and search for information about the different endangered languages (their history, location, demography). Each group creates a multimedia presentation about the language they have been working on. Then, national groups are created and they search for poems with a language other than their own. The poems are commented on the project blog, so that everybody can understand them. Students write a report about the knowledge they have gained and share it through the project blog. During the final stage, students write poems about Europe to enter a poetry contest. All the poems will be published in an e-book linked to all of the partner school's websites.

TOURISM IN ZAPRESIC
Author: Helga Kraljik,Croatia
Curator: Evangelia Triantafyllou,Greece
To link this planhttp://bit.ly/2HFORP9
Description:
Students work individually and in groups using the resources and create a digital flyer, brochure, PowerPoint, poster about different types of tourism in Zapresic area,Croatia.

NEW IDEAS FOR A NEW EUROPE
Author: Christiane Eichel,Germany
Curator: Vassiliki Boltsi,Greece
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2HPpbj0
Description:
European Reporters is an eTwinning Project.It is an interdisciplinary project for English, French and German teachers.The creation of the online
magazine handles UNESCO topics like cultural heritage, sustainable development, humanitarian actions and intercultural dialogue.The project’s
main concern is to make students aware of fake news and initiate them in the world of journalism by enhancing their linguistic and
interpersonal skills.

SCIENCE INSTITUTES IN EUROPE
Author: Sevasti Malamou,Greece
Curator: Zeynep Yardimci,Turkey
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2FWfBKB
Description:
This is a national project, taking place in one school, but coming in touch with researchers and scientists from different European countries.
The work was arranged by the students and the teacher, according to their interest and accessibility of the researchers/scientists. The purpose
was to raise students’ interests about their future occupations. Students were asked to explain what they know about Science Institutes in
Europe (like CERN, ESA, ESO, EMBL, etc), since they are Science oriented and are going to have their university studies in STEM field.
Moreover they try to link the Science Institutes with their current skills, as they are going to select the faculty they will study at.

TO DRAMA OR NOT TO DRAMA?
Author: Carlos Gomes,Portugal
Curator:Tereza Lombardi,Brazil 
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2GN0xQK
Description:
Driven by the question “To drama or not to drama?”, students  are divided in groups  and have to select a Portuguese traditional short story online, which must be on public domain. Than they have to analyse it with the purpose to dramatize it and record an audio file which will be 
edited outside of the classroom and in ICT classes. Finally, each group has to publish it online in a predetermined "SoundCloud" account and  on the Classroom Facebook Group.

THE WHOLE WORLD IN A TALE
Author: Claudia De Crescenzo,Italy
Curator: Khurram Shehzad,Pakistan
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2HO4FiQ Description:
Students of different ages are guided in an experience of collaborative storytelling and encouraging them to think about the migration from
Mediterranean countries which is hugely important for the future of Europe.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Author: Maria Rita Pepe, Italy
Curator: Carlos Gomes,Portugal
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2prc5Su
Description:
Learning Story designed for a group of 24 who are second-year high school EFL students. And it is aimed to promote awareness of the United
Nations 17 "Sustainable Development Goals". Students work individually with their smartphones and in groups on a laptop per group. All the
activities are carried out in English except for the interview to a local expert. The outcome is to produce a digital portfolio for per group where
they put their produced material and show their learning pathway.

WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT COASTAL POLLUTION IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
Author: George Andreoulakis,Greece 
Curator: Sevi Malamou,Greece
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2pnLK70
Description:
Students will clean their local beach and make people sensitive about their environment. By working together with the local people, students will gain the key competences and feel responsible for their environment. 

HOW YOUR WORLD IS IN YOUR OWN WORDS?
Author: Yolanda Lopez,Spain
Curator: Carlos Gomes,Portugal
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2ICwege
Description:
The project based on cultural, gastronomic and other aspects to create a fictional short story by students. Students search for the information
about the countries and they create a short story that defines how their town or country is. They can be inspired by their partners from other
schools in other countries. They learn from each other. Each school share their story on the web tool “storybird” posted in Twinspace.
The main idea of the project is “We are not so different at all, we just adapt to what the land gives us." The objective is to present that the differences are based on lifestyles that are based on the place of origin.But this is not a reason for discrimination. No one is better than other.

SAVE THE MOTHER EARTH
Author: Zeynep Taş Yardımcı,Turkey
Curator: Safta Alina,Romania
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2FOeErT Description:
Our mother earth is facing numerous catastrophes such as climate change, global warming, greenhouse effect most of which are caused by
humankind. Therefore, this project has been designed to enable students to work on real life problems by observing, practising and analysing
the results of global warming and have an understanding of the problems such as environmental pollution in their city, effects of climate
change in their  country and the use of waste materials. The project includes ten schools from different parts of the world with ten teachers from these schools.

ENDANGERED BIRDS
Author: Khurram Shehzad, Pakistan
Curator: Lia Molini,Italy
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2DI0Idc Description:
The project aims to learn about the endangered birds in town and the causes of their extinction. It makes people think over how their absence
can affect the Ecosystem.

“ME AND MY FUTURE”
Author: Erviola Konomi, Albania
Curator: Sevasti Malamou,Greece
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2u5S7RT
Description:
This is an international project with teachers and pupils from various European countries that coordinated the work according to project phases
in a perfect way. The purpose was to raise groups’ interest according to their favorite occupation such as teachers, physicians, businessmen,
actors,engineers, etc. Students expressed their early childhood wishes and then linked them with their current skills to realize if they fit or not, now that they are high school graduates and have to choose the faculty they will follow.      Students relate the subject to the world in which they live and also combining what the real world needs and what they learn from school                                                                                                                                                                                                subjects.  Learners acquire skills, attitudes, values for solving real-world problems by applying the knowledge had at school.

PROTECTING THE FORESTS OF MOUNT OLYMPUS
Author: Andreas Gkanatsios, Greece
Curator: Nurcan Degerli,Turkey
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2u6K2fY
Description:
It is a project about protecting the Forests of Mount Olympus.The participants of the project are from many areas of Greece, about 50 teachers
and 1000 students, Public Agency for the Forests, the Police, ecology volunteers, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Education,
architects and road-builders.

‘‘ MAKE THE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SIGHTS TRENDIER
Author: Edit Ráthné Tóth, Hungary
Curator: Nurcan Degerli,Turkey
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2HMeopV
Description:
It is an eTwinning project to make your city more attractive. The school librarian, teachers of different subjects, the school director, other
students, other librarians in the city, employees in tourist offices, tourist guides, hot spot people, local TV or newspaper experts and the Mayor
work in the project.

ACCEPTING DIVERSITY: AN INCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE
Author: Vasiliki Siamanta, Greece
Curator: Tereza Lombardi,Brazil
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2FYgDGe
Description:
It is a project between students with and without disability from different special and general schools in Greece. The aim is to introduce new
ideas and to come across stereotypes about disability. It is based on inclusive education.

THERE IS NO OTHER WORLD
Author: Joao Adelino Santos, Portugal
Curator: Khurram Shehzad,Pakistan
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2DIfT66
Description:
It is a transdisciplinary project. The project is about research of concepts and problems related to energy consumption and green energy.

THE NEW RESTAURANT IN THE TOWN
Author: Ilze Krastina, Latvia 
Curator: Beytullah Önce,Turkey
To link this plan: http://bit.ly/2G9oS5v
Description:
This is an English Language project based lesson plan to teach vocabulary about food. The students will search for national cuisines and design
a menu for a restaurant.

DEPTH OF SPACE
Author: Beytullah Önce,Turkey
Curator: Vassiliki Boltsi,Greece
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2FYojID
Description:
Depth of Space is an eTwinning Project. It is mainly based on learning about space. It is also an interdisciplinary project for English teachers.
Students study English with the content of Astronomy during the activities. In ELT classes, activities aim to strengthen students’ traditional
skills as well as transversal skills.

SURVIVING IS NOT LIVING
Author: Nurcan Degerli,Turkey
Curator: Vasiliki Siamanta,Greece
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2G01X9z
Description:
It is an eTwinning project between students from Turkey and Italy. The aim of this project is to create "Augmented Reality" contents related to
environmental problems and raise awareness on this subject.

PLAYING WITH PROTONS
Author: Ourania Lampou, Greece
Curator: Vassiliki Boltsi,Greece
To link this plan:http://bit.ly/2DIPTHB
Description:
″Playing with protons″ is a science education program that encourages the implementation of STEAM projects and is organized by the
CMS experiment, one of CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments. It is a pioneering CERN project that teaches basic concepts of
physics and particle physics to primary school students. The aim of the program is to familiarize students and teachers with modern physics.
″Playing with Protons″ has so far been implemented in Greece and the UK, with the support of the CREATIONS EU project. In CREATIONS,
16 partners from 11 European countries develop creative approaches based on art for an engaging science classroom in order to improve the
skills of young people in STEM, raise student’s interest and encourage science teachers to innovate. The projects of three schools (2nd and 6th
Primary Schools of Artemida, 4th Primary School of Artemida), under the framework of the ″Playing with Protons″ program, won an Educational Innovation
Award at the European Contest Ultimaker Education Challenge 2016 and First prize in the International Competition Particles4U, organized by
the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG).