GREECE - Teacher Training Meeting
Meeting: Project „Wonderful World of Words (WWofW) second meeting
Date: 06th – 10th of November
Location: Parapotamos, Igoumenitsa 46100, Greece
Host institution: Parapotamos Primary School
Chairperson: Xristos Papadoglou
Secretary: Julija Miniotaite and Agne Michalenkovaite
Antoanela Kamenova, 51 Secondary School „Elisaveta Bagryana“
Zdravka Angelova Delieva, 51 Secondary School „Elisaveta Bagryana“
Papadoglou Xristos, Primary school Parapotamos
Ioannis Stavrou, Primary school Parapotamos
Marina Besi, Primary school Parapotamos
Stevelin Tamm, Kuressaare Gymnasium’s education and training center Osilia
Virge Lember, Kuressaare Gymnasium’s education and training center Osilia
Francesco Conte, IIS Ragusa Kiyohara-Parlatore
Valerio Catania, IIS Ragusa Kiyohara-Parlatore
Julija Miniotaite, „Rasa“ progymnasium
Agne Michalenkovaite, „Rasa“ progymnasium
Carla Valerio, Agrupamento de Escolas de Vialonga
Dalia Trigo, Agrupamento de Escolas de Vialonga
Mehmet Yesilkaya, Istanbul Ticaret Odasi Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi
Hakan Ozciris, Istanbul Ticaret Odasi Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi
Monday, 6th of November 2017
Arrival of the participants.
Tuesday, 7th of November 2017
1. Parapotamos school students acted a theatrical play about the traditional wedding in Ipirous.
2. Participants from Estonia presented “Kuressaare Gymnasium’s education and training center
3. Bulgaria workshop “How to publish a newspaper”.
Partners from Bulgaria Antoanela Kamenova and Zdravka Angelova Delieva from 51
Secondary School „Elisaveta Bagryana“ prepared a workshop „How to publish a
newspaper“. First, they gave some information about the Newspaper of the project. Then
Bulgarians showed a video tutorial about using Publisher for editting a Newspaper. Link:
All participants worked in groups to give more ideas about topics for the newspaper.
Wednesday, 8th of November 2017
1. A workshop held in Parapotamos school by two Greek theatrologists, Hrisa Tefa and
Xristoforos Kotsinas. During the presentations and interactive break-out they tried to show
how it is possible to improve reading skills using theatrical play. This workshop was
separated in two parts, one with students and one with teachers.
In the first part, documents were given to students ( this time they were famous paintings),
who worked in teams. They had to alive but stabled pictures, something like alive statues,
trying to represent the famous paintings they were given before. The other had to guess
After that, the second part was dedicated to teachers. After warm up games, Hristoforos
Kotsinas, recited a folk fairy tale in Greek. During his recitation everybody, even though
they coul not understand anything, had to write a story related to this folk fairy tale just with
the data Hristoforos gave with his body, face and moves.
Thursday, 9th of November 2017
1. Italy presentation about teaching methods „Freer, More books“ and „Words, Things,
The talk starts with the analysis of the context and theoretical assumptions : "The crisis of
reading in South Italy", then our solution with the decalogue of the rights of the reader
through images . After that the part of ACTIVITIES follows. They are divided into three
sections, that of words, whose idea is to reduce the distance between books and readers with
the creation of libraries in the classrooms, book talks etc. Then the section
of things where the freedom of the reader is strongly asserted, including reading with the
use of other languages: use of lapbooks, cross readings, sketches of reading etc. And finally
we have the last section, that of people whose aim is to use reading as a tool to help other
The talk ends with the proposal of a European canon for young readers for a closer contact
among the students of the seven partners.
2. Portugal presentation about teaching methods – workshop „Hand in hand with
Portugal participants presented their organization: classroom dynamics, organization of the
Portuguese classroom. Also didactic activity „Word Holding Hands“ was presented - for the
study of animals in the area of Middle Study a brainstorming is made.
Presentation and reading of the book “The day that the forest burned". In this activity, orality
and inferences were promoted, as well as developing the sense of preservation and
conservation of nature. This kind of activities are really important for the student because they
are ludic activities and get the student envolved.
When presentation was ended, the workshop with all participants started. Everybody had to
plan a text with cards and write a story.
3. Lithuanian presentation - a workshop about teaching methods „Improving reading
and literacy skills through games“.
Objectives: Improving students' reading and writing skills using the game method;
Encouraging and motivating students to read and write.
Tasks: It will develop the need of continuous improvement students’ linguistic abilities;
When students play games, they will learn letters, learn how to compose, read and write.
Games which were presented during this presentation - workshop help students learn to
identify already learned letters, read the sentence and understand its meaning, students learn
how to syndicate the words, in this case they can read and write easier, learn to spell the
words, find the last sound of the word.
These games improve children's attention, encourage them to read. Musical education
integrated into the game improves the pronunciation.
All participants tried to play a few games.
Friday, 10th of November
1. Logo competion.
All participants presented logos from their organizations (logos were created by students).
Everybody was voting for the best logo for the project. And the winner was Italy