Within the framework of an approved Erasmus + KA1 program and participating in a consortium organized by the Directorate of Secondary Education of Pella, Greece teachers from 7 schools moved to Helsinki, Finland, from 23 to 29 September 2018. This mobility was the second flow of the program. The first was held in May 2018.
Fifteen (15) teachers successfully completed a seven-day training course entitled "Lessons for Immigrants: New Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Newly Arrived Immigrants". The course was delivered in the English language and was hosted by Euneos Finish organisation.
Greek participants have been teachers of all subjects of three different geographical areas of Greece. Other participants present were teachers from Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Slovenia.
The lessons were held at two vocational high schools in the region of Vantaa, Helsinki in Finland. More specifically, the training was conducted in a structured course with a variety of activities by competent trainers, school teachers, people of the administrative sector responsible to integrate immigrants / refugees in Finnish schools.
Finnish educational guided tours were also carried out in laboratories, installations and warehouses of mechanical, electronic equipment and educational material. Finland's education system is considered successful and is a model for many European countries.
At the same time, we met the country's culture as we visited museums and cultural and environmental attractions in the country. We exchanged experiences with teachers from other countries. Impressions were excellent and knowledge valuable.
Soon after the visit, our school teachers acting as multipliers have been informing and training their colleagues and colleagues of other schools in the region of Pella. Workshops were combined with other dissemination activities such as articles, press releases, seminars and evaluation practices. New ICT tools in which teachers have been trained will be exploited in migrant education and their smoother integration into schools but also for the improvement of quality of education.
Project blog: https://consortium-didepel-2017-2018.blogspot.com
Video on participants' impressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iW1gkGJvOk&t=34s