DIGIBLEND: project meeting in Riga

We met in the Latvian capital Riga for the third project meeting of our Erasmus+ project DIGIBLEND. After a good year of project running time, there were the first concrete results to discuss (and celebrate): we have developed a board game with infinity.net, with which we can determine the digital knowledge of older adults in a playful way.

At the same time, the game serves as a methodological example for a game-based assessment. Outside of the human resources sector, there are not so many applications of this yet, so we are proud to have entered new territory together. As we have already discovered, the game with its rules and elements can be used quite easily for other purposes, for example, in our language training.
The results and experiences of this first project year will now benefit us in the coming months: in the development of a game-based hybrid training of basic digital skills.
In two workshops, we have already gathered the first ideas for this and determined how we plan the next steps. Three different drafts are competing to become the basis for the final version.
Of course, there was also time again for professional exchange and for visiting this magnificent Hanseatic city. Many thanks to our hosts from ALTUM!

DIGISCHOOL: second training activity in San Sebastián

On January 24th, 25th and 26th, the second Learning, Teaching and Training Activity within the DIGISCHOOL project occurred in the Basque Country, Spain. The training was held in the facilities of UGLE in Zumarraga and Nazaret Eskola in San Sebastian. Throughout the three days of training, 12 attendees from Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and Spain were able to take a tour of how today’s teachers must adapt to the new formats of the classes and how they can make use of digital tools to, among other things, search and generate content for their subjects, deliver the classes and evaluate the students and assess their progress.

The training ended with a practical exercise in which the participants developed the material for their subjects using the tools they had learned during the training days so that they could put what they had learned into practice quickly on their return.

In addition, the programme also left room for cultural exchange among the participants, who were able to take part in a guided tour of the Santa María de la Antigua hermitage in Zumarraga, known as “the cathedral of the hermitage”, as well as to the cider museum in Astigarraga, with a subsequent tasting of local gastronomy.”

DIGISCHOOL: third project meeting in Durango

Shortly before Christmas, the partners in the DIGISCHOOL project met in Durango/Basque Country for the third project meeting. The last tasks for the completion of our first project results – a collection of best practices as well as a portfolio of tested and useful digital tools for use in the classroom – were coordinated. In two creative workshops we then worked on the next stage of the project: short videos that will illustrate and facilitate the use of selected tools in everyday life at the vocational school.

We also prepared the next workshop for vocational teachers from Spain, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic, which will also take place in the Basque Country at the end of January.

It was two intensive, busy days with a very committed team. Many thanks to our hosts from HETEL!

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growMET: final project meeting in Ljubljana

“Who turned the clock?”: our project is already on the home stretch, although we share the feeling that we have only just started. The final project meeting in pre-Christmas Ljubljana/Slovenia was, therefore, not only marked by pride in what we had achieved together but also by some melancholy.

After a difficult project start in March 2021 due to the COVID pandemic, the project partners from Slovenia, Italy, Romania, the Basque Country and Germany have set to work with great commitment to translating the theoretical approaches of growth mindset into educational practice.

Materials and tools for teachers, students and parents were created. In the remaining months, our experiences with digital learning and the results of two workshops will be summarised and incorporated into a model for digital teaching and learning.

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Ready4Crisis kick-off

Our new Erasmus+ project Ready4Crisis started with a 2-day kick-off meeting in Schwerin, Germany. 8 partners – project managers, educational institutions and crisis management institutions – from Germany, Czech Republic, Greece and Poland have joined together in a consortium to actively contribute to the innovation of vocational education in the field of crisis management and monitoring.

There is an urgent shortage of secondary level educational resources in the field of crisis management and crisis monitoring due to emerging crises, hazards and natural disasters resulting from current climate change and societal changes. Furthermore, there is a great need for further training of vocational schoolteachers and instructors in the study/learning subjects of fire safety, fire safety management, fire prevention and similar subjects for emergency personnel, such as paramedics or security forces, as well as exchange and transfer of knowledge from abroad on this subject. With the project, we also want to help create new links between vocational training institutions and training organizations at the international level, with a focus on training in fire and rescue services, and thus develop a new basis for mutual cooperation. In the first step, we focus on the development of innovative teaching materials – inspirational pedagogical guidelines for vocational teachers to provide additional, adequate sources for training in crisis management and monitoring.

growMET: workshop in Romania

From November 14th to 16th, the partners of the Erasmus+ project growMET (growth mindset in educational triangles) met for their second workshop in Tirgu Mureş/Romania. In a very creative and demanding way, the project results we developed so far together were put to the test: how can they support the development and implementation of challenging digital school projects?

The second part of our workshop dealt with our final project result: a growth mindset model for digital teaching. In two groups, we identified different resistances towards changes in the educational sector and developed a strategy to overcome them.
The project partners will present the final results of this demanding project early next year at conferences in Romania, Slovenia, Italy, Germany and the Basque Country/Spain.

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News about our project EMPOWER

As part of our EMPOWER project, all partners are now in the process of testing the created portfolio of instruments for self-assessment and guided assessment of migrant women’s entrepreneurial competencies. In Germany today, we held the second of four planned events with 13 migrant women and conducted two more of the instruments. It was a pleasure to see how motivated and enthusiastic the women were to participate in the activities, and they have so much professional potential to tap into. Thank you for the great experience and the interesting conversations and shared insights! It showed once again how important and valuable our work in this project is.

The Tree of Life

in initiative of our employees in our project Familienwerkstatt Schwerin is now finished. It symbolizes the cycle of life, a balanced, constant give and take. A great action, thank you!

“Family Workshop Schwerin” is a joint project of RegioVision GmbH (project coordination) and Anker Sozialarbeit gGmbH. The project is funded for the period from 01.03.2020 – 31.12.2022 in the model program “Akti(F) – Active for Families and their Children” – within the framework of the European Social Fund financed by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.