Dissemination activities will be directed to the following target groups:
1. The partner schools:
– The students – aged 13 – 19 years old, studying in full-time education at the level of general education and professional fields; with the ability to continue their education at universities, students of classes with leading curriculum subjects: geography, physics, English. In addition, young people seeking a career with the emphasis on international migration, with relatively limited contacts with peers from other countries, coming from families with different cultural traditions;
– Teachers – especially science (geography, physics, mathematics, science) and English interested in improving their working methods and organization; to prepare young people to take examinations competence (eg. Matura) and professional examinations;
– Tutor classes and other teachers who will use project results in dissemination of knowledge and shaping attitudes (eg. reportage films from international meetings, multimedia presentations on regional partner schools, which promotes energy conservation);
2. Parents of students involved in the project – cooperating in organizing international meetings, participating in events organized in schools – increase their knowledge of other European countries and the lives of their inhabitants, introduce environmental activities in their homes;
3. Teachers and students of schools in the region– will be able to use the developed teaching materials, to diversify activities in their schools and to implement the principles of rational management of the environment (to save energy, promote renewable energy sources).
4. Local authorities and non-governmental organizations, local companies operating in the regions of partner schools will be able to use the ideas of young people for economic activation of regions (astro tourism).
5. Educational and research institutions will be invited to cooperate to disseminate the project results.
6. Community benefiting from the Internet – (among others. Graduates of partner schools) – of at least national and European level, the results posted on the webpage for the project and the partner schools will be available to all interested persons.
For carrying out dissemination activities individuals from partner schools (coordinators, teachers, specialists) who will operate according to schedule will be responsible. The duties of science teachers will include gathering materials and placing them on the platform accessible to all schools (eg. E-Twinning). Website Administrator of Polish will update it according to the needs and according to the timetable (IT teacher who has made a similar task in-time school while working in the Comenius Program).
Teachers involved in the project will present the results and the progress of the project at the teaching staff conference. For example, reports of the visits, the conclusions of working meetings with students, collaboration with parents, methods of teaching.
Students will be responsible for keeping a profile on Facebook. Such a group will be set up in each partner school. The final result of two years of work will be attached to the project.
Each partner school will appoint a contact person with the media (newspapers, local TV).
Working with the media will be adjusted to the schedule of the project and carried out not less than once every 2-3 months, and especially during international meetings.
Partner schools will collaborate with local educational centers – such as cultural. Libraries, community centers, local associations, which will organize exhibition products.
At the end of the project the following dissemination materials will be available:
– A guide containing lesson plans with astronomy;
– The results of research;
– Multimedia presentations;
– Films made by the participants;
– Photos, posters, artwork;
– Electronic magazine containing articles student;
– Astronomical calendar.
– A book of legends and myths related to astronomy.
In order to ensure the dissemination of project results, all the available resources such as websites of schools, school showcases, buildings of the authority conducting school boards and information boards, audio-visual and computer (interactive whiteboards), school radio broadcasting, cameras, camcorders, school newspaper will be used.
Measures to disseminate results of the project have been planned by school partnerships and has established a plan for their implementation.
– Headmasters will be constantly provide local authorities with information about the achieved results and create products to be published,
– Teachers will inform parents and the local authorities about the level of achievement of new skills and competencies of students in the field of natural observation, raise awareness on issues of astronomical knowledge of the cultural heritage of the partner countries, achievements in communicating in English – personal communication: meetings with the indicated groups recipients, multimedia presentations, videos,
– Meetings for teachers in the regions will be organized and experiences in conducting field activities will be shared. Teachers will pass on dvd with a guide containing lesson plans
– We will inform the teachers about the website including lesson plans, multimedia presentations, training materials, student articles, videos;
– We will create photo galleries of students in photographic services corresponding description (eg. Instagram, Pinterest)
– We will put the videos on how to conduct astronomical observations, reports of Meetings Erasmus, school events on You Tube;
– We will organize meetings for people (students, teachers, parents, headmasters, local authorities), who could not directly participate in mobilities, to give them the results of their actions and get acquainted with elaborated products – relations will be presented on regional television and in the press;
– We will create Erasmus walls in each partner school to present current effects of project activities;
– We will carry out fieldwork by the scenarios of the successive groups of students
– We will organize the exhibitions of photographs taken by pupils (images of astronomical objects) in local cultural institutions such as Public Libraries, Department of Culture, etc.
– Reports, interviews, reports from international meetings will be published in school newsletters, bulletins, leaflets;
– We will organize a flash mob event in all local partner schools as part of a campaign to encourage saving electricity;
– We will organize a musical concert – “In Orbit Earth” – performances of youth combined with the presentation of the Erasmus + – dissemination of results,
– In each year of the project within the framework of the Open Days (Local Educational Fair) we will organize Erasmus Day, during which students will present the achievements and products created during the project (popular – scientific and artistic position using astronomical equipment, computer technology, posters, photographs, , art installations, etc).
– Designed by students of partner schools mugs and T-shirts containing the logo of the project will be given to pupils participating in competitions, representatives of local authorities, sponsors supporting the school.
During our project which lasted for two years, our organisation implemented all the planned activities and produced all the materials necessary for achieving the desired results as well as leading the project profile on Facebook, and establishing the rules of competition “On the trail of Astronomy“. A total of 38 participants (18 female – 20 Male) took part in the project meetings. They were selected among the high school students and teachers either as a result of their success at the contests we organized to select the candidates to go to project meetings or because of their contribution to the project by their hard work. Students who were selected were between the age of 14 – 18. We can proudly say that the quality of implementation of the project activities that our organization was in charge of was really high and our contributions were in line with initial planning for project implementation. Our organization and the activities that we were in charge of contributed to the objectives of the projects as a whole in many ways. Thanks to the activities we performed during the project, we enabled our students to interact with the students in partner schools. The project profile on Facebook which was in charge of Turkish Team enabled all the students and teachers from partner countries to be able to share their knowledge and cultural values with each other, which helped us to overcome some superstitious believes. The focus groups we created on our projects Facebook profile had the opportunity to network with people from other European countries and this helped them strengthen their communication skills. They also increased tolerance and comprehension towards multiculturalism. Both the teachers and the students had a chance to share all their opinions and personal and cultural richness. Thematic competitions we prepared motivated our students to learn a lot about Astronomy and create new material to be used in Astronomy classes.
Our project had in impact on the participants by improving their communication skills, competence in using technology. It also had an impact on participating institutions by providing innovative approaches in teaching which are in line with students’ needs and expectations. Finally, it had an impact on target groups by increasing their competences in English and Astronomy related subjects as well as increasing their level of digital competence.
To ensure the dissemination of project results, we prepared reports, articles, videos, interviews, methods of teaching and shared all of them through our website, Facebook profile, and newspapers. We collaborated with local educational centres to promote our project. We prepared a guide containing lesson plans related to Astronomy, multimedia presentations, films, photos, posters, logos, electronic magazine containing students’ articles, Astronomical Calendar, A book of legends and myths related to Astronomy. Parents and local authorities were informed about the level of achievement of new skills and competencies of students in the field of natural observation. We raised awareness on issues of astronomical knowledge and cultural heritage of the partner countries. We put the videos we recorded during our project on Youtube to be viewed by everyone interested in Astronomy. We organized meetings for people who could not directly participate in mobilities to give them the results of our project. We created Erasmus walls to display our project activities. We organized exhibitions of photographs taken by our students. We organized events to encourage energy saving. We organized a musical concert in which performances of youth combined with the presentation of the Erasmus + dissemination results. We designed, mugs, T-shirts containing the logo of the project to give to the participants of the project, local authorities and interested people.
Now, we have finished our project, and we will make all our projects results available on the project’s website and on the e-Twinning platform to be used by all schools and educational institutions in Europe. Both the teachers and the students will go on sharing information on our project profile Facebook. Articles and documents we prepared during our project will be published regularly in local and regional press. We will organize direct meetings and conferences with parents, the local community, teachers and students of schools in the region in order to be an inspiration for other groups of pupils and teachers. We are going to use mass media (radio, television, press) to disseminate information about the benefit of the results of our project. We are going to share our multimedia materials, newsletters, Astronomical Calendar, Book of Legends and Myths, a guide containing lesson plans and other materials in the school library. We will work with all interested institutions in order to ensure the availability of project results and ensure sharing our experience in the implementation of the European project.