For the program in pdf format please see here

Sunday 01 July  17:00 – 20:00  Venue – 4th Senior High School of Kalamata
17:00 Welcome Remarks – Head of Peloponnisos Directorate, Head of Messinia Directorate,  4th Senior High Principal
17:30 Ecomedia Network presentation – Dir Herbert Eile
18:00 Speeches of: Erwin Bratenger (AT), Inga Eiriksdottir (IS), Anna Bijak (PL)
20:00 Reception

Monday 02 July  09:00-15:00   Venue : 4th Senior High School of Kalamatα
09:00 – 10:30 Presentations of Greek  ICT teachers: Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects,
                 Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:15 Introduction to micro:bit  platform, Tassos Kleissas (GR)
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Tusday 03 July 09:00-15:00  Venue:  4th Senior High School of Kalamata
09:00 – 10:30 Introduction to Arduino, George Nokas (GR)
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:15 Arduino – workshop, George Nokas(GR) , John Michalopoulos(GR)
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Wensday 04 July 09:00-15:00  Venue – 4th Senior High School of Kalamata
09:00 – 10:30 Introductionto Raspberry Pi, Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:15 Raspberry Pi  workshop, Grigoris Tsonis (GR), Tassos Kleissas (GR)
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Thusday 05 July 09:00-15:00  Venue-  4th Senior High of Kalamata
09:00 – 10:30 Practical workshops in Micro  Bit, Arduino, and/or Raspberry Pi  platform, Tassos Kleissas (GR), John Michalopoulos(GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR),
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:15 Practical workshops in Micro Bit, Arduino, and/or Raspberry  Pi  platform, Tassos Kleissas (GR), John Michalopoulos(GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR),
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Friday 06 July 09:00-13:00  Venue – 4th Senior High School  of Kalamata
09:00 – 10:30 Practical workshops, Tassos Kleissas (GR), John Michalopoulos(GR), Grigoris Tsonis
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Presentations of workshop – discuss with Greek teachers
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Saturday 07 July 09:00-16:00   Excursion to Costa Navarino
09:00 – 11:00
Discussion for future co-operations (Erasmus+ co-operations)
11:00 – 13:00
Certificates of attendance,  Seminar wrap-up

Cultural program
–  Gala Dinner, European/International fair: Meet people, meet cultures, meet… tastes! Music School of Kalamata
– Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Messinia, the historic center of Kalamata, the local traditional stores and tastes, with events and guided tour !
– Dance night, View of the Messinian Bay!
– Excursion in one of Mani’s Village
– Traditional Olive Oil Factory (Bläuel Greek Organic Products & Association of Mani women)
– boat tour: seaside tour with your drink, on a boat-bar. View Kalamata from aboard!

Invited speakers:

Herbert Eile (AT) – Ecomedia Chairman, Project Co-ordinator, Education-Association for International Cooperation, Lavanttal
Erwin Bratengeyer (AT) – Danube University Krems, E-Learning Center, Scientific Ecomedia Project Coordinator
Inga Eiriksdottir (IS) – ICT Teacher in Menntaskólinn á Tröllaskaga Junior High School
Anna Bijak (PL) – Secondary school teacher Serce Szkole

Local Trainers’ Cvs (under update)

George Nokas is a  Teacher of Informatics in secondary schools and scientific cooperator in the Technological Institute of Peloponnese. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering. He participated in many european scientific projects as a researcher in the University of Patras. His interest lies in the area of signal processing, pattern recognition, controllers and Dsp’s.

Grigoris Tsonis is an ICT Teacher at the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs having lectured ICT in primary and secondary schools, public institutes of professional training and the University of Patras. He holds a National Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics (B.Eng.) from the School of Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece and he is currently a M.Sc. student of the same Department.

John Michalopoulos is a Teacher of Informatics in the county of Messinia. He teaches over 20 years in primary and secondary schools.  He holds a Diploma in Physics from Science School, Department of Physics from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.  He also has a MSc degree  from Physics and Informatics and Telecommunications Departments of the same University, with specialization in Control and Computing.

Tasos Kleisas studied electrical engineering in Democritus University of Thrace. He worked for 3 greek IT companies before joining the Greek Ministry of Education in 2005. From then on, he taught in primary and secondary education and he provided technical support for the schools in the prefecture of Messinia. In his spare time he tries to program computers in any form or shape and he likes making videos and music with computers.

Description of the robotic platforms used in the workshops

“Computational thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent”

Jeannette Wing, 2011

The developmental platforms Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BBC micro:bit constitute Physical Computing platforms, whereas they combine hardware and software for the support of applications which interact with the ‘physical world’.
These platforms are basic STEM educational tools, since, they combine, through problem solving, the components of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a single scientific area (interdisciplinarity) and helps pupils to understanding our increasingly digital world, making able to solve problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.


What is ‘BBC micro:bit’

BBC micro:bit  is a cost-effective hardware solution for school education which enables the digital creativity of young students. Coding is not just for Computing classes! The micro:bit comprises great projects for Design Technology, Physics and even Art and Music classes. The micro:bit was designed to be classroom-friendly from day one. Super easy to start but with endless possibilities, from elementary school to university!

What is Arduino?

It is a combination of:

  • hardware (development board, microcontroller, resistors etc) and
  • development software (through which we can program the microcontroller)

Are you a teacher looking to bring some innovation into your classroom? Over the years Arduino has been the brain of thousands of projects, from everyday objects to complex scientific instruments. A worldwide community of makers – students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals – has gathered around this open-source platform, their contributions have added up to an incredible amount of accessible knowledge that can be of great help to novices and experts alike

What is Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is a complete personal computer in the size of a credit card. By connecting a screen, a keyboard and a mouse on a Raspberry Pi, we can have a full operational personal computer of limited resources but capable of supporting the needs of the average, every-day user.  At the same time, we have access to GPIO pins for the connection of alternative circuitry and shields, making the Raspberry Pi  act as a Development Board itself.

Moreover, it can be used as a Media Center PC for movie playback on TV screens and for gaming emulation, as a personal cloud-service, as a home Web Server and as a robotics development board. It can be connected with a variety of sensors via GPIO pins as well as with Arduino and Micro:bit, so it  has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras.