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Sunday 01 July  18:00 – 21:00  Venue – 10th Primary School of Kalamata
18:00 Welcome Remarks: Head of Peloponnisos Directorate, Head of Messinia Directorate,  10th Primary School Principal
18:30 Ecomedia Network presentation – Dir Herbert Eile (AT) Ecomedia Chair
19:00 “Why Quantum Computing is so amazing” Erwin Bratenger (AT),
19.40 “Flipped teaching and use of multimedia technology in MT “ Inga Eiriksdottir (IS), Informatics Teacher
20:00 Event by the Music School of Kalamata
20:30 Reception

Monday 02 July  09:00-15:00   Venue : 4th Senior High School of Kalamatα
09:00 – 09:30 Ice-breaking activities
Eleni Lianou (GR) – Ioanna Ravani (GR)
09:30 – 10:30 Introduction to micro:bit platform
Tassos Kleissas (GR), Eleni Lianou (GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:15  More for micro:bit platform
Tassos Kleissas (GR), Eleni Lianou (GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Tusday 03 July 09:00-15:00  Venue:  4th Senior High School of Kalamata
09:00 – 10:30 More for micro:bit platform
Tassos Kleissas (GR), Eleni Lianou (GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:15 Introduction to Arduino,
John Michalopoulos(GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Wensday 04 July 09:00-15:00  Venue – 4th Senior High School of Kalamata
09:00 – 10:30 More for Arduino,
John Michalopoulos(GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:15 More for Arduino,
John Michalopoulos(GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Thusday 05 July 09:00-15:00  Venue-  4th Senior High of Kalamata
09:00 – 10:30 Introduction to Raspberry Pi
Ioanna Ravani (GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 11:45 Introduction to Raspberry Pi
Ioanna Ravani (GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
11:45 – 12:30 Conclusions – Evaluation
Ioanna Ravani (GR) – Eleni Lianou (GR)
12:30 – 13:15 Practical workshops in micro:bit, Arduino, and/or Raspberry Pi platform
Tassos Kleissas (GR), John Michalopoulos(GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR), Eleni Lianou (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 (GR), Eleni Lianou (GR)
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 13:15 Practical workshops
Tassos Kleissas (GR), John Michalopoulos(GR), Grigoris Tsonis (GR), Eleni Lianou (GR)
13:15 –  15:00 Lunch

Saturday 07 July 09:00-16:00   Excursion to Costa Navarino
09:00-11.00 Costa Navarino guided tour Navarino Natura Hall Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
11.00-11:15 coffee break
11:15 – 13:30 Seminar wrap‐up:
Workshop Presentations Grigoris Tsonis (GR)
Discussion for future co-operations (Erasmus+ co-operations)
Certificates of attendance
Training course wrap-up

13.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 cafe -swimming

Cultural program
–  Gala Dinner, European/International fair: Meet people, meet cultures, meet… tastes! Presentations of   The European Educational Organizations,  The Environmental Education Center in Kalamata (KPE), Bougas Private School
– Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Messinia, the historic center of Kalamata, the local traditional stores and tastes, with events and guided tour !
– View of the Messinian Bay!
– Excursion in one of Mani’s Village
– 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

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.

Eleni Lianou  is an Informatics teacher and a Vice Principal at the Second Chance School of Kalamata for adults. She is a computer systems engineer and an ICT teacher trainer and instructor in secondary, higher and adult education. She holds a Master’s Degree in Graphic Arts & Multimedia specialized in Adult Education Systems through Adaptive Hypermedia.

Ioanna Ravani is an ICT teacher in Secondary Education and has worked as a data analyst in private sector. She holds a MSc in Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Nantes in France. Currently she is deputy head of Environmental Education Center in Kalamata practicing Education for Sustainable Development in groups of primary and secondary pupils as well as in adults.

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.