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Impressions of Aver-o-Mar team in Italy

The teachers involved in the Erasmus + i.d.e.a. -Together We Can 3rd Short-Term Join Staff Training and Learning Event of the project state their comments upon this extraordinary meeting.

We have experienced moments of great sharing and concrete knowledge, either by the presentation of the legal educational policies that support inclusion in the Italian school system, or by witnessing the dynamics established in the classrooms and the involvement of the educational community in the school projects. It was possible to share, reflect and learn during the various interventions, presentations and work moments that were held during the week.

Of the various experiences, the Portuguese team highlights the session "Meeting the emotions - The inclusive education in Italy and the psychological variables in the good practices" by Maria Teodolinda Saturno, university professor in Rome and specialist in inclusive education of deaf and learning disabled children ; the visit to the Institute and Rome State School for Deaf, the detailed explanation of their inclusion practices and pedagogical innovation in the area - an inclusive school that "invites" regular students to study with deaf students; the great involvement of an entire educational community, in a common and unique project to build a school open to all and for all. Moreover, an opportunity to know practices of inclusion in higher education, as mentioned by the Rector of the University of Rome 3 present in this session.

The rural periphery, where the School Grouping of Montorio Romano is situated, the relative distance between each of the four schools, did not prevent the visibility of a common project intended to give the same opportunities to all pupils.

But in Italy, as in our country, everything has been built and adapted, for many years and policies, to the needs and reality of the 21st century. Compared with our inclusive educational system, it was possible to find similarities both in legislative and in the daily practices of intervention in the classroom.

Italian schools have all students in the class, betting on inclusion, even for specific disability cases. It was possible to observe, on a visit to the Public School for Deaf in Rome, an example where it was necessary to work through the reforms for true inclusion. Being a deaf school, mixed classes have been created with hearing and deaf students where everyone communicates with sign language and the learning is developed in very similar ways!

Once again, it was rewarding to observe good examples of inclusiveness in schools and job related areas.

All in all, the meeting was: well organized; with a well-structured Program; clearly showed the schools’ dynamics; particularized the presentation of documents that support the identification of specific educational intervention situations; provided the exchange of questions and clarification of doubts; although filling in the docs did not seem very adequate due to the scarcity of given information; great diversity of activities throughout the day also opportunity to extend knowledge on local cultural, historical and geographical issues; there were specific work choices, very focused on the theme under development; workshop such as the one of the emotions provided concrete opportunities for action and learning; workshops in classes, with different age levels, created opportunities for greater interaction among all and the visibility of daily activities; visit to professional inclusive schools; example of the transformation of a school / institute, initially created to give a specific but segregating response; great involvement of the Educational Community: very positive initiative - the presentation of a musical in a public space in the city of Nerola, with the presence of teachers, assistants, parents in the audience and project partners.

Finally, the Portuguese team wishes to highlight the professionalism, sympathy and restlessness of the Italian staff: their ability to smile and spread gaiety and warmth!!

Thank you Italy!!


Implementation of good practice from Poland in Metin Sabanci school in Istanbul, Turkey

We already have a project regarding technology usage in education. Therefore, we wanted to try the new methods for Ipads and different educational webpages for our daily routine within classrooms. 
Most of the implementations that we experienced during Poland mobility were not suitable to profile of our students so it was very hard to adapt so we were limited with selection. However, we were able to implement “3 age activity” and “technology usage for education”.
Different activities are always taking huge attention of our students so they are very profitable for them. It always enriches the classroom are to diversify activities based on student’s diagnosis.

Implementation of Good Practice: ICT tools for developing visual-motor skills in primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, Slovenia

After mobility in Primary School Podstawowa Specjalna nr 40, Bytom - Poland, our teachers use some ICT tools in classes with children with moderate disability.

Teachers from  Primary School Podstawowa Specjalna nr 40, Bytom - show us how to use  ICT technology in teaching. We  use various online programs that are suitable for different age groups of our students with moderate disability  and appropriate for individual abilities. We decided to test  our students, how motivating these programs can be in the classroom.
How the students enjoyed this great enjoyment and were enthusiastic, proves our video clip. Surely, this way will become a constant in teaching our children in the future.

Teachers: Zdenka, Sabina, Borislava


Europe Day in Oton Iveković primary school, Zagreb, Croatia

On Thursday, 9 May 2019 we celebrated Europe Day. During the long break we organized a craft workshop for making stars, which we put on the pinboard in our Erasmus Plus Corner.

The workshop was led by Jelena Milanković Žanko, Lana Trojnar and Vlasta Kovačević Herzog. They were answering students' questions about the European Union, its symbols, member states and their similarities and differences. Particular emphasis was placed on the countries from which our project partners come from. During the workshop we listened to songs - winners of the Eurovision contests. Special attention was paid to linguistic diversity, and we also talked about the variety of traditional music and clothing, religion, cultural and natural heritage.

This was an open type workshop, so students from all classes participated. The older students taught the younger ones how to make stars and they volunteered to decorate the pinboard.

The main event of the Europe Day celebration in Zagreb takes place on Saturday, May 11 at the European Square with the theme of traditional cuisine. The students are informed about the event and are invited to join together with their parents.


Europien day in Metin Sabanci school, Istanbul, Turkey

Every year on May 9, various events are organized in various countries around the world in order to share the mission, history and policies of the European Union with communities. We, as Metin Sabancı Schools, organized a panel for European Day. The panel included traditional food, traditional clothing, tourism values, traditional art, country currency and special festivals of the 6 countries participating in the IDEA project. Then the school staff examined the board and they talked on the similarities and differences. After that, our school’s student Elif danced for A Ram Zam Zam to show different cultures with dance and music.

9th MAY - The European day in primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, Slovenia

On the 9th May we celebrated the Europe Day. Ptuj Tourism Association annually organizes an event marking the Day of Europe. This year's topic was entrepreneurship in the EU. Schools from Ptuj were invited to represent EU countries and their successful businesses. Our school represented Belgium and three successful Belgium companies. At our stand we presented a chocolate company, diamond cutting artisanship and Belgium fries. In addition, each school prepared a commercial or a stage presentation on this year's general theme. It was an interesting event for our children as they could enjoy other school’s presentations and learn about products from EU countries. Our Basia was very excited about the presentation of Portugal. 

We also paid attention to this special day at our school of Dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj. The members of Erasmus team at the school have already prepared a picturesque exhibition of our partner cuontries (Italy, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia). We have also made a poster on which we have writen the most important data about Europe Day. The pupils draw the coats of arms of the partner countries, went to the exhibition and got to know new cultures, countries and their features.

Erasmus+ School Project team


"Sexual education and growing up" - Seminar for Parents - Primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, Slovenia

When the word is applied to the field of sexuality, we see that prejudices are deeply embedded in our way of perceiving this most natural phenomenon. Although we agree that sexuality is something beautiful and natural, when we talk to people with special needs and sexuality, we still face many prejudices and disapproval.

Ms. Vera Resnik, special teacher, talked to parents of children with special needs in our school about sexual education and growing up. Parents listened with interest to this topic, and later some also talked individually to a lecturer about the problems that they encounter in their daily lives with their adolescents.

Tanja Nikolovski, school Erasmus+ coordinator