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The Inmete team is proud and happy to announce that the final version of the first two outputs, the Resource Pack and the Lesson Plan, is ready! The introduction of Output 3, the curricula, is ready and everybody gave their precious contribuition in it.
After an unforgettable meeting in Poland we are very proud to say that our project is going really well. O2 is ready! Quality control was completed and met all the quality goals required.
The curricula will be slightly modified according to the results of O3 quality control. A first draft of the "funny video" has been presented in Krakow. We are currently working on the leaflet layout and on the planning of the multiplier events that will be held in summer in the partner countries.
Recently teachers have been busy with testing lesson plans (O2) with local groups of learners. After each class, learners are asked to fill in a questionnaire and give feedback.
On the basis of the comments, it might be necessary to make some minor changes in order to make the content and tasks of the lessons more appropriately tailored to the needs of senior learners. The lessons are said to be really enjoyable and motivating.
As for the two curricula (O3), we are ready with the analysis of the feedbacks from external evaluators. The next task is to decide what modifications must be made.
The lessons plans (O2) and two curricula (O3) are almost ready. Now we are testing them and, at the same time, working on its layout and design. Our teachers and external evaluators are checking if our products are innovative and may improve the efficiency and attractiveness of learning English by 55+ students.
We hope that the results of this testing phrase will be positive and after some small corrections we will be able to disseminate prepared materials - giving support and new tools to teachers of English to seniors.
Time is passing so quickly. The fourth international meeting is behind us. It was a great and fruitful time in Szeged. All important matters were discussed, testing tool for our third product was prepared, next steps and deadlines were planned. We had a chance to learn more about Mobility tool and exchanged the ideas about project promotion and dissemination. We started to prepare our project leaflet which we are going to use during multiple events in each country.
In our free time we met old friends - learners from Tan-Folyam Oktatási és Kulturális Egyesület and some of us were trying to dance salsa and kizomba!
You can see how great the atmosphere was during the meeting by looking at the photo presentation - in our project Gallery: http://www.slideshare.net/secret/KMD4p2Xvovj1FG Now we are working very hard - testing our second and third product (lesson plans and curricula). We plan that we will be able to present results of our work very soon!
Our international team are working hard also during the summer.
Output 1 - the "Resource pack of materials, ideas and guidelines for English teachers" was corrected and edited and final version of it is now avaliable:
Everybody has prepared detailed final versions of lesson plans which are currently being corrected and also the curricula are ready. The teams are already thinking about a way to test them.
The third international meeting in Rome has just finished.
It has been a great meeting. We worked hard, we exchanged ideas, we made proposals for the development of the project. And of course we laughed and ate a lot! Our newborn baby "O1" is almost complete. But it won't be alone for long because " his sisters", lesson plans, are on their way too! And last but not least O3, " the curricula" start to take shape. Not bad if you consider that Inmete is just one year old!
After the third international meeting in Rome we are happy to say that O1, the resource pack, is almost complete. We just need to correct the different elements according to the precious suggestions emerged by quality control procedure.
O3, the curricula for elementary and intermediate level, is still a draft but will be improved in the following months.
And so, very quickly, March has arrived!
These months have been very busy… Many the activities realized, but first of all, we are so happy to announce that the first intellectual output, O1 A resource-pack of materials, ideas and guidelines for teachers, is almost ready: in fact the final version the Output has finally been completed and sent to the external evaluators… We have to admit that it is a special emotion to see this first “baby” of the project taking a shape and become concrete.
But we didn’t have too much time to rest, because the other outputs are asking our attention. So the group has already started to work on a draft template for O2, and on a sample of curriculum (O3).
In the meantime many other things occurred. Each partner has set up local activities including promotion, monitoring, evaluation and recording of the project's progress, according to the agreed procedures. Also the accountants had to work very intensively, in order to prepare the first financial report.Quality control procedure, dissemination procedure have been defined. A conception of the project's visual materials is under the attention of the working groups. And of course we can’t forget the two project meetings: Krakow, and Szeged.
The adventure continues!
We are very happy to announce that all of the Partners worked very hard to get the first draft of the first output ready. The task was not that easy at all. Basing on the brain storm done in Poland we had to complete templates describing materials/ideas/guidelines that we are going to continue working on. We didn't have too much time. The deadline was chasing us like a wicked witch! But all is done now. Well done everyone!
The bad news is that the job is not completed yet. Now we need to develop our templates, add some more details and turn them into a resource pack. Easy? Well, not too easy. It will require a lot of effort but with our determination, enthusiasm and cooperation it is going to be done well and on time.
Teaching foreign languages, especially English, to seniors, is becoming one of the most crucial elements of education in later life in Europe. That’s why 3 non-governmental organizations working on adult education field, from Poland, Hungary and Italy gathered together to realize the Erasmus + Project “Innovative methods for increasing effectiveness of teaching English of 55+ learners” (InMETE 55+).
The project, which has a form of “Strategic Partnership”, done under the Key Action 2, is aimed at developing and enriching teaching methods of English and approach to seniors' education.
The Partnership works for two years - till 31 of August 2016, doing research, discussions, international meetings to prepare tangible outputs: a resource-pack for teachers, lesson outlines and curricula.
Our work is going to be summed up at the end of our project during three conferences organised by partners.
Over the last 4 months we have gathered the project teams, developed a complete set of administration documents, agreements and procedures for smooth project implementation, fixed all financial matters, organized the first kick-off international meeting in Krakow, Poland, launched the project blog and began to work on our first product - a resource-pack of possible resources: materials, ideas and guidelines, which could be used during the English lessons to increase cognitive functions of elderly learners.
The first version of the resource-pack should be ready by the middle of February – to be discussed and finalized together during our second international meeting in Szeged, Hungary, which is planned for 14th -15th of February 2015.
All project activities, both administrative and content-related, are very carefully planned, monitored, documented and evaluated, which ensures us that all our goals and planed results will be achieved.