Teaching in Europe: Freshwater Crisis

Project duration: 09/2017 – 08/2019


Month Activities
9/2017 A.19 Presenting the project, partners and activities planned to teachers, pupils, parents & local press, posting list of activities & agreeing on who will be doing the first activities, discussing precise participation of partners from outside our schools, updating the Erasmus+/Comenius showcase & uploading Erasmus + information on each school’s homepage

– Preparing our first transnational project meeting in Darmstadt

– Compiling an e-mail mailing list

A.1   Start of a logo competition (creative competence)

10/2017 A.20 Start of the project website, dealing with e-Twinning account

A.2   Collecting adjectives and antonyms to do with water, using them in sentences. Making collages (language competence).

M.1  Transnational project meeting  in Darmstadt  for clarification of questions regarding our activities & more details of project work, discussing & deciding on details of work for Freshwater Wiki and on common water footprint calculator and more.

11/2017 A.3   Preparing
A) guidelines for preparing good presentations
B) presentations to inform pupils at meetings about how Wiki will work; Kindergarten: Talking about the internet       (language competence).

A.21 Setting up  Freshwater Wiki

12/2017 A.4  Dealing with “My Water Footprint” using common water footprint calculator for measuring individual water use, comparing results, preparing  common footprint (graphical chart for project wall/website). Partners compare their results, reports in English “Different footprints – common consequences” for website, Wiki  (language competence).

A.22 Choosing the winners of the logo competition at each school.

1/2018 A.5   Creating world maps about “What is water used for in our country/ other countries?” for the project wall/website, Wiki (language & creative competences).
2/2018 A.6   Collecting proverbs and pieces of wisdom about water, explaining their meaning, preparing posters for the project wall (language competence).
3/2018 A.7   Looking for similar proverbs etc. in English, preparing a comparison list, describing the meaning in English.
Goal: list with same saying in our languages & English for шге website/ project wall (language competences).

M.2  Transnational project meeting  in Edsbyn for working on details of project work & evaluation of activities done and progress of the project, choosing project logo, doing job shadowing, discussing eTwinning part & preparing first learning activity in May in Darmstadt and more

4/2018 A.8   Preoccupation with water biotope of the area/country, rules for preparing posters, preparing posters for the partners’ project walls/project website, Wiki (language & creative competences).
5/2018 A.9   Preoccupation with reports about the daily life in water stressed areas. Wiki.  Participation in awareness raising actions (  (language   competence).

C.1  Learning activity in Darmstadt:  project work on “Freshwater habitats” & presentation of results,
work session of teachers:  discussing details of project work, progress report, final guide, Wiki & evaluation, job shadowing & preparing second learning activity in October in Blansko and more.

6/2018 A.23  Evaluation of the first year (parents form), preparing progress report.
7/2018 A.24  Updating project website & eTwinning
– preparing contributions for project website &  Erasmus+ on school homepage
– Checking results on Freshwater Wiki
8/2018 A.24  Updating project website & eTwinning
– preparing contributions for project website &  Erasmus+ on school homepage
9/2018 A.10  Preoccupation with contaminating freshwater,  collecting list of substances, choosing substances for “Don’t throw that into the drain!”  Creating warning signs for classrooms/website. Wiki (language & creative competences).
10/2018 A.11 Preparing “Water cycle puzzles” for school’s science teaching aid collection.  Teacher only uses words to explain how the cycle works; pupils make a draft & check its accuracy with the help of a correction sheet, creating puzzles. Wiki (language & creative competences).

C.2  Learning activity in Blansko:  project work on “Water is life” & presentation of results,
work session of teachers:  discussing details of project work , evaluation & job shadowing and more

11/2018 A.12 Preoccupation with ‘European Water Framework Directive’: Preparing an article for the project wall/newspaper about the aim of the directive and the achievements, Wiki / Kindergarten: two drawings demonstrating situation before directive’s announcement and now (language/creative competence).
12/2018 A.13 Pupils prepare stations for learning for the school’s open days where experiments related to water will be made and self-made models (e.g. water cycle in a preserving glass) will be explained to visitors, Wiki (language & creative c.)
1/2019 A.14 Collecting compound words that begin or end with water, creating and playing games like “Memory”; Kindergarten – using pictures (language & creative competence)
2/2019 A.15 Finding out why rivers are lifelines, reading maps, preparing presentations about different aspects, preparing guidelines for making presentations, executing  presentations followed by common review, Wiki/ Kindergarten: creating drawings, explaining them (language & creative competences)
3/2019 A.16   Good and bad sides of the power of water, posters for exhibition, Wiki (language & creative competences).

M.3  Transnational project meeting  in Iasi for working on details of project work & evaluation, discussing eTwinning part, doing job shadowing & preparing third learning activity and final meeting in May in Sofia

4/2019 A.17   Preoccupation with water related legends & fairy tales.  Preparing picture stories, ad-lib the stories with the help of the pictures in front of an audience.  (language & creative competences).
5/2019 A.18   Jointly reflecting virtual water, one’s own share and how it can be reduced. Discussing strategies for raising awareness about virtual water consumption and how to motivate people reducing their share. Deciding on a common strategy and organizing its implementation. Wiki (language competition)

C.3  Learning activity and final meeting  in Sofia: project work on “Water for the future” & presentation of results,
work session of teachers:  discussing details of project work, final report, project website, final guide  & evaluation, doing job shadowing, discussing/deciding on further collaboration and more

6/2019 A.25   Final evaluation (pupils, parents, all teachers) and  completing final guide
– completing Freshwater Wiki
7/2019 A.26   Preparing final report

– Completing project website & eTwinning

8/2019 A.26   Completing and submitting final report,
– Completing project website & eTwinning
A.27   Informing local press about the project’s results/further collaboration, disseminating information , updating Erasmus+ on school homepage