Care or Scare

Care or Scare

samedi 14 octobre 2017

CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES: Improving the quality of life

CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES:
Improving the quality of life

Within the framework of Erasmus + and most particularly, as a part of our  KA219 project “Care or Scare. Challenges of new technologies”, our school, IES 9 d’Octubre, had the pleasure of leading an interdisciplinary meeting between vocational and secondary education students and a group of visually impaired students with their teachers and educators from SESSAD PRO DV Valentin Hauy (Association Valentin Hauy au Service des Aveugles et Malvoyants) located  at Chilly-Mazarin -next to Paris- with the aim of making our youngsters aware of the cumbersome situation of  partially-sighted people and  therefore,  marking   a step forward towards integration and normalization of the disabled.
We would like to acknowledge the task of the municipal Councilor for Culture at Carlet Town Hall,  Mr. Bernat Nogués, who  has facilitated and made  this contact possible. 

En el marc d'Erasmus + i, en particular, com a part del nostre projecte KA219 "Care or Scare". Els reptes de les noves tecnologies ", el nostre institut, IES 9 d'Octubre, ha tingut el plaer de liderar una reunió interdisciplinària entre estudiants de Formació Professional i Secundària i un grup d'estudiants amb discapacitat visual amb els seus professors i educadors de SESSAD PRO DV Valentin Hauy (Associació Valentin Hauy au Service des Aveugles et Malvoyants) ubicat a Chilly-Mazarin -ciutat veïna a  París- amb l'objectiu de conscienciar els nostres joves de la complicada situació de persones amb visió limitada i, per tant, donar un pas endavant cap a la integració i la normalització de les persones amb discapacitat.
Ens agradaria reconèixer la tasca del regidor municipal de Cultura de l'Ajuntament de Carlet,  Sr. Bernat Nogués, que ens ha facilitat aquest contacte.

En el marco de Erasmus + y en particular, como parte de nuestro proyecto KA219 "Care or Scare". Desafíos de las nuevas tecnologías ", nuestro instituto, IES 9 d'Octubre, ha tenido el placer de liderar una reunión interdisciplinaria entre estudiantes de Formación Profesional y Secundaria y un grupo de estudiantes con discapacidad visual acompañados por  sus profesores y educadores de SESSAD PRO DV Valentin Hauy (Association Valentin Hauy au Service des Aveugles et Malvoyants) ubicado en Chilly-Mazarin -localidad cercana a París- con el objetivo de sensibilizar a nuestros jóvenes sobre la complicada situación de las personas con visión parcial y, por lo tanto, significa un paso adelante hacia la integración y la normalización de las personas con discapacidad.
Quisiéramos agradecer la labor del concejal municipal de Cultura en el Ayuntamiento de Carlet, Sr. Bernat Nogués, quien ha facilitado e hizo posible este contacto.



jeudi 22 juin 2017

SECOND STEP ON CULEMBORG

TRANSLATION

IES 9 D'OCTUBRE TOWARDS INTERNATIONALIZATION
During the week of 8th to 12th of  May, a group of students and teachers of the IES 9 D'OCTUBRE have participated in the activities organized by the KONINGIN WILHELMINA COLLEGE (KWC) at the Dutch town of Culemborg.
This stay constitutes the second milestone of the KA2-219  Strategic Partnership for Education project within the framework of the ERASMUS + programme, which includes these two schools and five others from Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania and Turkey.
The programme, named CARE OR SCARE: CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES, has focused on different applications of Technology around Water and Landscape.
Over five days, a total of 50 students from the seven nationalities have been able to share the results of the works and projects carried out in the classrooms of each school around the central theme of the meeting and have acquired new knowledge through lectures on the problem of Water in the Netherlands; They have noticed the crucial intervention of engineering in the visits to the Maeslantkering - a barrier against the cyclonic swell located at the entrance to the port of Rotterdam built between 1991 and 1997 as the final stage of the Delta Plan.
In addition, they have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the uniqueness of Oosterscheldekering - an extensive dike with a length of 8 km that connects the Zealands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, which is a unique work, considered everywhere around the world as an extraordinary project in the field of protection against water.
Among the different and interesting educational activities carried out at the institution we'd like to highlight the task in groups of 4 students of different nationalities to build a dyke using the following materials: sand, gravel and soil and check their functionality. We have to say that our students did not show too many expertise but they achieved the experiment.
The programme organized by the KWC did also take care of  the cultural side  with a visit to Amsterdam and a boat trip along the canals of the Dutch capital.


The students, hosted in the families of the Dutch students, could experience the warm welcoming and careful attention given by their hosts, they have seen with their own eyes how they live and how they are and  had to adapt to the good customs of this country such as cycling every morning to go to  school. All in all, they have made friends from six countries, they have improved their level of English, and have lived adventures that will go with them along  their lifetime. You can not ask for more.
For all these reasons and for many others, from our institution, we believe in this kind of initiatives which are faithful to the principles of the Erasmus + programme, changing lives and opening minds. That is why we will continue on this journey of three years and along them we will offer new opportunities to our students, taking a step forward in the European and international dimension. Always on the track and facing new challenges!
Next  November the IES 9 OCTOBRE  will welcome and host during one week the students and teachers from these 6 partner countries. We are  already working in the organization of this stay and doing our best . You may come across   any young German, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, Czech, or Turkish youngster at any corner in our town   ... We'll see what the future holds in store!


TRANSLATION

Young people building a future together

While she’s looking with horror at a bag of dark clay, one student of the Erasmus+ project states: “I really don’t put my hands in that bag”. “Than I will do it” Rebecca says and without hasitation she puts her hand into the bag. In the Erasmus+ project ‘care of scare’ students of seven different countries work together to explore the (challenges of) the future.

Culemborg – Together with approximately forty students and teachers from seven schools out of Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Spain and Turkey, the KWC is involved in a project to get some awareness of the challenges of the future. It’s a project of three years and this week we are hosts of the theme ‘water’, Rutger Oldenbroek, teacher and organizer of the project, states.

Oppertunities
The enthusiastic Oldenbroek also raises the question: “Do we have to be afraid of the water or does water also provide us with oppertunities?” That’s what we are discussing about.

To make a dyke yourself
The importance of dykes has been made clear to the students. Today the students are challenged to make a dyke themselves. One which can withstand severe winds and high waves. The sun is shining, so it’s good weather to work (outside) together. To encourage cooperation between the different countries, mixed groups are being created. But to find your teammembers is a little bit more difficult.

‘Really hard’
“Who’s in group 7, who’s in group 8? Sir, I can’t find them”. For a moment it’s a little bit chaotic but after a while all groups work on a modelscale of a dyke. They know they’ll have to use sand, gravel/stones and clay. But in what order and how much, they have to find out themselves. “It’s really hard”, one member of a team cries out. In front of her is an empty box in which a dyke has to be build. She even panics when she watches her neighbouring group: “Oh look, they have a real dyke”

Very cool
Ida from Germany says it’s ‘very cool’ in Culemborg. The Dutch are very open-minded and friendly people. Staying at a fantastic host family, I like most this week. Chris Beltman, collegue of Oldenbroek, states that the surpluss of this week is students (from different countries) getting to know each other and to experience the way of living and education in a different country. “I’m especially glad that the Turks are involved in the project. Now everybody can see they eat and breathe, just like we do.”

Strong dyke
“Do you think it’ll be strong enough?” a girl asks one of her teammembers in English. He answers: “I think so”, but he rethinks his answer and than says: “I hope so”. But when water was poured into the box, the dyke collapsed imediately, unfortunately.

lundi 16 janvier 2017


FIRST STEP: TIMIşOARA

IES 9 D'OCTUBRE faces a new challenge towards Internationalization

TRANSLATION
IES 9 D’ OCTUBRE FACES A NEW CHALLENGE TOWARDS INTERNATIONALIZATION
During the week from November 28th to December 2nd, a group of students from the IES 9 D'OCTUBRE have participated in the activities organized by COLEGIUL TEHNIC EMANUIL UNGUREANU in the Romanian city of Timişoara.
This stay constitutes the first step on the KA2-219 Project in Strategic Partnership in the field of Education within the framework of the ERASMUS + program, which includes these two schools and five others in the following countries:  Germany, Holland, Italy, the Czech Republic and Turkey.This project, named CARE OR SCARE: CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES, has focused on different applications of Technology regarding the Environment (Environment).
Throughout five days, a total of 50 students from seven nationalities have been able to share the results of the works and projects carried out in the classrooms around the topic of the meeting, have acquired new knowledge through conferences on Technology and The Environment, have been aware of the technological advances during the visit to the Communication Technologies company Kathrein Romania, have been able to know the last innovations in research at the Faculty of Physics at the Polytechnics University of Vest Timişoara with regard to the Renewable energies and have also had the opportunity to experience several physical processes in the Experimentarium, an interactive science museum next to the university.
Among the different and interesting activities carried out at the E. Ungureanu  school it is worth highlighting the debate in groups of students from different nationalities in which they had to find arguments,  discuss the pros and cons of clean energy technologies and their relation with employability.
The programme did also include most creative aspects through workshops in which students from the seven countries were asked to build a structure made from recycled materials. We can assure you that some of them were masterpieces and looked like a Valencian falla. The last day, a creative theatre workshop made us enjoy the most artistic side of the students.
The students, accommodated in Romanian families, have been able to experience the warm welcoming and careful attention given by their hosts, have seen with their own eyes how they live and how the people in this country really look like and, most importantly,  they have realized that the clichés and commonplaces are not necessarily true. Moreover, they have made friends from six countries, have improved their level of English, and have experienced adventures that will come with them along their lives.
It is for all these reasons and much more that from our institution, the IES 9 D’OCTUBRE, we believe in this type of initiatives that, according to the principles of the Erasmus + Programme, “change lives and open minds”. This is why we will continue on this odyssey of three years throughout which new opportunities will be offered to our students, moving a step forward towards the European dimension and internationalization.
Our next stop will be Culemborg, in the Netherlands!

lundi 12 décembre 2016


Memories of a wonderful week in Timisoara:


Thanks to the Romanian hosts
for their great friendship and hospitality!


vendredi 14 octobre 2016






PRESENTATION


Modern technologies have a tremendous impact on both modern societies and individuals, in particular young people, who are challenged every day by the constant changes and the need to be up-to-date. Technology is in fact a double-edged sword : we have realised that our students, and this is a common point for all the seven schools, have a restricted vision of Technology as they only use it for entertaining purposes (video games) or as a mean of communication (social networks).


On the one hand, this project sets out to attempt to tie things together, since we strongly feel that school education should provide a framework for young teenagers aged from 13 to 16 to analyse the world - both critically and with a view on the whole world. This should enable them to arrive at a way of conduct in this world which allows to make their own choices while aware of the multiple benefits of using Technology in three major fields: Environment, health care and social life & education.


On the other hand, our project aims at putting at their reach the appropriate tools to fight the dangers which these modern technologies undoubtedly bring about (e.g. the exaggerated use of social media causing bullying, addiction and isolation).

We have designed a set of classrooms activities connected with the current syllabus of the following academic subjects: English, History, ICT, Ethics, Philosophy, Biology, Electrical engineering and Social Science, to be carried out during a semester resulting in a mini-project which every school will present to the others during the major meeting. To do this, the students will need to improve their skills in several areas: in English as all the presentations will be held in that language, digital competence as the use of new technologies (computer, mobile phone apps, video-conferences, specific software) will be constant throughout the activities.


We have set the objectives according to the needs of our students having in mind the idea of making them fit for the future. The objective of all this is that the students develop a more balanced attitude of looking at the blessings and challenges of modern technology

In the course of a preparatory meeting in December 2015 and in the light of past experiences gleaned in two previous Comenius projects shared by most partners we came to the conclusion that youngsters in all seven countries are undergoing the similar kinds of challenges in connection with modern technology. The issue we are trying to address is not a national one - it has to do with lifestyles, changes in society and economy that are of a transnational nature.



OPENING CEREMONY EN EL IES 9 D’OCTUBRE

                                                                                                                        
The Opening Ceremony of the Project CARE OR SCARE: CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES between the IES 9tOctubre and the Gymnasium der Stadt Hückelhoven in Germany took place on Friday October 7th .

These two schools, together with five other countries (Holland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania and Turkey are part of a strategic partnership KA2-219 School of Education within the framework of Erasmus +.

Over the next three years, the seven schools will work on a wide range of activities around the topic of technology from different points of view (environmental, social, ethical, educational) and consider both the advantages (improvement quality of life, access to information, communication facility) and drawbacks (addiction, isolation, dangers of social networks) in the use of ICT so present in our daily lives.

The project is coordinated by the German Gymnasium, which chose Carlet for this initial contact with the official opening of the activities through a real connection between the two schools via videoconference. At room 80- Electrotechnics Department- students of Initial Vocational Training in Electricity and French language students in 9th Grade had the opportunity to meet their German partners. After the staff presentation, both exchanged a brief description of their schools, and highlighted their participation in the project.

On behalf of the Gymnasium der Stadt, Mr. Thomas Rubel and Mr. Wolfgang Roth- teachers and coordinators of the Project- the Mayor of the city, the school Headmaster and teachers of the groups involved were present at the meeting.

On behalf of the IES 9 d’Octubre, the event -organized by coordinating teachers Mr. Joan Linares and Mrs. Francisca Sangil- was attended by the school Principal, José Morante, accompanied by members of the management team and Automation teacher, Miguel Nàcher, author of the innovation Project Aquaponia Solar II.

We fully appreciate the collaboration of Carlet City Hall represented by the Culture Councillor, Bernat Nogués, in this new educational challenge (Care or Scare)

In November 2017 the IES 9 D’OCTUBRE and the city of Carlet will welcome and host all the groups of students and teachers coming from the other six European partner countries.

Up to that date, we will go on to progress on the track of the Europeanization and internationalization of our institution.

See you soon!