• EcoPodcasts Erasmus+ Project Nr. 2021-1-BG01-KA220-SCH-000027685

Save the date! Multiplier Event in Malta

On the 12th of April 2024 the International Integration Foundation invites educators to join the EcoPodcasts Multiplier Event in Malta. They will have the opportunity to learn more about the EcoPodcasts Platform and the Resource Pool it offers.

The Platform enables educators to integrate environmental education horizontally into various subjects through prodcasts. Through action-orientated learning creators as well as listeners can broaden their knowledge regarding climate change.

EcoPodcasts Italy

The EcoPodcasts Erasmus+ Project is currently being piloted by the partner schools and/or their selected collaborating educational institutions. 

Check out the podcasts produced by the students and teachers of the Instituto Comprensivo in Italy in collaboration with the project partner University of Salento.

You'll find interesting topics developed by the students, such as "la vitta sulla Terra" dedicated to the olive tree because it is one of the indubitable symbols of the Salento Region and its people, now a victim of our action.

This and other podcasts in Italian are now available at https://go.ecopodcasts.eu/podcast/  - have a listen and let us know what you think! 

Stay tuned as the students' podcasts are currently developed, and join the Network!

https://go.ecopodcasts.eu/ 
http://www.ecopodcasts.eu/ 

4th Transnational Project Meeting in Graz

The 4th EcoPodcasts Transnational Project Meeting in Graz, Austria, was very productive! Hosted by REACH Innovation, the two days were filled with information about the ongoing project and the final months that will follow. The project is drawing to an end but all the partners are still working hard to ensure the project's success.

From the Institution of Geo Milev Krasimira Miteva and Tatyana Shurelova travelled to Austria. They are the project's Coordinator and as such responsible for the result related to the EcoPodcasts Curriculum and School partner. They informed everyone about the administrative requirements before project end and gave an update on the Timeline for the EcoPodcasts publication.

The second presentation was held by Giota Digkoglou who represented the University of Macedonia. This institution is responsible for the results related to the teachers' training program.

Before the first coffee break, Kiki Mousafari and Koutula Eleni from the 1st Primary School of Alexandria announced the 12 produced podcasts from their school. They as well presented some of them. You can listen to them via the platform!

Coming from the International Integration Foundation IIF Anamaria Magri-Pantea presented the status of the EcoPodcasts platform. As she was not able to attend personally, she sent very informative and well-structured videos.

From the AECCB the teachers Maria de Fatima Cerqueira, Teresa Manuela Ferreira Martins and Marta Cristina Pereira Vida gave an overview regarding the use of the resource pool. They also presented their method of integrating the ecopodcasts platform in their class activities.

Lucia Fanini and Maurizio Pinna from the University of Salento gave a quick overview of the Networking activites of EcoPodcasts. Lucia also presented the activities done in Italy through the LTER.

As the last presentation of the day Fatima Dargam and Kornelia Streicher from REACH elaborated on the last activities done to disseminate the EcoPodcasts Project.

On the following day, the Consortium visited the BG/BRG Lichtenfels, a piloting school in Graz. School headmaster Nicolau Holzapfel and English teacher Daniel Truppe welcomed the partners. The partners had the opportunity to follow the teacher's work with the fifth-year pupils piloting the EcoPodcasts in the school and to ask questions about the education system in Austria. The teachers have set up a “Podcast studio” inside the library of the school for the students to produce their podcasts when piloting the project.

The meeting was very successful and we all had a wonderful time! It is really nice to see all the efforts come together to such nice results.

EcoPodcasts Dissemination LTER Italy

   

As part of the activities to publicise the EcoPodcasts project, the University of Salento hosted a visit from 70 schoolchildren at the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) station and the Natura 2000 protected area of Aquatina di Frigole, on the occasion of "Cammini della biodiversità: transizioni ecologiche".

The young people took part in a treasure hunt on plant and animal biodiversity and applied the tips and tricks from the EcoPodcasts toolkit to capture the sounds of nature with their mobile devices. Everyone completed the challenge and returned to school with their observations of the colours, shapes and sounds of biodiversity, material they can use to enrich the production of their podcasts.

EcoPodcasts Portugal

The EcoPodcasts Erasmus+ Project is currently being piloted by the partner-schools and/or their selected collaborating educational institutions. 

Check out the podcasts produced by the students and teachers in Portugal in collaboration with the AECCB project partner. They have published quite a few, all covering interesting topics regarding climate change!

They are already available at https://go.ecopodcasts.eu/podcast/  - have a listen and let us know what you think! 

Stay tuned as the students' podcasts are currently developed, and join the Network!

https://go.ecopodcasts.eu/ 
http://www.ecopodcasts.eu/ 

Invitation to 4th Transnational Project Meeting in Graz

As the project draws to its end, The 4th EcoPodcasts Transnational Project Meeting is about to begin. REACH invites all the members of the project's Consortium to Graz to spend the 18th and 19th of January in this beautiful city in Austria. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the work done and evaluate the results achieved. In doing so, the partners will update on the project's progress and the Consortium will organise remaining work.

The highlight of the trip will be a visit to the Lichtenfels Primary School in Graz. The EcoPodcasts team is already looking forward to seeing the work carried out by the school's students and teachers!

We are looking forward to seeing all the EcoPodcasts partners in Graz!

EcoPodcasts Featuring in the AECCB European Journal 2024

   

The Camilo Castelo Branco School Group (AECCB) has published its first edition of the European Journal 2024! As usual, it contains interesting reports on theirs activities as well as the activities carried out during 2023 and the upcoming activities planned for 2024.
The EcoPodcasts project is also reported in this issue, as are many other Erasmus+ projects. In keeping with its multicultural approach, all the texts in the magazine are in Portuguese and English

It is with pleasure that this column presents the work carried out at European level by the AECCB.

EcoPodcasts Greece

The image shows the covers of 4 EcoPodcasts.

EcoPodcasts Erasmus+ Project is currently being piloted by the partner-schools and/or their selected collaborating educational institutions, in the countries of Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Malta, Italy and Portugal.

Check some newly produced greek and englisch podcasts produced by the students and teachers in Greece!

They are already available at https://go.ecopodcasts.eu/podcast/ - have a listen and let us know what you think! 

Stay tuned as the students' podcasts are currently developed, and join the Network

https://go.ecopodcasts.eu/ & 
http://www.ecopodcasts.eu/

EcoPodcasts Featuring in the AECCB European Journal 2023

 

 
The Agrupamento de Escolas Camilo Castelo Branco (AECCB) has published their next European Journal! It is a report about their acivities and developments that took place in the second half of the year 2023 in its member's institutions.
Besides the EcoPodcasts project, they are involved in many other Erasmus+ projects which you can find in the report starting on page 34. We are proud to have this school group as a partner in the EcoPodcasts project which is featured on pages 61 to 63. Doing justice to its multicultural approach, all texts of the journal are both in Portuguese and English. Feel free to dive right in
 
It is great to have a team that has so much experience with Erasmus+ projects as the AECCB and is so enthusiastic about the European values. We are already looking forward to the next issure of the AECCB Journal, where we will be able to report about our progress!
 

Publication of Second Newsletter on EcoPodcasts’ Progress

EcoPodcasts Dissemination at BG/BRG lichtenfels

REACH was invited at the 2023/2024 Initial Workshop of the BG/BRG Lichtenfels School to brainstorm with the Teachers about how to pilot the project EcoPodcasts with their students. @EcoPodcasts Platform "Champion" Julia Smolka, teacher of French and Geography, has explained to her colleagues how easy and simple it is to register and use the platform. Groups of teachers from different areas of education have worked together to find motivating ways to engage their students into production of  Eco-conscious Podcasts this school year. All this with complete support from the school director Nikolas Holzapfel. Altogether, the Lichtenfels Gymnasium in Graz is fully motivated and prepared to pilot EcoPodcasts project.  We shall wait and see what is coming next from their side! Stay tuned!

EcoPodcasts Malta

Cover of four EcoPodcasts Originals from students from Malta

EcoPodcasts Erasmus+ Project is currently being piloted by the partner-schools and/or their selected collaborating educational institutions, in the countries of Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Malta, Italy and Portugal.

Check the first podcasts produced by the students and teachers in Malta in collaboration with the IIF project partner.

They are already available at https://go.ecopodcasts.eu/podcast/ - have a listen and let us know what you think! 

Stay tuned as the students' podcasts are currently developed, and join the Network

https://go.ecopodcasts.eu/ & 
http://www.ecopodcasts.eu/

  • EcoPodcasts Erasmus+ Project Nr. 2021-1-BG01-KA220-SCH-000027685