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GIS-T meeting and workshop at Sint-Lodewijkscollege

The project meeting of the GIS FOR GIST OF EUROPE project at Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Bruges, Belgium had the main goal of elaborating case studies against climate change.

The main assignment of the participating teachers was to create a case study on climate change in their own language, respecting the structure established during the discussions held at the start of the workshop.

As part of the workshop, teachers from Sint-Lodewijkscollege school organised two lessons that the other participating teachers could attend.

The first lesson was targeted by the students of class 6B, the equivalent of class XII. The class was divided into two areas. The main themes were both “Exploring a New City in Bruges” for teams of four students or “The Flemish Plan for Energy and Climate“, exploring options for the location of wind energy turbines. The pupils worked using ArcGIS Online, thus having the possibility to propose the placement of wind turbines in locations where they were missing and best located.

The second lesson highlighted the virtual exploration of the largest port in the world, Rotterdam. This port was chosen because there is a much larger open access database available in ArcGIS than that the ports in Belgium. Students practically worked in EduGIS, completing various worksheets, both in the program and with the help of an atlas or other geographical resources.

AT the end of the workshop, the case studies proposed by teachers were discussed and analysed, this included the options for their applicability and promose for use in the classroom.

A project partner meeting was also held to further develop the next steps in the project.

Sint-Lodewijkscollege is a general secondary school with a long tradition in Bruges in European projects, with projects already underway before the start of the European Commission programmes in 1988.

The school has exchange projects and projects related to content on art, language and science with almost every European country.

Sint-Lodewijkscollege has two main pillars in its field of education: languages (classical) and science.

The teachers are very motivated, many of them are pedagogical advisors, textbook authors and lecturers in higher education. The school has approximately 1350 students.

GIS-T at GAMES of SCIENCE – Entrepreneurial and Technical Innovation

On May 30, 2024, the Technical College of Railways “Unirea” Pașcani hosted the event “GAMES of SCIENCE – Entrepreneurial and Technical Innovation”, a fair dedicated to school projects based on project-based learning (PBL – Project-Based Learning).

The participants: 26 teams of students.

The topics: Entrepreneurship, robotics, digital educational platforms, mobile applications.

The projects: ranged from robots, exercise firms, models and 3D printing, to mobile applications and inclusive arc-gis educational platforms.

Presentations: Teams promoted their projects using posters, spots, websites and cards with QR codes. All teams applied the rules of a pitch deck and used branding elements to convince visitors of the value of their projects.

Project example: Platform for restoration of historical buildings, study made in arc gis 3D models of buildings in Pașcani area.

The work using the ArcGis platform of “Unirea” College was called “Exploring History through Geospace”

The event offered a valuable lesson through PBL, where teachers listened to students’ ideas and voted for their favorite projects, without grading them.

The next day, on May 31, 2024, the award ceremony took place at the “Unirea” 104 Gala. Representatives of the Pașcani City Hall were also present at the event, including Mayor Pintilie Marius and Administrator Bodoașcă Claudiu, who honored this innovation fair with their presence.

The Technical College of Railways “Unirea” Pașcani demonstrates through such initiatives that it is a center of excellence in technical and entrepreneurial education, preparing students for the challenges of the future through innovative and creative projects.

 

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GIS-T dissemination at Games of Science

GIS-T was disseminated during the project-based educational activity called GAMES of SCIENCE : entrepreneurial and technical Innovation.

On May 30, 2024, the Technical College of Railways “Unirea” Pașcani hosted the event “GAMES of SCIENCE – Entrepreneurial and Technical Inznovation”, a fair dedicated to promoting school projects based on project-based learning (PBL – Project-Based Learning).

 

Participants : 26 teams of students.
Topics: Entrepreneurship, robotics, digital educational platforms, mobile applications.
Projects: Projects ranged from robots, exercise firms, models and 3D printing, to mobile applications and inclusive ArcGIS educational platforms.

Presentations: Teams promoted their projects using posters, spots, websites and cards with QR codes.

All teams applied the rules of a pitch deck and used branding elements to convince visitors of the value of their projects.

 

Project example: Platform for restoration of historical buildings, study made in arc gis 3D models of buildings in Pașcani area.

The work on the ArcGIS platform of “Unirea” College was called “Exploring History through Geospace”

Impact and Recognition: The event offered valuable lessons through using PBL, where teachers listened to students’ ideas and voted for their favorite projects, without grading them.

 

The next day, on May 31, 2024, the award ceremony took place at the “Unirea” 104 Gala. Representatives of the Pașcani City Hall were also present at the event, including Mayor Pintilie Marius and Administrator Bodoașcă Claudiu, who honored this innovation fair with their presence.

The Technical College of Railways “Unirea” Pașcani demonstrates through such initiatives that it is a center of excellence in technical and entrepreneurial education, preparing students for the challenges of the future through innovative and creative projects.

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Outdoor lessons in geography and natural sciences with ArcGIS Survey123

As part of the GIS-T Project schools and teachers are using GIS to examine their environment.

Following the first training activity held in in Ghent and organised by the European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO) and the second training event held in Bruges at the Belgian school partner Sint-Lodewijkscollege, this example from Riga Secondary School Nr.25  reports on outdoor activities and field study carried out by school pupils using  ArcGIS Survey 123.

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The study of the surrounding environment was carried out by the 9th abc class in the territory of the Ķengaraga promenade. The students had to perform various tasks: evaluate the plants growing in the research area in different ecosystems, assess whether the area is polluted and recognise invasive plant species in order to be able to conclude how alien plants have adapted to our climatic conditions.

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The obtained information was uploaded to ArcGIS Survey123 using mobile devices, where it is clearly collected submitted photos, answers, and location were marked on the mobile map app..

One of the tasks was to photograph the spring so that the group members could be seen.pupil photo

After completing the work, the teacher and class could see the completed work in the ArcGIS Survey123 environment, where the students’ responses were summarised in charts.

Class 7a performed two tasks on the field trip. Tested their physical fitness on the Ogre blue hill Giants track and studied the differences in the forest ecosystem, which had to be compared with the plants growing in the city. Photographed various plants growing in the forest for inclusion in ArcGIS Survey 123.

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Pupils GIS experience helps win competition prize

school photoStudents from the Technical College UNIREA Pascani have used GIS to undertake an analysis of local heritage,  classified at the national stage.

This work is part of the GIS-T ArcGIS work, hosted on the school ESRI platform.

The GIS analysis, made within the Erasmus+ programs, were entered in  the competition “Made for Europe”, XVI edition, by Union College.

The results won  Second Prize at the county stage of the national competition held on March 22nd, 2024 at the National College “Vasile Alecsandri” Ia sunti.

Many Congratulations to students and teachers!

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Second GIS-T training event held in Bruges

photoThe GIS-T project held its second face-to-face training event  on 1-4 February 2024 at the Belgian school partner Sint-Lodewijkscollege. The school has approximately 1350 students.

The school  is a general secondary school located in Bruges, with a long tradition in European projects, with projects already underway before the start of the European Commission programmes in 1988. The school has exchange projects and projects related to content on art, language and science with almost every European country.

Sint-Lodewijkscollege has two main pillars in its field of study: languages (classical) and science. The teachers are very motivated, many of them are also pedagogical advisors, textbooks authors and lecturers in higher education.

photoTeachers at Sint-Lodewijkscollege organised two lessons that the participating teachers from the project were able to attend.

The first lesson had as a target group for class 6B students, the equivalent of grade 12, the class was divided into two groups. The two main themes were “Exploring a new city in Bruges” for teams of four students, and the “Flemish Plan for Energy and Climate.” Wind energy turbines for groups of two students. Concerning  the energy plan, pupils worked using the ArcGIS program, using data to create maps and visualisations to propose the placement of wind turbines in places where they are missing.

photoThe  second lesson emphasised a virtual exploration of the largest port on Earth, Rotterdam. The Netherlands was chosen because it has a much larger database in ArcGIS than that available for Belgium. The students worked practically in EduGIS, completing various worksheets, both in the program and with the help of the atlas or geographical materials.

The focus of the rest of the training  of the GIS FOR GIST OF EUROPE project was for the teachers involved to  prepare case studies on using GIS to teach about climate change. The main task of the participating teachers was to write such a study in their own language, respecting the structure established during the discussions in the training.

At the end of this activity the participating teachers re viewed the work and undertook an analysis of case studies proposed by teachers, concerning their applicability in the classroom.

The third training event will take place later in 2024 at the University of Zaragossa in Spain.