After almost three years of intensive work, the CRISS Consortium would like to share the major outcomes of the project within the CRISS Symposium. The event will take place on 14 November 2019 in Heraklion, at IBIS Hotel.
CRISS is a research and innovation project, supported by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme. CRISS has been designed and implemented with the aim to demonstrate how digital competences could be acquired, evaluated and certified in the classrooms of primary and secondary schools in Europe. The platform was successfully piloted and evaluated during the academic year 2018-19, in a large-scale pilot, involving more than 40.000 students, 2.389 teachers, and 400 primary and secondary schools from all over Europe.
Educators from all over Europe will be presenting their and their students experiences, and best practices. We aim at creating a fruitful discussion on the future of digital competence acquisition in the classroom with national and international education sector representatives, policy makers, researchers, teachers, parents and students, creating synergies and exploring the opportunities for scaling up the project.
Please join us at the Symposium to learn about the CRISS Project results and share your own experiences and views. The CRISS Consortium is looking forward to welcoming you in Heraklion on the 14th of November.
Hotel Ibis Styles Heraklion Central
26 Koroneou & Agiou Titou Street. 71202, Heraklion (Greece)
Heraklion Airport, Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport
Useful information for the visitors https://www.heraklion.gr/en/
GPS: 35.340829, 25.135683
The experience of a class in Italy – Alessandra Pazzagli, English, Italian and Technology Teacher at I Circolo Didattico San Filippo Primary School, Città di Castello, Italy
The expriencie of a class in Italy (high school) – Matteo De Bennassuti – Math, Physics Teacher at ITIS Leopoldo and Alice Franchetti Secondary School, Città di Castello, Italy
Visit to the emblematic archeological sight of Crete the Minoan Palace of Knossos.
Mrs. Sofia Zacharaki
Deputy Minister of Education in Greece
Sofia Zacharaki is the deputy Minister of Education and religious affairs.
Before her appointment, she served as the spokesperson for Nea Demokratia, the then leading opposition centre-right party in Greece, an EPP member party. Before that and for more than 2 years, Sofia was the party’s deputy spokesperson. Prior to that, in 2012 until 2014 she was the European and International Affairs advisor to the Minister of Development and participated in the preparation of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
A state department programme alumnus, in 2015 she represented Greece in the International Leadership Visitor Programme in the USA in the field of “The role of Private Public Partnerships in restructuring economies”. In the past, she worked as a teacher in state and private schools in Greece , as a European Affairs executive in the Greek Ministry of Education and the Secretariat for lifelong learning and youth policies.
Dr. Emmanouil Kartsonakis
Regional Director of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete
Dr. Emmanouil Kartsonakis studied Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete (1982-1985), then at the Department of Physics, University of Crete (1985-1989), followed by his doctoral thesis at the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies of the University of Crete in History and Philosophy of Sciences (1989-1994).He has been working in public education since 1990. He has served in the Experimental High School of Heraklion for 20 of his 26 years of service, where he has been approved as Director 2015-2019. He was the first Deputy Head of Secondary Education of the School of European Education in Heraklion (20 08-2009).
Mr. Marcel Watelet
European Commission, Luxembourg.
Project Officer at the Unit G2 (Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education) of the Directorate Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CNECT). European Commission, Luxembourg.
Mr. Nikolaos G. Grammenos
National ICT Consultant
Nikolaos Grammenos is a counselor in the field of “Computer Science and Informatics” and the coordinator of the “Information and Communications Technology – I.C.T.” subunit of the Institute of Educational Policy.
He has been honored with the prize “Award of Excellence in Telecommunications” given by the Ericsson Company as a representative of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Mrs. Ana Lucia Jaramillo
Corvers Procurement Services B.V.
Ana Lucia Jaramillo (LLM) is part of the team of Corvers Procurement Services B.V. (www.corvers.com) a leading expert firm in Public Procurement based in the Netherlands, which executes the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative of the European Commission (www.eafip.eu). Within the framework of EAFIP, she has contributed to the development of the EAFIP methodology and the Practical Guide on Innovation Procurement (EAFIP-Toolkit), as well as to the technical and legal assistance of innovation procurement projects across Europe, in the sectors of defence, security, water, mobility, among others. She holds a Master degree in International and European Law of the University of Amsterdam and is a Juris Doctor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She is an expert in alternative dispute resolution and has been a lecturer in different universities of the Americas and Europe. Currently, she also carries out doctoral research activities on Value Engineering in Public Procurement.
Dr. Manolis Katevenis
Professor of Computer Science at University of Crete
Manolis Katevenis received the Ph.D. degree from U.C.Berkeley in 1983 and the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award in 1984 for his thesis on “Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) Architectures for VLSI”.
After a brief term on the faculty of Computer Science at Stanford University, CA USA, he is in Greece, with the University of Crete and with FORTH, since 1986, where he is today Professor and Head of the Computer Architecture and VLSI Systems Laboratory.
Prof. Dr. Airina Volungevičienė
Director of Innovative Studies Institute
Prof. Dr. Airina Volungevičienė has been working among leading researchers, methodology specialists and education policy makers in the area of technology enhanced learning (TEL) development in Europe and Lithuania since 1997. Having established the national network for distance and e-learning in the country, then Lithuanian Distance and e-Learning association (2010), she continued as a leader in research and project work to promote the development of TEL in Lithuania and Europe, introducing many innovations in different education organizations from school, VET, adult learning and higher education sectors. Her main concern at Vytautas Magnus University is to direct Institute activities to implement its mission: to advise University teachers to design distance learning and teaching (DL/T) curriculum, to ensure DL/T quality, to get DL/T curriculum quality assurance at University, to organize online studies successfully, and to ensure DL/T accreditation and quality assurance at the national and international level.
Dr. Giorgos Vouzaxakis
Teacher of Economics
Giorgos Vouzaxakis holds a PhD in Education (economic courses curricula and sustainable development through the support of ICTs), University of Crete (2018). He holds a Master Degree in Education from Greek Open University (2013), a Master of Science in Computer Studies (E-commerce) » from University of Essex UK (2004) and a degree in Economics from University of Macedonia Greece (2001). He also holds a « Certificate in Education and Teaching» from School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Greece (2007). He has been a teacher of Economics in Greek secondary education since 2007. His publications and research interests concern the didactics of Economics and Business, ICT in Education and Education for Sustainable Development.
CRISS PARTNERS AND TEACHERS
Mrs. Stanca Cosma
Teacher of English at “QUEEN MARY” Secondary School in Arad, Romania
My name is Stanca Cosma. I graduated the University from Timisoara, Romania. I am a teacher of English at “QUEEN MARY” Secondary School in Arad, Romania and a teacher trainer. I have worked in education for 32 years.
I am a teacher and also a facilitator in CRISS Project.
Mrs. Conxi Curto
Teacher of English and head of the English department at Escola Pia Sarrià-Calassanç in Barcelona
Conxi Curto holds a degree in English Philology from the Universitat de Barcelona. She is a teacher of English and head of the English department at Escola Pia Sarrià-Calassanç in Barcelona.
Mrs. Jasmina Kljunić
Teacher of Computer Science in secondary school Administrative School Zagreb
Jasmina Kljunić has a master’s degree from the Faculty of Organization and Informatics. After her study, she worked as a Computer Science teacher at several schools. She is currently employed as a Computer Science teacher at the Administrative School Zagreb, Croatia.
Her subject of interest is electronic and mobile learning, the impact of digital technologies on brain development in children and young people. In 2015, at the CECIIS Conference in Varaždin, she published and presented a scientific paper co-authored with Assistant Professor Diana Plantak Vukovac (Ph.D.), “A Survey on Usage of Mobile Devices for Learning among Tertiary Students in Croatia”.
Mrs. Anna Palaiologk
CRISS Project Coordinator, EXUS
Anna Palaiologk is the Coordinator of the CRISS project and a Senior Research Consultant at EXUS. Anna has a background in Economics having studied in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the University of Macedonia in Greece. She works in the European ICT research scene since 2008. Having worked for a number of employers across Europe, Anna has a deep understanding of the European digital market and a broad knowledge of the ICT value chain in a variety of domains.
Before EXUS, Anna has worked for the High Performance Computing Centre of Stuttgart (HLRS) in Germany, where she represented the interests of the Automobile industry of the BW region in large IT infrastructure projects.
Mr. Francisco Ángel Pérez López & Dr. Ana Romero Girón
“BVM Irlandesas de BAMI” school. Seville. SPAIN
Francisco Ángel Pérez has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Seville and his specialties are algebra, geometry and topology. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Seville in the Applied Economics department. He is now the Head Teacher at BVM Irlandesas School where he has had different leadership positions and has led some important innovative projects.
Ana Romero Girón is a Ph.D. Architect from the University of Seville (2017). She holds a Master Degree in Education (2014) and a Master in Diagnosis and Repair of Buildings (2010) from the University of Seville. Since she graduated as an architect, she has collaborated in research projects and has some architecture publications. At the moment, she works as a teacher at BVM Irlandesas School and she’s a Certified Google Trainer.
Mrs. Evangelia Spanou
Information and Computer science teacher
Evangelia Spanou was born in Farsala (Prefecture of Larissa) and studied Computer Science and Telecommunications at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
She participated in working groups at the Energy Policy and Development Center of the University of Athens with the aim of studying issues related to energy and climate change. Worked at Lambrakis Press organization and IBM Hellas as an analyst-programmer.
Since 2004 she is working as an information and Computer science teacher for secondary and then primary education.
Mr. Konstantinos Tserpelis
Teacher at the 4th Secondary School of Heraklion
I have a multiyear strong experience and deep knowledge of business processes in Commercial Companies, but also of information and communication technologies in Educational Institutes, due to my career development in companies and sectors of multifold activities, both on private and public sector.
I have been instructor in various educational trainings and seminars, for teachers or students. For the last six years I have organized and participated in Cultural Projects in school, as well as long educational visits in Greece or abroad, with most recent the 4-day trip to Germany-France with a group of 40 students and core event the visit to the European Parliament in Strasburg.
Mrs. Marina Vukančić
Teacher of Math in elementary school Ive Andrić in Zagreb, Croatia.
Marina Vukančić graduated from the Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics Educations. Currently, she is employed as a Math teacher in elementary school Ive Andrića in Zagreb, Croatia. She is a coordinator of e-register, the project leader of several projects and teacher leader of several sports teams (athletics, football, badminton, handball, etc.) in her school. She is the project leader of several projects either on a local or international level. In her free time, she runs a lot and participates in each marathon race which is held in Zagreb and Croatia.
Invitation for poster presentations at the “CRISS H2020 Symposium on Acquiring Digital Competence in the classroom – the experience of primary and secondary schools in Europe”
Symposium topic: Use of ICT tools in Education
Dear respected colleagues,
We would like to kindly invite you to share your project ideas, solutions, experiences, insights, theoretical and practical knowledge and recent studies on innovative use and integration of information and communication technologies into different educational systems in a Poster Session during the “CRISS H2020 Symposium on Acquiring Digital Competence in the classroom – the experience of primary and secondary schools in Europe” , which will take place in Heraklion (Crete Island, Greece) to 14 November.
The “CRISS H2020 Symposium on Acquiring Digital Competence in the classroom – the experience of primary and secondary schools in Europe”, is organised by CRISS project, supported by the European Commission within Horizon 2020 programme. CRISS has been designed and implemented with the aim to demonstrate how digital competences could be acquired, evaluated and certified in the classrooms of primary and secondary schools in Europe. Educators from all over Europe will be presenting their and their students experiences with using the CRISS platform during the school year 2018/2019.
Please note that your poster/topic can be related to any level of education (primary or secondary schools, universities, life-long education, etc.), should convey your key findings and be visually appealing so as to grab the attention of attendees.
All submitted posters will undergo our selection procedure; the selected posters will be displayed in a dedicated space during the CRISS H2020 Symposium and during a dedicated slot in the conference the authors will be invited to present their posters. Please note that travel costs to this event are eligible for justification as dissemination costs of projects supported by the European Commission.
We would be honoured to welcome you at the CRISS H2020 Symposium in Crete island and excited to find out about and discuss your work with a broad network of researchers, professionals and practitioners participating.
How to apply
Submit your application by email to Kristina Posavec (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mirjam Hillenius (email@example.com).
It should contain:
- Contact information
- A short CV (maximum one page).
- Your paper/poster in PDF form.
Please try to be clear, concise and creative. Dimensions of the poster should be minimum 36” high x 48” wide or 91.4 cm high x 121.9 cm wide in landscape orientation or 48” high x 36” wide or 121.9 cm high x 91.4 cm wide in portrait orientation.
It is important that all instructions in the submissions process are followed carefully.
Deadline: 31/10/2019 (23:58h CET). Submissions received after this date will not be considered.
If you require more information, please do not hesitate to email Kristina Posavec (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mirjam Hillenius (email@example.com).