C. Doukas, D. Primalis, V. Economu, P. Papoutsis, Y. Kotsanis
Since its founding in 1917, Doukas School has always tried to keep up with the latest trends ineducation. In a setting of over 10 acres, with facilities amongst the best in design and construction,Doukas School offers to its 2000 student body (K-12) one of the finest educational and athletic programsin the country.
• Founded in: 1917• Employees: 550• ~2000 students• Grades: Kindergarten, Primary &• Secondary School, Ι.Β.• Departments: Quality Assurance,Human Resources, Communicationsoffice, Career Counseling,Foreign Languages,Physical Education, IT.
We believe in Traditional Values we move towards Progress. We incorporated the “School of the Future” philosophy into our multi-leveled educational organization. Our aim is to improve the quality of services offered and tomeet the expectations and needs of our students, their parents, our employees and the society.
“Children work individually or collaborate in teams. They create and manage their own knowledge."“Teams are created according to the students’ interests - not their age“.“A counselor supports students in their team work."“The class is a big lab with different work stations.““In the library, students work in teams to collect information from written and electronic sources in order to evaluate, analyse and use them in a creative way."“They communicate electronically– for example , with Greek students in Australia, about their common history or with a professor at the University of Cambridge."“Afternoon classes are dedicated to athletic or cultural activities."“Parents and teachers communicate electronically."“Parents can have access to their children’s electronic files.” Konstantinos I. Doukas
Leonardo da Vinci said:“… Studying without any desire to learnlocks our memory up, which does not retain any kind of knowledge…”The interactive material and the friendly software,which teachers are provided with,enhance their lessons,create multiple representations to students,in order to motivate and help them assimilate what they are taught.
Very motivating 15% Motivating 22% Slightly motivating 29,7% Not motivating 33% 73, 5% of students answered that they are obliged to studyOnly one out of 5 (19, 78%) believe that such a process mentally fulfills them much fever (6, 7%) study out of pleasure
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We stress the qualitative dimension of learning.Our main interest is “how” students learn(not “what” and “how much” they learn).We encourage this type of learning through: active participation; involvement; self-managed knowledge.
Always willing And available to listen to students’ needs Notices and takes into Shares a common consideration vision withparents’ views Educators and concerns
Studentscreate activitiesand are responsible fortheir own knowledge.
21st century Learning Skillshttp://www.p21.org/overview/skills-framework
The Tablet PC is the “Tool” for…• explore ideas• complete – implement complex tasks – projects• construct real knowledge• build authentic and relevant learning environment• share collectively and collaboratively• improve learning experience – potential• doing things that we could not do before• provide individual – personalized learning 22/36
Electronic notebook: writing, creative expression General Use Tool: expression, construction, data management, communication. Electronic book: navigation, studying, highlighting. MultimediaInteractive educational material:applications: presentation,experimentation, representation,research , construction listening, dialogue. Assessment tool: open-ended or closed-ended questions.
How do we achieve this result?• Through innovations in the curriculum• By continuously training our educators• By carrying out surveys with our students, parents, educators and studying the outcomes• By cultivating basic 21st Century Competences in our students• By…
1 2 3 4 Mapping of 21st CompetencesCombining knowledge, skills and values
2 3 4 Teaching models and 1:1Moving from a more teacher - centered to team - collaborative environment
2 3 4 One student – one tabletClassroom of the Future, Educational Model 1:1
3 4 Career managementYoung people have their say in their careers They manage effectively their goals
4 Life SkillsAiming at helping our students to develop a many faceted personality, raising awareness, instilling values and ethos with respect to contemporary social conditions…
Our objective is to design and build the “School of the Future” (SoF) progressively, through a developing action plan: • register the current and future educational needs; • study the international experience and methodology; • prepare the new technological infrastructure required; • prepare our teachers; • collect/create the appropriate educational digital material.The School of the Future, as we plan, design and create it, is a combination of the past, the present and the future. Parents participate actively in the educational process. Students change from passive recipient and participate actively in educational events. Teachers become collaborators and guides, they organise, inspire and create hands-on activities.
In our "Classroom of the Future"students carry a light-weightportable "electronic schoolbag"and are connected wirelessly tothe interactive whiteboard oftheir classroom, the internet andthe “electronic” tools of theirteacher.The classroom can take manyforms (such as “traditional” class,“laboratory” or “collaborative”).The classroom arrangement caneasily change thanks to thewireless equipment and portablecomputers.This "electronic" schoolbag (TabletPC) contains all their books andhand-outs as well as virtual labs,simulations, multimedia material,their schoolwork and all toolsconnected to the educationalprocess. The "Classroom of theFuture" is also supported by aportal.
90 Self-Assessment Tests 360 190 Sound files Multimedia 103 Microworlds Multimediaapplications of all grades 160 Video files 112 230 Books published e ducator internally presentations 210 ministry- approved books 52 GB storage
1. I comfortably use my Tablet PC 2. I can easily find my books and notes in my Tablet PC 3. I write notes on my Tablet PC with stylus without any difficulty 4. I write my notes with the keyboard without any difficulty 5. My schoolbag is lighter now with the Tablet PC 6. I would prefer to carry in school only the Tablet PC 7. I have understood the importance of back up copies for my work in my Tablet PC 8. I install applications or games in my Tablet PC that are not relevant to my school courses 9. The screen of Tablet PC makes my eyes feel tired 10. I would like more information regarding the existing threats on the internet 100,0 90,0 80,0Research 70,0 60,0 50,0 40,0 30,0 20,0 10,0 0,0 Χρεζηκοποηώ ηολ Μπορώ λα Γράθω ηης Γράθω ηης Από ηε κέρα ποσ ζα προηηκούζα Έτω θαηαιάβεη Εγθαζηζηώ Η οζόλε ηοσ Μ.Υ. Θα ήζεια Μ.Υ. κοσ κε βρίζθω εύθοια ηα ζεκεηώζεης κοσ ζεκεηώζεης κοσ έτω ηολ Μ.Υ. ηε λα κεηαθέρω ηε τρεζηκόηεηα εθαρκογές ή θοσράδεη ηα κάηηα περηζζόηερε άλεζε βηβιία θαη ηης ζηολ Μ.Υ. κε ηε κε ηο ηζάληα κοσ είλαη κόλο ηολ Μ.Υ. ηωλ αληηγράθωλ παητλίδηα ζηολ κοσ. ελεκέρωζε ζεκεηώζεης κοσ γραθίδα τωρίς πιεθηροιόγηο πηο ειαθρηά. ζηο ζτοιείο. αζθαιείας Μ.Υ. ποσ δελ ζτεηηθά κε ηοσς ζηολ Μ.Υ. δσζθοιία. τωρίς κεγάιε (backup) γηα ηε τρεζηκοποηούληαη θηλδύλοσς ποσ δσζθοιία. δοσιεηά κοσ ζηολ ζηα καζήκαηά σπάρτοσλ ζηο Μ.Υ. κοσ. δηαδίθησο.
• Makes the lesson more interesting and fun, having lessons her e feels like playing… • No matter what mistake you make, you press a button and you delete it, you don’t have to use an eraser or correction fluid…. • Sometimes at the weekends, I watch videos with my dad videos from the school multimedia material…Research • When I bought the computer I thought it wouldn’t be useful at all. When classes started though, I realized it was a valuable tool. • … I was impressed by how fast my teachers learned !!!
Damian Bebell & Rachel Kay (2010) A Summary of the Quantitative Results from the Berkshire Massachusetts Wireless Learning Initiative by the School of Education – Boston College Duration: 3 years (2005 – 2008) Number of Schools: 5 Schools, Masachuset state – ΗΠΑ Grades:mainly 3 grades – 6th grade (elementary), 7th-8th (high school). - Students: 1500 Silvernail David (2011)Research L. and the MLTI Research and Evaluation Team, A Middle School One-to-One Laptop Program The Maine Experience, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine Duration: 8 years (2002 – 2010) Number of schools: 240 high schools in the state of Maine – U.S.A. Grades: 1st,2nd high school (7th, 8th) Students: 25.000+
• Student engagement, attention span, interest, motivation and production have increased spectacularly. • Student organize better and improve the quality of their assignments, • The educators have concluded that students have a wider range of choices with regards to their personal learning style (learner-centered approach was reinforced).Research • The educators have noticed improvement in students’ independent learning skills • Students’ performance has improved in areas where teachers focus on content and skills development with the aid of technology. • Using focused educational material has improved students’ performance.
We are on the right… pathOur goal: To constantly improve 54/36