Πέμπτη, 30 Ιουνίου 2011

Snapshots of the event "Synergy" - 20/06/2011


Our School Advisor, Mr Skenderis


The Union's Chair, Ms Souzanna Drampa


The Union's Co-Chair, Ms Dora Gkeniou


Ms Eleni Zampaki


Ms Mina Poulidou


Working hard...


and having fun...


Great participation!


At the dinner party, after the seminar.

We would like to thank the school Advisor and all the participating teachers for supporting this event!
See you again on September, at the next seminar organised by our Union.

Have a nice Summer Holiday!!!

Δευτέρα, 20 Ιουνίου 2011

TEUM ACTIVITIES - PAST EVENTS

8/11/2000 Elections
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
6/9/2001 Book Exhibition (Burlington, Cambridge, Grivas,
Express Publishing, Hillside Press, MacMillan - Heinemann, Longman, Oxford)
2nd Coursebook Symposium (COSY) &
Professional Development
Mrs. Maria Pepanidou(‘Click on the Mulptiple Intelligence Theory in the EFL Practice’ & ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’), Addie Kostakou (‘Diversity in the classroom’), Mr. Gabriel Montel-Yannoulis (‘Make opportunities for your Lykeia students’), Mr. Jim Kalathas (‘Bringing the world into your secondary classroom’)
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
11/2/2002 Seminar (co-ordinated by the School Advisor
Mrs. Aggeliki Deligianni)
“The Cross-curricular Approach and
Creative Practical Activities for ELT
and Lesson Planning” – Speakers:
Dr. J. Chrysohoos, Ms. I. Thomson,
Mr. R. House
Book Exhibition Cambridge University Press
31/3/2002 Day trip Rila Monastery, Blagoevgrad,
Bulgaria
6/9/2002 Seminar Mr. Cliff Parry & the British Council
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
1/3/2003 Elections
Seminar “Taking the Grind out of Grammar”
18/5/2003 Seminar Mr. Cliff Parry (‘Aesop’s ELT fables’)
13-16/6/2003 Trip Konstantinoupoli
6/9/2003 Seminar (1st part) British Council
11-12/10/2003 Seminar (2nd part) British Council
15/12/2003 Book Presentation Presentation of Mr. Calaitzidis’ book
“Proverbs” by Mr. Theodoros
Skenderis
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
23/5/2004 Seminar (3rd part) British Council & Mr. Cliff Parry
(‘Vocabulary & Grammar Games,
Project Work, Using Authentic
Materials, Using Video, Teaching
writing, Selecting a coursebook,
Putting it all together’)
13/11/2004 Elections + Seminar Mrs. Maria Pepanidou (‘The Common
European Framework levels and the
European Language Portfolio’ / ‘Learner-centred teaching: tips and strategies’ / ‘A world of reading: tips to animate your language classroom through drama and music’), Mrs. Lilika Kouri (‘Teaching young learners (7-11): Action songs, chants and games’)
21/11/2004 Day Trip Xanthi-Porto Lagos
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
19/3/2005 Day Trip Xanthi
9/4/2005 Seminar Addie Kostakou (‘Streaming or
Inclusion? A new approach to ELT’) ,
Marialena Kalyva (‘Our students and
us: maintaining appropriate
boundaries’), Costas Calaitzidis
(‘Games and drama activities in the
Primary EFL class’)
2-8/5/2005 Trip Konstantinoupoli-Kappadokia
13/5/2005 Seminar (co-ordinated by the School Advisor
Dr. Theodoros Maniakas)
Mr. Cliff Parry & the British Council
(‘Presenting a coursebook unit in
secondary as well as in Primary class’)
15/10/2005 Seminar Dr. Anastasios Stalikas
Book Exhibition Express Publishing
28-30/10/2005 Trip Athens
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
23/1/2006 Vassilopita cutting Taverna “Neo Kronio”
28/1/2006 Day Trip Vergina-Veria-Naousa
18-19/2/2006 Trip Nimfeo-Kastoria
8/4/2006 Seminar Dr. Theodoros Maniakas (‘New
perspectives and suggestions of the
Pedagogical Institute for the teaching
of foreign languages in Public
Education’), Mr. K. Nikolaidis
(‘Language Awareness versus
Grammar’), Mrs. Maria Pepanidou
(‘Left brain versus Right brain’), Mr.
Th. Davroudis (‘Time management
and homework in mixed ability
classes’), Mr. Jim Kalathas (‘Keeping
English in mind’)
24/4-1/5/2006 Trip South Italy-Napoli-Sicily
6-7/5/2006 Educational Trip Eretria – Hillside Press
5/11/2006 Day Trip Toxotes-Xanthi
2/12/2006 Elections + Seminar Dr. Theodoros Maniakas (‘What do
we teach after all?’) + Ms. Cathy
Georgopoulos (‘Learning Styles and
Strategies in the classroom’)
3/12/2006 Lecture Mr. Panagiotis Tsatsos (‘Shakespeare
And Ancient Tragedy’)
10/12/2006 Seminar Karaoke in the ELT classroom – Why
not?
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
24/1/2007 Vassilopita cutting Taverna “Neo Kronio”
22/2/2007 Seminar Ms. Marialena Kalyva (‘The social
outcast: Social exclusion, rejection and
bullying: the educator’s role’), Mr.
Dimitris Tolias (‘Who’s afraid of
technology?’)
22/4/2007 Day Trip Pozar-Edessa-Pella
16/12/2007 Christmas Event Ms. Litsa Andreou (‘Activities related
to Christmas’) & Ms. Christina Kazazi
(‘Drama techniques to be used in
classroom + How to put on a play’)
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
12/1/2008 Day Trip Sadanski-Melnik (Bulgaria)
16/2/2008 Vassilopita cutting Taverna “Minore”
5/9/2008 Seminar Study Space - Ms. M. Karatsali
(‘Lesson planning in ELT classroom’)
11/10/2008 Day Trip Palaios Panteleimonas & Litochoro
7/12/2008 Elections
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
28/1/2009 Vassilopita cutting Taverna “Neo Kronio”
4/4/2009 Day Trip Nestos river-Toxotes-Xanthi
29/4/2009 Seminar Mr. Luke Prodromou (‘How to get
students’ attention with rapport’)
+ Book Exhibition (MacMillan)
27-29/6/2009 Trip Ioannina-Sirrako-Kalarrites
5/12/2009 Christmas Event Mr. Cliff Parry (‘Ideas for classroom
use’)
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
19/2/2010 Vassilopita cutting Bar-Restaurant “Loca”
26/4/2010 Seminar Maria Pepanidou (‘Leading the way in
Digital Education’ - Express
Publishing - Interactive Whiteboards
& Electronic books)
22-24/5/2010 Trip Preveza-Paxoi-Sivota-Parga
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
23/1/2011 Elections
+ Vassilopita cutting Hotel “Philippos-Xenia”
+ Seminar Ms. Marina Mattheoudaki, Ms. Chrisa
Laskaridou & Ms. Thomai Alexiou
(‘Where there is a will, there is a way –
Introducing CLIL in the Greek
classroom’)
13/3/2011 Book presentation Presentation of the book “Afrikis
Methexi” written by Eleni Gkinou, in co-operation with the Union of Greek-French Friendship of Serres
13/4/2011 Literary meeting Mr. Theodoros Grigoriadis
(‘Literature and Fiction’) in co-operation with the Union of Greek-French Friendship of Serres




PARTICIPATION IN OTHER EVENTS (OUTSIDE SERRES OF GREECE)

21-23/11/2003 Skopje meeting (Associations of Teachers of English)

8-9/10/2005 Seminar (Drama) Costas Calaitzidis (‘Games and drama
activities in the Primary EFL class’), Addie Kostakou (‘Good grades depend not just on brains but on hearts’), Athanasios Papaioannou (‘Learning strategies and strategies to increase students’ interest’), Marialena Kalyva (‘The social outcast: Social exclusion, rejection and bullying: the educator’s role’), Cliff Parry (‘Presenting a coursebook for primary and secondary teachers’), Josef Chrysohoos (‘The teaching of English as a foreign language’), Maria Pepanidou (‘Breathing life into the English language classroom’)
21-22/10/2005 Mini-conference of Teachers’ Association (Veria)
18-20/5/2007 Seminar-Forum BETA-IATEFL, Blagoevgrad,
Bulgaria

A retrospection to the history of our Union

Our Union was founded in November 2000 by State Teachers of English in Serres and Drama.

The first board members (elected on 8th November 2000) were: Mr. Theodoros Skenderis (Chair Person), Ms. Oreozili Fetfatzidou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Secretary), Mrs. Chrisanthi Tsinika (Cashier) and Ms. Evdokia Kasapi (Member).

Second board of the Union (elected on 1st March 2003):
Mr. Theodoros Skenderis (Chair Person), Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Kiriaki Thrassivoulidi (Secretary), Mrs. Anthoula Tsinika (Cashier) and Ms. Christina Kotzamani (Member).

Third board of the Union (elected on 13th November 2004):
Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Chair Person), Mrs. Kiriaki Thrassivoulidi (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Souzana Drampa (Secretary), Mrs. Anthoula Tsinika (Cashier) and Mrs. Eleni Tichola (Member).

Fourth board of the Union (elected on 2nd December 2006):
Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Chair Person), Mrs. Sofia Keskinoglou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Kiriaki Thrassivoulidi (Secretary), Mrs. Souzana Drampa (Cashier) and Mrs. Anastasia Galanou (Member).

Fifth board of the Union (elected on 7th December 2008):
Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Chair Person), Mrs. Ermofili Kofidou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Kiriaki Thrassivoulidi (Secretary), Mrs. Souzana Drampa (Cashier), Mrs. Elpida Tsakirdai (Member)

Sixth board of the Union (elected on 23rd January 2011):
Mrs. Souzana Drampa (Chair Person), Mrs. Theodora Gkeniou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Elpida Tsakirdai (Secretary), Mrs. Eleftheria Panou (Cashier) and Mrs. Despina Christidou (Member)

Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουνίου 2011

End-of-Year Seminar


Η  Ένωση Καθηγητών Αγγλικής Δημόσιας Εκπαίδευσης Σερρών μαζί με το Σχολικό Σύμβουλο Αγγλικής Σκενδέρη Θεόδωρο καλούν τους εκπαιδευτικούς κλάδου ΠΕ 06 να παρακολουθήσουν την εκπαιδευτική συνάντηση που διοργανώνουν
τη Δευτέρα 20/06/2011, ώρα 18:00-21:00 μμ. στο 2ο ΕΠΑΛ Σερρών (Οδός Μεραρχίας).
Πρόγραμμα
1ο Μέρος      “ Αξιοποίηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Portfolio Ξένων Γλωσσών : εξατομικευμένη 
                          μάθηση μέσα από το Portfolio Αγγλικής για το Δημοτικό”
                          Εισηγητής: Σκενδέρης θεόδωρος,  Σχ.Σύμβουλος Αγγλικής
2ο Μέρος      “Synergy: connecting teachers”
Συνάδελφοι, μέλη του Συλλόγου μας, μοιράζονται ΄καλές διδακτικές πρακτικές΄
1)       “Mymagazeen: an international e-magazine for teens” 
                   "englishteachersinserres.blogspot.com / presentation of our blog”        ,
  από την εκπ/κό ΠΕ 06 Δώρα Γκένιου – ΓΕΛ  Πεντάπολης, MA in Applied Linguistics
Break
2)      “First steps in applying CLIL: learning Geography through English and English        through Geography” ,
 από την εκπ/κό ΠΕ06 Σουζάνα Δράμπα του 25ου Δημοτικού Σχ. Σερρών
3)      “Music  … makes me feel” ,
 από την εκπ/κό ΠΕ 06 Ζαμπάκη Ελένη του Γυμνασίου Αλιστράτης, MA in TESOL
4)       “Bringing Poetry into classroom: embellishing the routine”  ,
 από την εκπ/κό ΠΕ06 Πουλίδου Ασημίνα του γυμνασίου Πρώτης
 Λήξη της εκδήλωσης και παραλαβή βεβαιώσεων παρακολούθησης.
Μετά την εκδήλωση θα ακολουθήσει αποχαιρετιστήριο γεύμα σε γνωστό εστιατόριο των Σερρών (Ανατολικός) . Παρακαλούμε όσα μέλη επιθυμούν να τιμήσουν το γεύμα με την παρουσία τους, να δηλώσουν συμμετοχή κατά την έναρξη της εκδήλωσης .
Forthcomimg events: Our Union is currently organizing  an event with guest teacher trainer as main speaker and well-known publishing houses presenting new editions, technologies and materials both for Primary and Secondary Education                                                              in the first week of the new School Year 2011-2012 in September.

Δευτέρα, 13 Ιουνίου 2011

"ΤΟ ΣΠΙΤΙ ΤΗΣ ΜΠΕΡΝΑΡΝΤA ΑΛΜΠΑ" ΕΡΑΣΙΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΣΚΗΝΗ ΤΟΥ ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ. ΣΕΡΡΩΝ










«ΤΟ ΣΠΙΤΙ ΤΗΣ ΜΠΕΡΝΑΡΝΤΑ ΑΛΜΠΑ»
ΤΟΥ ΦΕΝΤΕΡΙΚΟ ΓΚΑΡΘΙΑ ΛΟΡΚΑ
ΘΕΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΡΑΣΙΤΕΧΝΙΚΗΣ ΘΕΑΤΡΙΚΗΣ ΣΚΗΝΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ. ΣΕΡΡΩΝ
Τετάρτη 15 Ιουνίου 2011
ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΟ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΑΣΤΕΡΙΑ – Ωρα: 9:00΄ μ.μ.

Ένα από τα σημαντικότερα θεατρικά έργα του παγκόσμιου δραματολογίου διάλεξε και παρουσιάζει η Ερασιτεχνική Σκηνή του ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ. Σερρών. Πρόκειται για «Το σπίτι της Μπερνάντα Άλμπα» του Φεντερίκο Γκαρθία Λόρκα, που ανεβαίνει μετά από σκληρή δουλειά μηνών, την Τετάρτη 15 Ιουνίου 2011 στις 9:00΄ το βράδυ στο Δημοτικό Θέατρο «Αστέρια». Η είσοδος για το κοινό είναι ελεύθερη.Ένα από τα σημαντικότερα θεατρικά έργα του παγκόσμιου δραματολογίου διάλεξε και παρουσιάζει η Ερασιτεχνική Σκηνή του ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ Σερρών. Πρόκειται για «Το Σπίτι της Μπερνάρντα Άλμπα» του Φεντερίκο Γκαρθία Λόρκα, που ανεβαίνει την Τετάρτη 15 Ιουνίου 2011, στις 9.00 το βράδυ στο δημοτικό θέατρο «Αστέρια». Η είσοδος για το κοινό είναι ελεύθερη.

ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΗ: ΝΙΚΟΣ ΓΚΑΤΣΟΣ
ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΣΙΑ: ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΔΟΥ
ΒΟΗΘΟΣ ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΗ: ΛΙΑΝΑ ΣΠΥΡΙΔΩΝΙΔΟΥ

ΔΙΑΝΟΜΗ
ΜΠΕΡΝΑΡΝΤΑ (ΔΙΠΛΗ ΔΙΑΝΟΜΗ): ΝΙΤΣΑ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑΔΟΥ & ΜΑΡΙΑ ΓΚΟΓΚΑ
ΜΑΡΙΑ-ΧΟΣΕΦΑ (ΔΙΠΛΗ ΔΙΑΝΟΜΗ): ΝΙΤΣΑ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑΔΟΥ & ΜΑΡΙΑ ΓΚΟΓΚΑ
ΑΝΓΚΟΥΣΤΙΑΣ: ΧΑΡΟΥΛΑ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΥ
ΜΑΝΤΑΛΕΝΑ: ΕΛΠΙΔΑ ΤΣΑΚΙΡΔΑΗ
ΑΜΕΛΙΑ: ΠΑΣΧΑΛΙΑ ΜΟΣΧΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ
ΜΑΡΤΙΡΙΟ: ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΑ ΜΟΥΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ
ΑΔΕΛΑ: ΧΡΥΣΑΝΘΗ ΚΟΥΤΡΟΥΜΠΑ
ΠΟΝΘΙΑ: ΣΥΜΕΛΑ ΚΑΛΦΑ
ΔΟΥΛΑ: ΑΝΝΑ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΙΔΟΥ
ΠΡΩΤΗ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΑ: ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ ΑΛΜΠΑΝΙΔΟΥ
ΔΕΥΤΕΡΗ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΑ & ΖΗΤΙΑΝΑ: ΜΑΡΙΑ ΓΚΟΛΦΟΜΗΤΣΟΥ

Πέμπτη, 9 Ιουνίου 2011

Primary Essentials

On the occasion of the introduction of English at Primary Level in the Greek educational system, the British Council has provided an online course addressing English teachers who are involved or interested in teaching Young Learners (approximately 5-12 years old). Several members of our Union have attended this seminar which was given over a 4-month period, from January to April 2011.

The course was structured in 6 modules containing overviews of fundamental topics in Primary ELT, namely:

  • Introduction
  • First Steps
  • Songs and Games
  • Learning Styles
  • Syllabus and Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management.

The introductory module aimed at familiriasing the participants with e-learning practices, that is how to use the Moodle platform, how to create a personal profile and understanding the different ways of working together online.

“First Steps” explored issues such as the characteristics of children learning English at different ages, whether there is evidence that “younger is better” when it comes to language learning at school, YL’s needs and profile, teaching implications and suggested activities.

“Songs and Games” focused on the reasons why they play such a vital role in language learning, the advantages of using them and the different types available, how they can be adapted to different levels and linguistic objectives and what to avoid when using them.

“Learning Styles” considered differences among learners and different learning styles, the implications for teaching, a multi-sensory approach to teaching and how we can cater for VAK (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic) learners when practicing the language skills and teaching vocabulary.

“Syllabus and Lesson Planning” looked at how a syllabus can be produced and the different types that exist, what different approaches and methods can be used, what the differences are between syllabus and curriculum, how teachers can move on from curriculum to lesson planning and guidance for a successful lesson.

“Classroom Management”, the last module, covered a burning issue, how to ensure that classes run smoothly and disruptive behaviour is minimized. A variety of questions have been dealt with such as: what classroom management is, when and if L1 can be used, how to maintain control and discipline, what to do when the situation gets out of control, time management issues and how to establish rapport with your students.


By the end of each module a written assignment had to be sent to the course moderator on a relevant topic, either individually or in groups. A number of tools were used such as videos, forums, wikis, quizzes and reflective journals.

The dual benefits of taking this course related both to its form and content. For many participants this was their first experience of e-learning and they became familiar with this contemporary form of teacher training. Most important though, we had the chance, albeit not much time, to evolve professionally and keep up to date on the latest developments in our field of interest. 

Παρασκευή, 3 Ιουνίου 2011

World Environment Day 2011

The World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 05. In the classroom we can use it as a stimulus for language practice as well as to raise awareness on related issues.
Have a look at this animated video about Forests (excellent for intermediate and upper-intermediate classes), narrated by David Attenborough, (famous BBC broadcaster and naturalist).




For further information and actions that can be taken on occasion of this day
visit http://www.unep.org/wed/

In case you use any of this or any other material in any way, please share your experience with us and send any activities, lesson plans and feedback to be published on the blog.