Second Transnational Partner Meeting in the Hague
On 5 and 6 September 2022, all partners of the Erasmus + T4T project: Tools4Teaching in Digital Education Settings participated in the second international meeting, which took place in The Hague, the Netherlands. The meeting was hosted by the Dutch partner VI One Consultancy at the headquarters of The Hague Tech, the city’s largest tech community offering offices and co-working spaces.
During the meeting, the partners discussed the progress of the work on the project results and planned the next activities and implementation phases. The consortium analysed in detail the modules of the guide for maintaining effective group dynamics in an online environment and decided on necessary improvements. The Guidelines consisting of modules, presentations and evaluation, can be found on the project website: https://digitaltools4teaching.eu/results/guidelines. The partners also summarised the process of creating the Resource Library, which brings together many useful tools, materials and European good practises on maintaining online group interaction. The Library complements the guidelines and serves as a useful reference.
The next step planned was to develop an interactive database with hands-on exercises suitable for an online teaching environment and to promote group dynamics. The partners will develop a series of energisers, warm-up and wrap-up activities suitable for different areas of education: Language, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Education and ICT, but also artistic and creative activities and exercises suitable for people with disabilities.
An important theme of the meeting was also general project management. The face- to-face meeting provided an opportunity to discuss all relevant administrative issues such as reporting, quality assurance and risk management, sustainability of the project and finances. The consortium also planned the dissemination of the project in the coming months. An important means of disseminating news about the T4T project is the discussion platform where teachers and other members can foster community, share best practises and learn about useful materials. You can join the T4T group here: https://www.discuss-community.eu/community/groups/viewgroup/82-digital-tools-for-teaching.html. And if you do not want to miss any news, stay in touch and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digitools4teaching.
The meeting in The Hague not only gave us the opportunity to work effectively on the project results, but also to meet and get to know each other better. The mutual understanding promotes the cohesion of the group and strengthens the efforts to carry out the high quality project with many useful results.