Number of pilot schools in Lithuania is 9

By George Scott,2014-05-07 21:26
17 views 0
Number of pilot schools in Lithuania is 9


    Country Coordinators Report No 1

    Date of publishing: 03.12.2001

    1. Number of pilot schools from Lithuania is 9.

They have been selected at open project proposal competition. 87 schools have sent

    their proposals and the best ones have been selected to participate in the project.

    Below is a list of schools, their address and the name of teachers, who attended

    training course in Jyvaskyla.

Vilnius M. Mažvydas secondary school.

    School address: Vydūno Street, 17 a, LT-2003, Vilnius, Lithuania.


    Mrs. Daiva Brazdeikienė, teacher of Home economics and handicraft.

    Klaipėda district Gargždai „Vaivorykstė“ Gymnasium School address: Vingio Street 6, LT-5860, Gargždai, Klaipėda district, Lithuania E-mail

    Ms Vilma Butkutė, of teacher of Informatics.

Utena district Užpaliai secondary school.

    School address: Pilies Street 14, LT-4926, Užpaliai, Utena District, Lithuania. E-mail:

    Mr. Giedrius Indrašius, Geography and Political Science teacher.

History and Political Science teacher at Kaunas Rasos Gymnasium

    School address: P. Lukšio Street 40, LT-3042, Kaunas, Lithuania.


    Mrs. Teresė Janulevičienė, History and Political Science teacher.

Vilnius Karoliniškių Gymnasium.

    School address is Sausio 13 Street, 17, LT-2049, Vilnius, Lithuania.


    Ms. Asta Kazakevičiūtė, Primary school teacher.

Kaišiadorys district Žiežmariai Secondary school

    School address: Žąsliu Street 21, LT- 4240, Žiežmariai, Kaišiadorys district,


    Phone: (+370 256) 583 58


    Mr. Svajūnas Maciulevičius, , teacher of History, Political Science and Civics.

Vilnius Užupio Gymnasium

    School address: Krivių Street 10, Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Office phone: (+370 2) 614 023

    Fax: (+370 2) 614 023


    Mrs. Nijolė Stankarienė, English language teacher.

Vilnius Baltupiai secondary school

    School address: Didlaukio Street 23, LT-2049, Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Office phone: (+370 2) 778345

    Fax: (+370 2) .778345


    Raimundas Zabarauskas, teacher of Informatics.

    Vilnius “Gama” comprehensive school of the Musical Education Centre. Žygimantų Street 4/2, LT- 2600 Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Office phone: (+370 2) 222591

    Mr. Vaino Brazdeikis, teacher of Informatics.


Centre of Information Technologies of Education

    Medeinos Street 15-61 LT-2022, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Office phone: (+370 2) 26 39 79

    Fax: (+370 2) 65 16 84

    Mr. Vladislovas Budzinauskas, teacher trainer..


    3. Ideas, how to use Web Magazine environment

    Initially teachers had different ideas on how the Web Magazine environment could be


    ? Publishing of students’ works.

    ? School newsletter focusing on the internal life of the school;

    ? Thematic magazine for social sciences

    ? New possibility for teachers to share their good teaching practice

    ? Magazine about games and science

    ? Poetry magazine

    ? English language magazine

    ? Means for communication of the students

    ? Magazine for the classroom

    ? Development of student’s skills as reporters and editors

    ? Dissemination of news about education

    ? Magazine representing pilot schools.

    4. Summary of the teachers’ diaries

    For the time of the country report 7 teachers have send their diaries. Some more ideas

    have been expressed during the planning meeting on November 18.

    The diaries were one page long. They present different initial ideas about the Web


    Initial ideas about the web magazine

    ? Teacher from Užpaliai secondary school is interested in magazine as a mean to

    disseminate ideas of his groups on partnership between Baltic and

    Scandinavian cultures. This idea was very popular in Lithuania before Soviet


    ? Some teachers told that they were simply curious about the tool and wanted to

    learn how to work with it, while some of them have already been familiar with


    ? Most teachers wanted to know for what purposes it could be used, how the

    magazine could be structured and designed.

    While some participants had no difficulty to learn the use of software and suggested

    in other seminars to focus more on individual and small group appointments to

    organize other seminars the others even after the seminar didn’t feel well prepared to

    work with it.

    Jyvaskyla seminar

    Teachers reported that the seminar at Jyvaskyla well organized and very useful. They

    highly appreciated training sessions, school visits and communication with their

    colleges from other countries. Lithuanian participants appreciate very much work that

    has been done by coordinating team and contributions to the success of the seminar by

    every international team.

    During the seminar Lithuanian participants discovered the need to have summaries of

    the magazines in English so that every participating country could learn from their

    international partners. All teachers agree that the seminar was a good chance to

    understand that the magazine is a very useful tool for education. They would like to

    use for teaching and learning purposes both the process of development of the

    magazines and the materials that will be published. It will be also be used as a means

    for integration of various school subjects and for development of ICT skills of

    students and their teachers. It is also important that parents can also take part in the

    project as readers and advisers for the magazine. The magazine is a tool to develop

    team work skills.

The seminar gave us chance to learn about Finnish education system. We found that

    education in Finland is a real priority and we could see the results. We discovered that

    educators in Finland have successfully solved certain problems that are still very

    urgent for Lithuania. This is true talking about the facilities, equipment free lunches

    for the students. We could observe nice atmosphere in the classrooms and during


    The participants have very warm feelings about Finland and its people. Everywhere

    we found very kind and welcome people.

    Lithuanian magazines

    After the seminar teachers shared their experience with their colleges and started to

    work on their magazines. Lithuanian team decided to develop different magazines for

    different purposes:

    Vladas from Centre of Information Technologies for Education has ordered two

    magazines. One magazine Lietuva will serve as a meeting point of the

    project team and will present materials about participating schools. The other magazine is publishing various teaching and learning materials on civic

    education. Asta from Vilnius Karoliniškės Gymnasium and her team have launched a magazine as a publishing tool for literature, music, and graphical works of the elementary class


Raimundas and his team from Vilnius Baltupiai secondary school works on Games

    and Sciences magazine.

Vilma from Vilnius Gargždai „Vaivorykštė“ Gymnasium have launched a magazine

    as an web-based tool for publishing of different teaching and learning materials,

    project work as well as for poetry and musical works of the students.

Teresė from Kaunas „Rasa“ Gymnasium develops school magazine about various

    aspects of school life: holidays, traditions, interesting readings.

Vainas with his comprehensive school „Gama“ students publishes various students

    comments and use the tool for development both reporting and ICT skills.

Daiva and her team from Vilnius Martynas Mažvydas secondary school publish in

    their magazine articles on topics that are important for the fifth grade students.

Nijolė from Vilnius Užupio Gymnasium is planning to develop a school newsletter,

    project and English language magazine.

Svajūnas from Žiežmariai secondary school is planning to work on two different

    magazines: one is for publishing of teaching and learning resources on Social

    Sciences (together with partners from other schools) and the other will be given to students self-governing body of his school.

Giedrius from Užpaliai secondary school is nurturing project to publish materials on

    local history and also other topics.

All Lithuanian school magazines have at least one article already published.

    During the planning meeting the Lithuanian participants raised could be used and also

    expressed some suggestions for improvement of the software.

    ? Some teachers would like to use English software to help the students study

    English language. There was reported some mistakes in translation.

    ? The Letters to the Editor should be confirmed and then published like articles.

    Now there is no possibility to write a letter to the Editor if the chose not to

    allow to read articles to the Editor.

    ? The title of the Magazine is repeated 3 times, and the teachers want to see the

    title only once.

    ? There is also suggestion to make a possibility for the readers to see all titles of

    articles on one page and have direct links from titles to articles.

    ? The teachers also expressed wish to have more options for the design of the


There were raised some practical ideas on how the web magazines The Lithuanian

    team agreed that each magazine should have a unique problem to focus on. The first

    magazines are designed mostly as school internet newsletters. The students are

    encouraged to make interviews, write essays and poetry. The most important thing is

    a possibility to see your work published.

    During winter semester the school teams will produce new teaching materials to be

    used in the classroom. At the end of the project work the project CD could be


    During the planning meeting we also decided to produce a national project homepage,

    which might grow up from the magazine NB Lietuva.

    Indicators of success

    We have also discussed the indicators of success of the project. Below is our list of

    those indicators:

    ? Teachers and their students will use internet more often and in innovative


    ? Many articles and periodical renovation of the Magazines;

    ? Different magazines produced;

    ? Reports of good practice in use of the tool published;

    ? New teaching material for different subjects produced and published;

    ? Each magazine has many reporters from other schools;

    ? Each magazine has summary in English;

    ? Each magazine is designed as visually attractive products.

    Lithuanian team plans for the first project year

    Stage in life Outputs: Activities Activity to be Roles of national coordinators of By the end of this leading to this started by and teachers project stage we will have output this date

    achieved / produced and

    completed by

    this date 1. Launching a) Initial October 2001 National coordinator participates in a) Decisions on project

    the project meeting of the meeting of the steering group working, division of

    steering group tasks;

    in Jyväskylä, Finland b) Organizing of October 2001 National coordinators b) Building up the national Select national team: pilot schools national teams: competition for and evaluator selection of teachers, participation in pilot schools and the project evaluators Appointment of teachers, pilot schools and evaluators

    c) Translation of the c)Translation of October 2001 The Centre of Information

    software. the server Technologies of Education


     National coordinators d) Drawing up general d) Planning October, 2001 guidelines to the meeting national team and pilot schools e) Decisions on e) Planning October, 2001 National coordinators subjects and themes meeting adapted in the project;

    emphasis on the

    prioritised areas

    Stage in life Outputs: Activities Activity to be Roles of national coordinators

    of By the end of this leading to this started by and teachers

    project stage we will have output this date

    achieved / produced and

    completed by

    this date 2. Training a) National team of a) Lithuanian October 2001 National coordinator and teacher

    and teacher trainers get team participate trainers participate at training

    guiding familiar with the new at the training session at Jyvaskyla.

    the web based learning session in

    teachers tool. Jyvaskyla

     b) Launching of school b) Preparations November Teacher trainers build their school

     magazines in schools for 2001 teams

     the work on


     School teams re



     with the project

     tools, its aims

     and anticipated


     c) Feedback from pilot November Pilot school teachers c) Writing of the

     schools 2001 Teachers’


     d) Decisions about November National Coordinators arrange d) Planning

     national work plan and 2001 national planning meeting meeting of the

     defining the indicators national team

     to measure the


     e) National report December, National Coordinators e) Preparing the

     published 2001 first national


2.1 Preparing a) National project December, Centre of Information Technologies Development

    project's homepage launched. 2001 of Education. and design of

    homepage the national



    Stage in life Outputs: Activities Activity to be Roles of national coordinators of By the end of this leading to this started by and teachers project stage we will have output this date

    achieved / produced and

    completed by

    this date

    3. Working a) Development of e-a) National face-February, National coordinators and teacher period learning material to-face meetings 2002 trainers (testing concept and format of the national and teams developin g)

    b) Producing pilot a) Development January-Pilot school teams

    teaching materials of new web-March 2002

     based teaching

     materials and

     pilot testing.

    c) Consultancy c) On-line January 2002 - National coordinators

     consultancy for March 2002


    d) Development of d) 4 National In-March 2002 - National coordinators and teacher

    pilot school teams service training April 2002 trainers, pilot school teams


    d) National home pages May 2002 National coordinators


    4. Evaluatioa) On-line feedback May June National coordinator is responsible a) Translation of

    n and questionnaire 2002 for implementing on-line feedback questionnaires,

    analysing On-line support and questionnaire and the needed feedback, on-

    phase consultancy to the pilot arrangements (translations etc.) line consultancy

    Preparatischools concerning the ons for on-line reporting and the evaluation. interim report b) Summarising of the June, 2002 International Project Steering b) International first year activities committee, National coordinators, NB Teacher trainers Tools meeting

    in Vilnius

    5. SummariInformation to the Analysing the June 2002 - National coordinators and teacher sing and participating schools results of the August 2002 trainers reporting on the outcomes of the feedback National external evaluator

    the first years -information gathering by national National

    outcomes coordinators of project outcomes evaluation

    and finishing national reports meetings


    national reports

    6. DevelopNational plan for the National August 2002 National coordinators and teacher ment of second year developed planning trainers national meeting

    plan for





Report this document

For any questions or suggestions please email