Faculty Activities

2018-19 Academic Year

Academic Advisor and Teacher Professional Development Advisor:
Spyridon Doukakis, [email protected]

Philologists Angeliki Kehagia and Panagiotis Polydoropoulos took part in the proceedings of the 5th European Student Conference entitled: “RIGAS VELESTINLIS, 220 years since his death. The revolutionary, pacifist and the vision of the Balkan Brotherhood. Vienna-Trieste-Belgrade,” which took place November 17-20, 2018 in Belgrade with the approval of the Ministry of Education and in collaboration with National Commission for UNESCO, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, the Hellenic Foundation for Italian Culture, the Hellenic Foundation for Serbian culture and the Greek Embassy in Belgrade. At the conference, the poster entitled “Rigas and Human Rights” was presented. The announcement will be included in the conference minutes (in publication).

Mathematics teachers Ms. Vasiliki Ablianiti and Ms. Olga Palanta attended the teacher education workshop which took place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the 2nd Experimental Gymnasium of Athens on the subject: “Teaching Mathematics in the Modern Age.” At the workshop, they attended talks regarding the training of Mathematics teachers in the use of Information Technologies and Communications in Education and they had the opportunity to update their knowledge of contemporary challenges in the field of mathematics education. Finally, they took part in activities which had to do with mathematics and STEM.

2017-18 Academic Year

Mr. Angelis Triantafyllou, Physics teacher, completed his Graduate Diploma entitled “New Forms of Education and Learning” at the University of the Aegean. Mr. Triantafyllou submitted and supported his thesis on the subject: “A comparative analysis between Greece and other EU countries about Educational Policies for Lifelong Learning.”

During the 2017-2018 school year, Mr. Triantafyllou also attended and successfully completed the Postgraduate Program “Learning Difficulties & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).” The Postgraduate Program, which lasted 8 months, was organized by the Adolescent Health Unit of the B Pediatric Clinic of Athens University at “P. & A. Kyriakos” Children’s Hospital, the Greek Society of Adolescent Medicine, the Hellenic Society for the Study of ADHD and the Institute of Public Health of the American College of Greece. In addition, Mr. Triantafyllou attended the proceedings of a conference entitled “Special Education and Technology of Information and Communications: Development of Cognitive and Social-Emotional Skills in Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN),” which took place on September 30, 2017 at the National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos.”

Ms. Angeliki Kehagia and Ms. Georgia Giannakopoulou, Greek Language teachers, prepared a poster “Expressions of the Demon in the homonymous novel by G. Theotokas” as part of the International Student Conference “The Constantinopolitan George Theotokas.” Following judgement, the poster was presented during the Conference, which took place March 14018, 2018 under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the Zografeio Lyceum of Constantinople. The announcement will be included in the conference minutes (in publication).

Ms. Stamatia Mavrikou, Theology teacher, completed her Postgraduate Specialization Diploma entitled “Education Leadership” at the European Cyprus University. Ms Mavrikou submitted her dissertation entitled “Tasks and contribution of middle management in the administration of Secondary Education: The Case of Pierce – The American College of Greece.”

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, there was an intensive in-school training seminar on the subject of 3D Printing. Over 20 Pierce educators took part in the seminar, which was organized in order to reinforce their skills and to include in their teaching practice the two 3D Printers that Pierce – The American College of Greece has purchased  and which are available to teachers and students. The seminar took place according to its initial plan and the teachers, through experiential approaches that took place during the training, determined ways to use and include the 3D printers in Science classes as well as STEM and STEAM activities.

Dr. Spyridon Doukakis, Mathematics and Computer Science teacher, took part in the proceedings of  MoodleMoot Greece 2017, which took place December 1-2, 2017 in Athens and was organized by TEI Athens, the Hellenic Open University, TEI of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, the Panhellenic School Network and the Open Technologies Alliance GFOSS.  At the conference, he served as chair of the 1st session on the subject: “The role of Moodle in facilitating In-Service Teacher Professional Development.”

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, as part of the 22nd SciFY Academy on the subject: “eLearning: Tools & Methodology,” Dr. Spyridon Doukakis, Mathematics and Computer Science teacher, presented his work entitled: “The Integration of e-tutoring programs in Greek and international education. The case of the Pierce e-tutoring online program,” on the invitation of of the organizers.

Dr. Spyridon Doukakis, Mathematics and Computer Science teacher, took part in the proceedings of the International Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering workshop, which took place November 6-10, 2017 on Kerkyra and was organized by the Institute For Medical Physics in collaboration with Ionian University. At the conference, Dr. Doukakis took part in a collaboration on the paper “Trends and Research in Neurocognitive Enhancement.”

Educator Iakovos Delatolas-Saveris, English Language teacher, by invitation of the organizers, took part as a speaker in the international conference ‘6th ELT Malta Conference, English for 21st Century Skills’ with a presentation entitled: ‘Exploiting YouTube Videos in EFL to Foster Critical Thinking and Collaboration.’ The conference took place October 12-14, 2017 at the Grand Excelsior Hotel in Valletta and was organized by the Education Ministry of Malta in collaboration with IATEFL Learning Τechnologies SIG.

Educator Iakovos Delatolas-Saveris, English Language teacher, by invitation of the organizers, took part as a speaker in the international conference ‘Innovations in ELT For Children and Teenagers’ with a presentation entitled: ‘Twenty pieces of helpful advice reflecting 20 years of teaching Young Learners.’ The conference took place October 21-22, 2017 at Deree -The American College of Greece and was organized by TESOL Greece in collaboration with IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers SIG.

Pierce Faculty Activities – Academic Year 2016-17

Pierce Faculty Activities – Academic Year 2015-16