Teacher Professional Development
Academic Year 2020-21
Teachers Dr. Spyridon Doukakis and Mr. Panagiotis Sfyris took part with a publication in the 5th Panhellenic Conference “Education in the 21st century: Development of critical thinking, creativity and innovation,” which took place online September 25 – 27, 2020. The teachers presented the findings of their research on the subject “Student art work and writing on democracy and citizenship. Didactic intervention with B Lyceum students. In addition, the two teachers coordinated the session entitled “Sociology of Education – Educational Research.” For the 5th year, Dr. Spyridon Doukakis was a member of the Conference’s Organizing Committee.
Another publication, at the 5th Panhellenic Conference “Education in the 21st century: Development of critical thinking, creativity and innovation” (September 25 – 27), teacher Ms. Sophia Lyberopoulou presented the findings of her research on the subject “Proposal for the transformation of the didactic approach to the teaching of foreign languages.”
Teachers Ms. Evita Alexopoulou, Head of the English Department, and Dr. Spyridon Doukakis, Head of the Department of Computer Science & Technology, Economics & Social Sciences, took part with a publication in the 5th South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media Conference, which took place online, September 25 – 27, 2020. The teachers presented a paper entitled “Knowledge Transformation and Distance Learning for Secondary Education Students. The Role of Educational Neuroscience.”
In addition, at the 5th South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media Conference (September 25 – 27), teachers Ms. Theodora Chira, Ms. Georgia Michalopoulou and Dr. Spyridon Doukakis participated with a paper entitled “The integration of e-tutoring programs in secondary education. Α digital transformation strategy.”
Teachers Ms. Evita Alexopoulou and Dr. Spyridon Doukakis participated in the 2nd Conference on “Brain Function Assessment in Learning” (BFAL2020), with a paper entitled “Distance Learning for Secondary Education Students. The Role of Educational Neuroscience.” The conference took place online, October 9 – 11, 2020. In addition, at the conference, Dr. Spyridon Doukakis took part as a member of a writing team, with the research paper entitled “Mathematical Problem Solving and Cognitive Enhancement.”
At GeNeDis 2020, Dr. Spyridon Doukakis participated as an invited speaker to present the contemporary challenges in the field of educational neuroscience and distance learning. His talk was entitled “Educational Neuroscience and Distance Learning.”. At the international conference “Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research (GeNeDis 2020)” October 9 – 11), Dr, Spyridon Doukakis also took part as a member of a writing team with research papers entitled “An application for exploring visual perception. A pilot neuroeducational study,” “Cognitive Enhancement through Mathematical Problem Solving” and “Debunking the learning styles neuromyth. A qualitative approach.” Dr. Spyridon Doukakis was a member of the Conference’s Scientific Committee.
At the 9th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative and Blended Learning–ICBL2020, which took place online, October 14 – 16, teachers Ms. Evita Alexopoulou and Dr. Spyridon Doukakis published a paper entitled “The Role of Educational Neuroscience in Distance Learning. Knowledge Transformation Opportunities.”
Finally, Dr. Spyridon Doukakis participated in the 12th Conference “Computer Science in Education,” which took place online, October 17 – 18, 2020, as one of the authors of the research paper entitled ‘”Using Learning Theories for the Creation of a Distance Digital Course in Mathematics for Higher Education.” The paper was selected for publication in the European Journal of Engineering Research and Science. At this year’s conference, Dr. Doukakis was once again a member of the Organizing Committee.
Academic Year 2019-20
Greek Philologue Panagiotis Polydoropoulos successfully completed the 50-hour online professional development program offered by the University of the Aegean Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning from April 6 to May 17, 2020, entitled “Introduction to Teaching Greek as a Second/Foreign Language.”
Greek Philologue Panagiotis Polydoropoulos attended a training session for Debate Judges, which took place on Friday, February 21, 6.30-9.30 p.m., at the Town Hall of the Municipality of Aigaleo, in the Town Council room, as part of the Student Rhetorical Competition “Debate and Rebut.”
Teachers Konstantinos Gakis, Angeliki Kehagia, Achinoi-Eirini Kosmadaki, Evangelia Koutsokera, Maria Lada, Sophia Lyberopoulou, Maria-Eleni Pliakostamou and Panagiotis Polydoropoulos successfully completed a 25-hour online training program, December 3-20, entitled “Online learning design” offered by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Dr. Eirini Kasapi, teacher and theologian, took part in the “Social Science” Cycle of Special Educational Events of the National Research Foundation with an address entitled “The photograph that touched us. A picture says a thousand words by historians and archeologists.” The event took place on December 10, 2019 in Athens. At this conference, she spoke on the subject: “Strigolniki. The decryption of a Russian sect through a photograph.” In her address, Ms. Kasapi analyzed the history of the birth of the first sect in Russia (14th century), the Strigolniki sect, and attempted to shed light on several dark spots of the subsequent condemnation of heretics by the Russian Church.
English Teacher Marilena Maniati successfully completed attendance at a 64-hour distance learning professional development program from October 13 to December 23, 2019, entitled “Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning” with the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Maniati also attended the 32-hour distance learning professional development program from January 5 to March 2, 2020, entitled “Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking” with Harvard University, as well as the 64-hour distance learning professional development program from February 12 to May 10, 2020, entitled “Launching Innovation in Schools” with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.