From the 22nd to the 26th of August 2016 the teachers and youth workers from Fundatia Crestina Diakonia Filiala Sfantu Gheorghe, GAIA and Sukromna Zakladna Skola, who would later implement Head in the Clouds directly with the children and youth were invited to Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania. There they were trained by members of the Technical University of Kosice, the Technical University of Vienna, Verein Offenes Lernen, SCIO and GAIA.
First they were made familiar with the project, the educational approach, their roles and the partners. Then throughout the week they learned about the educational boxes in detail by completing tasks themselves, tried filming for the documentary and received instructions for it’s production, were explained the process of evaluation, and were explained the process of documentation through the handin-application.
Furthermore, the team took the chance to ask feedback from the teachers and youth workers. Some open questions, like the future channels of communication, were agreed upon together.
On the second day some tasks were tried with the children the Fundatia Crestina Diakonia Filiala Sfantu Gheorghe works with, and on the 25th local stakeholders (school directors, politicians, media, teachers, parents etc.) were invited for a presentation of Head in the Clouds, which included a chance for them to try some of the tasks the children would experience.
Another training took place in april 2018, to share the educational approach that Head in the Clouds developed with further educators. The program was as follows:
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
Hopes, fears and contributions;
|Evaluation methods and hand-in application||Trial experience – trying tasks with children||Public Event (including hands-on sessions)||Changes in the boxes 2 – 4|
|Presentation of the program and project;
|Role of the teacher/ youth worker||Evaluating the experience||Public Event
(including hands-on sessions)
|Sustainability: Lessons learned from the project for our educational styles and organisational work|
|SOLE and our adaptations||Sharing experiences from the work in Slovakia||Sharing experiences from the work in Romania||Evaluation outcomes
|The work continued: how will we all continue implementing and spreading the project’s results and methodologies?|
|Structure, tasksheets and handouts of boxes||Sharing experiences from the work in Kosovo||Free afternoon||Changes in the boxes 1 – 3||Final evaluation; Certificates|