READ-IT at EDEN Annual Conference 2012 in Porto, Portugal
The paper entitled "Two Experiences of Digital Storytelling in Education: Read It and Rights Projects" submitted by USGM for the EDEN "European Distance and E-learning Network" 2012 Annual Conference in Porto has been accepted and will be presented through a poster session during their International Annual Conference in June 2012. The European Distance and E-Learning Network exists to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond. Please visit the EDEN website:http://www.eden-online.org/home/highlights.html
READ-IT at TeachMeet in Scotland!
Chris Leslie from Scottish Book Trust did a presentation about READ-IT project for "TeachMeet - teachers sharing ideas with teachers", which is a regular conference of teachers taking place in various locations around Scotland. This took place on March 15th at Kirkland High School in Fife. It was mostly attended by teachers in their probationary (first) year of teaching. The Prezi presentation can be accessed through this link: http://prezi.com/iw4wkmoglq9e/copy-of-scottish-book-trust-booktrailers/
READ-IT at ICVET project meeting in Rome, Italy
READ-IT project was presented during the ICVET "IT Culture in Vocational Education and Training" project meeting held in Rome on the 6th of March 2012. ICVET is a Leonardo da Vinci Partnership project and intends to create and improve the ICT competencies of the teachers/trainers in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) partners European schools, and a more efficient use of the ICT tools in the education of their students. For more information please visit the project website: http://www.icvet.eu/
READ-IT at the Book Trailer Film Festival in Brescia, Italy
On the 17th of January 2012, Annarita Briganti (Marsilio) and Francesca Vannucchi (USGM) held a seminar focused on the READ-IT project with teachers and students of the Liceo Scientifico di Stato "A. Calini" (high school) in the framework of the Booktrailer Film Festival. This competition is held annually by the "A. Calini" and is open to all students (individual or group) of high schools throughout the country: http://www.booktrailerfilmfestival.it/
READ-IT National Workshop in Istanbul, Turkey
On the 5th of January 2012 READT-IT Turkish partner RATEK held the project National Workshop in Istanbul. The purpose of this First National Workshop was to present and promote the project to prospective READT-IT training beneficiaries. More than 100 teachers ( of Turkish Literature and English) attended the meeting. 70 of them were the ones who had applied for the course. A presentation about the project including the details READ IT Course and modules was done. The Course platform was presented as well. Some samples of book trailers were displayed. The project and READ IT Course attracted much attention and most of the participants were eager to participate the course. 33 of them were selected and now 31 teachers are following the course.