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The University of Thessaly (EADP), the non-profit educational non-profit association Eduact – Action for Education, the Municipality of Trikkaion (Department of Education) and PEKES Thessaly, invite teachers of Primary and Secondary Education to the Scientific Workshop on “Educational Robotics, Research and Innovation Actions with Primary and Secondary School Children in Modern Greek School”. The event will take place on Monday 25 October 2021 at 18:00-21:00 at the Tsitsanis Museum in Trikala.

The aim of the event is to inform teachers and teachers of Primary and Secondary education (all specialties) on issues related to the introduction of Educational Robotics and Design thinking practices in the daily life of schools.

In addition, in view of the organization of the Regional Competition of Thessaly next February in Volos, under the responsibility of the University of Thessaly in collaboration with Eduact, this year’s educational robotics, research and innovation competition FIRST® LEGO® League: CARGOTM CONNECT will be presented to the participating teachers. FLL has already been running for 23 years in more than 110 countries, involves children aged 9 to 16 years old and is aimed at strengthening not strictly technological but also cross-cutting skills.

Extensive information will also be provided on the “Robotics & STEAM FLL” programme, whose pilot implementation and training of more than 140 teachers in public schools has been successfully completed and whose general implementation in the framework of the Skills Workshops of every school in the country has now been approved. Finally, during the main part of the event, teachers will have the opportunity to learn about the programme and get familiar with the robotics kits and kits in an open, hands-on workshop with the help of experienced trainers.


17.30-18.00 Arrival – Registration
18:00-18:05 Short greeting (Mr. Michalis Lappas, President of Tsitsanis Museum, Representative of the Municipality of Trikkaion)
18:05-18:10 Short intervention (Dr. Vasilis Kotoulas, Organizing Secretary of the P.E.K.E.S. Thessaly, P.E.E.S. PE70)
18:10-18:20 Short interventions by representatives of the Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Trikala
18:20-18:35 “Educational Robotics as an interdisciplinary framework for the development of horizontal skills” (Dr. Spyros Kourias, Contract Lecturer, Pedagogical Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaloniki)
18.35-18.50 “Educational Robotics, Curriculum and Skills Workshops: new data, emerging challenges and concerns” (Dr. Alexandros Kapaniaris, Coordinator of the Educational Project of Informatics PE86, PEKES Thessaly)
18:50-19:00 Educational/research activities of the Centre for International Cooperation Education of the WT (Mr. Charalambos Samantzis, Head of European European Programmes of the University of Thessaloniki).
19:00-19:10 The FLL Robotics, Research and Innovation Competition: presentation of the FLL Thessaly event (Mr. Vassilis Tanis, Eduact).
19:10-20:45 Experiential FLL Workshop for teachers: Presentation of FLL,
FLL skills programme and educational equipment. (Mr. Dimitris Siskos, O3/Eduact)
21:00 Closing of the event

Participants will be awarded with the relevant certificate of attendance and souvenirs.

Attendance is limited and will be guaranteed only after an expression of interest in the relevant online form:

Organized by the University of Thessaly. Under the auspices of the Municipality of Trikkaion (Department of
(Department of Education) and PEKES Thessaly. With the support of Eduact