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Open Classroom Conference: Digiskills Final Event
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece


Transforming Schools into Innovative Learning Organisations

Registration is still open!

imageThis conference is the final event of the Digiskills project. The conference is organised in collaboration with the Open Discovery Space and Greenet projects under the umbrella of the EDEN Open Classroom Conferenceseries. The conference organisers, Ellinogermaniki Agogi and EDEN - European Distance and E-Learning Network invite you to be part of this experience and celebrate innovative teachers and their practices.


This conference offers free training opportunities, best teaching practices, theory and practice for educators. The language of the Event is English.

There are still free places!

The delegates will have access to all conference facilities, the printed  Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Reception, all lunches and refreshments during the 3 days of the conference. The registration is open until 15 September.
Registered delegates' hotel arrangement and conference venue transfer is supported by Nikaia Travel & Tourism Agency. Please, use this form to obtain assistance in your hotel arrangement.

Be Inspired by the Excellent Keynote Speakers

The conference will be addressed by:

  • Dr. Sotirios Glavas, President of the Greek Institute of Educational Policy, Greece
  • Prof. Antonio Teixeira, EDEN President, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
  • Prof. Demetrios G Sampson, Senior and Golden Core Member IEEE, Professor of Digital Systems in Learning and Education, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Dr. Nelly Arvaniti, School counsellor for Physical Education in Eastern Attica, Greece
  • Rosa Doran, NUCLIO / GHOU / Portuguese Astronomical Society, Portugal
  • Prof. Dr Franz Bogner, Head of Department, Didactics of Biology, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Prof. John Garofalakis, Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus", Greece

Innovative Programme and Training Activities

The programme starts already on Friday afternoon. After the registration, participants are invited to get inspired for the event by the first keynote speakers' session followed by a Welcome Reception. On Saturday, innovative teachers will present their work to the conference audience about a wide variety of subject from physics through safe internet use to supporting green careers. The programme also includes Scholarly Contributions, giving the floor to academics and professionals to present their research and validated practices- Throughout the conference, participants can choose and participate in various open schooling and teacher training events:

Green Ideas 2015 - Facilitating communities in green education training Designing for Learning and Inclusion: Universal Design for Learning in action training
The "Big Ideas of Science" as means to promote multidisciplinary science activities training Social Media for Teaching and Learning training
Using Open Badge packs to support teaching across the curriculum training ProsocialLearn: introduction to prosociality & prosocial learning games training
Fighting against bullying and discrimination; awareness techniques & planning of an effective strategy training How to apply for an Erasmus+ KA1 Grant training

The Synergy Strand aims to facilitate the sharing of project deliverables, research findings and experiences, offering the participants an open platform to develop new or extended collaboration ideas and plans, to create highly beneficial partnerships by engaging the conference audience in interactive working group activities.

The detailed programme of the event will be available during this week here.

The Fun Part: Social Events

Visit to the Acropolis Museum
We are organising a visit to Acropolis Museum on 20 September, Sunday evening, before the Conference Dinner. The tour includes the transfer (by charter bus) at 17:00hrs from Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Conference venue) and 2 hours guided tour to the Acropolis Museum by a professional licensed guide. Please register in case you are interested to participate (cost: 35 EUR/person).

Conference Dinner
The social dinner will take place on Sunday 20 September at 20:30 after the tour to Acropolis museum at a traditional tavern in the Plaka area, in walking distance from Acropolis. Buses will take participants back to their hotels after dinner. Please register here in case you are interested to participate (cost: 35 EUR/person).

Conference website:
Main contact:
Venue:         Ellinogermaniki Agogi S.A.
Platanou 3, Pallini 153 51, Greece

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