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The CrowdSchool project has completed its activities with the organization of five multiplier events

In total, about 200 people attended the conferences, aiming to present the outputs of the project and share its experience with teachers and educators interested in exploiting these results.

The first event took place at Joinville-le-Pont (France) on 23rd June 2023, co-organised by the three French-speaking partners: Polangis school, Association Dédale and Michael Culture Association. In the first part, Corinne Szteinsznaider (MCA) and Inés Martorell (Dédale) provided a general introduction to the CrowdSchool project partners, objectives, training model, implementation phases and results, and the participants had the opportunity to discover the platform and how it works on the class's digital board. In the second part, Carole Bethus (Polangis) presented the platform, its functions and the different campaigns implemented in the French and Spanish schools, concluding the event with a reminder of the skills and knowledge developed by the students through the project.

The Spanish multiplier event in Barcelona was organised in two phases. The first one was addressed to professionals from the Barcelona heritage sector and education professionals, while the second was dedicated to the school families of children who have benefited from CrowdSchool. After a general presentation of the project by Cécile Brazilier (Moderato) and Corinne Szteinsznaider, the first meeting launched a rich exchange of points of view on the use of new technologies in education, and in particular on the dissemination of heritage. It was clear to both educational teams and specialists that putting students in situations and creating an "experience" is a highly effective way of contributing to learning. In the second day, the students themselves welcomed the parents in the school's multipurpose room, presenting what they had achieved over the last two years.

In Italy, the event was organised in Bologna on 5 June 2023, in the historical premises of IsArt – Liceo Artistico F. Arcangeli. After the welcome address and presentation of the agenda by Maria Grazia Diana, director of IsArt, the general objectives, the outputs and results of the CrowdSchool project were presented by Maddalena Nicoletti and Pier Giacomo Sola, representatives of STePS and MCA. Following this general introduction, the teachers more directly involved in the project, namely Anna Rita Ferroni and Francesca Napoli, described the activities carried out within IsArt, explaining the work done and the achievements. After having underlined the benefits that the project has done to the students, they gave the floor to a number of students who have been involved in the different phases, who presented the annotation and the creative work implemented by the classes.

Multiplier Events in Poland were organized by ZSDGiL Jarosław (south of Poland) and ICIMSS Toruń (north of Poland). The first event took place in Jarosław on 22nd November 2022, after the end of the first annotation campaign and just before starting the second one. Renata Tomaka-Pasternak, Elżbieta Gruca-Drążek and Marzena Martynowicz addressed the educational institutions in Jarosław, in order to inform them of the opportunities offered by the CrowdSchool project and engaged them in the further activities. In the second stage, four events were organized by ICIMSS in Torun, under the coordination of Maria Sliwinska, Anna Klugowska and Piotr Kozurno, involving researchers from the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, and the staff of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Teacher Training Centre, which organizes numerous meetings and trainings for teachers from the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. Also Dorota Andrzejewska, a teacher of the Centre, contributed to the animation of the session. The Europeana portal was also presented, as well as the thesauri work done in Poland for the CrowdSchool project and its role in obtaining adequate information from portals.

Finally, the Greek multiplier event was a hybrid meeting that took place online on 19th July 2023, as well as physically at the NTUA’s Artificial Intelligence and Learning Systems Laboratory in Athens, under the guidance of Vassilis Tzouvaras, NTUA , Spyros Bekiaris, NTUA and Eirini Kaldeli, Datoptron. The participants were able to explore good practices of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage and the use of digital technologies in the context of education. The first part included a very interesting set of presentations, covering topics like crowdsourcing and citizen science and how these concepts can find immediate use in the Cultural Heritage sector and how they can be beneficial in all the education stages, starting from the primary and secondary education up to higher degrees of education. In the second part of the event, a second set of presentations followed, covering more specialized topics, like the semantic web & technologies, as well as the role of semantics in common European data spaces.


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