Workshop leaders

  • Meet the workshop leaders!

    Anastasiya Boiko

    Dr Anastasiya Boiko (Scientist: Astrophysics and Mathematics / Project Coordination and Content Production) is a Project Officer at the European Schoolnet’s Science Education Department. She acts as Deputy Project Manager of the STEM Alliance.  Additionally, she coordinates the organisation of STEM Alliance webinars focused on skills and careers of the future. In the Next-Lab project, she coordinates and supports a team of 20 Go-Lab ambassadors – who are leading teachers in promoting Inquiry-Based Science Education in their countries. She is also involved in the DIS-CODE project that suggests an innovative method to teach digital skills, mathematics and basics of coding to students at drop-out risk. For all these tasks, Anastasiya uses her extensive knowledge and expertise to promote STEM education in Europe. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics in 2007 and with a Master’s degree in Radio Physics and Electronics with the specialization in Radio Astronomy in 2008 from Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. She has more than 5 years of research experience in radio astronomy and engineering. Before joining European Schoolnet she worked at KU Leuven, at Department of Mathematics, where she obtained PhD in Sciences in September 2014.

    Anna Krzyzanowska

    Anna Krzyżanowska is a pre-school teacher and therapist in 48th kindergarten with special and integration Units in Zabrze, Poland. Consultant in the area of Early Education in Regional Centrefor Teachers` Development in Rybnik, Poland. In her professional work with children she uses the Learning by Doing Approach, Project Based Learning and education through Cultural and Natural heritage. Linked with eTwinning from 2006. Coordinator of various interdisciplinary projects within the topic of Nature, Language, Culture and Science, frequently receiving the title of good practice example or being awarded both on national and European level. Thanks to Erasmus+ partnership „Through democracy to literacy” she discovered the idea of democracy in a classroom – working nowadays on the area of real participation of children in their learning process. eTwinning ambassador in Poland, and ICT trainer. Absolute follower of eTwinning until retirement for every teacher in the world.

    Anne Gilleran

    Anne Gilleran is one of European Schoolnet’s Senior Advisers. She has many years’ experience in education as a guidance counsellor, teacher, school principal and teacher trainer. She has extensive experience in Information Communication Technology in Education both at in practice and research, and is currently the Pedagogical Manager for eTwinning www.etwinning.net  . Anne also works with the AmgenTeach  initiative  overseeing the Distance Learning Activities www.amgenteach.eu  Formerly Anne has been project coordinator of the European School Leaders Network (ESLN); coordinator of European Schoolnet’s Virtual School and the European Network of Innovative Schools (ENIS) networks. In relation to these positions Anne has been brought into direct contact with the teachers, head teachers and policymakers in education throughout Europe. Anne has also carried out or been involved in a number of educational research and development programmes concerned with emerging issues in education in Europe, coordinated by European Schoolnet. She has represented the European School Heads Association (ESHA) on an expert’s panel for the European Commission in the area of ICT in Education. She has two Master Degrees from Trinity College Dublin, an MLitt in education and an MSc in Technology in Learning as well as a number of specialist qualifications in Computer Science and Education.

    Beata Lenartowicz

    Beata Lenartowicz  is a teacher at Primary School in Bielsk Podlaski, Poland.  She has been involved in eTwinning since 2005.  For many years she was an abmassador of eTwinning. She has successfully coordinated many eTwinning and Erasmus+ projects. In 2015 the project called 'Art connets us' was announced the best eTwinning project in Europe.

    Borbala (Bori) Pocze

    Borbala (Bori) Pocze (Sociology and Social Policy / Project Coordination) works as a junior project officer in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). Bori is helping with the coordination of EUN’s activities in BLOOM, Europeana DSI-3 and its next phase, DSI-4, as well as the creation of a number of MOOCs for the European Schoolnet Academy. She coordinates the STEM IS Everywhere! MOOC, which is funded by Scientix. Furthermore, Bori edits the Scientix blog. Bori has a MSc in Social Problems and Social Policy, University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a BA in Sociology (Equal Opportunity Policies Specialization) from Corvinus University of Budapest. She has experience in teaching, education consultancy, HR and administration.

     

    Christos Bousoulas

    Christos Bousoulas, Portal Coordinator of eTwinning, joined the team last autumn, bringing his experience in the field of Communications both in the European public administration and not for profit/NGO sectors.  Prior to joining EUN,  he did a Shuman internship at the European Parliament contributing to general communication activities. Within his work in eTwinning, he is responsible for producing the monthly editorial of etwinning.net as well as coordinating the production of infoclips, infosheets, and interviews. He also coordinates the web developments at the eTwinning platform. From an academic point of view, Christos has a B.A degree in Social Sciences and Religion from the University of Athens, and a double M.A degree in European Politics and Culture from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and the Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland) and he is fluent in three European languages.

    Damien Lonergan

    Damien Lonergan is a French, German and Computer Science secondary school teacher in Ireland. I am an eTwinning Ambassador and I work part-time on a part time basis as a modern foreign languages associate for an organisation that supports curriculum reform in Ireland.

    Davor Japuncic

    Davor Japunčić is an eTwinning pupil ambassador from Croatia who participated in many eTwinning projects. His work was evaluated as the best on in the competition on eTwinning and inclusion organised in 2017. He promotes eTwinning as a network for collaboration and intercultural understanding in his school, region and at the national level. He is a 3rd grade student of the Trading and Commercial School Davor Milas from Osijek, Croatia.

    Frederic Bayersburg

    Frederic Bayersburg has been working for the Austrian National Agency since 2010. In 2016 he changed from the Vocational Education team to the School Education team within the NA, now working in the field of eTwinning and Erasmus+ KA2 projects.

    Gábor Sonkoly

    Gábor Sonkoly (CSc, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1998; Ph.D. EHESS, Paris, 2000; Dr. habil. ELTE, Budapest, 2008; Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2017) is a Professor of History and Dean at the Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. He is the author of Les villes en Transylvanie moderne, 1715-1857 (2011) and Historical Urban Landscape (2017). He published three monographs in Hungarian, edited four volumes and wrote more than seventy articles and book chapters on urban history, urban heritage and critical history of cultural heritage. He presented at more than hundred international colloquia and was a guest professor in eleven countries of five continents. He is the scientific coordinator of TEMA+ Erasmus Mundus European Master’s Course entitled European Territories: Heritage and Development. He is Member of the Panel for European Heritage Label. He is the Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms (2011).

    Gijs van Gaans

    Drs. G. M. Gijs van Gaans is working at the teacher training institute of Fontys University of Applied Sciences. He is working for both history and social sciences. He studied history and religious studies at Radboud University. His work is most focussed on historical thinking and reasoning - in particular change and continuity. Fontys University is one of the strategic partners of EUROCLIO in the development of Historiana. 

    Guido Gerrichhauzen

    Guido Gerrichhauzen works as a museum educator at the House of European History in Brussels. In his current role, Guido is mainly responsible for the family programming of the Learning Department.

    Guido completed a master Museology at the Reinwardt Academy Amsterdam and did a master German-Dutch Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität in Münster before he started working as a museum educator for the National Liberation Museum in 2009. In 2012 he joined the Anne Frank House. Guido worked on various (online) educational projects such as the development of a serious game, blended learning programs and different whiteboard lessons that addressed the topics of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination from the past and present.

    He sees digital education as a good opportunity to introduce issues as prejudice and discrimination as people can learn, express and practice in a safe moderated environment.

    Grainne Walsh

    Gráinne Walsh is an experienced teacher trainer from Ireland who in 2007 was seconded for six years to the agency of The Department of Education working on the integration of ICT into education and the professional development of teachers.  She worked in both the creation and delivery of face-to-face and elearning courses, for primary, post primary and ICT co-ordinating teachers and in Internet Safety with Webwise.ie creating teaching and learning resources for primary and post primary students and schools.  Gráinne has worked on a series of varied projects with European Schoolnet including eTwinning Professional Development Courses and currently is working as a freelance education technologist devising and creating teaching and learning resources which integrate the use of ICT in easy and practical ways for primary and post primary students and teachers.

    Joe Dale

    Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the UK coalition government and advised on the Linguanet Worldwide project for The Language Company. He created ICT activities for the new Institut Français, ALL and Network for Languages Primary French Project Niveau Bleu, Blanc and Rouge courses and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too. Joe is currently supporting the Erasmus Plus project Conflict to Cooperation with 5 European countries. He was recently described in a Guardian article as an 'MFL guru' and 'the man behind the #mfltwitterati.

    Johan Mårtelius

    Johan Mårtelius is architect and art historian, since 1993 professor of architectural history at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He was for three years the director of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul and has been an active board member of CHwB since its establishment in 1995. 

    Kati Nurmi

    Dr. Kati Nurmi received her PhD in Irish Studies and History from the University of Liverpool in 2015. Her thesis is a transnational and multidisciplinary study of Irish and Finnish linguistic nationalism and the role of national education in the language shifts. She now works as a project manager for Heritage Hubs project at the Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland. She has extensive work experience as a history researcher and in the field of education and education outreach. She is one of the founders of the Finnish School in Liverpool and has worked as a teacher both at primary/secondary school and university level, and in special education, in Finland and the UK.

    Kristine Sevik

    Kristine is a Senior Advisers at the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. They are engaged in teaching students programming and computational thinking skills and how to be creative users of technology.

    Laimute Vidauskiene

    Laimute Vidauskiene is a teacher of English in Lithuania. She has become an eTwinning teacher since 2005 and together with her students and colleagues developed successful eTwinning projects. She has joined the eTwinning ambassadors‘ group of Lithuania in 2008. During this time she has planned and led a lot of different learning activities (seminars, workshops, webinars, online events, consultations on eTwinning Live) for the beginners and advanced eTwinning teachers, the experienced eTwinning ambassadors too. She also has experience in running of international workshops. The ambassador was a moderator of the workshop “How to run Online Training Seminars“ in European Conference of eTwinning ambassadors “A network for sustainable innovation“ (2013, Catania, Italy) and participated in eTwinning European contact seminar “Integration of gamification into curriculum” (2016, Vilnius, Lithuania). The arranged workshop‘s topic was „Possibilities of TwinSpace“.

    Liene Dreimane

    Liene Dreimane is experienced teacher from Teach for All network. She works as politics and history teacher in Olaine secondary school and became an eTwinning Ambassador this year. Liene has experiences of leading national and international trainings for eTwinners and her project has won National prize in Latvia.

    Luis Concalves

    Teacher of Citizenship, Portuguese, French and Religion at Miranda do Corvo (centre of Portugal), with a Master Degree in School’s Administration and Training Management from the University of Coimbra. He holds a degree in Religious Sciences from the Portuguese Catholic University of Porto, where he teaches “Didactics of Religion in Primary Education”.

    He is an eTwinner since the beginning of this community and, since 2013 he has designed, implemented and coordinated several projects in the area of Citizenship (eTwinning and Erasmus+). He is also a teachers’ trainer and Projects’ Evaluator. He was a member of the working group responsible for drafting the National Strategy for Citizenship Education, nominated by the Portuguese Government.

    Lysiane André

    Retired teacher from a French vocational school,I taught English and French for more than forty years. I have been a volunteer for more than twenty years in a NGO called Terre des Hommes (TDH). I am currently president of TDHFrance and president of the International Federation of Terre des Hommes. The film I am going to show was produced by Terre des Hommes Suisse. It has been shown in many Swiss schools with a huge success. It is about the story of pupils saving  energy in their school and consequently saving money to help pupils in several  poor communities in Peru to improve their surroundings at school , using insulation, solar energy and even producing vegetables to improve their diet and the community's. The film comes with a lot of educational tools and teachers will be able to go back home with them. The film is in French, English, German and Spanish.  This program might interest language teachers, but also science teachers and any teacher concerned with solidarity and ecological conciousness. It is suitable for primary pupils and 1st year of secondary school.

    Mania Mubaslat

    Mania Mubaslat is a senior educational specialist with 19 years of diverse experience in spearheading a multitude of educational projects with core competence in capacity building, curricula development and e-learning programs, in addition to having hands on experience in the field through working as an English teacher. Mania participated in many local and international educational conferences. Mania’s academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Curricula Development and Methods of Teaching English.

    Marie Stracenska

    Marie Stracenska is focused on consulting and coaching in the area of management and leadership soft skills, especially the development of communication and presentation skills and performance. She is an expert in media communication, text, PR, and marketing. She has started working in the Slovak Radio, she has gone through TV stations TA3, STV and Markiza in various positions - from the editor and the presenter, to the news release. At present, she works as political marketing. For more than 20 years she also works as specialist on eperiential learning – developing and leading different kinds of activities, games and programs.

    Marvic Refalo

    Graduating as a teacher on 1995, specialising in Maths and Primary Education, Marvic Refalo continued her studies with a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching ICT in Secondary Schools and more recently in a Masters in the Management of Education for Sustainable Development in Schools specialising in the Intercultural and Environmental Management of Schools.  In 2007, she started working with Nature Trust FEE Malta on the FEE programmes, mainly Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment and Learning about Forests, giving support to schools in participating in these programmes and providing training for educators at all levels. The vision of the Foundation for Environmental Education is to empower people everywhere to live sustainably and in an environmentally conscious manner. With members in 73 countries around the world, its programmes represent the absolute cutting edge in Education for Sustainable Development and Environmental Education.

    Matthies Andersen

    Dr. Matthies Andresen has diplomas in composition, orchestra conducting, music history and theory. He has a state diploma for music & German language and teaches at the Lessing-Gymnasium Lampertheim as well as at the conservatory of music in Mannheim. He is an experienced workshop leader for both creative music and creative writing for the Hessen Ministry of Education and Culture at the „Büro kulturelle Bildung“.

    Milena Popova

    Milena Popova is the Head of the Re-user services team at Europeana which aims to increase re-use of digital cultural content in education. Milena is responsible for the development of partnerships with educational networks, publishers, policy makers and national Ministries of Education, to promote the educational value of Europeana and inspire learners across the works to use Europeana resources for digital learning. She also oversees the development of Europeana Education community, open for all those who believe that Europe's digital cultural heritage can enrich educational experience, and who want to work with Europeana to make this happen.

    Dr Nandia Tomasidou

    Dr Nandia Tomasidou holds a BA in Education Sciences (Primary Education), as well as an MA and a PhD in Drama and Theatre Education. She is a lecturer in Drama and Theatre Education for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Universities in Cyprus. She has worked as a primary school teacher, as a TV presenter on shows of educational nature, as well as a drama practitioner establishing her own Youth Theatre. She is also the curriculum designer for the Cypriot Fairy Tale Museum and other museums in Cyprus. She has designed, organized and conducted educational programmes addressed to primary school teachers and students. The programmes have been approved and promoted by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. She is currently in the process of publishing a book based on her doctoral thesis titled ‘The contribution of drama and the arts to student well-being’.

    Patrizia Orazi

    Patrizia Orazi is an eTwinning Ambassador for her region, Emilia Romagna, Italy, and teacher of English in a business higher secondary school where she is also member of the Digital Team and referring teacher for study mobility abroad: since 2005 she has been proposing eTwinning projects to her students, some of which have also been awarded the National and European Quality Label and the National award. In her school she carries out workshops on innovation in the teaching of foreign languages. She is a curious person and constantly looking for ideas and approaches to make the lessons a source of interest and motivation for the students.

    Pier Giorgio Oliveti

    Born in Reggio Emilia(Italy) on 16 September 1960.  Professional journalist specializing in tourism and environmental fields, working in numerous magazines and newspapers from the field, is the author of tourist guides and technical publications. He works as a consultant for tourism planning and management of local development projects, tourism marketing, promotion projects, communication and image, European projects. Specialist areas: environment, mountains, transportation, "green" tourism, gastronomy, sustainable development, "Slow Food - Cittaslow", social inclusion.  Since 2004 he is Secretary General of Cittaslow, International Association "city of the easy living”. 

    Ronan O'Sullivan

    Ronan O'Sullivan is a mathematics, Physical Education and History secondary school teacher (12-18yrs) in Ireland. I am an eTwinning Ambassador. I have been involved in Comenius, KA1 and KA2 projects. My classes are currently involved in many eTwinning projects with many countries. I also work as a Project Mathematics Associate with the Department of Education in Ireland. I have a broad range of interests including Athletics and yoga.

    Sabine Storme 

    Born in Brussels on 15 juni 1960. I’m the mother of 3 beautiful girls.  Undergrad in Biology and a Masters in Sciences and Management of the environment. I’m an ambassador and the person in charge of the educational projects for the Cittaslow International, the network of cities where living is good. I’m the President of the Convivium Slow Food « The flavors of Silly » where we organize events connected to the quality of local food.

    Sabrina Vorbau

    Sabrina Vorbau is Project Officer at European Schoolnet and has been a member of its Digital Citizenship Team since 2014. She works for a variety of online safety projects such as Better Internet for Kids, Web We Want, the eSafety Label and SELMA. She is in charge of managing the Web We Want and eSafety Label projects. Within Better Internet for Kids, she is acting as Assessment Officer, taking care of project evaluation, quality assurance and joint research approaches. Moreover, Sabrina is also coordinating the eSafety taskforce group of eTwinning. Originally, from Germany, Sabrina holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Economic Sciences: Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Antwerp. Prior to joining EUN, she worked at the European Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna.

    Vesna Babaja

    Vesna Babaja has joined the Austrian eTwinning team in 2017 after working for the Croatian Nationla Agency for several years on Euraxess, a platform to bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses.

     

     

    Vibeke Guttormsgaard

    Vibeke is a Senior Advisers at the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. They are engaged in teaching students programming and computational thinking skills and how to be creative users of technology.

    Vincenzo Ruta

    Vincenzo Ruta is a primary school teacher since 1995. In 2016 he became eTwinning Ambassador for his region, Piedmont, in Italy. Since 2014 he has been proposing eTwinning projects to his pupils and some of these projects have been awarded both National and European Quality label. In his primary school he teaches Italian, English, French and History. He's a Digital Team member of the educational institution where he works. Since 2014 he is author of school books for Pearson publishing company and trainer teacher in order to new didactic technologies, especially for children with dyslexia and learning problems. He's always open to collaborate about educational issues, he likes to share his enthusiasm and discover new learning ways in collaboration with other teachers.