Match mentors and mentees
2022-09-24, 12:30–12:45 (Europe/Athens), Αίθουσα Εκδηλώσεων ΕΜΠ

The project LOOP - Scaffolding in Teacher Development: Mentoring and Mentors in Induction Programs, (Erasmus+ KA2 European Project, 2020-1-PT01-KA201-078764) by the partners in Portugal, Greece, Italy and German (Casa do Professor, coordinator (Portugal); National Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece); CESIE (Italy); IPSSEOA Pietro Piazza (Italy); 1º Peiramatiko Gymnasio Athinas (Greece); ASDPESO // Colégio João Paulo II (Portugal; Gymnasiale Oberstufe des Schulzentrums Carl von Ossietzky (German)) set as global objectives
i) To increase European citizenship and the development of the teaching profession, using shared experiences among the participating countries;
ii) To promote online community learning networks and innovative pedagogical practices among teachers, school leaders and other stakeholders;
iii) To influence teacher training policy in order to strengthen international and intergenerational cooperation;
iv) To contribute to the valorisation of the teaching career by offering successive conditions of support, feedback and guidance;
v) To increase the access and success rate of different mentoring programs.
with the main to outline vision on induction programs and in particular on mentoring in schools, with a specific focus on their regional variations in order to
• Characterizing the mentoring programs and their regional variations
• Knowing the role and opinion of school leaders and other stakeholders associated with mentoring activities
• Knowing and portraying the role of mentors
• Knowing the impact and needs of organizations
• Create a mentoring online network
• Developing a strategy to support mentoring programs
• Building bridges between the different performers

LOOP Scaffolding in Teacher Development: Mentoring and Mentors in Induction Programs provides real access to Mentor Training Programs, mentoring for teachers and their effective implementation in consortium countries.
LOOP Toolkit for Mentoring – It is a set of tools for leaders, mentors and teachers at different stages of their careers, available in the learning community and based on an online and interactive training platform, of which the LOOP Coalitions is a part of, and which also integrates the mentoring and Match the Mentor Tool; this product also enables users to access a personalised ecosystem of national and European resources to develop their skills according to need and/or interest, carrying out a learning pathway supported by a community and the general objectives are:
i) Strengthening the relationships between stakeholders and peer learning and peer mentoring activities
ii) Allowing work on the allocation of adequate or constructed resources
iii) Ensuring resources that meet the needs of school leaders, mentors and teachers
iv) Underpinning the development of mentoring programs (training, implementation and impact assessment)
v) Supporting training programs for mentors and teachers
The LOOP Toolkit for Mentoring has a high transferability because i) it is part of a diagnosis carried out in different European contexts, including teacher training needs at different career stages and ages (TALIS, 2018), ii) it stems from the identification and mapping of existing Mentoring and Induction programs in Europe iii) it is designed in the languages of the countries involved and in English, iv) it is allocated to a digital platform, v) it integrates a broad program of dissemination of the project and intellectual outputs.
LOOP Provider for Better Outcomes – the community of mentors, formed in LOOP Coalitions is responsible for the European Training Benchmark, which results from the co-design of the mentoring program for mentors at an early stage and for teachers in early career and mobility at a second stage; this benchmark will be developed by the community established among mentors with the support of Match the Mentor.

See also: Introduction Match Memtors & Mentees

Υποψήφια Διδάκτωρ του Παιδαγωγικού Τμήματος Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών (ΕΚΠΑ)
Κάτοχος δύο Μεταπτυχιακών Τίτλων Σπουδών :1) (M.Sc) Eιδίκευσης με τίτλο «Μαθηματικά της Αγοράς και της Παραγωγής» 2) (M.Ed) Ειδίκευσης με τίτλο « Διδακτική και Μεθοδολογία των Μαθηματικών».

Επιστημονικό Έργο
-Δημοσιεύσεις επιστημονικών άρθρων και εργασιών μαθηματικού και εκπαιδευτικού περιεχομένου σε εθνικό, ευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο και διεθνές επίπεδο.
-Σχεδιασμός και εκπόνηση διδακτικού και εκπαιδευτικού υλικού (εκπαιδευτικών σχεδίων καινοτόμων διδακτικών προσεγγίσεων δημοσιευμένα κατόπιν αξιολόγησης του περιεχομένου σε εθνικό και ευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο, παραγωγή εκπαιδευτικού υλικού ως μέλος επιστημονικών ομάδων εργασίας χρηματοδοτούμενων έργων).

Διδακτική και Επιμορφωτική εμπειρία
-Παρακολούθηση προγραμμάτων επαγγελματικής ανάπτυξης (Ευρωπαϊκά προγράμματα κατάρτισης και κινητικότητας προσωπικού Erasmus+ KA1, επιμορφωτικά σεμινάρια σε εθνικό και ευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο, μαζικά ανοικτά διαδικτυακά μαθήματα -Massive Open Online Courses, MOOC, Εθνικά & Ευρωπαϊκά Εκπαιδευτικά συνέδρια)
-Επιμορφωτικό έργο (επιμορφώτρια επιμορφωτικών εκπαιδευτικών σεμιναρίων επαγγελματικής κατάρτισης σε τοπικό και ευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο δια ζώσης και εξ αποστάσεως, εισηγήσεις σε επιμορφωτικά εργαστήρια εκπαιδευτικών στα πλαίσια συνεδρίων, πολλαπλασίαστρια στα Εργαστήρια Δεξιοτήτων (ΙΕΠ)
-Μέλος Επιστημονικής Επιτροπής συνεδρίων & Καινοτόμων Εκπαιδευτικών Δράσεων- Κριτής Εργασιών Επιστημονικών Περιοδικών
-Επικουρικό έργο στην υποστήριξη και επίβλεψη προγραμμάτων πρακτικής άσκησης φοιτητών του τμήματος Μαθηματικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Μαθηματικών (Σ.Ε.Μ.Φ.Ε)
-Συμμετοχή σε Ευρωπαϊκά Εκπαιδευτικά Έργα. (Πρέσβειρα της Ευρωπαϊκής Κοινότητας Επιστημών Scientix. (Επιμορφώτρια και Μέντορας πολλών Ευρωπαϊκών προγραμμάτων (Inspiring Science Education , Open discovery Space για τη σχολική καινοτομία στην εκπαίδευση των θετικών επιστημών , Go–Lab project , Developing and Evaluating Skills for Creativity and Innovation (DESCI) )

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Dr. Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, female, is Associate Professor in "Contemporary Learning Theories and Science Education", Vice President of the B.O.D. of the Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus" and Researcher in Lab of Environmental Education and Educational Technology Lab. She teaches Science Education, Educational Technology and Modern Theories of Learning in different departments of NKUA such as EDS, department of Geology, Biology, etc. The past 10 years her work has focused a) on the teaching of STEM concepts b) on the educational design and assessment of digital media and accompanying pedagogical scenarios c) on implementing research in real classroom settings considering different factors () on supporting teachers and students during the implementation of innovative educational activities in the context of SWAF, RRI, Skills 21+ and e) on teaching teacher educators. She is member of the committee of Science Curriculum Reform in Greece, chairman of the Scientific Supervisory Board of 1st Experimental High School of Athens and president at three-member committees to evaluate science teachers. She has been involved in projects funded by E.U. (LOOP Erasmus+ 2020-23, CREATIONS H2020-SEAC-2014-1 CSA, DESCI Erasmus +, PLAY4GUIDANCE-Erasmus +, FP7-Metafora, Erasmus Intensive Programme (Innovative practices for teaching science), FP6-e-comode, EDU-ELEARN-Recoil, ROSE (Relevance of Science Education), IST-School of Tomorrow- MODELLINGSPACE), etc. and she has coordinated two projects of training science teachers and development of science curriculum funded by the Greek ministry of Education and participated in several national and European networking projects. She is also the coordinator of the research team of the Faculty in a) Platform 21+ Lab’ (2020) project of the Institute of Educational Policy (IEP) ( Launched in the spring of 2020, this project of the Greek Ministry of Education aims to inform the Greek K-12 curriculum with the skills and literacies needed for students to keep up with the 21st century job market (OECD2018), b) Children's University (2020). The Children's University Pilot Action (2020) is organized by the Attica Regional Development Fund. Finally, she was Scientific expert for the Preparation of Educational Informational Material & Education Studies Program in the national project "Development and Prevention Network Operation Centre and Control of School Violence and Bullying" (Greek Ministry of Education, 10183/07-11-2014).

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Efstathia Pantazopoulou has been working as a teacher in Private Education since 2009, while
alongside her teaching duties she continues her academic career. Since 2019, she is a PhD
Candidate in the Department of Educational Studies, School of Philosophy, National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her main academic and research interests focus on students’
cognitive development, Special Education, STEAM and ICT in Education. Since 2009 specializes
in Special Education and mainly in writing and reading system for blind people (Braille System).
She is also a native Greek speaker and is fluent in English and French.
She has created educational and training material for both General and Special Education and
she has implemented various seminars and workshops. She is member of research teams in
many national and European Research Programs and she has presented scientific articles in
scientific conferences and research scientific journals -both international and national- on
Pedagogical Sciences, Teaching and Innovative Educational Practices.
Her philosophy is that each child is unique, therefore they learn and thrive at their own pace,
while the role of the teacher is to inspire students who are inquisitive and agile.

Georgakopoulou Eleni is a Ph.D. Candidate and Researcher in the Department of Education Studies, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens ( Her research project/thesis is “Semiotic Systems and Students’ Cognitive Development”/ The conceptualization and symbolism of students' cognitive skills through multiple semiotic systems”. This research project is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) through the Operational Programme «Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning» in the context of the project “Strengthening Human Resources Research Potential via Doctorate Research” (MIS-5000432), implemented by the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ). She has completed her MA in Theory, Practice and Evaluation of Educator’s Work: Educational Design and Teaching, offered by the Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Philology (Studies in Classical Philology). Her scientific and research interests focus on students’ cognitive development, the importance of cognitive semiotics and the role of semiotic systems in the learning process. She is a member of research teams in many national and European Research Programs (Creations, Student Parliamentary Science, Learning Science through Theater, “Loop”: Scaffolding in Teachers Development: Mentoring and Mentors in Induction Programs. Funding body: European Union, Erasmus+, Children's University, the Action "Skills Workshops" with the topic: New Developments in Learning Theories: From Inquiry to Creativity, Embodied Learning and Social-Emotional Learning PLATFORM 21+: TRAINING LABORATORIES etc.). She has presented scientific articles in scientific conferences and research scientific journals- both international and national- on Educational Sciences, Teaching and Educational Practices, and she has created and written training and educational material for formal research calls.

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Web of Science Researcher ID: AAH-5588-2019