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Pilots - FAQs

Who can participate in the pilots?

Secondary and high school teachers serving in a school in one of the project countries, namely: UK, Portugal, Germany, Lithuania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece.

I live in a country other than the consortium countries. Can I participate in the pilots?

We are happy that you are interested in the MARCH project. Please contact us directly and we will try to include your school in the pilots.

What theme should my pilot have?

The main objective of the pilots is to spread good practices in science teaching under the theme of sustainable cities. However, this theme is not exclusive. If your theme is a scientific one your pilot is eligible.

How much time should I devote to the pilots?

This depends on your own timeline. Pilots need to be implemented between February and October 2016 and their time span can be from two (2) school hours to a full semester.
 

Can I join the international conference in London?

You are very welcome to join us at the 3rd MARCH International Conference in London and can find out more here. Please note that your participation will be at your own expenses, unless you are directly invited by the MARCH partners. Organisers maintain the right to financially support participants who stand out for the quality of their work and the impact they offer to the project.
 

How should I present my final results?

There is a deliverable template for teachers participating in the pilots. You can find it here (p. 34) or contact MARCH pilots national contact point.

How do I post my results online?

You send the template to your MARCH national contact point and they will take it from there.
 

Do I have to do the evaluation with the questionnaires?

We have evaluation questionnaires to measure the pilots’ success and take into consideration your opinion on the project. Replying to them will help us understand your needs better and improve. However, filling the questionnaires is not obligatory for your participation in the pilots, so you can skip them if you wish.

Where can I find more information about MARCH?

On the website and MARCH's Facebook page.

What language should I use for MARCH deliverables and pilots?

You can do the pilots in your local language. The deliverable template would preferably be submitted in English, but if this is not possible then it is ok to submit it in your local language, letting your national contact point know.

How can I participate in MARCH after the pilot ends?

You can stay tuned on our website and social media, contact us to get a copy of the publications we have made, present your work on pilots in conferences and science events and share your ideas with your national contact point.

I am working on a relevant project with the ones you are presenting in MARCH. Can I adjust it and participate in the pilots?

We want to encourage as much flexibility as possible in the pilots’ stage, to serve educators and students’ needs. If your project is inside the pilots’ timeline, aligned with the good practices and relevant with the theme, you are welcome to participate.

Can I choose to apply as a pilot a good practice tested in another country?

Yes, absolutely. Our aim is to share and spread the good practices and the ideal scenario is to inspire teachers apply something developed in a different context and measure its success. So please feel free to browse all the good practices in the toolkit and choose the one that suits you best.

How can I participate in the coaching sessions?

Contact your national contact point to find out about the sessions schedule and make a registration.

Will the coaching sessions be streamed online?

The presentations and information material will be uploaded on the website in the pilots section.

 

Lifelong Learning Programme MARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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