ENRICHED SUPPORT EDUCATION PROGRAM PROJECT FOR DISADVANTAGED GIFTED CHILDREN
Dean Prof. Dr. Hamide Ertepınar as the Scientific Advisor Istanbul Aydın University Faculty of Education, Project Technical Coordinator was Children's University Principal was Assist. Prof. Ayşin KAPLAN SAYI; Istanbul Aydın University, with its project supported by Istanbul Development Agency, has received a project support for our children, who have been identified as being at the same time special socio-economic level and at the same time twice disadvantaged. Accordingly, the Faculty of Education and the Child Education Application and Research Center has established a curriculum model that integrates thinking skills in different courses in accordance with their needs in order to provide psychological, social and cognitive development of specially gifted children.
The project aims to screen 3000 children at the second, third, fourth and fifth grade level in the districts of Esenler, Bayrampaşa, Güngören and Küçükçekmece and to receive enrichment education of 300 special talented students. Students who will be subjected to enrichment education consisting of Thinking Skills, Fun Science, Astronomy, English, Graphic - Web Design and Music courses for 8 weeks will also interview with individuals who are experts in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Personal development with "Talent Meetings". Besides, the education of the students and the families of the selected students constitute the other bases of the project.
Families will be educated in the characteristics, parental attitudes, discipline and boundaries, effective communication, perfectionism and asynchronization in and of gifted children. When we look at the studies of gifted children so far in our country, these studies are generally progressing as different subjects to the horizontal enrichment curriculum or adding different courses to the school program. However, gifted children need a "vertical enrichment" to be developed with the integration of thinking skills on the basis of curricula which will increase their thinking capacities, enable them to do mental processes and support their creativity. With this project, an idea will be given to the public about how vertical enrichment is done in different courses and an example will be presented.
IMPROVING E-LEARNING TRAINING COMPETENCIES OF ADULT EDUCATION TEACHERS
"Improving E-Learning Training Competencies Of Adult Education Teachers'' is a project which is run within Erasmus-K1. It aims to develop the skills of 20 adults with distant learning. Project was prepared by AKETH, Istanbul Aydın University, IGovernorship, Istanbul Technical University, Global Eğitim, Culture and Communication Association. Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşin Kaplan had been working as a researcher on behalf of Istanbul Aydın University. In this context, 20 adults conducted six workshops on "Distance Education"in their countries before the project and all the presentations presented in the workshops were published on www.uzyep.org
At the end of the workshops, adults were certified by "AKETH" after having been trained AKETH, an adult education center in Trikala, Greece, between the dates of November 5-13, 2016. At the end of the training, the participants learned the application of "Moodle", an LMS, and introduced and taught the "Moodle" system within the scope of the dissemination activity to the teachers and students in the relevant environment.
MY SCHOOL UNDERSTANDS ME AND SUPPORTS MY EDUCATION WITH SUPPORT EDUCATION ROOMS
The project was written by Assistant Director Dr. Ayşin Kaplan Sayı in 2016; Supported by Istanbul Development Agency. The project covers the opening of a total of 12 Support Training Rooms for Special Talented Children in Istanbul Aydın University, Kucukcekmece, Gungoren, Esenler, Bayrampasa and Kadikoy districts. According to this, the project covers the preparation of 12 support training rooms within the scope of the project activities, 3,000 regular students and their parents having been subjected to the "Our Differences, Our Wealth" seminar. The project is in the fifth month; the work still continues.