The 1st meeting of the project took place at FPCE-UP. It was aimed to launch the M2S project and discuss the plan for the 1st year.
Irune Ibarra from the Universidad
del País Vasco gave a seminar
at FPCE-UP about handwriting
in Spanish and Basque.
The M2S team met for the 2nd time at FPCE-UP to discuss the project, in particular, the next steps to start implementing Study 1.
Fifty-five participants attended the Winter School "Intervention Research in Education", which gathered 12 trainers from educational research.
The 3rd meeting of the project joined all national and international members along with two consultants from Texas A&M University.
Twenty colleagues participated in the workshop on assessing executive functions, to be trained for the first wave of data collection for Study 1.
Together with AE Gaia Nascente, M2S organized a short course on "Writing development: From preschool to Grade 1".
A 30-hour course on "Effective Practices in the Teaching of Writing" has just started, in collaboration with the City Hall of Póvoa do Varzim.
Teresa Limpo gave a seminar about "The Role of Planning in Writing" at the University of Trás os Montes e Alto Douro.
In this meeting we discussed the first study and started the initial brainstorming on the characteristics of the mindfulness app.
We concluded data collection of the first study of the M2S project and started disseminating overall results to the participating schools.
Irune Ibarra visited us again with a set of powerful strategies to assess and promote handwriting in young students.
Our fifth meeting started with a workshop on mindfulness provided by Sofia Magalhães and ended with an overview of its current status.
Marisa Filipe participated in the III Ciclo Formativo de Psicologia do Município de Lousada with a one-day workshop on executive functions.
Teresa Limpo participated in the IV Jornadas Pedagógicas do AE de Gondomar 1 with a workshop on writing strategies for primary grades.
Our sixth meeting was a very practical one! We a full morning to start developing the character for the mindfulness app.
Sofia Magalhães delivered a three hour "short duration action" on mindfulness for teachers in collaboration with AE de Cristelo
Another edition of the workshop on assessing executive functions was implemented and counted with the presence of several psychologists.