• “International ICT Seagulls” Project & now “Leading Seagulls” Project

    “International Seagulls Project” is a registered ©ICT Project which was designed and coordinated by Hayal Koksal for 12 years between the years of 2003-2015

    The aim of this project is to support the future leaders of our world under the leadership of our teachers and community leaders through problem-solving skills ornamented with quality tools and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) use effectively.

    Dr. Hayal Köksal designed “ICT Seagulls Project” for students of K-12 levels 13 years ago. Then, she developed a new project under the title of “Leading Seagulls Project” for adults who might be listed as; university students, teacher-trainees, retired teachers and all the community leaders. Both projects hug not only the gifted but also the disabled participants. Faculty administrators, business world, NGO leaders and parents are all invited from all countries to support world future generations through those projects.

    After 352 certified national and international projects, we claim that we are taking good and fruitful steps for the future world.

    We will train, guide, follow and give the needed feedback to your teams through technology.

    Our way is “İmece Circles” which is the localized and reengineered form of “Students’ Quality Circles (SQCs)” methodology. PDCA Mindset (Plan, Do, Check, Act) is used as the logical format of it. Form your team (=circle), decide on your problem area and apply.

    Our sharing mode is Web Page design and/or Blog supported by PPT Presentations both in Turkish and in English.

    Registration started on 10th October 2015 and will end on 1st March for the international teams. Projects will end on 6th June 2016.

    ICT Seagulls ” is a students’ project and will be formed under the dynamic leadership of two project teachers (one teacher should be an English teacher) along with 5-8 students and two parents. The role of teachers is only facilitating.

    Leading Seagulls” project is for adults, especially for;
    * university teams, teacher-trainees attending Faculty of Education,
    * retired teachers and for all community leaders including families, business world and NGOs.
    2-10 members might be a good start. This is a flexible model based upon negotiation.

    Through “ICT Seagulls & Leading Seagulls Projects”, participants will;

    • grasp the spirit of the team and understand the necessity of collaboration,
    • learn how to use PDCA Mindset and quality tools in advanced problem-solving skill to solve their problems,
    • use technology and the Internet effectively and creatively,
    • understand the necessity of practice rather than only knowing theory,
    • enhance awareness of environmental protection, cultural differences, importance of knowing history,
    • manage their time in the most effective way,
    • learn and apply ethical rules,
    • be aware of the importance of communication,
    • develop tolerance, respect and love for all.

    The supporting bodies of the projects are: “The Association for Innovative Collaboration (YİMEDER)”, “Boğaziçi University Peace Education and Research Center (BUPERC)”, “Tria IT Company”, “Private Schools Association”, “Science Festival Group” from Turkey; and also “The World Council for Total Quality & Excellence in Education (WCTQEE)”, “City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow, India”, “QUEST-Nepal”, “NYDT-South Africa” and “Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network”. Thank you very much to all of the supporting bodies.

    Do you want to be with us in this collaborative project? 

    Target Audience: The projects are open to all students from Kindergarten to graduate classes of Turkish and international schools in and out of Turkey including adult teams. They are also open to all gifted and challenged/disabled participation.

    STUDENT- focused “ICT Seagulls” Project;

    1. Pre-school classes
    2. Elementary School,
    3. Middle School,
    4. High school,
    5. Technical and Vocational Schools.

     ADULT-focused “LEADING Seagulls” Project;

    1. Student-teachers (Students of the Faculties of Education),
    2. All university students attending any faculty,
    3. Retired teachers,
    4. Non-governmental Organizations,
    5. Business leaders and companies,
    6. Local Governors,
    7. Parents.

    Why Such A Project?

    • This is a very successful project, lasting for 13 years. So far, through 352 national and international projects conducted in Turkey, India, USA, UK, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South Africa which means; nearly 4,000 students, teachers, parents and supporting bodies participated in the project.
    • World Council supports it, due to its aim and scope. “2002 UNESCO Peace Education” Awarded City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow, India hosts the Awards Ceremony of it every two year during the ICSQCCs. We are thankful to Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and Dr. Vineeta Kamran for that wonderful support and hospitality.
    • It upgrades the quality of educational system with its “multiple-intelligence-based, peace-oriented, innovative and creative format” by directing the students to problem-solving steps rather than memorization. Following scientific research method and ethical application, using quality tools and statistics are needed ingredients. Students indulge in the best practices of collaborative studies through İMECE (A cultural word from the Turkish villages meaning collaboration).
    • “Sensitivity “is a very important feature like empathy. We act with the slogan of great leaders Atatürk: “Peace at home, peace in the world”. We need to learn and to teach sensitivity and understanding to cultural differences.
    • Preserving the eco system is necessary for all of us and this teaching exists within the projects.
    • Loving humanity, respecting and supporting it is essential in this project. WE NEVER APPROVE NEGATIVE RIVALRY.This year only two problems will be studied:

    Project Topics:
    This year we have 3 topics:

    1. Solving problems like ATATÜRK (YOUR GREAT LEADER) and finding solutions with his glasses.
    2. Ethics.
    3. Environment.

    The participants determine the project area and topic. They follow the “PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Mindset” taking the following steps:

    1. Democratic way of determining the problem.
    2. Research (Literature Reviewing) and planning,
    3. Data collection for the implementation,
    4. Analysis of the collected data,
    5. Suggestions and conclusion to solve the problem,
    6. Sharing all the steps through technology (web page, Blog, PPT) and social media.

    It must be kept in mind that;

    • The ethics of scientific research and project studies is essential.
    • At every step, the use of technology and quality tools is necessary.
    • The process and the outcomes should be shared via social media and the Internet to inform the community

    Project Steps and the Calendar of the year 2016:

    1. Teams can register the Project only after following the following steps:
    • Project team/school becomes a Project Partner of YİMEDER only for six months through filling the Partnership Form. School/Organization leader signs it.
    • The school leader and the project leader sign registration Form of the project.
    1. Registration period of the 2016 Projects already started on October 10, 2015 and will last until the end of January 2016 for Turkish schools and on 1st of March 2016 for the international schools.
    2. After the registration, participants get three “Training PPTs” to learn more about the steps of the projects. If the participants arrange, they may invite Dr. Köksal to their schools for the training and counselling. The project methodology is “İmece Circles”. Visiting the web pages of the previous years’ projects through bilisimcimartilar.com/english is highly recommended.
    3. During the preparation of the projects, Skype conferences are used for all kinds of counseling and guidance. A continuous and regular communication is needed for a successful project management. This is also an important criterion in the evaluation! My address is “hayal.koksal1”.
    4. The web or Blog addresses of the finalized projects will be delivered to Dr. Köksal on 6 June 2016.
    5. Announcement of the results of peer- and jury-evaluation will take place until the mid-days of July.
    6. National Award Ceremony will be held in Turkey. Venue and time will be shared later. If possible, an international ceremony will also be held during the 19. ICSQCC held in Mauritius between 19-23 July 2016.

    You are invited to join those innovative projects.   We believe that we stand together!

    Dr. Hayal KÖKSAL   Project Designer & General Coordinator DG (Turkey), WCTQEE   hayal@hayalkoksal.com

  • YIMEDER ACADEMY

    is one of the supporting projects of YIMEDER. It is connected to “TEACHERS, WE ARE WITH YOU!/ÖĞRETMENİM YANINDAYIZ!”

    YIMEDER ACADEMY: is one of the supporting projects of YIMEDER. It is connected to “TEACHERS, WE ARE WITH YOU!/ÖĞRETMENİM YANINDAYIZ!” Platform taking place on Facebook. Please visit and add this link (https://www.facebook.com/Öğretmenim-Yanindayiz).

    The aim of this Academy is to support teachers through pre- and in-service training programs. Guidance of the teacher-trainees is seen as an important problem at Faculties of Education. Our experienced team members will act as mentors when needed through this program. In addition to professional teachers, we will open “Drama”, “Graphics and Arts” and “Photography” seminars for the community members as well. Supporting the challenged students and collaborating with their families will be another target group. We will try to teaching catching fish, instead of giving fish. Empowering the challenged will be one of our main mission. Especially deaf and physically disabled ones might apply to us to get the needed information.

    The following trainings and seminars will be organized in schools or at any hotel when needed. School managers and individuals should be in contact with us to learn more. Please follow our web page. You can also write to: info@yimeder.org . Thank you for your interest.

    TRAINING MODULES CONTENTS
    PRE-SERVICE Consultancy/Mentorship
    IN-SERVICE Classroom ManagementPsychology & Motivation

    Environment Seminar

    Communication skills

    Innovative Teaching, ICT

    Technology use, web page d.

    ELT

    Project Management

    Peace Education

    Empowering the Challenged

    Subject Area Training
    SCHOOL PRINCIPALS & LEADERS Total Quality in EducationStrategic Planning
    Educational Administration
    ARTS & CREATIVITY Arts, Graphic and PhilosophyDrama

    Art & Play Therapy

    Photography
    WOMEN STUDIES Entrepreneurship
      Personal Quality