Yasemin Altınsoy, Co-Founder
SEN DE YAZ / W(e)rite!
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Why did you create this innovation?
Our dream was to provide children with the specific web tool to create and write their own stories because as teachers we observe that every child has a big potential to unleash within. By our thematically designed templates we did want to offer them to flourish their creativity together with their peers, parents and friends..
How does your innovation work in practice?
The main purpose of the study is to promote children's creative writing skills. Creative writing studies can be done individually or in teams by using the themes we designed within this framework.
Our current story templates include;
23rd April Children Fest,
Space and Environment,
Ankara View themes
Students, individually or as a team, interpret the visuals on the templates and carry out creative writing activities. The templates allow different stories to be produced. You can easily use this web tool in the classroom or home environment, teacher or family guided to promote pupils 21st century skills especially creativity and collaboration.
“Sen de Yaz” also organizes tutorials for teachers on how to use the web page. Lesson plan examples are presented to teachers in these trainings. In projects carried out for children, it is possible to convert the project outputs into templates on the “Sen de Yaz” web page. Thus, it contributes to the sustainability of the projects.
How has it been spreading?
Recently we have contributed to 2 important projects namely “23 April Children Fest” and “Art Workshops with the Ankara View”. For these projects specific templates were designed for the sustainability of the projects.
We expand our network by providing teacher training webinars together with NGOs. We organize online workshops in education sector in frame of K12, an also of the universities especially with faculties of education. We also provide mentoring to teachers for their projects like etwinning and creative writing lessons etc.
By contacting the NGOs that carry out projects related to children, we ensure that “Sen de Yaz” templates are added to the project outputs and reach the target audience of the projects.
Additionally, we are active in social media for communication.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
The web tool has multilingual structure* of the creative writing tool templates, offering good practices for users. For cooperation please visit our web site www.sendeyaz.net. By using Google translator you can easily access to the the story templates and start writing your stories, which are saved to your own library and downloadable as PDF.
*English and Arabic language options provided soon.