About

About

The Community for Schools in Europe

eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 360,000 teachers across Europe. It supports schools from early childhood to post-primary level to find partners and work on joint projects in any curricular area, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). On the dedicated website www.etwinning.net you can create a profile, search for partners, browse ongoing and completed projects, and develop your own project ideas. Once you have found a partner and agreed a project plan, you can register your project and access a specially created ‘Twinspace’. This is a private and secure online workspace that you and your partner(s) administer; students can be invited to participate as members. eTwinning can be used in tandem with the School Education Gateway, which presents European school education policy, news, expert articles, national initiatives and best practices. It also offers collaborative spaces, online and on-site courses and resources for teachers.

School Education Gateway

 

eTwinning is funded by the European Union and administered in participating countries by a National Support Service (NSS). Léargas is the National Support Service for eTwinning in Ireland.

Benefits

  • It’s simple to register
  • Projects can be as long or short as you and your partner(s) agree
  • The eTwinning database means it’s easy to connect and build relationships with schools across Europe
  • You and your students can develop digital literacy and ICT skills in a secure environment
  • Kits and resources are available to help you run your projects
  • Teachers have access to funded eTwinning professional development workshops and seminars around Europe and online
  • Students can learn about European cultures and languages by directly linking with their peers
  • There is recognition for your projects and school through eTwinning Awards (National Quality Label, European Quality Label, Annual eTwinning Prize)
  • eTwinning is an easy first step to European engagement; after forming partnerships through eTwinning, many schools have gone on to do Erasmus+ school education projects together.

Funding

Direct funding for projects is not available. However funding is available for participating teachers to attend eTwinning professional development workshops and seminars around Europe. Check our News page regularly for details of these opportunities.

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Visit our site for details on how to nominate projects and teachers for the European Language Label 2017! #Leargas bit.ly/1mSNpxO pic.twitter.com/AQgeCCiHOs

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Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 20 years. Léargas currently has 35 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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LéargasFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 4:50am
Want to celebrate your language project or recognise an inspirational language teacher? Nominate them for the European Language Label Award 2017! Visit our site for details: http://www.leargas.ie/programmes/languages/european-language-label/about/.

Be inspired by last year's winners by watching our YouTube playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSHT1FGVyMKMyiSRVAmo9m6ZAHZVb1UeX
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Léargas shared Waterford Comhairle na nÓg's photo.Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:08am
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LéargasThursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 2:07am
Shape European education and training policies by taking this EU Survey, feeding into a review of the 2006 Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. All contributions are welcome, but we particularly encourage input from those involved in education, policy, training or youth work Colaiste Ide College of Further Education Colaiste Dhulaigh AONTAS Jessica Carson Dermot O'Brien
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LéargasWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 10:47pm
Interested in organising or being a part of an Erasmus+ #YouthExchange? Want to hear from young people and leaders who have already participated in one? Check out this inspirational blog by St Andrew's Talk About Youth project!

http://www.leargas.ie/blog/the-benefits-of-erasmus-youth-exchanges/
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LéargasWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 5:07am
Is your school planning a school-to-school Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership? Don't miss out on our KA219 Application Workshop in Dublin West Education Centre on 04 March! To register contact our team here:

http://www.leargas.ie/calendar/erasmus-ka219-app-ws-dublin-040317/