Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Beginner to advanced level members of the eTwinning network can participate in Professional Development Workshops (PDWs), eTwinning Seminars, and the Annual eTwinning Conference. PDWs bring together participants from different European countries who want to learn more about eTwinning, and develop their skills in European collaboration using ICT. Thematic seminars are held in different European countries and allow participants to network and share experiences.

Funding to support teachers’ attendance at workshops, seminars and conferences is available. See subsistence rates here.

To apply for a place at any of the events, complete the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form, submit it online, and we’ll contact you in due course. Please email etwinning@leargas.ie if you have any queries.


Professional Development Workshops

Creative and Cultural Education – An Inclusive Approach | 04-06 May | Munich, Germany | Apply by 31 March | Agenda

Cultural Education can nurture and develop the skills and behaviours students need to navigate a complex world: the ability to question, make connections, communicate, problem-solve, collaborate and innovate. It contributes to the emotional and social development of children and young people and to their integration into the community. It is therefore the basic condition of social participation and can make a direct contribution to resolving the social and cultural challenges we are facing in Europe today.

This workshop aims to impart the power of creativity and encourage a more dynamic approach to teaching and learning. It will also looks at the opportunities it offers for inclusion.

Apply by 31 March 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

Seminar on Literacy | 25-27 May | Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK | Apply by 21 April

This multilateral workshop on literacy is suitable for primary (5-11) teachers of any subject area. Join teachers from 16 countries to learn more about eTwinning and how eTwinning projects can support all aspects of literacy in the primary curriculum.  The key aim is to meet new partners, share good practice and  start an eTwinning project.

Apply by 21 April 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

Future Classroom Lab Courses 2017

The Future Classroom Lab (FCL) is an inspirational learning environment in Brussels, Belgium, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. The FCL regularly hosts training workshops and strategic seminars to develop visions for the schools of the future and strategies on how to realise these.

Make learning accessible: Special Educational Needs in my classroom | 1-2 June 2017 | Apply by 31 March

In the 2013 TALIS study teachers stated that supporting students with special needs was one of their greatest needs. ICT can benefit all students, but for those with disabilities it enables them to access learning, gives them greater autonomy and unlocks potential for those with communication difficulties. This workshop provides an introduction to designing lessons and activities for children with social and/or emotional behavioural difficulties.

Apply by 31 March 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

Collaborative schools development | 5-6 October 2017 | Apply by 01 June

Many schools struggle with developing a whole-school approach to embedding the use of technology in teaching and learning. This workshop is designed for aspiring schools leaders and advanced teachers to:

  • explore strategies for whole school development and improvement using technology
  • understand the main issues for mainstreaming best practice
  • identify a specific development focus at classroom level and school level
  • implement change with peer support.

Participants will be introduced to the ‘Framework for Mainstreaming Change’ and a series of ten investigations that can be used by teachers in their own schools. There will be a strong focus on mainstreaming the use of ICT to support whole school development. The workshop includes two follow-up online seminars (webinars) to track and share the progress of participating schools.

Apply by 01 June 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

Digital citizenship for the future classroom | November 2017 | Apply by 30 September

Developing digital citizenship is important for schools and educators. This course aims to support the development of a wide range of digital skills in young people, so they will have the skills required by the labour market and an increasingly digitised society.  It also focuses on what the increased use of ICT means for eSafety in the classroom. Participants will explore this question and learn how to manage issues including copyright, privacy, personal safety and verification of sites, and how to encourage students to engage proactively with their own eSafety.

The course is split into two components. Priority is given to full-course participants, but if places are available it is possible to attend only one component.

  • 3 days: Digital Skills
  • 2 days: Developing an eSafe classroom

Apply by 30 September 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

eTwinning Annual Conference 2017

26-28 October 2017 | Malta | Apply by 01 September

Are you a teacher new to eTwinning?  Would you like to learn more and perhaps find a partner school?  The eTwinning Annual Conference is a great way to meet like-minded teachers from all over Europe.

Apply by 01 September 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

Previous Opportunities:

Collaborative teaching and learning with ICT tools | Future Classroom Lab | 11-12 March 2017 

Developing Digital Skills in your classroom | 3-4 December 2016

Co-operation between eTwinning and Erasmus+ | eTwinning Multilateral Seminar |  17-19 November | Dublin 2016

eTwinning Annual Conference 2016 (Digital Citizenship) | 27-29 October 2016 | Athens, Greece | Conference Programme

Making learning accessible: Special Educational Needs in my classroom | Future Classroom Lab | 16-17 June 2016 | Brussels, Belgium | Agenda

eTwinning Seminar on teaching migrant children | PDW | Agenda | 21-24 May 2016 | Bonn, Germany

Collaborative Learning in eTwinning | Learning event | 15-26 May 2016

ENABLE: combating bullying, empowering young people | Online seminar | 12 May 2016

Math for every student | Learning event | 1-13 May 2016

The networked teacher | Learning event |18-29 April 2016

Increasing the quality of eTwinning projects | Learning Event | 25 April-7 May 2016

Learning Space: postcards from a journey in possibility | Learning event |14 April 2016

eSafety and Digital Skills | Learning event | 7 April 2016

Digital Competences in the Classroom | Learning event | 7 April 2016 | 

Developing an eSafe classroom | Workshop information and agenda | 22-23 February 2016 | Brussels, Belgium