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.

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.

CPD Course for Primary School Teachers 

Schools Connected across Europe – eTwinning and Erasmus+

20 – 24 August, Dublin
Léargas Training Rooms, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Léargas is delighted to run a course approved by the Department of Education this summer. The aim of the course is to enhance teachers’ understanding of the benefits of European cooperation work and the richness it can bring to their school and pupils. The course aims to introduce teachers to the ICT tool eTwinning that can be used in their classroom for short or long term projects with their students and European counterparts and also possibilities in Erasmus+ for schools.

Course fee: €90
Free of charge for DEIS school teachers

For further details please contact Liliana O’Reilly, eTwinning coordinator, at loreilly@leargas.ie.
Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DEScourse

Collaborative Learning in eTwinning

27 – 29 September, Tallinn, Estonia

A bilateral seminar for eTwinning beginners from Estonia and Ireland.  Participants will be supported to create and register new collaborative eTwinning projects.

For further details please contact Liliana O’Reilly, eTwinning coordinator, at loreilly@leargas.ie.

Apply by 05 September using the eTwinning and Meetings and Training application form 

 

First Steps in eTwinning – Bilateral Seminar with the UK

15 – 17 November 2018, Belfast, UK

A bilateral seminar for eTwinning beginners from the UK and Ireland. Participants will be supported to create and register new collaborative eTwinning projects.

Target audience: Secondary teachers of pupils aged 11-16

Working language: English

Apply by 24 September using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form.

 

eTwinning Annual Conference

eTwinning and Our Heritage: Where the past meets the Future

25 – 27 October, Poland

The annual conference is the highlight event of the year in eTwinning. The focus of this year’s conference is cultural heritage. The aim of the conference is to enable teachers to have a better understanding of eTwinning and to discuss with their colleagues from other countries on how eTwinning could become more embedded in their national system.

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects

Working language: English

Priority will be given to the teachers who have never attended an annual eTwinning conference.

Apply by 03 August 2018 using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form.

 

Developing an eSafe Classroom

19 – 20 November

The Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, Belgium

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects

Working language: English

The Future Classroom Lab (FCL) is an inspirational learning environment in Brussels, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. The course will also focus on what the increased use of ICT means for eSafety in the classroom. The participants will explore answers to this question and will learn how to manage issues such as copyright, privacy, personal safety and verification of sites, and how to get students to engage with these issues and their own personal safety proactively. On Tuesday 20 November, the participants will join the Safer Internet Forum, an annual multi-stakeholder gathering on latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety.

Apply by 15 October 2018 using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form

 

Flipped Classroom

10 -11 November 

Brussels, Belgium

Target audience: primary and post primary teachers of all subjects

Working language: English

The Future Classroom Lab (FCL) is an inspirational learning environment in Brussels, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms.

In this workshop the teachers will explore “flipped classroom”, an emerging form of teaching and learning: students learn new content through material gathered or prepared by the teacher like video lectures, usually at home. What used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with teachers offering more personalised guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. The participants will get an introduction on how to plan flipped lessons, how to create activities and content, and what kind of ICT tools to use.

Apply by 08 October 2018 using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form.

 

Active Learning in my School and Classroom

1-2 December 2018

The Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, Belgium

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects

Working language: English

The Future Classroom is a space for active learning. It integrates the optimal use of the learning space, technology and pedagogy to build 21st century skills for the learners. In this two-day workshop we will explore how the Future Classroom learning zones together with a Future Classroom pedagogy and technologies affect students. All the participants will learn about the concepts of Future Classroom and active learning, and in addition, the participants can join one of the two strands according to their interest.

Strand 1 for the participants interested in the whole-school approach and who consider designing or adapting learning spaces at school (e.g. school leaders and coordinators):

  • The design of a Future Classroom and in-between-spaces
  • Developing partnerships and networks
  • Distributed leadership and students as digital leaders
  • Developing CPD for teachers/colleagues in your school

Strand 2 for the participants who want to adapt the principles of active learning into their teaching practice:

  • Pedagogies and technologies for the Future Classroom including examples of learning activities
  • The design of learning activities to promote active learning
  • Preparing a learning snack for the peers

 

 

Apply by 29 October 2018 using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form.

eTwinning Webinar Recordings


Previous Opportunities:

eTwinning School | Italy | 14 – 16 May 

ICT Collaboration and eSafety in the Primary School Classroom  | Dublin |  19 – 21 April 

Building the Future of Europe through Cultural Heritage | Greece | 19 – 21 April 2018

How to plan your first eTwinning project | France | 23 – 25 March 2018

TIE – Tackle Inclusion with eTwinning | Dublin | 01 – 03 February 2018 

Collaborative Teaching and Learning with ICT Tools / Brussels | 29 – 30 January 2018

Building 21st Century Skills through Active Learning | 02 – 03 December 2017

Digital Citizenship for the Future Classroom: Developing an eSafe Classroom | Future Classroom Lab | 09-10 November 2017

eTwinning Annual Conference | Malta | 2017 26 – 28 October 2017,

Make Learning Accessible: Special Education Needs in my Classroom | 23 – 24 September 2017

Seminar on Literacy | Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK | 25 – 27 May 2017

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