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.


Developing key competences through project based learning

25-27 March 2019 – The Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, Belgium 

Course description
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 course, the participants will learn how to embed competence-based approaches in everyday teaching practice, what are the components of good Project-based learning (PBL), and which tools and strategies can help teachers in this endeavour. The participants will also discover the importance of student-driven activities, entrepreneurial mind-set, and other skills needed for better PBL such as social and emotional learning.

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects
Working language: English
Apply by 01 March 2019 using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form


 

eTwinning and Erasmus+ EPV Summer Course for Teachers

01 – 05 July, Wexford Education Centre

Registration is now open for our DES approved course Connecting Schools across Europe. The CPD course will introduce teachers to the eTwinning programme, guiding them as they begin to explore, communicate, and collaborate on the online platform. The course will highlight the potential for growth and professional development under eTwinning, and also introduce the benefits of Erasmus+. Teachers will be given practical tips and guidelines that will enrich their teaching and enable them to forge new and lasting connections with like-minded educators at home and abroad.

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects
Working language: English
For more information: email Caoimhe  and you can apply here

 


Interactive technologies for the future classroom

08 – 10 April, The Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, Belgium

The participants will learn in this course tools and methodologies to increase and enhance the level of interaction in the classroom. The pedagogically – oriented course addresses topics like student collaboration, freeware for brainstorming and mapping of students’ pre-knowledge, interactive whiteboards and using different widgets with them, creating interactive exercises and Bring Your Own Device.

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects
Working language: English
Apply by 08 March 2019 using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form


eTwinning Thematic Conference

09 – 11 May, Dublin

Léargas is delighted to host the eTwinning Thematic Conference in 2019. The conference will be held from 09 – 11 May for eTwinning Schools Label holders from across the eTwinning community in Europe and Irish teachers who are interested in applying for the label. The venue for the conference is the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
The main goals of this Conference are:

  • To provide an opportunity for eTwinning Schools to share and exchange practices on how they are ‘acting’ as eTwinning Schools. This would be beneficial also for the ‘new’ eTwinning Schools
  • To offer professional development for eTwinning schools’ staff so that they can better play their role.
  • To establish and possibly strengthen the eTwinning Schools network
  • To gather ideas and feedback on the implementation of the eTwinning School concept.

If you are an Irish holder of the eTwinning School label or if you would like to apply for the label you can apply to attend the conference by contacting us here


eTwinning Webinar Recordings


Previous Opportunities:

Developing an eSafe Classroom  | Belgium | 22 – 23 November 2018

 Active Learning in my School and Classroom  | Belgium | 01- 02 December 2018

 First Steps in eTwinning – Bilateral seminar with the UK | Belfast, UK | 15-17 November 2018

 Flipped Classroom | Brussels, UK | 10-11 November 2018 

How eTwinning and Erasmus+ can contribute to the International development of Schools in Europe | Belfast, UK | 15-17 November 2018

Collaborative Learning in English | Estonia | 27 – 29 2018

eTwinning Annual Conference eTwinning and Our Heritage: Where the past meets the Future | Poland |  25 – 27  October

Schools Connected across Europe – eTwinning and Erasmus+ CPD Course for Primary School Teachers | Dublin |  20 – 21 August 2018

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