About

About

The Community for Schools in Europe

eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 500,000 teachers across Europe. It supports primary and post primary schools 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.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

 

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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🔎 Interested in STEM education? 🔥 Take the chance to join interactive sessions together with European Ministries of Education at the #STEM_Label_HLE20! 🗓️ 25 & 26 June 🗒️ Agenda bit.ly/STEM-School-La… Register ➡️ forms.gle/5tep5aUt2etzZY… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Today is World Environment Day. Can you make your local environment more attractive by designing a garden, an activity from the #STEMsaBhaile webinar ‘STEM & the Garden? pdst.ie/sites/default/… Missed the webinar? Catch up now at pdst.ie/STEM-Webinars #DistanceLearning #PDST Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Teachers, put your projects forward for a National Quality Label? 👥Does your #eTwinning project have common goals & a shared plan? 👥Have you organised collaborative activities? 👥Have you taken eSafety into consideration? bit.ly/3eN4EvW

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Loved this! Well done on an informative awareness campaign. Great research and presentation and a lovely way to finish your @Leargas_etwinn project. twitter.com/13Climate/stat… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

How to foster collaboration between #teachers and industry? @stemalliance_eu, @scientix_eu & @EPCAnetwork experts will discuss it during a special webinar on 9 June 17:00 CEST! Register now, places are limited: bit.ly/stem-forward-w… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

In 2019 a record number of Irish teachers were awarded National and European Quality Labels. scoilnet.ie/scoilnet/news/… @Leargas_etwinn @eTwinningEurope @PDST_TechinEd Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

St. Michael’s Boys’ School were awarded National Quality Label for their project Using Literature as a Gateway to History. scoilnet.ie/scoilnet/news/… @Leargas_etwinn @eTwinningEurope Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our Lady of Fatima Special School were awarded National Quality Label for their project Our World of Well-Being: Eat, Sleep, Play, Dance and Sing scoilnet.ie/fileadmin/user… @JCTL1LPs_L2LPs @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

It is always an excellent achievement to finish an eTwinning project, but to complete one during containment is truly impressive! Well done to all the students and staff invovled 👏 twitter.com/kheustudies/st…

The seventh question we asked was ‘How often do you eat meat?’ We can see from these results that a lot of students eat meat very frequently and a very small number of people are Vegetarian or Vegan. #ClimateAction #Europe @kheustudies @Leargas_etwinn #SDG #Carbon #meat #Vegan Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Now is the time to consider what the future holds for our sector — and what we can do to shape that future. Join our first Virtual Summit event this Wednesday at 09:30 and be part of the change. Free for members and non-members. All welcome. Register: ow.ly/qG4z50zPkVQ Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A list of resources from @Insafenetwork for teachers and parents: twitter.com/eu_schoolnet/s…

@kheustudies Delighted to hear that @kheustudies! Such a great project idea, best of luck in the final week and keep us posted on the outcomes!😃

Our @Leargas_etwinn project is really gathering momentum in its final week as the transnational teams gather their work for the final, collaborative blog on the #SDGs. Well done Marco and the #SDG3 team! twitter.com/PR_etwinning/s… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

eTwinning ambassador @mrssparklyteach showcases the many benefits of eTwinning for teachers & students in this episode of CESI Staffroom. Projects ✅ Online CPD ✅ Student benefits ✅ Professional growth ✅ @cesitweets @hassandabbagh @Leargas #edchatie youtube.com/watch?v=OdKAIT…

FREE CPD,An eTwinning project between you and some other European schools would be an excellent way to reflect on how we handled Covid-19 in schools CESI Staffroom ep9 with @mrssparklyteach talking about eTwinn... youtu.be/OdKAITHPxnc via @YouTube #etwinning #edchatie #edchat Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Sustainable Leadership in Challenging Times introductory webinar, where we will hear from practitioners on the challenges of leadership during the current crisis. #sustainableleadership bit.ly/2LRuyT2 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Have you checked out the @FisFilm 'Make a Film at Home' Blog Series? All the tips and advice young filmmakers need to get creative at home can be found here: fisfilmproject.ie/blog/. Ideal activities to engage in during @RTEjr Home School Hub's Film Week this week! @Education_Ire Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The first question we asked was ‘Have you heard of the Sustainable Development Goals?’ As you can see, just under 73% of people had heard of the #SDGs. It's so important that we educate people on these Goals. #ClimateAction #Europe @kheustudies @Leargas_etwinn #GlobalGoals #SDG Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

For those of you who couldn't make any of our Webinar Wednesdays that happened so far, you can always check them out on our website: leargas.ie/blog/webinar-w…. @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @Susiek80Suzanne Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

.@Leargas_etwinn Please retweet 🙂Calling all #MFL teachers in Ireland to take part in an academic research survey on eTandem learning: bit.ly/3cIimzG . Takes less than 5 mins, thanks! #MFLie, #Frenchteachers, #Germanteachers, #MFLchat, #mfltwitterati, #Spanishteachers Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Has your eTwinning project changed because of lockdown? Check out our newest blog post by eTwinning teacher @cmrock123 to hear how she, her partner school & her students have adapted their environmental project 'Four Ways to Change'🦾🌿 leargas.ie/blog/etwinning…

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#Teachers looking for education resources, can access a range of free material exploring #onlinesafety topics such as cyberbullying, #imagesharing, and privacy by visiting the Webwise Teachers Hub. Resources are available for both primary, and #postprimary, levels. #Edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Good to see #Schoolovision being recognised at the highest level in Ireland after their fabulous win last week! Mayflower are so proud to be part of this wonderful project! @eTwinningEurope @eTwinningUK @Leargas_etwinn #cultureconnectsus twitter.com/LeoVaradkar/st… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Teachers can play a vital role in empowering young people to develop their understanding & attitudes when it comes to climate education but can classrooms prepare students for living & dealing with #climatechange? Let us know your thoughts: schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/viewpoi… #edgateway

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Do you miss attending #STEM events? Say no more! Join our #STEMonlineDays, a unique series of online STEM events such as webinars, online conferences or interactive sessions with experts, open for everyone interested in #science education bit.ly/STEMonlineDays Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Tá tús curtha ag @GlornanGael le Biongó Beo! Beidh sé ar siúl gach oíche Chéadaoin ar Zoom ag 19:00. Tá sé saor in aisce agus tá duaiseanna iontacha le baint. Glac páirt agus cláraigh leo anois! #BiongóBeo Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Check out this beautiful resource from Water Safety Ireland. Packed full of lesson plans, lesson books, puzzles and games. It is suitable for every class level. Enjoy 🏄🏻‍♂️🏊🏻‍♀️🤽🏼‍♂️🚣‍♀️🏖 teachpaws.ie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

1/2 NEED YOUR HELP: With the support of a number of groups including @NascIreland I'm working on putting together an updated video resource whereby non-English speakers living in Ireland can be informed accurately on #Covid19 via WhatsApp and online messages in their language.... Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our @PDST_leadership team leader, Bernard McHale will be a member of the panel for tomorrow's joint @pdstie and @TeachingCouncil webinar: 'Leading for all, Learning for all: Supporting school leaders'. Don't forget to register. *Webinars are recorded and can be viewed after. twitter.com/PDSTie/status/… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Fighting Words (@FightingWordsIE) is an inspiring inner city project that uses creative writing and storytelling to promote young people's resilience and creativity. Their annual supplement of new writing by children is in the Irish Times today: irishtimes.com/culture/books/… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Check out these upcoming webinars at Sign up: eventbrite.ie/e/webinar-wedn… Webinar Three: Engaging Young People in Policy Reform and Community Change Date: 13 May 2020 Time:10:30-11:30 am (Please log on at 10:15am) @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @glendamckeown @DpDonal Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our live STEM webinar series 'STEM sa Bhaile' begins May 20th and continues each week from 11am! Themes to support teachers with #distancelearning include; STEM & the Garden STEM & the Kitchen STEM & Play STEM & Sport Register at: tinyurl.com/STEMsaBhaile #stemsabhaile #edshareie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

During the current #Covid19 restrictions, #Zoom has seen an huge rise in popularity. In our Explainer Guide, find out more about the video conferencing platform, including why it is so popular, information on privacy and security, as well as advice for #parents. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn @Leargas @CarmelLeargas Looking forward to giving my input on how eTwinning has become a great part of teaching and learning in my school. Always a positive, interesting and enjoyable learning experience for staff and students. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Looking forward to giving my input on how eTwinning has become a great part of teaching and learning in my school. Always a positive, interesting and enjoyable learning experience for staff and students. twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Geared up for our webinar '𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻' this morning with @glendamckeown and Miceal Moley 🦾☕️ #eTwinning #erasmusplus @Leargas @CarmelLeargas

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Anthony Kilcoyne, @PDST_TechinEd deputy director, discussing online learning. Key points: - Looks different in each school - What is realistic for you? - Good pedagogy is good pedagogy, offline or online -communicate clear expectations. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#SDG13 is very important to Thomas. He has been part of #FridaysforFuture climate strikes since the very beginning, he is an active member of the school's Green School Committee and is involved in @Leargas_etwinn project with schools across the 🇪🇺 to strive for #ClimateJustice twitter.com/Tom__Eve/statu… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

When a traditional #teaching approach does not achieve the expected results, a solution comes from Digital Formative Assessment. 🎓Help your #teachers by delving into the #assess4learning project 👉 bit.ly/2UhMIB6 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Have you signed up to receive our free e-bulletin 'STEM Smaointe'? Taking a theme each fortnight, this bulletin is packed with #distancelearning supports in Maths, Science and STEM? Perfect for all educators at home or in school! Register at: tinyurl.com/STEMSmaointe #edshareie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

This webinar filled up so quickly that we've added a few more seats!😃 Join us to hear from experienced beneficiaries @glendamckeown and Miceal Moley who will share the benefits of engaging with #eTwinning and #erasmusplus in Special Education. Sign up: eventbrite.ie/e/webinar-wedn…

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🔉Teachers! We want to hear how containment has affected your engagement with eTwinning. Have you adapted your project plan? Are you using certain functions of the platform more/less? We'd love to hear your examples of resilience for a blog we're working on. DM/comment below😃

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#ICYMI: Researchers at DCU are part of a European project which has created a first-of-its-kind platform to improve how maths is being taught to blind and visually impaired students. Read more here: bit.ly/3eTj0fe Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Any there any Irish primary schools facilitating live online lesson delivery? This is teaching, not assembly delivery or check in with pupils. Am curious, would love to know if there are and learn from their experience. #edshareie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Excited about our upcoming webinar highlighting the benefits of #eTwinning and #ErasmusPlus in SEN settings on Wed 6th May!🗣️ This webinar, open to principals, teachers & SNAs, is for all levels & will include project tips, examples & outcomes Sign up: eventbrite.ie/e/webinar-wedn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Many of our children are developing their wide range of talents. Many more are picking up new hobbies. Here, two of our children show you the wonderful vegetable garden they have created at home. @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Excited about our upcoming webinar highlighting the benefits of #eTwinning and #ErasmusPlus in SEN settings on Wed 6th May!🗣️ This webinar, open to principals, teachers & SNAs, is for all levels & will include project tips, examples & outcomes Sign up: eventbrite.ie/e/webinar-wedn…

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We're delighted to be connecting with 2000 wonderful educators, learners and leaders on Twitter. Thank you for following us!! 💐💐💐 @Leargas @eTwinningEurope #etwinning Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

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 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark 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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LéargasThursday, May 21st, 2020 at 3:39am
Check out our latest newsletter highlighting the digital training opportunities we offer as well as our own online events.

https://bit.ly/DigitalTrainingsfromLéargas

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LéargasThursday, May 21st, 2020 at 3:19am
Do you know of a creative, innovative and inspirational language learning initiative, or one that promotes the importance of languages? Then apply for a European Language Label Award in 2020!
🗓 Apply by 02 June 🗓 http://bit.ly/2020ELL
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LéargasWednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 4:06am
Is your school language aware and do you want to celebrate your multilingual classrooms? Or perhaps you're using ICT to enhance language learning?
Then get recognition for your school's work with the European Language Label!

🗓 Apply by 02 June 🗓 Find out more ➡️ http://bit.ly/2020ELL
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LéargasWednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 4:01am
Léargas #WebinarWednesdays will explore themes and topics relevant to Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps & eTwinning. Whether you have a lot of experience or are a complete newcomer, the webinars have something to offer!

➡️ https://www.leargas.ie/blog/webinar-wednesdays/
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Léargas #WebinarWednesdays will explore themes and topics relevant to Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps & eTwinning. Whether you have a lot of experience or are a complete newcomer, the webinars have something to offer!
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LéargasMonday, May 18th, 2020 at 12:22am
Has your eTwinning project changed because of lockdown?
Check out this blog post by teacher Ciara Rock to hear how she, her partner school & her students have adapted their environmental project 'Four Ways to Change'. 🌿 #eTwinning