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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Don't forget to put your project 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?

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Interested in bringing #innovation to your classroom? Then the #EUCodeWeekMOOC is for you! The course is open to all teachers, even with no previous experience! We start on 📅 16 September but you can join already bit.ly/DEEPDIVE2020 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🔤Coding is the alphabet of the digital age🔤 So how can we work with and understand technology without this basic literacy ⁉️💭 In the #eTwinning group 'Coding at Schools' we discuss how to integrate coding in the classroom activities! groups.etwinning.net/45001 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Completely thrilled and very honoured to receive @Leargas_etwinn thematic project award 2019 for work done in the area of Democratic Participation. Well done to all our #EPASIreland students and our wonderful project partners in 🇮🇹 , 🇹🇷 and 🇭🇷 who worked on #GetUpAndGoals 🇪🇺 🇮🇪 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted to have to opportunity to lead this amazing team and organisation @Leargas into the future twitter.com/Leargas/status… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Such a well deserved award @kheustudies🥳! We're always thrilled when we can reward teachers and students for their hard work and dedication. Well done! @eTwinningEurope @Leargas #democraticparticipation twitter.com/kheustudies/st… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Such a well deserved award @kheustudies🥳! We're always thrilled when we can reward teachers and students for their hard work and dedication. Well done! @eTwinningEurope @Leargas #democraticparticipation twitter.com/kheustudies/st…

#eTwinning Schools are expected to be leaders in the eTwinning world! 🌐 🏫 Their role is to inspire and guide other schools to reach the same level. 📜 A series of articles will be published, read the first one here and get inspired: etwinning.net/en/pub/newsroo… #eTwSchools Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

For the very first time our #EUNAcademy launches a special STEM MOOCs package 🔥 Join the #STEMisEverywhereMOOC & #STEAMITMOOCs on Integrated STEM teaching to get a special certificate! 👉 Register now bit.ly/STEM_MOOCs @scientix_eu Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🧑‍💻👩‍💻Are you a new #eTwinner? Are you looking for inspiration to integrate #ICT in your teaching practice? Apply for the next #eTwCourse20 in September! 🗓️Dates: 7/09/2020- 30/11/2020 ✏️Deadline for applications: 31/07/2020 ➡️ bit.ly/eTwOnlineCours… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

'Very worthwhile & informative course. Great advice from moderators and peers' 'It was great to connect with schools around Ireland & helped with working remotely like we would be doing with schools around Europe.' Some the feedback from our #eTwinning CPD Summer Course🙃

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"Teacher facilitated role-play to prevent #bullying has the potential to be a powerful learning tool". Read about how this research method contributed to a 53% drop in victimisation in the @SpringerPsych International Journal of Bullying Prevention: link.springer.com/article/10.100… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

📣🏠 The Group ‘#eTwinning at Home – eTwinning in times of school closure’ takes a break!🕛 But stay tuned, it will be back soon with new inspiring activities❗ Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn @mrssparklyteach twitter.com/BFGtoEU/status… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🌏What makes you different makes you beautiful🌏 Let's celebrate the #diversity in the class and help migrant students to integrate in the community🌞💫 You can exchange ideas and materials in the #eTwinning group 'Integrating Migrant Students at School'⬇️ groups.etwinning.net/43557/home Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🧑‍💻👩‍💻Are you a new #eTwinner? Are you looking for inspiration to integrate #ICT in your teaching practice? Apply for the next #eTwCourse20 in September! 🗓️Dates: 7/09/2020- 30/11/2020 ✏️Deadline for applications: 31/07/2020 ➡️ bit.ly/eTwOnlineCours… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A preview of what is is expected for my part on #eTwCourse20. Really enjoying designing this and I am very excited to implement it! If you want to experience this CPD, and work and collaborate with other educators from the EU, sign up here: tinyurl.com/eTwinningCPD. #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our Covid-19 teacher survey results out from the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin tinyurl.com/ydya4u33 @bankoninclusion @AibhnBray @EilisNiChorcora @SchoolofEdTCD @LearnovateC @AccessTCD Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

“Resilience isn’t just surviving it’s about thriving” Some Ways teachers can develop habits and increase their resilience and regain some power over their professional experience. #edshareie #wellbeing@PDST_Hwellbeingkqed.org/mindshift/5364… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn @Education_Ire @DrumcondraEC It was an amazing 2 days! A learning curve for all using zoom for face to face experience! Great participants that I look forward to working with in the future. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Register now for the Deep Dive MOOC starting 16 September. Lots of free resources and excellent lesson ideas for teachers 🙃 #EUCodeWeekMOOC twitter.com/eu_schoolnet/s…

Looking forward to this, @EuTopiaplus! twitter.com/EuTopiaplus/st…

Excited for our two webinars today! 💻 🖲️ Tomas from @Leargas will talk through Erasmus+ opportunities in school education 🖲️ Ambassador @EuTopiaplus will take us through his Erasmus+/eTwinning journey ...a great morning's learning for all!

Best of luck to all the teachers starting our #eTwinning and #ErasmusPlus Connecting Schools Across Europe EPV course starting today! @Leargas_etwinn twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our blended summer course has kicked off in the capable hands of @mrssparklyteach! Excited to watch as these new recruits explore the #eTwinning community and push the boundaries of their professional learning 🌏 #CPD @Education_Ire @DrumcondraEC

@AnahitaTchr @Leargas_etwinn @InfocusTrain @EuTopiaplus @Leargas 🥰you're too kind! I'm ready to recreate a fun and informative face to face training experience via zoom! A first for me but I'm up for the challenge! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn @mrssparklyteach @InfocusTrain @EuTopiaplus @Leargas Best of luck with this.💫 You can't get better than @mrssparklyteach! 🥇She is the EXPERT eTwinning Ambassador and all of us could do with learning a thing or two of her! Best of luck to you all on Wednesday and please share some photos so we can reTweet! @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We are geared up for our full up #eTwinning Summer CPD Course starting this Wednesday! Looking forward to sharing the benefits of international education and connecting Irish teachers to schools at home and across Europe 🇪🇺 @mrssparklyteach @InfocusTrain @EuTopiaplus @Leargas

Really looking forward delivering content on this course. A fantastic opportunity to #collaborate with different educators throughout the EU. Make sure to sign up to benefit from the support. #edchatie #edshareie #mfltwitterati @Leargas_etwinn @NAPD_DL @NAPD_IE @PDST_TechinEd twitter.com/eTwinningEurop… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🚨NEW GROUP🚨More important then ever to connect with and learn from educators throughout the EU. A new group has been created on the eTwinning Platform to address this. It will look at ways of using eTwinning and SELFIE to improve teaching and learning. Join and see! #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🏖 The summer holiday is coming! But you know what's even better? After the break you can start fresh with a new set of European Schoolnet Academy courses! 😉 Curious about our offer? Have a look! 👇 bit.ly/EUNA-catalogue Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

👉 Next eTwinning learning event 2020: eTwinning schools- students as protagonists! ✏️Sign up period: 15.06.2020 - 22.06.2020 📅 Date: 22.06.2020 - 02.07.2020 live.etwinning.net/professionalde… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

✅ A new group on the #etwinning platform ! 🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️ "ETWMaths: European network of Maths teachers in eTwinning" 🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️ All the Maths teachers involved in eTwinning are welcome ! Feel free to contact me on etwinninglive 😉 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

If you've been asked to or will be asked to write a School Language Plan/Policy (inclusive of Irish, too!), here's an amazing opportunity for you to get a head start! Applies to P and PP! There's a sample of a Language Friendly School Plan on this link. sites.google.com/dcu.ie/intercu… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We need youngsters to develop their confidence to make the world a better place. Mastering competences in STEM includes one of the most important skills that is required today. Can you guess which one? #EdGateway schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/latest/… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The blended eTwinning EPV-accredited summer course is open for registrations! More info & registration details here: eventbrite.ie/e/schools-conn…

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We are delighted to announce that our Connecting Schools across Europe course for primary & secondary teachers is running in July 2020. This DES approved blended course will take place online, & Léargas will cover the costs this year. Find out more! ➡️leargas.ie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

It was great to have you Deirdre @Deirdre_Finlay. Lots of interesting discussion and peer to peer learning. Plus some top tips for maintaining quality during crisis. Check out the recording of the event on @Leargas website! twitter.com/Deirdre_Finlay… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our applications for National Quality Labels have doubled this week!! Make sure to submit your project for an NQL by clicking the link on your eTwinning Live page #eTwinning More information here: etwinning.net/en/pub/benefit…

From @Leargas_etwinn to @EPALE_IE, we have a number of national platforms for you to learn more about. Stay connected and keep sharing through these fantastic programmes and platforms! ow.ly/wz5v50A1pG3 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🔎 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

Twitter Media

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…

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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