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.

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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.

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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Inspiring stuff, no doubt! We were lucky enough to visit @Colaistebride earlier this year to witness the vision and values first hand 🦋 @mariettk twitter.com/MICThurles/sta…

Celebrating the end of their 1st year as TIP students (Technical Industrial Production), everyone showed great talent in clay pigeon shooting👏👏🎉 @RSodahl @Davismallow @Sullyincork @lebaledo @lourennemo @eTwinningNorge @languagesdude @eTwinningEurope @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🔈Heard about our DISCOUNTED eTwinning SUMMER COURSE with 3 EPV days?? 💫resources 💫materials 💫lunch & refreshments 💫ideas for your digital classroom 💫info on Erasmus Link: surveymonkey.com/r/9JQGJC3 @Courses4Summer @edchatie @TeachingCouncil @leargas

You are an european #etwinner wanting to plan a math project for school year 2019/2020? Great 👍 ! Some french etwinners are searching for partners to run one ! Please contact me by DM, precising name, country, project's topic, students age... We count on you ! 😉 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Comment from the floor here @ILProgramme conference: “We need a more nuanced understanding of learner voice. It’s not just about us facilitating students in having a voice - it’s about showing them where their voice is having impact.” @NCCAie @JCforTeachers @PDSTie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Very positive morning collaborating and planning with other ETwinning Ambassadors. @NCCAie @VoiceforTeacher @matterseduc @Education_Ire twitter.com/leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Another great meeting with @Leargas_etwinn ambassadors . Always great to #collaborate with educators willing to go the extra mile to make things better in education . #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Energising brainstorm and discussion with our wonderful team of eTwinning Ambassadors this morning 💪 @leargas @EdChatIE #planning #etwinning

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We've received lots of requests from schools in recent days for SSE advisory visits early in the next school year. We still have capacity to offer some more. Simply e-mail info@schoolself-evaluation.ie with your school's details. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

There is a strong link between a positive home learning environment and students’ performance at school, according to research. The the short survey to let us know your opinion about your view on #parental engagement: bit.ly/2WokxV7 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Over 24 different Summer Courses to choose from at Co. Wexford Education Centre....Register online now Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A successful eTwinning professional development workshop took place in Cyprus, bringing together 90 eTwinners and experts from 23 European countries! Read the article to discover all the highlights: etwinning.net/en/pub/highlig… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Derygonnelly and Killyhommon Primary Schools celebrating the end of the Shared Education year with a fun activity day #friendship @SEUPB @Leargas @Ed_Authority Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great story-starter idea for the last few weeks of primary school! 🐦 Pigeon In Dublin Classroom Could Delay Junior Cert Exam todayfm.com/news/pigeon-du… via @todayfm

There's something for everyone in this year's #DublinPride. Check out the full programme of events. #PrideMonth twitter.com/DublinPride/st… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

It’s so nice 2 see all the faces that R now familiar, again 💕 It’s one of the most inspiring events in my life with all those colleagues from so many countries with such awesome ideas & gr8 implementations. Thank you all for sharing from yourself and hearing us out 🙏🏻 twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

J’attends le Bootcamp chez @afdublin avec plaisir 😁 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

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Be part of working towards Ireland's First Tobacco Free Generation by watching & sharing the #xhale2019 smoking prevention short films made by 56 youth groups from across Ireland at cancer.ie/xhale2019- the film with the most views by July 2 will be the Online Winner! #xhale Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Leaving Certificate students should register now for the Candidate Self Service Portal on examinations.ie in order to have access to the Leaving Certificate Results, Viewing and Appeals service in August. To register students will need their exam number and PIN. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Teaching Gratitude, Altruism and Praise work for pupils in Irish Primary Schools. Very insightful preliminary report from NEPS #hprc2019 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A pleasure working with @NoraFurlong exploring values in #prisoneducation and #ErasmusPlus with our fantastic European participants #EPEA2019 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Are you ready to explore the learning potential in good games? Today that games consist a common language crossing the borders. Discover how to take advantage of young people's passion and integrate games into your learning procedure. Join the group here: groups.etwinning.net/7622/home Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🔈Irish Teachers!! Wrapping up your #eTwinning projects? Don't forget to apply for a National Quality Label before July 31st ! 😊💫 Click on the link to read about last years winners or drop us a line to learn more leargas.ie/programmes/etw… @Leargas

An excellent opportunity for all Kerry Principals, P & PP. @kerryetb twitter.com/edcentretralee… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A great snapshot of a superb event twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great experience and great people 🍀🥰 twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Did you make it to the #eTwinning Thematic Conference last month? Spot yourself in the crowd or find out what all the fuss was about in the short vid below! youtu.be/PAMGPIdx5Qw via @YouTube 📹😎 @eTwinningEurope @EdChatEU @Education_Ire

Today across Europe, 6 million people will do one of the most crucial jobs for our society and our future: teaching. This September, we'll be discussing how to ensure they have the tools & recognition they deserve at #EduSummitEUeuropa.eu/!Jr44xF Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We found Monaghan! After months of searching the Library, our missing county has been located...in the bottom of a box of yarn. "Wherever life pours ordinary plenty"--P. Kavanagh #relief #monaghan #stonygreysoil #poetry #jct Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The @GaisceAward is a national challenge for young people. Iona Lee Parnell told us about how she took part. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Fully EPV-credited Face-to-Face eTwining summer course. Now in its 2nd year, this course takes place in Wexford Education Centre, Cost is now reduced (and includes lunch). The course is fully approved for EPV days. More info: surveymonkey.com/r/9JQGJC3

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Wonderful opportunity for all those budding film-makers out there! @FisFilm @EdChatIE twitter.com/PDST_TechinEd/…

#MensHealthWeek starts today with the theme 'Men's Health Matters'. Make & take the time to do something to improve your health. @MensHealthIRL has a Manual outlining some of the main challenges to men's health & what can be done. Download here: mhfi.org/news.html @HSELive Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

👥🤯What does social and emotional learning mean for students and teachers? Don't miss this FREE webinar tomorrow at 16:00 GMT bit.ly/2WpW7dU @EdChatIE twitter.com/eu_schoolnet/s…

Youth activist Alicia O’Sullivan silences #OOWSummit19 with a hard truth about us as a species, echoing scientist Rachael Carson’s words (1955); “Humankind is challenged as it has never been challenged before, to prove its maturity and its mastery — not of nature, but of itself.” Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Exchanging loads of #LanguageLearning ideas with colleagues from @mlal_ul and beyond during our Teaching and Learning Day Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Insights about the #CEFR as an aid to #learning and #assessment for Literary and Cultural Studies @mlal_ul The challenges of explicit and implicit meaning in texts @StephaniOrio @DCarliniVersini at yesterday @ForumTL event @ul Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

French teachers are working on how to use #songs and #chanson to enhance their class, today at @EdCentreMayo in #Castlebar 🇫🇷🎶🎤 Training organised by @FranceinIreland and conducted by education expert Marjolaine Pierré du @cavilamvichy ie.ambafrance.org/CPD-Music-and-… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted to launch the Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care settings along with Tokyo architect Takaharu Tezuka. The guidelines are a giant step in making Early Learning and Care centres accessible to all children. @DCYAPress Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Stopping plastic pollution is our collective responsibility. Together we reduce the use of plastics in the EU. More here: europa.eu/!cx47QJ #PlasticsStrategy Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Student diary: ‘The longest – and shortest – week ever’ #LeavingCert irishtimes.com/news/education… via @IrishTimes

🇪🇺 Happy National Day, 🇵🇹 Portugal! Feliz Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas! Portugal has been part of the EU family since 1986. Learn more about Portugal here → europa.eu/!Yn78Tu Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Sitting the #LeavingCert aged 80: ‘A great journey. I feel very enriched’ irishtimes.com/news/education… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Exciting new research 'Parents involvement in their children's education in primary school' conducted by @MarinoInstitute on behalf of the National Parents Council and funded by @NCCAie, being presented at the NPC Education Conference today Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great message for all educators @PDSTie twitter.com/Webwise_Irelan… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

“School culture can have an impact on bullying climates in the classroom” Anne Marie Kavanagh and Lars Dietrich discuss how to effectively tackle bullying in schools. #WABF2019 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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Warm welcome to our new #EVS participants, Claudia and Lucia! They will be with us for next 10 months. Good luck 🤞
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Léargas shared a post.Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 2:42am
After 11 months of dedication Vanessa recently finished her European Solidarity Corps volunteer placement with our Cloverhill Family service in Belfast. Read Vanessa's story here:

"The service users are the most amazing Mothers and have the most energetic and lovely kids. I learned so many things about life especially from the families as their histories sometimes are quite hard.

"This year was the best of my life so far. Not only did I meet the most amazing friends here, but I also learned a lot from working at the hostel. The activities every week would mainly be a lot of arts and crafts and play sessions for the kids. I also tried to incorporate some sensory plays as well. At least once a week we would all cook and eat together and learn new fun recipes.

"In the afternoon there was a homework club for the school kids and after school activities whenever they were finished. When the weather allowed it, we went to the park and had some fun games and lunch there.

"This year taught me to be more independent and come more out of myself and appreciate the smaller things in life. I will miss this place a lot and it will always be my second home. Everybody I’ve met here will always have a big place in my heart and I will never forget the beautiful times we’ve had together."

To find out more on our ESC Volunteer programme visit https://ie.depaulcharity.org/esc-volunteers Erasmus+ Léargas
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YIC in action! Today we are learning about Euroclasses at #eurodesk network meeting 💪 🇪🇺 Eurodesk Ireland Léargas
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LéargasFriday, June 14th, 2019 at 3:21am
⚡️Primary Teachers! ⚡️

Fully EPV-credited eTwinning summer course takes place in Wexford Education Centre, July 01 - 05, and is now HALF PRICE for a limited time! This is a face to face course, packed with practical classroom tips and digital resources.
Lunch, tea & coffee included 🥗🥙🍝☕️

More info and registration: https://bit.ly/2EZGbnF
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