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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Members of our pupils' council assist with the official raising of the @EUErasmusPlus flag. Excitement is building as visit to Sweden approaches! @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @ESN_Int Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

⚡️Fantastic news!🤩 We are delighted to hear that an Irish KA2 VET project Skills 4 Work – Developing Work Based Learning Model for VET has won a European funding for excellence in Vocational Education and Training – Erasmus+ Award. 🎉Congratulations to everyone involved! 🎉👏 twitter.com/jhurleyh2/stat… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Absolutely thrilled to have representation here from #comeraghcollege at the #napdconference. Looking forward to plenty of #learning and #collaboration Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Irish Conversation Group meet every Thursday in Tramore Library @WaterfordLibs 7pm to 8pm @SnaGaeilge @ForasnaGaeilge @WaterfordCounci #Tramore #Waterford Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our Deputy Director for Research and Design, Nuala Taaffe, welcomes @PDSTie advisors to our research forum. #PDSTresearch @SSEinspectorate @TeachingCouncil Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn Burning ears?!?Getting lots of great shout-outs here at #SCOTENS2019 😏 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great interview with Grace Tolan @ITMADublin on their archive of street rhymes we all grew up with. Terrific. @jcsplibraries @artscouncil_ie @Library_RIA @KidsBooksIrel @RTEArena @Education_Ire Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We love to see the fruits of your projects! Well done Ella and all at @tubberclarens in their Design a Logo competition!🌟🎨 twitter.com/tubberclarens/…

We are delighted to be part of #NLNInnovation today organized by @RehabGroup @EPALE_IE @EPALE_EU twitter.com/DavidPollardIR… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Best of luck to eTtwinning ambassador @DonovanMaria who is a panelist in the @PDSTie and @TeachingCouncil Digital Technologies webinar this evening 🎉 twitter.com/DonovanMaria/s…

Nir Eyal on how to beat tech addiction: 'The route to a healthier relationship with technology isn’t necessarily going cold turkey; it’s learning moderation and good habits.' theguardian.com/technology/201…

Congratulations @DpDonal and @KillorglinCC - such a novel project idea! 🍳 🎉 twitter.com/DpDonal/status…

Want to create a meaningful Digital Learning Plan for your school using the DLF? Tune in to our webinar on Oct 24th @ 7pm where we'll be recapping on the 6 step planning process involved. Sign up to receive a reminder email here: forms.gle/YcziYnyG2QdBzc… @PDSTie #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Calling all second-level teachers! Our exciting new Digital Media Literacy Programme is ready for testing and we want to hear from you. DM us for more info or email internetsafety@pdst.ie #bigdata #privacy #misinformation #wellbeing #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

“The traditional Claddagh families are incredibly welcoming and open to people from all backgrounds and all levels of need,” Annie says, admiringly. Such an interesting interview with our #eTwinning ambassador Annie Asgard. twitter.com/Leargas_Charis… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We look forward to seeing language assistants and teachers, including those with "dormant capacity",of whom I've met quite a few over the past year.There are a lot of opportunities and ways to engage which we'll discuss in detail.@languages_ie @italian_ucc @UCDItalSoc @tcddublin twitter.com/ATI_Ireland/st… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted to share how schools are embedding digital technologies in a meaningful way at the launch of the INDEX Irish National Digital Experience Survey @ForumTL Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Applications are still open for our #SID2020 Ambassador Training Programme, great opportunity for second-level students to receive free online safety training! bit.ly/2n6Z4iR Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Teacher Kieran Broanan recalls how their @EUErasmusPlus #inclusion project led to inclusion of multiple languages and cultures in their school, and then beyond the school gates to the wider community - impact in action! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

My transition year students demonstrating that we rise by lifting those around us. @LiFTIreland Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

QUIZ TIME Weak passwords are a serious security threat, yet they are still widely used. Do you know what was the world's most popular password in 2018? 1⃣rockybalboa 2⃣deadearthworm 3⃣123456 4⃣smellysocks Watch the video 📺 and find it out #CyberSecMonth Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our first three years have been extraordinary! Thanks to nearly 300 staff, students and parents on Putland Road. Where next? @EducateTogether @Leargas_etwinn @EUErasmusPlus @SimonHarrisTD @johnbradysf @McHughJoeTD @DonnellyStephen @ADoyleTD @emma_okelly @carlobrien @McHughJoeTD Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

📢Tomorrow is the day! Join the #eTwinning Online Conference from 10:00 CEST. We are hosting a full day online conference where you can listen to inspirational talks, meet with #eTwinners and participate in games. Join here: live.etwinning.net/events/event/8… #eTw4Democracy Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Congratulations to all involved in the "Community of Practice" particularly teams in universities - @ucddublin, @tcddublin & @DublinCityUni Well done on the 10 years of dedicated work on this "Japanese Gaeltacht"! @langsconnect_ie @languages_ie @IrishEmbJapanEN @AULC_Languages twitter.com/ExpJapan/statu… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

At the #EULanguageLabel awards, linguist Dr Lorna Carson of Trinity College Dublin quotes Wittgenstein to explain how languages shape our brains: “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

“The traditional Claddagh families are incredibly welcoming and open to people from all backgrounds and all levels of need,” Annie says, admiringly. Such an interesting interview with our #eTwinning ambassador Annie Asgard. twitter.com/Leargas_Charis…

“When I work with the lads I say ‘how’s she cuttin’, what’s the story’ - you’ve got to speak like a local!” Ukrainian boxer & speaker of 7 languages Igor Khmil from Smithfield Boxing Club at #EULanguageLabel awards Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

It’s International #DayoftheGirl Meet the girls who are building a #childrights sector that works WITH children, not only for children! 🙋‍♀️👧🧤👧🏽🗣⛑️️ Together, we construct spaces and structures that enable more children to inform policies and practice. #childparticipation Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

An absolutely brilliant day celebrating languages and showing how #languagesconnect. Delighted to have won this EU Language Label exploring using @Leargas_etwinn to create #vr in the #MFL classroom. Wouldn’t have been possible without support of my Principal and DP. #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our Foireann na Gaeilge, @PDSTGaeilge team, winners at the European Languages Label Awards @CrokePark for innovative resources designed and developed over the last few years. Well done again to all involved! #EULanguageLabel @McHughJoeTD @NCCAie @TeachingCouncil @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@glendamckeown @Leargas_etwinn Well done Glenda. Great to see your hard work and commitment being recognised. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Ms Twomey represents St. Vincent’s Secondary School In receiving the etwinning National Quality Label Award in Dublin @CrokePark this morning for their joint TY project “Multi-Media Quiz in German Language and Culture” with @midletoncollege @Leargas_etwinn Well done ! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted to receive an eTwining National Quality award today at Croke Park @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

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Delighted to receive an #eTwinning National Quality Label on behalf of my school in @CrokePark today. Fantastic to see and hear about all the amazing projects taking place in education across Ireland @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Congratulations to all the wonderful schools and teachers who won #eTwinning National Quality Labels this year! St Damian’s NS, St Kevin’s GNS, Meánscoil San Nioclás, Coláiste Cholmain, Our Lady of Fatima Special School, Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Scoil San Phroinsias... Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted to be attending the #EULanguageLabel and #eTwinning Awards in Croke Park. Off to an amazing start! @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We’re in Croke Park for the #EuropeanLanguageLabel and @Leargas_etwinn awards! Looking forward to a rousing start with a performance from the Taiko drummers of the @ExpJapan festival, which will collect an award today. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

'Languages should support each other, help each other and meld together' Deirdre Kirwan speaks to the audience of award winners and language enthusiasts at the #EULanguageLabel and #eTwinning Awards @CrokePark about the personal benefits of having more than one language

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Taico drummers waking us up with gusto at the European Language Label and #eTwinning Awards 😀!!

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The European Language Label and #eTwinning Awards have kicked off!! twitter.com/Leargas/status…

Explore how technology can be of use in education and in particular for inclusive education. Join Rehab Group and #EPALE Ireland at this upcoming conference. (Relevant to adult educators in particular but also to all sectors in education): bit.ly/RehabEPALEConf… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

⚡️Check out the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Project Directory for 2019. The directory includes a selection of good practice projects that have inclusion and diversity at their core. #Diversity #Inclusion #ErasmusPlus #Leargas #Inspo ➡️ bit.ly/InclusionDiver… 🇪🇺 🇮🇪 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn @MICLimerick @DCU_IoE @MaynoothCAO @UL @SchoolofEdUCD @SchoolofEdTCD @nuigalway @eTwinningEurope @Leargas @BatardiereMT @celine_healy @CathJeanneau @_conorgalvin @edmatters @Education_Ire Fabulous to see. The teachers using it already know the huge potential..it’s great to highlight it to student teachers as a collaborative& prof dev tool as well as integrated learning opportunity when teaching. 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.
Léargas
LéargasSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 11:20pm
This is a contact making seminar for organisations and schools interested in developing strategic partnerships supporting innovation under Key Action 2 in the Schools field. The training will provide an opportunity for potential partners to meet, develop the participants understanding of how to design good quality project proposals and share experience of international Schools projects.
➡️ https://bit.ly/2oRiViS
Léargas
LéargasSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 9:10pm
Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care is one of the major priorities within the Erasmus+ strategic partnership action. This contact seminar aims at producing project ideas and project proposals for strategic partnerships in the school field. During this two-day seminar, participants will have the chance to network, learn, share ideas and practices from European colleagues and to set up a proposal for partnership.

For more information and to apply ▶️ http://bit.ly/2ySQBRV
Léargas
LéargasFriday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:01am
Have you been involved in a successful project that aimed to improve or introduce innovation in workplace learning? #EPALE invites you to share your good practice examples on 13 November. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/EPALEWorkPlaceLearning
Léargas
LéargasFriday, October 18th, 2019 at 12:08am
This seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education. The seminar is mainly targeted at teachers, leaders and others working with children in pre-primary and lower primary school (age 1-9), who are interested in learning more about innovative use of ICT among the youngest children in education.
Find out more and apply ➡️ http://bit.ly/2ySQBRV
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Léargas shared a post.Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 11:34pm
GTI took part in the 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗧𝗼 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲 event today in Westside Library, highlighting the opportunities for young people working, studying and volunteering in Europe, also sharing examples of the positive benefits of Erasmus+ projects currently on offer to GTI learners. Many thanks to Eurodesk Ireland for organising this insightful event. #Erasmusplus #GRETB #ThisIsFET #FutureFET #FETInternational #EUandMe #Leargas #TimeToMove #Galway #Progression #ETBI #discoveryourtalent #EUVocationalSkills 🤝🇪🇺🛫👩‍🎓