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. See subsistence rates here.

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.

TIE – Tackle Inclusion with eTwinning

1-3 February 2018

Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Target audience: Primary school teachers

This is a bilateral seminar for eTwinning beginners from Ireland and the UK on the theme of Inclusion in Education. The seminar will raise awareness of the need to cater for the diverse needs, abilities and capacities of all learners, especially those facing challenges or with fewer opportunities.  Over the two days, participants will be shown how eTwinning can support high quality and inclusive education for all young people, helping them to attain the knowledge and skills needed to participate fully in society. Participants will also be supported to create and register new, high-quality eTwinning projects on the theme.

Apply by 31 December 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

The seminar will start on 1 February after lunch and finish on 3 February after lunch.


Future Classroom Lab Courses 2018

The Future Classroom Lab (FCL) is an inspirational learning environment in Brussels, Belgium, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. The FCL regularly hosts training workshops and strategic seminars to develop visions for the schools of the future and strategies on how to realise these.

Collaborative Teaching and Learning with ICT Tools
Brussels, 29-30 January 2018 

Collaboration is a valuable transversal skill, yet teaching about or through collaboration remains rare in schools because of a lack of understanding of what real collaboration in an educational setting means.

The participants will explore a range of tools and ideas that help them to promote collaborative and team work among students and to integrate ICT into their teaching practice in a collaborative and sustainable way.

The workshop is ideal for teachers involved in eTwinning, giving them ideas to set up more innovative collaboration projects.

Apply by 12 January 2018 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.


Previous Opportunities:

Building 21st Century Skills through Active Learning | 02 – 03 December 2017

Digital Citizenship for the Future Classroom: Developing an eSafe Classroom | Future Classroom Lab | 09-10 November 2017

eTwinning Annual Conference | Malta | 2017 26 – 28 October 2017,

Make Learning Accessible: Special Education Needs in my Classroom | 23 – 24 September 2017

Seminar on Literacy | Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK | 25 – 27 May 2017

Collaborative teaching and learning with ICT tools | Future Classroom Lab | 11-12 March 2017