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.

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.


Developing an eSafe Classroom

22-23 November, The Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, Belgium

The Future Classroom Lab (FCL) is an inspirational learning environment in Brussels, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. The course will also focus on what the increased use of ICT means for eSafety in the classroom. The participants will explore answers to this question and will learn how to manage issues such as copyright, privacy, personal safety and verification of sites, and how to get students to engage with these issues and their own personal safety proactively. On Tuesday 20 November, the participants will join the Safer Internet Forum, an annual multi-stakeholder gathering on latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety.

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects
Working language: English
Apply by 29 October 2018 using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form


Active Learning in my School and Classroom

1-2 December 2018, The Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, Belgium

The Future Classroom is a space for active learning. It integrates the optimal use of the learning space, technology and pedagogy to build 21st century skills for the learners. In this two-day workshop we will explore how the Future Classroom learning zones together with a Future Classroom pedagogy and technologies affect students. All the participants will learn about the concepts of Future Classroom and active learning, and in addition, the participants can join one of the two strands according to their interest.

Strand 1 for the participants interested in the whole-school approach and who consider designing or adapting learning spaces at school (e.g. school leaders and coordinators):

  • The design of a Future Classroom and in-between-spaces
  • Developing partnerships and networks
  • Distributed leadership and students as digital leaders
  • Developing CPD for teachers/colleagues in your school

Strand 2 for the participants who want to adapt the principles of active learning into their teaching practice:

  • Pedagogies and technologies for the Future Classroom including examples of learning activities
  • The design of learning activities to promote active learning
  • Preparing a learning snack for the peers

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects
Working language: English
Apply by 29 October 2018 using the eTwinning and Meetings & Training application form.


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Previous Opportunities:

 

 First Steps in eTwinning – Bilateral seminar with the UK | Belfast, UK | 15-17 November 2018

 Flipped Classroom | Brussels, UK | 10-11 November 2018 

How eTwinning and Erasmus+ can contribute to the International development of Schools in Europe | Belfast, UK | 15-17 November 2018

Collaborative Learning in English | Estonia | 27 – 29 2018

eTwinning Annual Conference eTwinning and Our Heritage: Where the past meets the Future | Poland |  25 – 27  October

Schools Connected across Europe – eTwinning and Erasmus+ CPD Course for Primary School Teachers | Dublin |  20 – 21 August 2018

eTwinning School | Italy | 14 – 16 May 

ICT Collaboration and eSafety in the Primary School Classroom  | Dublin |  19 – 21 April 

Building the Future of Europe through Cultural Heritage | Greece | 19 – 21 April 2018

How to plan your first eTwinning project | France | 23 – 25 March 2018

TIE – Tackle Inclusion with eTwinning | Dublin | 01 – 03 February 2018 

Collaborative Teaching and Learning with ICT Tools / Brussels | 29 – 30 January 2018