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.


From Virtual to Reality: Moving from eTwinning to Erasmus+

28 – 30 November, Dublin 

Aim: The aim of this seminar is to help make eTwinning virtual exchange programmes real life exchanges for schools. This is a contact making seminar for schools engaging in E-Twinning to discover more about the Erasmus+ Programme and opportunities for their schools. Participants will be supported in developing new project ideas and also how E-twinning can compliment other projects from Erasmus+ Programme, and further bring a European dimension to their school.

Objectives:
– Be provided with the necessary information and tools to develop KA1 or KA2 projects in the field of Schools.·
-Create the clear connection between virtual to reality exchanges.· understand what makes a good quality project ·
-Have the opportunity to meet potential future partners·
– learn what steps are needed in applying

Deadline: 28th October 2019

Working language: English

Target: Schools who are engaging in eTwinning projects, who wish to make the move into physical European mobility either through KA1 or KA2 School Exchange Partnership.
Deadline for applications: 28 October 2019
For more information: email Carmel and you can apply here.

 


 

Inclusive and Diverse classroom

28 – 29 November, Brussels

Building inclusive classrooms starts with understanding the diverse needs your students may have and having a large toolbox of instructional strategies that can help you better serve every student. This workshop will provide an introduction for teachers who would like to learn how to design lessons and activities including eTwinning projects, and make their classrooms and school more accessible to all.

Target audience: primary and post-primary teachers of all subjects
Working language: English
Deadline for applications: 04 November 2019
For more information: email Caoimhe and you can apply here.

 



25-28 September, Sigulda, Latvia

In this seminar teachers will learn how to draw comic books, how to tell stories visually and build visually appealing projects. Teachers will explore the importance of Art in schools and the use of Art in eTwinning projects. There will also be practical workshops in photography, caricature and comics, Teachers don’t have to teach art in order to participate in the seminar.

Target audience: primary and post-primary school teachers of all subjects with particular interest to Art Teachers
Working language: English
Deadline for applications: 23 August 2019
For more information: email John  and you can apply here.


Empowering students with eTwinning

3–5 October 2019, Funchal, Portugal
This a Professional Development Workshop for intermediate and advanced eTwinning Teachers looking at empowering students through digital education. The programme will consist of themed talks from experts and a series of workshops covering topics including:
  • fostering responsible use of the internet
  • interpersonal communication
  • online tools for inclusive education
  • Entrepreneurial education
  • Artificial intelligence
  • How to develop critical thinking through coding
  • Making learning fun
Target audience:  Teachers of primary, lower and upper secondary teachers. Intermediate and advance levels in eTwinning.
Working language: English
Deadline for applications: 30 August 2019
For more information: email John  and you can apply here.

eTwinning for Rural/Remote Schools

25–28 September, Sicily, Italy 

This multi-lateral seminar aims to give Irish teachers from remote and/or rural areas an opportunity to network with similar schools from Italy, Finland and the Nordic Countries. The teachers will share their experiences  and ways to use eTwinning to overcome the specific difficulties that arise for schools in rural areas. They will be guided through the many ways to use the eTwinning portal and receive help and assistance to find project partners and begin projects.

Target audience: Primary teachers/principals in rural and/or remote areas. This course is suitable for beginners in eTwinning.
Working language: English
Deadline for applications: 24 August 2019
For more information: email Caoimhe and you can apply here.


Collaborative activities that go beyond communication and exchange of materials

10–12 October 2019, Bratislava, Slovakia

This is a seminar for new and intermediate eTwinning teachers. The programme will consist of themed talks and workshops delivered by experienced eTwinning experts. It will also be an opportunity to meet other eTwinning teachers from across Europe and create exciting eTwinning projects.

Target audience: Upper primary, and lower secondary teachers (ages 7-15).
Working language: English
Deadline for applications:  6 September 2019
For more information: email John  and you can apply here.


eTwinning Annual Conference 2019 “Democratic Participation”

24–26 October 2019 – Mandelieu, France
This year’s eTwinning Annual Conference will explore the theme of “Democratic Participation”. The programme will consist of themed talks from experts and a series of themed workshops. More than 500 teachers from across Europe will attend. With both a keynote address and over 40 different workshops led by experts in the field, participants will share new and effective educational approaches, methods and materials.
Target audience: Teachers of primary, lower and upper secondary teachers. Intermediate and advance levels in eTwinning.
Working language: English
Application deadline: 20 September 2019
For more information: email John and you can apply here.

Digital Competences & IT Didactics

11–13 December 2019, Vienna, Austria
This a Professional Development Workshop for eTwinning Teachers of all subjects and school levels and includes sessions dealing with teachers’ competences. The learning aims are to:
  • become sensitive to the upcoming changes in school education
  • develop digital competences to be used in classroom practice
Target audience:   Teachers of all subjects and schools levels.
Working language: English
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2019
For more information: email John and you can apply here.

eTwinning Thematic Conference, 2019, Aviva Stadium Dublin

The eTwinning Thematic Conference organised and hosted by NSS Ireland took place from 09 – 11th May in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The Conference was a three day event dedicated to promoting and strengthening eTwinning schools as cohesive learning organisations. It consisted of Keynote Speeches, 24 Workshops, Plenary Sessions and Networking Activities. 230 delegates from 30+ countries across the eTwinning community attended. The programme was very well received and the event has proved to be a great success.


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Previous Opportunities:

eTwinning Thematic Conference  | Dublin | 09 – 11 May 2019

Developing key competences through project based learning  | Belgium | 25 – 27 March 2019

Interactive technologies for the future classroom | Belgium | 09 – 10 April 2019

Developing an eSafe Classroom  | Belgium | 22 – 23 November 2018

 Active Learning in my School and Classroom  | Belgium | 01- 02 December 2018

 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