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.


Multilateral  Seminar in Spain

09 – 10 November 2017

Madrid, Spain

Target audience: Secondary teachers (any subject)

Language: Spanish

Participants will be encouraged to create and register new eTwinning projects on the theme.

Apply by 20 October 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

 

TIE – Tackle Inclusion with eTwinning

2-4 November 2017

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 19 October 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

The seminar will start on the 2nd November after lunch and finish on the 4th November after lunch.


Future Classroom Lab Courses 2017

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.

Building 21st Century Skills through Active Learning

02 – 03 December 

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 you will explore how the Future Classroom learning zones together with a Future Classroom pedagogy and technologies affect students. The workshop combines both theory and hands-on activities, and the participants will learn about:

  • The concept of Future Classroom
  • The concept of Active Learning
  • Pedagogies and ICT for the Future Classroom including many examples of learning activities
  • The design of learning activities to promote active learning
  • The design of a Future Classroom and in-between-spaces
  • Distributed leadership and involving different stakeholders and colleagues

The course is aimed at teachers who want to adapt the principles of active learning into their teaching practice, and teachers and coordinators who consider designing or adapting learning spaces at school.

Apply by 22 September 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

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

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.

Apply by 30 September 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.


eTwinning Annual Conference 2017 

26 – 28 October 2017, Malta 

This is the highlight of the year for any current or future eTwinners!

Are you a teacher new to eTwinning?  Would you like to learn more and perhaps find a partner school?  The eTwinning Annual Conference is a great way to meet like-minded teachers from all over Europe. We particularly encourage the new teachers and the eTwinners who have never attended any eTwinning conferences to apply.

Apply by 01 September 2017 using the eTwinning Meetings & Training application form.

 Previous Opportunities:

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 schools development | 5-6 October 2017 – Cancelled and replaced by Building 21st Century Skills through Active Learning | 2-3 December 2017

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

Developing Digital Skills in your classroom | 3-4 December 2016

Co-operation between eTwinning and Erasmus+ | eTwinning Multilateral Seminar |  17-19 November | Dublin 2016

eTwinning Annual Conference 2016 (Digital Citizenship) | 27-29 October 2016 | Athens, Greece | Conference Programme

Making learning accessible: Special Educational Needs in my classroom | Future Classroom Lab | 16-17 June 2016 | Brussels, Belgium | Agenda

eTwinning Seminar on teaching migrant children | PDW | Agenda | 21-24 May 2016 | Bonn, Germany

Collaborative Learning in eTwinning | Learning event | 15-26 May 2016

ENABLE: combating bullying, empowering young people | Online seminar | 12 May 2016

Math for every student | Learning event | 1-13 May 2016

The networked teacher | Learning event |18-29 April 2016

Increasing the quality of eTwinning projects | Learning Event | 25 April-7 May 2016

Learning Space: postcards from a journey in possibility | Learning event |14 April 2016

eSafety and Digital Skills | Learning event | 7 April 2016

Digital Competences in the Classroom | Learning event | 7 April 2016 | 

Developing an eSafe classroom | Workshop information and agenda | 22-23 February 2016 | Brussels, Belgium