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Introducing eTwinning_agilleran

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Presentation made to the eTwinning Seminar for Teacher Training Institutes - Manchester May 2014

Presentation made to the eTwinning Seminar for Teacher Training Institutes - Manchester May 2014

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  • 1. Introducing eTwinning – Teacher and student collaboration in Europe Anne Gilleran Central Support Service, Brussels eTwinning Seminar for Primary Teacher Training Institutes May 22 – 24 2014, Manchester
  • 2. What is eTwinning?
  • 3. A Lifelong Learning Programme initiative - within Comenius up to 2013 Launched January 2005 Now a transversal action in Erasmus+ until 2020 eTwinning started as……
  • 4. 33 countries participate Each of those countries has a National Support Service (NSS) Overall coordination by the Central Support Service (CSS) Run by European Schoolnet on behalf of the EU Commission 4 Key Facts about eTwinning
  • 5. 5 main elements 5 eTwinning has …. • It is an informal social network • It supports online collaborative work • It provides continuing professional development • It incorporates inbuilt recognition for work done • It is the most supportive action for teachers and schools
  • 6. All this happens on the Portal: www.etwinning.net 6
  • 7. 1.Public – www.etwinning.net 2.When you register – eTwinning Desktop 3.If you register a project - TwinSpace 7 Portal has 3 Levels
  • 8. Informal Social Network
  • 9. News from the eTwinning world Notifications regarding your eTwinning activity Information about upcoming events 9
  • 10. Personal content Contacts & projects Journal 10 Personal profile
  • 11. 11 Partner finding tools Quick search Advanced search Forum announcement
  • 12. Online Collaboration 12
  • 13. TwinSpace Teachers Pupils •Chat •Image Gallery •Document folders •Publishing tools •Blog •Live Communication 13 A safe closed environment where you have total control
  • 14. Continuing Professional Development… 14
  • 15. eTwinning Groups 15 Groups now active 15
  • 16. Learning Events 20 Learning events in 2013 Approx. 2,500 teachers involved 16 Communication in eTwinning eTwinning & the Creative Classroom Using Google Earth in Teaching Education of the future Using mobile devices in teaching Video Conference as a teaching tool Art, history and philosophy for eTwinning projects Using iPads in the class Quality Label Criteria – How to achieve them Effective use of Social Media in teaching Planning a project http:learninglab.etwinning.net
  • 17. Other Professional Development activities eTwinning Annual Conference – 500+ teachers European Seminars – More than 50 in 2013 ( 1000+ teachers) FCL workshops for eTwinning Webinars….etc. etc. etc. 17
  • 18. Built in recognition
  • 19. National and European eTwinning prizes National Quality Label European Quality Label
  • 20. Supportive Action
  • 21. Central Support Service National Support Service eTwinning Ambassador network
  • 22. Is eTwinning successful? 22
  • 23. 25,000+ users/day 121,951 schools 6,833 active projects 250,000+ users eTwinning (May 2014) 23
  • 24. Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Moldova Ukraine Tunisia In 2012…eTwinning expanded towards
  • 25. eTwinningPlus
  • 26. eTwinning…… 2
  • 27. In September 2014……….. eTwinning – will begin to promote project work between schools from the same country!
  • 28. eTwinning is not only about technology…. eTwinning is about: Shared professional development Support for educational ideas Exploring educational ideas together Teachers professional network
  • 29. eTwinning is about……. EDUCATION – Exploring pedagogical methodologies such as project based and inquiry based learning
  • 30. eTwinning is about…. Learning – Intercultural learning – Authentic learning – Contextual learning – Personal learning
  • 31. eTwinning is about……… Skills and competency development – Team working – Researching – Choosing – Analysing – Creating
  • 32. A video example: The Rainbow Village Watch on YouTube
  • 33. More video examples http://prizes2014.etwinning.net/videos/
  • 34. How do you get involved? Register on www.eTwinning.net
  • 35. Any Questions?
  • 36. www.europeanschoolnet.org www.etwinning.net Contact: anne.gilleran@eun.org THANK YOU 38

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