Dedicated to Support schools in bringing about the best use of technology in learning Promote the European dimension in schools and education Improve and raise the quality of education in Europe Network of 31 Ministries of Education in EU and neighbouring countries A successful partnership cooperating on school issues for over 10 years
Specific objectives Contributes to development of technology-enhanced learning in schools Disseminates good practice and investigates new models for schooling and learning Provides services, content and tools based on ICT to members and partner networks Offers pedagogical and information services with European added value to schools in Europe Supports professional development of teachers Fosters and supports collaboration and cooperation among schools in Europe
Ministries of Education IT Industry and Suppliers European Commission Schools Experts Policy makers Researchers Developers School Leaders Teachers, Pupils European Schoolnet Stakeholders Target groups
Our Activities Innovation and exchange on ICT policies and practice School networking and services Interoperability and content exchange
Teachtoday.eu campaign on emerging technology eSkills career portal eLearning Awards Futurenergia campaign on energy Xperimania campaign on chemistry
Many teachers and schools were registering without joining an eTwinning project.
So why were they registering?
.. work in registered projects .. are looking for a partner … found a partner but did not register the project (yet) … registered to find partners for other Comenius actions … are waiting for the right moment and looking for inspiration Schools…
Children were already cooperating and communicating online everyday through MSN, MySpace, Facebook – and school had to catch up!
Web 2.0 Watch the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g
So we rethought eTwinning - under the surface many good things were happening. Comenius Partnerships informal collaboration Peer learning Shaing of resources And ideas Community building eTwinning Projects eTwinning went Beyond projects
Many things were happening In eTwinning.. … also outside the eTwinning Portal Comenius Partnerships informal collaboration Peer learning Shaing of resources And ideas