Professional development (PD)through eTwinningRiina Vuorikari and Wojciech WasylkoKrakow Feb 24 2011 (eTwinning: Contact S...
Who we are?Riina from FinlandTeacher from my first training(in Finland),– then studied hypermedia, web, online communities...
Who we are?    Wojtek from Poland    school-   English/Polish teacher-   School eTwinning coordinator-   3Git radio coordi...
About this workshopIntroduction and get to know each other (10 min) – Name, country, what languages do you speak, how long...
Introduction to the workshop:       the situation of   teachers’ PD in Europe
Key capabilities for learners Stephen Heppell20th century capabilities for learners  Conformity, compliance, working  alon...
What of the capabilities of teachers?Chalk and talk are not longersufficientNew pedagogicalmethodologies are required
This poses a huge challenge to..Teachers already in the classroomCurricula and assessment systemsBeing relevant in the con...
What is professional development?  “Professional development is defined as activities thatdevelop an individual’s skills, ...
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Teachers’ co-operation (TALIS, OECD, 2009) Implies teachers working together in groups or teams to improve educational pro...
Teachers’ co-operation1. Exchange and collaboration          2. Professional collaboration   Discuss and decide on the    ...
Grouping of activities on the PlatformGeneral   – Logging to Desktop   – Sending messagesSocial networking activities   – ...
Teachers’ co-operation (TALIS, OECD, 2009) Co-operation among staff creates opportunities for  – social and emotional supp...
In schools eTwinning contributes: 1. To addressing the challenges of bringing    21st Century skills into the school 2. To...
What does eTwinning   offer for PD?
To understand eTwinning You must know the following facts…. • 33 countries participate • Each of those countries has a Nat...
eTwinning is…… A European actionbut  It is also an educational process!
Multimodality of professional development offerings                                                       Teachers        ...
PD offersInternal on the eTwinning Platform
Towards a learning communityRight now:  145 000+ teachers  11 000 take part in  projects  20 000 + login on the  Desktop p...
Towards a learning communitywithin a school? (number of eTwinners/school)
Desktop – personal profilePersonal contentContacts & projectsJournal                                       2              ...
Teacher RoomsDesigned asplaces to inviteother people todiscuss topicsover a shortperiod of time.Created directlyby eTwinne...
Public Teachers Rooms areopen to all eTwinners to viewand contribute.Restricted Teachers Roomscan be viewed by alleTwinner...
Learning Events                  A Learning Event is a short                  intense course that offers:                 ...
Programme this Spring30 January – 12 February: IntergenerationalLearning13 – 26 February: Moving to Maths 2.027 February –...
Learning event – certificationIf you wish youcan also achievea certificate ofparticipation
eTwinning Groups                         34 GroupsThe eTwinning Groups are a place for teachers to exchange about various ...
eTwinning Groups
PD offersExternal to the eTwinning Platform           Face to face
European Professional DevelopmentWorkshops - PDWs Normally 7 per year Approximately 100 participants per workshop 25/75 ra...
Evolved to includeBilateral and multilateral workshopswith the aim of providing face to facemeetings with a partner findin...
National Training programmesMany countries run extensive trainingprogrammes both face – face and on line.Part of the natio...
eTwinning & professional development        what are the gains for       teachers and schools?                            ...
Synergies between eTwinning and   professional development               Estonia, Hungary,               Lithuania, Poland...
Example from eTwinning57% yes,to some extent!
Synergies: eTwinning & local PD
Different types of teacher recognition                            e.g. Poland, Estoniae.g. Spain
Recognition           Visibility           RewardWithin the networked community                                 4         ...
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland                                             Wojci...
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland        A bit about myself…
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland                              What is             ...
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland       What kind of teachers are WE?
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland           Solution urgently needed!
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland • organizing innovative competitions, events, pro...
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, PolandImplementing eTwinning into professional        de...
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, PolandImplementing eTwinning into professional        de...
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers  24 February 2012  Kraków, PolandImplementing eTwinning into professional devel...
Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland                          Thank you for           ...
Value of networked learning communities                    for individualsValue defined through social capital   – the sen...
eTwinning offers in this 21st CenturyAuthentic Learning situationAn opportunity to re-motivate staffA means of bringing th...
4 Points for discussion1. What could be the benefits of eTwinning for your   school?2. How could eTwinning be relevant to ...
References Teachers’ Lifelong Learning Network (www.tellnet.eun.org)  Crawley, C., Gilleran, A., Scimeca, S., Vuorikari, R...
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Professional Development through eTwinning (Krakow contact seminar)

  1. 1. Professional development (PD)through eTwinningRiina Vuorikari and Wojciech WasylkoKrakow Feb 24 2011 (eTwinning: Contact Seminar for head teachers)
  2. 2. Who we are?Riina from FinlandTeacher from my first training(in Finland),– then studied hypermedia, web, online communities, research, PhD, etc.Working in European Schoolnetas part of the eTwinning Central Support Service– Project manager and Senior Research Analyst
  3. 3. Who we are? Wojtek from Poland school- English/Polish teacher- School eTwinning coordinator- 3Git radio coordinator- Moodle teaching platform administrator- Devoted teacher eTwinning- ambassador for 5 years- Moodle teacher trainer
  4. 4. About this workshopIntroduction and get to know each other (10 min) – Name, country, what languages do you speak, how long have you been connected to eTwinning?What does eTwinning offer for teachers’ professionaldevelopment? (15 min) – A bit of a theory: “networked learning” – eTwinning Platform: Learning events, Teachers’ rooms, GroupsProfessional development gains through eTwinning – Formal and informal recognition (Riina 15 min) – Practical example from Poland: a teacher’s story (Wojtek 30 min)Group discussion: – What could I as a head teacher and my school benefit from eTwinning?
  5. 5. Introduction to the workshop: the situation of teachers’ PD in Europe
  6. 6. Key capabilities for learners Stephen Heppell20th century capabilities for learners Conformity, compliance, working alone…..21st century capabilities for learners Creativity, ingenuity, collaboration, communication, community………. 6
  7. 7. What of the capabilities of teachers?Chalk and talk are not longersufficientNew pedagogicalmethodologies are required
  8. 8. This poses a huge challenge to..Teachers already in the classroomCurricula and assessment systemsBeing relevant in the contextContinuous Professional Development!
  9. 9. What is professional development? “Professional development is defined as activities thatdevelop an individual’s skills, knowledge, expertiseand other characteristics as a teacher. This definition recognises that development can beprovided in many ways, ranging from the formal to theinformal. It can be made available through external expertise inthe form of courses, workshops or formal qualificationprogrammes, through collaboration between schools orteachers across schools or within the schools in whichteachers work” (TALIS, 2009: 49).
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  12. 12. Teachers’ co-operation (TALIS, OECD, 2009) Implies teachers working together in groups or teams to improve educational processes and outcomes. – Frequency to undertake activities on 6-point scale ranging from “never” to “weekly A statistical factor analysis showed that is was possible to group activities across two indices: – Exchange and co-ordination for teaching – Professional collaboration
  13. 13. Teachers’ co-operation1. Exchange and collaboration 2. Professional collaboration Discuss and decide on the Teach jointly as a team in the selection of instructional media same class. (e.g. textbooks, exercise books). Take part in professional Exchange teaching materials learning activities (e.g. team with colleagues. supervision). Attend team conferences for Observe other teachers’ the age group I teach. classes and provide feedback. Ensure common standards in evaluations for assessing Engage in joint activities student progress. across different classes and Engage in discussion about the age groups (e.g. projects). learning development of Discuss and co-ordinate specific students. homework practice across subjects.
  14. 14. Grouping of activities on the PlatformGeneral – Logging to Desktop – Sending messagesSocial networking activities – Journal posts, comments, “I like it!” – Contacts – Teachers’ rooms (nature more social networking or coordination?)Teachers’ coordination and exchange activities – Groups – Comments on Kits, other people’s Project Diary, Project Card, Quality Lable applicationsTeachers’ professional collaboration – Learning Events – Project collaboration and TwinSpace – Project Diary
  15. 15. Teachers’ co-operation (TALIS, OECD, 2009) Co-operation among staff creates opportunities for – social and emotional support, – exchange of ideas and – practical advice. It can thus enhance – professionalism, – feelings of self-efficacy and – prevent stress and “burnout”. Different kinds of collaboration may not have the same effects!
  16. 16. In schools eTwinning contributes: 1. To addressing the challenges of bringing 21st Century skills into the school 2. To the utilisation of technology to assist the educational process in a safe environment 3. To the formal and informal development of skills of teachers and pupils
  17. 17. What does eTwinning offer for PD?
  18. 18. To understand eTwinning You must know the following facts…. • 33 countries participate • Each of those countries has a National Support Service - NSS • Coordination by the Central Support Service – CSS
  19. 19. eTwinning is…… A European actionbut It is also an educational process!
  20. 20. Multimodality of professional development offerings Teachers Rooms, Profiles Learning Events, Groups External to eTwinning platform National training, e.g. online courses European-wide professional development workshops eTwinning school collaboration projects Jan 2005 Dec 2005 Sept 2006 Jan 2008 Oct 2010
  21. 21. PD offersInternal on the eTwinning Platform
  22. 22. Towards a learning communityRight now: 145 000+ teachers 11 000 take part in projects 20 000 + login on the Desktop per day
  23. 23. Towards a learning communitywithin a school? (number of eTwinners/school)
  24. 24. Desktop – personal profilePersonal contentContacts & projectsJournal 2 7
  25. 25. Teacher RoomsDesigned asplaces to inviteother people todiscuss topicsover a shortperiod of time.Created directlyby eTwinners 2 8
  26. 26. Public Teachers Rooms areopen to all eTwinners to viewand contribute.Restricted Teachers Roomscan be viewed by alleTwinners; however, tocontribute to them, one mustbe invited.
  27. 27. Learning Events A Learning Event is a short intense course that offers: •an introduction to a topic • stimulates ideas •helps develop skills •does not require a long- term commitment in terms of time. It is designed to be an enjoyable learning experience.
  28. 28. Programme this Spring30 January – 12 February: IntergenerationalLearning13 – 26 February: Moving to Maths 2.027 February – 9 March: eTwinning and the CreativeClassroom12 – 25 March: Crossing Curricular Boundaries16 - 27 April Art, history and philosophy for eTwinningprojectshttp://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/professional_development/learning_events.htm
  29. 29. Learning event – certificationIf you wish youcan also achievea certificate ofparticipation
  30. 30. eTwinning Groups 34 GroupsThe eTwinning Groups are a place for teachers to exchange about various interests
  31. 31. eTwinning Groups
  32. 32. PD offersExternal to the eTwinning Platform Face to face
  33. 33. European Professional DevelopmentWorkshops - PDWs Normally 7 per year Approximately 100 participants per workshop 25/75 ratio Aimed either at specific audience or them
  34. 34. Evolved to includeBilateral and multilateral workshopswith the aim of providing face to facemeetings with a partner finding focus•10 organised so far for 2011
  35. 35. National Training programmesMany countries run extensive trainingprogrammes both face – face and on line.Part of the national in-service programme mostnotably in •Spain •Poland •Estonia •Czech Republic •Greece
  36. 36. eTwinning & professional development what are the gains for teachers and schools? 3 9
  37. 37. Synergies between eTwinning and professional development Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain Vuorikari, R. (2010). eTwinning Report 2010: Teachers’ professional development: an overview of current practice. European Schoolnet.
  38. 38. Example from eTwinning57% yes,to some extent!
  39. 39. Synergies: eTwinning & local PD
  40. 40. Different types of teacher recognition e.g. Poland, Estoniae.g. Spain
  41. 41. Recognition Visibility RewardWithin the networked community 4 4
  42. 42. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland Wojciech Wasylko
  43. 43. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland A bit about myself…
  44. 44. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland What is TEACHING all about ? ideas can … words and change the world … John Keating
  45. 45. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland What kind of teachers are WE?
  46. 46. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland Solution urgently needed!
  47. 47. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland
  48. 48. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland
  49. 49. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland • organizing innovative competitions, events, projects, presentations; organizing and running extra classes or clubs • preparing and conducting teacher training sessions at school; preparing courses and workshops for teachers • international multicultural projects • finding sponsors and didactic aids • preparing didactic aids, school documents, diplommas, invitations, tests, presentations • publication in the internet • using IT equipment, multimedia educational programs on lessons • conducting IT trainings for teachers • conducting workshops • international students’ exchange – sharing experience, conducting lessons for the exchange participants • publications and copyright talks/lectures delivered during the training sessions • holding responsible positions in local government, local community , fundations, education societies • cooperation with foreign countries within students’ exchange projects, european clubs, Socrates, etc. • headmester’s awards, president’s awards, minister awards • letters of congratulation for major students’ successes in national competitions
  50. 50. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, PolandImplementing eTwinning into professional development - examples
  51. 51. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, PolandImplementing eTwinning into professional development - examples
  52. 52. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers 24 February 2012 Kraków, PolandImplementing eTwinning into professional development - examples
  53. 53. Contact Seminar eTwinning for headteachers24 February 2012Kraków, Poland Thank you for your attention
  54. 54. Value of networked learning communities for individualsValue defined through social capital – the sense of belonging to the community – the provided and received support – the social network structureOffer a high potential for teachers – to up-skill in areas such digital competences, – the use of ICT to support teaching and learning, – communication in foreign languages, – other areas of personal development such as intercultural dialogue and social competence
  55. 55. eTwinning offers in this 21st CenturyAuthentic Learning situationAn opportunity to re-motivate staffA means of bringing the pupil’s everydayexperience to learning A path to Life Long Learning
  56. 56. 4 Points for discussion1. What could be the benefits of eTwinning for your school?2. How could eTwinning be relevant to the development of key competencies within your teaching staff and students?3. Reflect on benefits of school collaboration for individual teachers and school teams?4. What does the teacher PD look like in your country and what is similar in all of the countries?
  57. 57. References Teachers’ Lifelong Learning Network (www.tellnet.eun.org) Crawley, C., Gilleran, A., Scimeca, S., Vuorikari, R., & Wastiau, P. (2009).Beyond School Projects, A report on eTwinning 2008-2009. Central SupportService for eTwinning (CSS), European Schoolnet. Retrieved fromhttp://resources.eun.org/etwinning/25/EN_eTwinning_165x230_Report.pdf Vuorikari, R. (2010). eTwinning Report 2010: Teachers’ professionaldevelopment: an overview of current practice. European Schoolnet.Retrieved fromhttp://desktop.etwinning.net/library/desktop/resources/5/55/955/43955/etwinning_report_teachers_professional_development_en.pdf Vuorikari, R., Gilleran, A., & Scimeca, S. (2011). Growing beyondInnovators – ICT-Based School Collaboration in eTwinning. In C. D. Kloos,D. Gillet, R. M. Crespo García, F. Wild, & M. Wolpers (Eds.), TowardsUbiquitous Learning (Vol. 6964, pp. 537-542). Berlin, Heidelberg: SpringerBerlin Heidelberg.http://tellnet.eun.org/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=10704&folderId=18137&name=DLFE-515.pdf

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