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Presentation from the 2013 eTwinning National Conference

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  • eTwinning Ambassadors preparing Europe’s children today for tomorrow’s World Nick, Anne & George
  • Embedding eTwinning in Whole School Policy Anne Jakins Nick Falk George Glass
  • Workshop Aims • Guide to embedding eTwinning in whole school policy • Development of the training pack for eTwinning Ambassadors through a consultation process
  • Introductions and Experience
  • Working in Teams • Create teams based ……….. Regional
  • Transformation
  • Our Training Pack for Ambassadors Conformity of workshop delivery by raising awareness of good practice Using a mentoring model to embed eTwinning in whole school development by involving school leadership Establishing quality projects and sustained partnerships
  • Implementing a Whole School Approach The Impact of International Collaborative Education
  • Southwater Infant Academy The Primary Model Southwater Infant Academy is situated in rural West Sussex with 270 pupils and 14 teaching staff. Southwater was rated Outstanding by OFSTED ‘ When we started we didn’t know just how significant eTwinning was going to be in our development as a school’ Sue Winn Headteacher
  • The Lead Teacher and the eTwinning Team • Total commitment of Head Teacher essential. • Inclusive approach to international work. • Appointment of a lead teacher to support the teaching staff. • All staff registered on the eTwinning Portal. • EVERY teacher in the school has one ‘performance management’ target to engage pupils in an international project.
  • An Example Project ‘An Exploration of Playground Games’ Partnership school in Northern Italy – Taking a PE theme – integrating practical skills with team work and recording. – An exchange of playground games with a visual emphasis – Pupils decided on the skills they wanted to share. – Invented playground games without specific equipment – Use of videos, digital images, presentation software.
  • Impact and Benefits for Pupils ‘eTwinning has given us a different tool to bring learning to life for our pupils’ (class teachers) – Pupils in both classes shared their work informally with other children in the playground. – Creative use of ICT to exchange ideas and images – Presenting information clearly – Absorbing cultural similarities and differences – Opportunities for pupils to showcase project work.
  • Impact and Benefits for Staff • School Governors were persuaded to increase the school’s computer hardware • eTwinning promoted the culture of sharing ideas, expertise and concerns. • Positive impact on gaining promotion for teachers • Leading the way with other schools in the locality. • Link to all that the British Council has to offer.
  • The Secondary Model Shawlands Academy is situated on the south side of Glasgow. This is non-denominational school catering for 1,250 students and approx 100 staff. ‘Etwinning supports young people to understand diversity, learn for each other’s cultures and create social cohesion. Our work here is testament to that’. (Deputy Head Teacher)
  • The eTwinning Team The core team: Deputy Head Teacher Lead Teacher ICT teacher reg. for eTwinning – Total number of staff active on the Portal: 16 – Timetabled meeting once a week for core team. – Meetings scheduled for all registered teachers. These include subject leaders and classroom practitioners. – Specific ICT support available for all staff involved
  • Partnerships and Project Work ‘Embedding the use of ICT and integrating international work into the curriculum is seen as key to its success and sustainability’ • Food Technology – creating an eTwinning recipe book • Drama – film on Internet safety • Geography – collaborative project on volcanoes
  • Impact and Benefits for Students and Teachers Innovative pedagogy grows and develops to the benefit of students. Use of simple ICT tools such as ‘Flashmeeting’ When supporting a project – teacher to teacher SKYPE from home. ICT curriculum for Yr7-Yr9 based on eTwinning partnerships Impacts favourably when applying for promotion Contributing to a culture of good communication between school staff.
  • Mentoring Model for Sustainable Partnerships
  • Skills for Ambassadors (Activity) • Discuss and list the skills necessary for an eTwinning Ambassador • Think of all the different facets of the Ambassador role • We will compare your results with the contents of our training pack • Note will be taken of anything else that we need to cover
  • Training Pack Contents Page • Establishing a mentoring model for whole school development • The eTwinning Ambassador as workshop facilitator and presenter – organising a workshop for teachers • Planning quality projects and delivering case studies • Awareness of other B.C programmes and how they complement eTwinning • The International School Award and Audit • How to use the eTwinning Portal • Ability to answer questions about eTwinning and the impact on teaching and learning
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  • Activity - What are the challenges ? • In your group discuss the allocated challenges and transform them into opportunities and solutions.
  • The Portal Phase One Phase Two
  • The TwinSpace Useful Challenging
  • Projects and ICT • Act 3 – linking project ideas to ICT app and curriculum support. ICT Curriculum