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 Ambas...
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 ...
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...
The Lead Teacher and the
eTwinning Team
• Total commitment of Head Teacher essential.
• Inclusive approach to internationa...
An Example Project
‘An Exploration of Playground
Games’
Partnership school in Northern Italy
– Taking a PE theme – integra...
Impact and Benefits
for Pupils
‘eTwinning has given us a different tool to bring
learning to life for our pupils’ (class t...
Impact and Benefits for Staff
• School Governors were persuaded to
increase the school’s computer hardware
• eTwinning pro...
The Secondary Model
Shawlands Academy is situated on the south side of
Glasgow. This is non-denominational school catering...
The eTwinning Team
The core team: Deputy Head Teacher
Lead Teacher
ICT teacher reg. for eTwinning
– Total number of staff ...
Partnerships and Project Work
‘Embedding the use of ICT and integrating
international work into the curriculum is seen as
...
Impact and Benefits
for Students and Teachers
Innovative pedagogy grows and develops to the benefit of
students.
Use of si...
Mentoring Model for Sustainable
Partnerships
Skills for Ambassadors (Activity)
• Discuss and list the skills necessary for an
eTwinning Ambassador
• Think of all the d...
Training Pack Contents Page
• Establishing a mentoring model for whole school
development
• The eTwinning Ambassador as wo...
• Insert slide with pink background
Activity - What are the challenges ?
• In your group discuss the allocated
challenges and transform them into
opportunitie...
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
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    1. 1. eTwinning Ambassadors preparing Europe’s children today for tomorrow’s World Nick, Anne & George
    2. 2. Embedding eTwinning in Whole School Policy Anne Jakins Nick Falk George Glass
    3. 3. Workshop Aims • Guide to embedding eTwinning in whole school policy • Development of the training pack for eTwinning Ambassadors through a consultation process
    4. 4. Introductions and Experience
    5. 5. Working in Teams • Create teams based ……….. Regional
    6. 6. Transformation
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Implementing a Whole School Approach The Impact of International Collaborative Education
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. 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.
    11. 11. 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.
    12. 12. 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.
    13. 13. 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.
    14. 14. 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)
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. 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
    17. 17. 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.
    18. 18. Mentoring Model for Sustainable Partnerships
    19. 19. 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
    20. 20. 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
    21. 21. • Insert slide with pink background
    22. 22. Activity - What are the challenges ? • In your group discuss the allocated challenges and transform them into opportunities and solutions.
    23. 23. The Portal Phase One Phase Two
    24. 24. The TwinSpace Useful Challenging
    25. 25. Projects and ICT • Act 3 – linking project ideas to ICT app and curriculum support. ICT Curriculum
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