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Good practice examples in e twinning online teachers' training

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Good practice examples in e twinning online teachers' training

  1. 1. Thomas Roche M.Sc.Ireland.IE, Liene Millere, Latvia. Angeliki Kougiourouki-Ourania Bekiri, Greece. Theodora Gkeniou, Greece. Niilo Alhovaara, Sweden
  2. 2. Concept (Thomas) Concept’s Attraction • Feedback from Face to Face Meetings • No travel, no cost • Multiple Locations Meeting • Personal Working Environment • Work in Virtual, Dynamic Realtime
  3. 3. The Operational Platform • Webex, Adobe Connect • Facility for intergroup text, audio,video • Facility to upload rich multimedia formats • Facility to record, play back, e-mail meeting • Synched NSS Administration. • Strong NSS Virtual Logistics.
  4. 4. e-Twinning Portal and Online • Easy to synche and toggle online training and the portal • Opportunity for itemised dialogic participation • Isolate items for group investigation, discussion and conclusion • Actual familiarity and usage of e-Twinning Live
  5. 5. Pedagogical Online • Great teacher motivation • Exhibit generated outputs • Peer to peer evaluation...what to look for • Promote the idea of sharing generated expertise • Curate the productions for re-usability
  6. 6. Sustainability and Transfer • Post event create defined group in the portal’s designated “Create Group” • Post event encourage member activity in this group • Add more members after each training session • Upload all digital outputs
  7. 7. Project Method - online course (Liene) Technical issues: • Group virtual meeting via Anymeeting(7 meetings); • Work in small groups via Skype; • Work in small groups with google doc templates; • TwinSpace platform with course materials; • Final group work presentations
  8. 8. Project Method - online course (Liene) Theoretical background: • Projects in education; • Project ideas (defining problem, case study, size of projects); • Project planning (aims, objectives, time line, risks); • ICT in projects, e-safety; • Quality criteria of projects • Project plan presentations
  9. 9. Example: The Hour of ambassadors for Greek eTwinners (Angeliki, Rania) Aims •Communicate at national level with eTwinners •Transfer and resolve questions •Help and support •Exchange ideas •Discuss several issues •Inform about the professional development •Provide supportive material
  10. 10. Short description Who: • Group of Greek ambassadors • Beginners and already active Greek eTwinners When: • Specific day: Monday • Specific time: 19:00-20:00 • Specific duration: 1 hour Where: • Through eTwinning Live
  11. 11. Short description What for: •To exchange ideas •To discuss on issues that teachers and students face •To resolve issues of use and integration of web 2.0 tools •To provide information about professional development
  12. 12. Short description How to: •Schedule the online event •Run the online event
  13. 13. Expected results Greek eTwinners have the opportunity: • to frequent contact with their ambassadors to ask questions • to express their concerns • to exchange ideas • to get information • to be as active as possible in the eTwinning educational community • to gain familiarity and experience throughout an online environment • to use Live Events with their students
  14. 14. Short Evaluation
  15. 15. Short Evaluation: What is it written? Rania: an opportunity to talk Dimitra: these meetings are very useful Christina: I will certainly be here next Monday organized with much more questions Olga:It helped me in the process of work which was already in progress. I have been benefited!! Of course we want to continue….. Sophia: Thank you very much for the information and the support!
  16. 16. Organising Webinars to train etwinners: tips and how-tos (Theodora) A. Distance and online learning distinctive features B.Planning and Organising a webinar (pre/while/post) C.Last but not least..
  17. 17. A. Distance and online learning distinctive features 1.the nature of communication 2.the audience 3.technical considerations 4.assistance and cooperation 5.clear instructions
  18. 18. B. Planning and Organising a Webinar (pre-stage) 1.needs analysis 2.set goals 3.choose a topic 4.timing 5.tools 6.attract your audience 7.reminders
  19. 19. B. Planning and Organising a Webinar (while-stage) 1.talking & acting 2.introduce yourselves 3.timetable 4.connect to needs analysis 5.multimodality 6. types of activities 7. food for thought 8. complementary materials 9. presentation layout/desktop share
  20. 20. padlet walls & whiteboards: •Icebreakers •Brainstorming •Greetings •Information
  21. 21. food for thought and questions complementary materials
  22. 22. less is more
  23. 23. C. Planning and Organising a Webinar (post-stage) 1.develop (asynchronous) communication 2.interaction-feedback (groups) 3.establish rapport
  24. 24. D. Last but not least.. 1. Did you inform the participants about the goals set, the process and the content before the webinar? 2. Did you design stimulating, pedagogically appropriate and informative materials to be used during the webinar? 3. Did you make sure that all the attendees actively participated in the webinar? 4. Did you provide food for thought after the webinar?
  25. 25. don’t forget!!!
  26. 26. Connectivity (Niilo) Great advantages in connecting eTwinning to established media networks on the Internet: • Live streaming through YouTube, available to anyone • Using live streamed, recorded video as raw material for podcasts (I might also talk a bit about Blended Learning in general)

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