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    1. 1. eTwinning The community for schools in Europe Alessandra Ceccherelli NSS Italy Foto: PDW Prague 08, by NSS CZ
    2. 2. eTwinning story <ul><li>2005 – Officially launched in January </li></ul><ul><li>2007 – Officially integrated in LLP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2008 – eTwinning phase 2 </li></ul>
    3. 3. eTwinning (2005-2007) <ul><li>Promote school collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Bring EU dimension into school curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Promote language learning and intercultural awarness </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare pupils for European future </li></ul><ul><li>Improve skills of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>focus on: </li></ul><ul><li>school partnerships </li></ul>Foto: from video spot, by NSS France
    4. 4. eTwinning in LLP Jean Monnet Programme Transversal Programme Grundtvig Adult education Leonardo da Vinci Vocational education and training Erasmus Higher education Comenius Pre-school and school education
    5. 5. LLP, an action programme for… <ul><li>innovation </li></ul><ul><li>european dimension of teacher training </li></ul><ul><li>accessibility & attractiveness of the LLL opportunities </li></ul>Source: Decision, n.1720, 15/11/06, establishing LLP <ul><li>intercultural dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-based contents and padagogies </li></ul><ul><li>Language learning </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>eTwinning, a flexible, teacher friendly scheme for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing of resources and practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogical use of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European dimension </li></ul></ul><ul><li>focus on: </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ professional </li></ul><ul><li>development </li></ul>eTwinning in LLP foto: PDW Oslo 08, by NSS Italy
    7. 7. What’s in eTwinning for the Teachers? <ul><li>A different sort of professional development </li></ul><ul><li>An easy way into transnational work </li></ul><ul><li>Natural opportunities to use ICT in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Different ways of delivering curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Professional cooperation with other teachers </li></ul>And fun! Projects are usually stimulating, motivating and fun for the teacher (too) FlashMeeting recorded session, by Liceo Einstein, Milano (I)
    8. 8. eTwinning in 6 steps <ul><li>Inspiration. Why get involved? </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Partner finding </li></ul><ul><li>Project submission </li></ul><ul><li>Production and documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul>
    9. 9. 1. Inspiration <ul><li>Kits & Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Project Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ Blog </li></ul><ul><li>eTwinning Map </li></ul>
    10. 10. 2. Registration Once you get the login, you can personalize (and keep up to date) your profile (also expressing your availability for eTwinning/Comenius projects) and the School profile
    11. 11. Partner finding (main tools)
    12. 12. 3. Partner finding process <ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>me too </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>internal messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instant messaging (coming soon) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My eTwinning Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guestbook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easy to find people via other people </li></ul>
    13. 13. Find information Establish the first contact
    14. 14. eTwinning in 6 steps <ul><li>Inspiration. Why eTwinning? </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Partner finding </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning and submission </li></ul>
    15. 15. eTwinning in 6 steps <ul><li>Inspiration. Why eTwinning? </li></ul><ul><li>(Pre-registration) Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Partner finding </li></ul><ul><li>Project submission </li></ul><ul><li>Production and documentation </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>TwinBlog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where project partners share their experience </li></ul></ul>Production <ul><li>TwinSpace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private project workspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where project partners and pupils collaborate online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where project work is/can be published and shared online </li></ul></ul>and documentation
    17. 17. <ul><li>TwinBlog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where project partners share their experience </li></ul></ul>TwinSpace TwinBlog
    18. 18. eTwinning in 6 steps <ul><li>Inspiration. Why eTwinning? </li></ul><ul><li>(Pre-registration) Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Partner finding </li></ul><ul><li>Project submission </li></ul><ul><li>Production and documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul>
    19. 19. Recognition <ul><li>National Quality Label </li></ul><ul><li>European Quality Label </li></ul><ul><li>National eTwinning awards </li></ul><ul><li>European eTwinning Prize </li></ul>eTwinning camp 2008 Foto by NSS Germany
    20. 20. eTwinning was launched in 2005 and since then.. <ul><li>+ 50 000 members, 43 000 schools have registered </li></ul><ul><li>+ 10 000 projects have been registered </li></ul><ul><li>+ 100 000 pupils invited to TwinSpaces </li></ul><ul><li>+ half a million messages have been exchanged on the Desktop </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>+ 1500 message posted on the forum each month </li></ul><ul><li>+ 8000 members have been using the Desktop every day </li></ul><ul><li>+ 200 000 files have been shared in TwinSpaces </li></ul>eTwinning was launched in 2005 and since then..
    22. 22. A critical mass has been reached -> eTwinning, the phase 2
    23. 23. Many things were happening in eTwinning.. Above... and below the surface Comenius Partnerships Informal collaboration Peer learning Sharing of resources and ideas Community building eTwinning Projects eTwinning went beyond Projects
    24. 24. Many things were happening in eTwinning.. … also outside the eTwinning Portal Comenius Partnerships Shaing of resources And ideas <ul><li>Just try to type « etwinning » in the search field of: </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook groups </li></ul><ul><li>Ning (social networks) </li></ul>
    25. 25. eTwinning is social! <ul><li>The community for schools in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning and professional development platform </li></ul><ul><li>eTwinning Groups and Learning Lab ( next year ) </li></ul>
    26. 26. eTwinning: added value for Comenius Projects <ul><li>safe internet environment </li></ul><ul><li>integrate partnership in every day school life </li></ul><ul><li>prepare meetings </li></ul><ul><li>establish networks </li></ul><ul><li>alternative for rejected Comenius-papers </li></ul>
    27. 27. European Commission Central Support Service National Support Services Teachers and students
    28. 28. Thank you! Alessandra Ceccherelli [email_address] Credits: - S.Scimeca, C.Crawley, A.Gilleran (EUN) - NSS Germany