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  1. 1. eTwinning & the professional development of teachers Anne Gilleran – pedagogical manager eTwinning Central Support Service
  2. 2. Eugenio has explained <ul><li>The rational and philosophy behind eTwinning </li></ul>
  3. 3. I will pose 3 questions <ul><li>What is the relationship between eTwinning and Professional Development? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they influence each other? </li></ul><ul><li>How can eTwinning contribute to professional development and vice versa? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Santi has already shown you…. <ul><li>the overview of the evolution of professional development in eTwinning </li></ul>I want to put it in a slightly different context
  5. 5. I want to <ul><li>Explain the Professional Development opportunities in a little more detail both within the portal………. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>And externally.. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Dec 2008 … Projects & beyond…. Jan 2005 Dec 2005 Sept 2006 Jan 2008 Learning Events, Groups Teachers Rooms, Profiles Multimodality of professional development offerings Sept 2010 European-wide professional development workshops National training courses raining, e.g. online courses eTwinning school collaboration projects External to the portal Internal to the portal and online
  8. 9. External – face to face
  9. 10. European Professional Development Workshops - PDWs <ul><li>Normally 7 per year </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 100 participants per workshop 25/75 ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Aimed either at specific audience or them </li></ul>
  10. 11. Evolved to include Bilateral and multilateral workshops with the aim of providing face to face meetings with a partner finding focus 10 organised so far for 2011
  11. 12. PDWs 2011 10 – 12 June 2011 - Vilnius, Lithuania. Focus: Using Web 2.0 tools in eTwinning 4-6 November 2011 – Cyprus. Focus: Ambassadors. 10-12 November 2011 - Berlin, Germany. Focus: School leaders.
  12. 13. National Training programmes <ul><li>Many countries run extensive training programmes both face – face and on line. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the national in-service programme most notably i </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Czech Republic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Internal – online meeting and collaboration
  14. 15. Learning Events <ul><li>A Learning Event is a short intense course that offers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an introduction to a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stimulates ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>helps develop skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>does not require a long-term commitment in terms of time. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is designed to be an enjoyable learning experience. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Topics for 2011 Date Title Presenter Language 3 - 18 February Internet Safety & You Karl Hopwood. English 7 - 20 February Assessing individual differences through eTwinning Nuria de Salvador Spanish 21 February - 7 March eTwinning & Nanoyou Lab 2 Nanoyou Team English 14 - 30 March Building a successful project Cees Brederveld French 2-22 April Web Based Video – Educational Use within eTwinning Daniela Arghir English 7 - 20 April Motivating pupils though project work Adam Stepinski Polish 7- 13 May Creative writing  & Mindmapping Pierre Auboiron English 9 - 20 May Children's Rights Miriam Schembri English 23 May - 3 June Learning the Language of your neighbour- Adam Stepinski English
  16. 17. Learning event – certification <ul><li>If you wish you can also achieve a certificate of participation </li></ul>
  17. 18. Teachers rooms <ul><li>A Teachers Room is a place where teachers can discuss specific topics over a short period of time and are created directly by eTwinners. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Teachers Rooms are open to all eTwinners to view and contribute. </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted Teachers Rooms can be viewed by all eTwinners; however, to contribute to them, one must be invited. </li></ul>
  18. 19. eTwinning Groups <ul><ul><li>The eTwinning Groups are a place for teachers to exchange about various interests </li></ul></ul>34 Groups
  19. 20. The Journal <ul><li>a digital portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to share </li></ul><ul><li>An instrument for social networking </li></ul>
  20. 21. Back to the 3 <ul><li>What is the relationship between eTwinning and Professional Development? </li></ul>
  21. 25. 2. How do they influence each other?
  22. 26. <ul><li>eTwinning is seen as something that allows up-skilling in areas such as the use of ICT to support teaching, language learning, project management skills and other areas of personal development that can also be recognised as key competences for lifelong learning </li></ul>
  23. 27. 3. How can eTwinning contribute to professional development and visa versa?
  24. 28. <ul><li>The kind of professional development a teacher participates in is more important than the amount of time invested . The net effects of days of professional development are small and only significant in a few countries, whereas indicators of participation in networks and mentoring (and in some countries also in workshops and/ or courses) have significant and stronger net associations with teaching practices in a majority of countries (TALIS, 2009: 117). </li></ul>
  25. 30. Final points <ul><li>eTwinning is the fastest growing community for teachers in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>It contains both communication & collaboration activities </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Formal & informal professional development opportunities </li></ul>
  26. 31. 3 Points for discussion <ul><li>1. How would you set up an eTwinning team in your school? </li></ul>2. The new desktop is a meeting point for all eTwinners? 3. What other professional development opportunities would you like to see in eTwinning?