Intro Gothenberg 0310

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This is the introduction to eTwinning given by Anne Gilleran at the Professional Development WOrkshop for school head teachers given in Gothenberg, Sweden in March 2010

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Intro Gothenberg 0310

  1. 1. eTwinning: opportunities for educational innovation and professional development Anne Gilleran Pedagogical Manager eTwinning Central Support Service
  2. 2. Anne who? I come from Ireland university lecturer school counsellor head teacher worked in Brussels for the researcher European Schoolnet since expert in ICT for education 2001 I have been involved in many Pedagogical projects involving schools, manager for teachers and school leaders eTwinning since 2005
  3. 3. Topics 1. eTwinning – how it developed 2. The Internet phenomenon 3. eTwinning - a social network 4. Professional development 5. Some 21st century educational considerations
  4. 4. What is eTwinning?
  5. 5. Launched January 2005 A Lifelong Learning Programme initiative - within the Comenius action 2005-2008 Phase 1 2008-2013 Phase 2
  6. 6. Central Support Service. Run by the European National Support Service Schoolnet on behalf of (1 in each country) the European Commission
  7. 7. eTwinning 1.0 (2005) Launched to encourage school collaboration in Europe Designed to find partners; create, manage and run school projects
  8. 8. What happened in 2005? eTwinning was launched + The Internet phenomenon
  9. 9. Since 2005 February 2004 April 2006 January 2005 February 2004. October 2006 February 2005 2006 2005/06
  10. 10. 1. The Internet has changed "  Pre 2004 Web 1.x – Passive – Read the news – Retrieve information Essentially an online encyclopedia
  11. 11. Interactive & Creative Web 2.0 - make the news - publish ideas - create archives - comment on events - communicate
  12. 12. eTwinning Projects Many things Above... and were happening below In eTwinning... the surface Informal Comenius collaboration Partnerships It was time to go Peer learning beyond eTwinning 1.0 Sharing of resources and ideas Community building
  13. 13. eTwinning eTwinning had Projects evolved Critical Mass Communications and Informal Comenius networking beyond collaboration Partnerships Projects Peer learning Activities outside the Portal Sharing of resources and ideas Sharing and exchanging Time for Community building eTwinning 2.0
  14. 14. eTwinning 2.0
  15. 15. eTwinning 2.0 The heart of eTwinning is the portal: www.etwinning.net
  16. 16. eTwinning Portal 2007 From this
  17. 17. eTwinning Portal – 3 layers 1.  The Public Portal 2. The Desktop Public Information for all Search tools and Where teachers register profiles for eTwinning Where teachers get in Project ideas and kits touch and register an eTwinning project 3. The TwinSpace Also a tool for Private project workspace communication about Where project partners and pupils events collaborate online Where project work is/can be published and shared online TwinBlog Where project partners share their experience
  18. 18. www.etwinning.net
  19. 19. Inspiration - Kits
  20. 20. Inspiration - Modules
  21. 21. eTwinning 2.0 eTwinning Desktop From this
  22. 22. eTwinning 2.0 To this
  23. 23. eTwinning 2.0 Twinspace change From this
  24. 24. eTwinning 2.0 To this
  25. 25. The evolution of eTwinning 2.0 (2010)
  26. 26. eTwinning has become a social network Find each other and get in touch The community Share practice for schools in and ideas Europe where teachers: Are engaged in informal learning Set up & run projects with their pupils In 23 languages…
  27. 27. eTwinning schools eTwinning projects
  28. 28. eTwinning has become……. eTwinning Learning Events A network providing eTwinning Groups opportunities for formal & informal European Professional Continuing Professional Development Workshops Development (CDP) Bi- Lateral workshops 21,000 teachers were involved in the formal aspects of CDP through Informal exchange & eTwinning in 2009 reflection
  29. 29. Educational Considerations in relation to eTwinning 2.0
  30. 30. eTwinning: Shifting Worlds Formal Informal Closed Open Top down Bottom up Teaching Learning Consumption Creation Curriculum driven Life as curriculum
  31. 31. European key competencies
  32. 32. 21 Century Literacy
  33. 33. Literacies?
  34. 34. eTwinning helps: "  To address the challenges of bringing 21 Century skills into your school "  Utilises Web 2.0 technology to assist the educational process in a safe environment
  35. 35. What else is in it for the school?
  36. 36. Recognition 1 : Quality Labels (1)  Pedagogical Innovation and Creativity Recognition of (2)  Curricular Integration quality is based (3) Collaboration between partner schools on (4) Creative use of ICT 7 criteria (5) Sustainability and Transferability and (6) Results and Benefits
  37. 37. National Quality Label
  38. 38. European Quality Label
  39. 39. Visibility
  40. 40. eTwinning Prizes National Level European Level
  41. 41. What does this all this mean? Motivated pupils Motivated teachers Parental support Public recognition for school
  42. 42. Web 2.0 Enablers in education process Cooperation: the driving force e confidence of teachers (overcome of the Enablers Enthusiasm of children isolation of teacher) Working Safely
  43. 43. What next: Challenges for the future Web 2.0 embedded in Curriculum the curriculum Three pillars of education In-service training Teaching process Web 2.0 part of Assessment including Web 2.0 the assessment
  44. 44. Why is eTwinning so successful?
  45. 45. Rationale for etwinning Based on the twin concepts of cooperation and collaboration SIMPLE approach •  Share •  Innovate •  Motivate •  Participate •  Learn •  Exchange 48
  46. 46. eTwinning (2010) – in figures 86,000 users 20,000 projects 1,720000 pupils 900,000 messages 20,000+ users/day
  47. 47. eTwinning Continues To be connective & non bureaucratic To offer recognition To be supportive and offer opportunity for professional development To have built in quality assurance at national and European level in the form of Quality Labels
  48. 48. And…. It’s still for free!
  49. 49. Final reflections - In education today the roles of pupils and teachers are blurring. The 21 century challenges us all to grasp, understand and control the forces of technology. Technology is only as good as the use we make of it 21 st Century Learner !
  50. 50. Thank  you  for  your  a,en.on!   eTwinning  portal:   www.etwinning.net   Contacts:   Anne.Gilleran@eun.org  

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