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Presentation made to the eTwinning Seminar for Teacher Training Institutes - Manchester May 2014

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  1. 1. Introducing eTwinning – Teacher and student collaboration in Europe Anne Gilleran Central Support Service, Brussels eTwinning Seminar for Primary Teacher Training Institutes May 22 – 24 2014, Manchester
  2. 2. What is eTwinning?
  3. 3. A Lifelong Learning Programme initiative - within Comenius up to 2013 Launched January 2005 Now a transversal action in Erasmus+ until 2020 eTwinning started as……
  4. 4. 33 countries participate Each of those countries has a National Support Service (NSS) Overall coordination by the Central Support Service (CSS) Run by European Schoolnet on behalf of the EU Commission 4 Key Facts about eTwinning
  5. 5. 5 main elements 5 eTwinning has …. • It is an informal social network • It supports online collaborative work • It provides continuing professional development • It incorporates inbuilt recognition for work done • It is the most supportive action for teachers and schools
  6. 6. All this happens on the Portal: www.etwinning.net 6
  7. 7. 1.Public – www.etwinning.net 2.When you register – eTwinning Desktop 3.If you register a project - TwinSpace 7 Portal has 3 Levels
  8. 8. Informal Social Network
  9. 9. News from the eTwinning world Notifications regarding your eTwinning activity Information about upcoming events 9
  10. 10. Personal content Contacts & projects Journal 10 Personal profile
  11. 11. 11 Partner finding tools Quick search Advanced search Forum announcement
  12. 12. Online Collaboration 12
  13. 13. TwinSpace Teachers Pupils •Chat •Image Gallery •Document folders •Publishing tools •Blog •Live Communication 13 A safe closed environment where you have total control
  14. 14. Continuing Professional Development… 14
  15. 15. eTwinning Groups 15 Groups now active 15
  16. 16. Learning Events 20 Learning events in 2013 Approx. 2,500 teachers involved 16 Communication in eTwinning eTwinning & the Creative Classroom Using Google Earth in Teaching Education of the future Using mobile devices in teaching Video Conference as a teaching tool Art, history and philosophy for eTwinning projects Using iPads in the class Quality Label Criteria – How to achieve them Effective use of Social Media in teaching Planning a project http:learninglab.etwinning.net
  17. 17. Other Professional Development activities eTwinning Annual Conference – 500+ teachers European Seminars – More than 50 in 2013 ( 1000+ teachers) FCL workshops for eTwinning Webinars….etc. etc. etc. 17
  18. 18. Built in recognition
  19. 19. National and European eTwinning prizes National Quality Label European Quality Label
  20. 20. Supportive Action
  21. 21. Central Support Service National Support Service eTwinning Ambassador network
  22. 22. Is eTwinning successful? 22
  23. 23. 25,000+ users/day 121,951 schools 6,833 active projects 250,000+ users eTwinning (May 2014) 23
  24. 24. Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Moldova Ukraine Tunisia In 2012…eTwinning expanded towards
  25. 25. eTwinningPlus
  26. 26. eTwinning…… 2
  27. 27. In September 2014……….. eTwinning – will begin to promote project work between schools from the same country!
  28. 28. eTwinning is not only about technology…. eTwinning is about: Shared professional development Support for educational ideas Exploring educational ideas together Teachers professional network
  29. 29. eTwinning is about……. EDUCATION – Exploring pedagogical methodologies such as project based and inquiry based learning
  30. 30. eTwinning is about…. Learning – Intercultural learning – Authentic learning – Contextual learning – Personal learning
  31. 31. eTwinning is about……… Skills and competency development – Team working – Researching – Choosing – Analysing – Creating
  32. 32. A video example: The Rainbow Village Watch on YouTube
  33. 33. More video examples http://prizes2014.etwinning.net/videos/
  34. 34. How do you get involved? Register on www.eTwinning.net
  35. 35. Any Questions?
  36. 36. www.europeanschoolnet.org www.etwinning.net Contact: anne.gilleran@eun.org THANK YOU 38

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