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  1. 1. eTwinning: Opportunities for professional development Anne Gilleran Pedagogical Manager eTwinning Central Support Service
  2. 2. So you’ve registered! What next? <ul><li>Browse the portal </li></ul>Use the desktop Get involved in learning formal & informal Start a project
  3. 3. Browse the Portal <ul><li>www.etwinning.net </li></ul>
  4. 4. Use the Desktop <ul><li>Watch Christina Crawley’s prezi on the new desktop </li></ul><ul><li>http://prezi.com/s-66mv9cwxb2/the-new-etwinning-desktop-october-2010/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Get Involved in formal & informal learning / Professional Development <ul><li>Formal Learning - let’s recap </li></ul>
  6. 6. eTwinning has become……. Informal exchange & reflection eTwinning Learning Events eTwinning Groups European Professional Development Workshops Regional workshops A network providing opportunities for formal & informal Continuing Professional Development (CDP) 21,000 teachers were involved in the formal aspects of CDP through eTwinning in 2009
  7. 7. Jan 2005 Sept 2006 Jan 2008 eTwinning projects European-wide Professional Development workshops National training Regional workshops Learning Events, Groups Jan 2009 Dec 2005 Timeline eTwinning professional development opportunities Teacher Rooms Oct 2010
  8. 8. Professional Development Workshops <ul><li>Longest established form of formal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Focus in the beginning on newcomers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Head Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific subject teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>themes </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. National training 1 <ul><li>Face to Face workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All countries offer these </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on the national eTwinning Portals </li></ul></ul>Cant find them? http://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/help/nss.htm
  10. 10. National Training 2 <ul><li>online Training </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Poland online </li></ul><ul><li>Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary </li></ul>
  11. 11. Regional Workshops <ul><li>2 or 3 countries come together to organise a workshop for their teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller, more intimate, more focused on establishing project partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers between 30 – 50 </li></ul><ul><li>Information on National Portals </li></ul><ul><li>Overview 2010 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Learning Events Not linked to Desktop profile. Log in with an email address and separate password
  13. 13. eTwinning Groups Linked to profile used to access desktop.
  14. 14. Teacher Rooms <ul><li>Latest development – October 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Small rooms created by teachers to discuss topic linked from the new desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Short duration </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can open one </li></ul>
  15. 15. Projects – I put this last because <ul><li>It can take some time to get a suitable partner </li></ul><ul><li>It is the ultimate goal but the other activities can help towards it </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of the most powerful professional development experiences for you </li></ul>
  16. 16. Recap – <ul><li>as a beginner in eTwinning you can become involved by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal contact with other eTwinners in the desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join a learning event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at your national portal for training opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join a group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for a partner </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. 2 Golden Rules <ul><li>Check your desktop every day </li></ul><ul><li>Check your national eTwinning website </li></ul>
  18. 18. Take a look – Learning Events <ul><li>http://learninglab.etwinning.net </li></ul><ul><li>Username = [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Password = istanbul2010 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thank you for your attention! <ul><li>eTwinning portal: </li></ul><ul><li>www.etwinning.net </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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