eTwinning the community for
schools in Europe
BETT 2013, London UK
Anne Gilleran
Central Support Service, Brussels
What is project management?
Thinking, reflecting, planning,
predicting, evaluating...
Basically, it’s an investment of
tim...
Three tips
1. At the beginning, relax and look
forward
2. During the project, relax and look
around
3. At the end, relax a...
Things to agree BEFORE
Detect your needs:
- What you are not happy with in
your teaching
- What you want to improve
- What...
Things to agree BEFORE
Involve your students:
-

What they’d like to do
How they’d like to learn
What they already know
Wh...
Things to agree BEFORE
Some organization issues:
- Number and age of students
- Time to work in the project per
week/month...
Things to agree BEFORE
Set the objectives:
-

Concrete
Realistic
Measurable
What final products are expected?
How these pr...
Things to agree BEFORE
Done?
Now, try to point out the strenghts
and weaknesses of your plan

Revise
Aim at quality!
A quality project doesn’t have to be
spectacular,
difficult,
complex,
long,
or sophisticated.

A quality p...
Practice 1 (20 min.)
Work in groups. If some possible partners are
here with you, join them.
1. Define some objectives for...
Things to do DURING
Think on the activities:
-

Are they motivating?
Are they relevant?
Do they require collaboration?
Do ...
Things to do DURING
Monitoring:
- Use the Project Cards
- Evaluate
- How will you evaluate? Use
rubrics
- Reflect, rethink...
What is a rubric?

Source: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/triton/tidepoolunit/rubrics/collrubric.html
Practice 2 (20 minutes)
1. Design an activity for which
collaboration is necessary
2. Think on an activity for which you
d...
Things to make you think AFTER
Evaluate the project (remember
the rubrics?):
- Ask students and teachers
- Check objective...
Things to make you think AFTER
Reorganize material:
- Can a third person follow the
development of the project?
- Is the T...
Things to make you think AFTER
Are you satisfied? Then, why don’t
you go for a Quality Label?
- Ask your NSS
- Create a “v...
One most important tip

Have fun!
Practice 3 (10 minutes)
- Think in a dissemination
campaing.
- How can you make the project
sustainable in your school?
- ...
Thanks for your attention
Diego Rojas, NSS Spain
diego.rojas@ite.educacion.es
Massimiliano D’Innocenzo, NSS Italy
m.dinnoc...
Introduction to eTwinning Managing projects
Introduction to eTwinning Managing projects
Introduction to eTwinning Managing projects
Introduction to eTwinning Managing projects
Introduction to eTwinning Managing projects
Introduction to eTwinning Managing projects
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Introduction to eTwinning Managing projects

  1. 1. eTwinning the community for schools in Europe BETT 2013, London UK Anne Gilleran Central Support Service, Brussels
  2. 2. What is project management? Thinking, reflecting, planning, predicting, evaluating... Basically, it’s an investment of time and effort Invest: to spend or devote for future advantage or benefit
  3. 3. Three tips 1. At the beginning, relax and look forward 2. During the project, relax and look around 3. At the end, relax and look back
  4. 4. Things to agree BEFORE Detect your needs: - What you are not happy with in your teaching - What you want to improve - What you want to try - What you can learn from each other
  5. 5. Things to agree BEFORE Involve your students: - What they’d like to do How they’d like to learn What they already know What they can teach you Ask them! Negotiate with them!
  6. 6. Things to agree BEFORE Some organization issues: - Number and age of students - Time to work in the project per week/month - Holiday periods - Timing - School ICT facilities - Number of schools involved - Teachers/subjects per school
  7. 7. Things to agree BEFORE Set the objectives: - Concrete Realistic Measurable What final products are expected? How these products relate to the objectives? - How will they be evaluated?
  8. 8. Things to agree BEFORE Done? Now, try to point out the strenghts and weaknesses of your plan Revise
  9. 9. Aim at quality! A quality project doesn’t have to be spectacular, difficult, complex, long, or sophisticated. A quality project just has to be EFFICIENT Ask your NSS for quality criteria before starting
  10. 10. Practice 1 (20 min.) Work in groups. If some possible partners are here with you, join them. 1. Define some objectives for your project idea 2. What concrete results/final products are expected for these objectives? 3. How will you assess them?
  11. 11. Things to do DURING Think on the activities: - Are they motivating? Are they relevant? Do they require collaboration? Do NOT choose the tools first. Think upside down!
  12. 12. Things to do DURING Monitoring: - Use the Project Cards - Evaluate - How will you evaluate? Use rubrics - Reflect, rethink, revise
  13. 13. What is a rubric? Source: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/triton/tidepoolunit/rubrics/collrubric.html
  14. 14. Practice 2 (20 minutes) 1. Design an activity for which collaboration is necessary 2. Think on an activity for which you don’t know which tool to use. 3. Describe #2 at http://wallwisher.com/wall/strunjan
  15. 15. Things to make you think AFTER Evaluate the project (remember the rubrics?): - Ask students and teachers - Check objectives and results - What would you change in further projects?
  16. 16. Things to make you think AFTER Reorganize material: - Can a third person follow the development of the project? - Is the TwinSpace clear? - Is there enough documentation? - What should be public and what should be kept private?
  17. 17. Things to make you think AFTER Are you satisfied? Then, why don’t you go for a Quality Label? - Ask your NSS - Create a “visitor” for evaluators - QL application is only a guide for evaluators: if you have more documentation, add it in the TwinSpace - Put yourself in the place of an evaluator: is everything clear?
  18. 18. One most important tip Have fun!
  19. 19. Practice 3 (10 minutes) - Think in a dissemination campaing. - How can you make the project sustainable in your school? - Which of the 6 quality criteria will be the most difficult to reach? And the easiest?
  20. 20. Thanks for your attention Diego Rojas, NSS Spain diego.rojas@ite.educacion.es Massimiliano D’Innocenzo, NSS Italy m.dinnocenzo@indire.it Download at: http://issuu.com/ite_europa/docs/project_management_slovenia

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