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Havering meeting with school reps


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Havering meeting with school reps

  1. 1. eTwinning – Havering Initiative Anne Jakins Nick Falk
  2. 2. Agenda 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What is eTwinning? This initiative CPD opportunities Ambassador support What happens next? Looking at and registering on the eTwinning website
  3. 3. Our Partnership with Finland • SEN partnership Sackville UK and Kumpula School Finland • Increased cultural awareness • Enhanced language and literacy • Writing for a specific audience • Enhancing ICT skills - pupils and teachers • Making new friends
  4. 4. It all started with a Bear We will let Otso speak for himself
  5. 5. Bear talk – the next project Same partnership – different students New bear exchange Bear talk – enhancing language skills using ‘Crazy Talk’ Exchange of stories about famous national bears
  6. 6. Implementing a Whole School Approach The Impact of International Collaborative Education
  7. 7. Southwater Infant Academy The Primary Model Southwater Infant Academy is situated in rural West Sussex with 270 pupils and 14 teaching staff. Southwater was rated Outstanding by OFSTED ‘ When we started we didn’t know just how significant eTwinning was going to be in our development as a school’ Sue Winn Headteacher
  8. 8. The Lead Teacher and the eTwinning Team • • • • • Total commitment of Head Teacher essential. Inclusive approach to international work. Appointment of a lead teacher to support the teaching staff. All staff registered on the eTwinning Portal. EVERY teacher in the school has one ‘performance management’ target to engage pupils in an international project.
  9. 9. An Example Project ‘An Exploration of Playground Games’ Partnership school in Northern Italy – Taking a PE theme – integrating practical skills with team work and recording. – An exchange of playground games with a visual emphasis – Pupils decided on the skills they wanted to share. – Invented playground games without specific equipment – Use of videos, digital images, presentation software.
  10. 10. Impact and Benefits for Pupils ‘eTwinning has given us a different tool to bring learning to life for our pupils’ (class teachers) – Pupils in both classes shared their work informally with other children in the playground. – Creative use of ICT to exchange ideas and images – Presenting information clearly – Absorbing cultural similarities and differences – Opportunities for pupils to showcase project work.
  11. 11. Impact and Benefits for Staff • School Governors were persuaded to increase the school’s computer hardware • eTwinning promoted the culture of sharing ideas, expertise and concerns. • Positive impact on gaining promotion for teachers • Leading the way with other schools in the locality. • Link to all that the British Council has to offer.
  12. 12. Purpose of the initiative
  13. 13. Professional Development and the International Dimension Key Action 1 Key Action 1 Jean Monnet Activities Key Action 2 Key Action 3 Sport
  14. 14. Ambassador Support School Contact Towers Junior Ambassador Perry Kimble/Jenny Bryden John Warwick Elm Park Primary Christopher Speller Alicia Diez Clockhouse Primary Kylie Ship Retini DunLeavy Harold Court Primary Emma Burns Alicia Diez Scargill Junior Minni Gleeson Drew Buddy St Mary's Catholic Primary Maree Deane Ronnie Ford Mendina Gidea Park Primary Joanne Miles John Warwick Hilldene Primary Emma Rogers John Wawick Scargill Infant Allyson Tyler Anne/Nick
  15. 15. What happens next? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ambassador contact Two training/support sessions Distant support Additional training and support Evaluation
  16. 16. The eTwinning Portal