eTwinning School Teams: divide the task and multiply the success
In May, we ran a quick poll on the desktop on “School Teams”. We wanted to know what your impressions on that theme were. The results are very interesting!
Before going further, what School teams are?
Any group of people within a school working on eTwinning, for instance:
• Two or more eTwinning teachers in the same school working on the same project.
• A group of teachers involved in separate eTwinning projects who work and exchange ideas.
• A group of colleagues in the same school registered in eTwinning, each engaged in one of more eTwinning activities (projects, Learning Events, Groups, Teachers Rooms etc.) and sharing their experience.
1281 eTwinners replied which is already a good sign regarding the interest about School Teams. The results confirmed their will to work within a team as a significant number of respondents (808) stated they already work in School team.
Graph 1: Do you work with other colleagues in your school on your eTwinning activities?
Among respondents there is a large consensus to spread the idea of School Teams. Indeed 77% (1072 out of 1281) respondents would promote School Teams.
Graph 2: Will you promote yourself the concept of "eTwinning teams"?
However the results of the quick poll show also a pitfall. According to the respondents, setting up a team is not that easy. More than one half of them find difficult to implement a team within the same school.
Graph 3: Is it hard to set up an eTwinning team in your school?
Regarding the 1281 respondents, we can say that there is a strong interest to work within a team, and there is a will to disseminate the idea but make it real is not that easy.
eTwinning can be a great tool to support the implementation of School Teams, it is our 2012 theme so we will promote it as much as we can, stay tuned! New articles, kits and publications covering the concept of School Teams will be coming soon.