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Learning Events

What is it? Learning Events are short intensive online events on a number of themes. The themes are related to pedagogical aspects in particular. They are led by an expert, and include active work and discussion among teachers. Learning Events include asynchronous and sometimes synchronous activities, and are run in a widely-spoken European language. You can receive certification for participating in this event.

Who organises it?

The eTwinning Central Support Service

Who can participate?

All registered eTwinning teachers. Participants may be selected according to theme of the event. Learning Events have an average of 200 participants.

Duration?

Learning Events take place over 10 - 15 days.

Where?

These events happen online in the eTwinning Learning Lab.

How can I apply? live.etwinning.net/professionaldevelopment

If you are interested in taking part in one of the following professional development opportunities, log in to eTwinning Live and check the Professional Development tab.


Learning Events 2020

  1. Learning Event 2020: How to launch an eTwinning VET project from zero?

EXPERT: Alicia Sánchez Ortiz
DATE: 27.04.2020 - 10.05.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: eTwinning Ambassadors, Secondary, Upper Secondary, Vocational
SUBJECTS: Vocational
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Literacy, Mathematical, Science, Technology and Engineering, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The aim of this Learning Event is to help VET teachers to launch a eTwinning project. They will be able to share their ideas and address and resolve their possible doubts. Participants will have the chance to meet other colleagues and learn from each other. They will discuss the following key points: 1. VET European education in your country (curriculum, subjects, number of hours, etc.). 2. Key competences, soft skills and active methodologies related to the curricula and eTwinning projects. 3. Ideas for eTwinning projects and VET schools. 4. Useful tools. 5. eTwinning in Erasmus +. 6. Quality in eTwinning projects.

  1. Learning Event 2020: 5 i’s or effective eTwinning projects for secondary schools

EXPERT: Anna Pławecka
DATE: 04.05.2020 - 14.05.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: eTwinning Ambassadors, eTwinning Schools, Lower Secondary, Secondary, Upper Secondary, Vocational
SUBJECTS: All subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Literacy, Mathematical, Science, Technology and Engineering, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Learning Event is devoted to secondary and upper secondary education teachers from all types of schools irrespective of the subjects they teach. It gives useful tips and presents ICT tools in order to enhance eTwinning projects with secondary school students. The five letters “i” stand for introduction, inspiration, interaction, innovation and information, which are the main factors of a successful secondary education project. All these ingredients mixed together with a pinch of the trainer’s experience guarantee a tasty dish just to be served to the students afterwards.

  1. eTwinning Plus Learning Event 2020: Unlocking the enthusiasm for learning with project-based learning within eTwinning

EXPERT: Daniela Bunea
DATE: 12.05.2020 - 22.05.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: Teachers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Republic of Moldova, Tunisia, Ukraine
SUBJECTS: Art, Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Design and Technology, Drama, Environmental Education, Ethics, European Studies, Foreign Languages, Geography, Media Education
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Learning Event aims to inspire eTwinning Plus teachers to find, apply, evaluate and use strategies suitable for their contexts. This is in order to engage students through project-based learning and develop their soft skills. Students are given input into their own education and are offered choices in terms of the outcome assessments, whilst they develop essential life skills.

  1. Learning Event 2020: Creating a 2D game in Construct 2

EXPERT: Paulo Novo
DATE: 18.05.2020 - 29.05.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: Art, Design and Technology, Mathematics / Geometry, Media Education
KEY COMPETENCES: Digital, Mathematical, Science, Technology and Engineering
SHORT DESCRIPTION: There has been a lot of criticism around gaming for children, but many studies suggest that playing domestic video games improves visual attention and spatial-motor skills. Gaming in education generates a lot of benefits in the learning process. In this Learning Event, we’ll go through some basic principles of game design and we’ll put together a 2D platform game, using game engine Construct 2. In an easy way, we’ll build up all the assets for the game, character, enemies and animations.

  1. Learning Event 2020: A proposal for a better world: global Change and the agenda 2030

EXPERT: Fernando Valladares
DATE: 18.05.2020 - 29.05.2020
LANGUAGE: English
SUBJECTS: Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, Economics, Environmental Education, Ethics, Geography, Geology, Health Studies, Media Education, Natural Sciences
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
KEY COMPETENCES: Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Literacy, Mathematical, Science, Technology and Engineering, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The world is currently suffering from the negative impacts of human activity. The impact can be felt through climate change to the extinction of thousands of species, from the overexploitation of resources to the alteration of many global cycles (carbon, nitrogen, water). Humans are modifying the functioning of all ecosystems, and it is paradoxically compromising our own survival. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for peace and prosperity are part of a United Nations program to avoid the worst scenarios and to allow human development in a fair way and with a small environmental footprint. SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries to all countries. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

  1. Learning Event 2020: Teaching MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) with apps

EXPERT: Simone Pfliegel
DATE: 25.05.2020 - 15.06.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: European Studies, Foreign Languages, Language and Literature
KEY COMPETENCES: Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Learning Event will help teachers to learn about different apps for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and also teaching grammar in the MFL classroom. This Learning Event is not based on a specific language.

Its main aims are:

  • Getting to know apps for the aforementioned areas in language learning and learning how to use them effectively when teaching MFL
  • Creating/generating project ideas on different scales (mini projects for one lesson only and team-based sequences of 4 or more lessons) with different apps
  • Finding partners for future eTwinning projects about teaching languages and/or literature.
  1. Learning Event 2020: SEL, or Social and Emotional Learning

EXPERT: Kornélia Lohyňová
DATE: 01.06.2020 - 12.06.2020
LANGUAGE: Slovak
TARGET GROUP: Teachers from Czech Republic, Slovakia
SUBJECTS: All subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps pupils to improve well-being, self-esteem, empathy, behaviour and higher performance. It enables pupils to develop competences that help them to know and control their emotions, to establish themselves in a certain social environment, to be successful and satisfied in their lives, and to interact positively by other people.

Objectives:

  • to learn the importance of applying SEL in schools
  • to learn the five areas of SEL
  • to learn to implement activities and tools for development of emotional and social intelligence
  • to learn tips for developing resilience (teachers and pupils).
  1. Learning Event 2020: eTwinning rural schools

EXPERT: Maria del Mar Aguayo
DATE: 01.06.2020 - 12.06.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers, eTwinning Ambassadors, Pre-primary, Primary
SUBJECTS: All subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Sometimes it is difficult to find partners in rural schools to carry out our eTwinning Projects. Sometimes it is difficult to create a project adjusted for different aged pupils in our classroom. Nonetheless, it is easy to exchange our daily practice among other teachers and enrich our practice. In this Learning Event participants will exchange their reflections about advantages and disadvantages of the teaching-learning process in rural areas and at the same time they will exchange their daily practice using etwinning. Discussions about how to use eTwinning in our classes are guaranteed. Everybody, experienced or not in eTwinning, is welcome.

Goals:

  • To know what we want to say when we talk about rural schools
  • To discover challenges in rural schools using eTwinning
  • To share eTwinning projects ideas in rural schools
  • To share collaborative tools.
  1. Learning Event 2020: STEAM and climate change

EXPERT: Tomasz Ordza
DATE: 08.06.2020 - 18.06.2020
LANGUAGE: Polish
TARGET GROUP: Teachers that speak Polish
SUBJECTS: Art, Design and Technology, Mathematics / Geometry, Media Education
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In 2020, climate change and environmental challenges are the central theme of eTwinning. In this way, education at the supranational level has joined the discussion on these extremely important ecological, social, and economic topics. During the “STEAM and Climate Change” Learning Event, we will talk about a variety of issues related to the interdisciplinary approach to climate change. Project-related best practices aimed at multi-level development among students based on the integration of the curriculum will be presented during the event. Outdoor classes for students or science field trip ideas will also be a key topic. We will debate on the best way to introduce environmental topics in the classroom, so that students become more aware of environmental issues, and schools become places where culture and ecological awareness are developed - all this in accordance with the principle: act locally, think globally!

  1. Learning Event 2020: Discussing diversity and discrimination using the online tool Stories that Move

EXPERTS: Karen Polak and Ivan Milovanov, Anne Frank House
DATE: 08.06.2020 - 19.06.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers, eTwinning Ambassadors, eTwinning Schools, Lower Secondary, Primary, Secondary, Teacher Training Institutes, Upper Secondary, Vocational
SUBJECTS: Art, Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Ethics, European Studies, Foreign Languages, History, History of Culture, Informatics / ICT, Language and Literature, Media Education, Philosophy / Logic, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Studies / Sociology, Special Needs Education
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This course will enhance your skills as an inclusive educator and enable you to discuss sensitive and complex topics with your students. The focus will be on helping students understand diversity and discrimination, to reflect on their own choices by getting to know the personal stories of their peers and become active. You will get to know the Visible Thinking and Blended Learning methods, and gain insights in how to create ‘safe space’ by using some of the modules of the online toolbox Stories that Move. This toolbox includes on- and off-line activities. Whilst working with methods such as Think-Pair-Share and See-Think-Wonder, you will get to know the technical system of Stories that Move and prepare your personal lesson plans.

  1. Learning Event 2020: Quality in eTwinning projects

EXPERT: Celina Świebocka
DATE: 21.09.2020 - 02.10.2020
LANGUAGE: Polish
TARGET GROUP: Teachers that speak polish
SUBJECTS: All subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Literacy, Mathematical, Science, Technology and Engineering, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Learning Event is targeting teachers who want to broaden their skills and deepen their knowledge about the quality of eTwinning projects. The main goal of these workshops is to support participants in implementing their projects up to the standard of the eTwinning Quality Label. The provided tools are intended to encourage participants to reflect on their own activities and to be a source of inspiration for further work with students.

  1. eTwinning Plus Learning Event 2020: Quality in eTwinning projects

EXPERT: Adam Stępiński
DATE: 28.09.2020 - 09.10.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: Teachers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Republic of Moldova, Tunisia, Ukraine
SUBJECTS: All subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: eTwinning teachers always want to conduct high quality projects. They hope to give their students a valuable learning experience which will develop their skills and deepen knowledge. In this Learning Event, the participants will get some tips on how to look for inspiration, plan, carry out and evaluate a project. Also, they will learn how to communicate, manage the project and collaborate effectively. Other issues covered in the training include the topic of creativity, integration with the curriculum and the use of technology supporting the project quality.

  1. Learning Event 2020: Using Google Earth in projects

EXPERTS: Cristina Santos and José Braga
DATE: 01.10.2020 - 15.10.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers, Lower Secondary, Secondary, Upper Secondary
SUBJECTS: All subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Mathematical, Science, Technology and Engineering, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Google Earth provides resources to help teachers and students to explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. Students who are taught geography are more prepared to understand how human and physical systems interact and to make informed decisions based on that knowledge. The aims of this Learning Event are promoting a better knowledge/recognition of areas and places involved in the projects using Google Earth tools, in collaborative work, and maximising the potentialities of the partners’ locations.

  1. Learning Event 2020: Welcoming refugee and migrant children to mainstream classrooms in Europe

EXPERTS: Lisa Taner and Aurelie Charles
DATE: 01.10.2020 - 12.10.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: All subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The event hopes to develop teacher’s awareness, confidence and skills in learning about refugee issues, welcoming refugee and migrant children to mainstream classrooms from a social and emotional perspective. Additionally, the Learning Event will give teachers a basic introduction to language acquisition and the importance of maintaining and developing mother tongue and home culture.

  1. Learning Event 2020: Europeanisation in rural schools

EXPERTS: Vittoria Volterrani and Alessandra Basso
DATE: 19.10.2020 - 31.10.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: All subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Learning Event aims to support rural schools in starting a Europeanisation path through eTwinning and Erasmus to overcome isolation and create connections with Europe. During the Learning Event, participants will learn how to delineate the European development plan, to effectively design and use an eTwinning project, to hypothesise ideas for Erasmus projects and to link Europe to the school curricula and plans. Moreover, participants will have the chance to get in touch with different European opportunities.

  1. Learning Event 2020: Technology to use in class with SEN and struggling students

EXPERT: Marijana Smolčec
DATE: 26.10.2020 - 02.11.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: Special Education Needs
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Literacy, Mathematical, science, technology and engineering, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The participants will be introduced to different kinds of inclusive students (dyslexic, students with cerebral palsy, etc.) and other struggling students that can be helped by using various digital tools and assistive technology in order to achieve their learning outcomes and to make their life and learning more easy and fun. There will be some Twitter discussions and Forum discussion in eTwinning, with maybe live online webinar with an expert, etc.

  1. Learning Event 2020: eSafety in the teaching practice

EXPERT: Aneta Wilk
DATE: 09.11.2020 - 19.11.2020
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: Cross Curricular, Design and Technology, Informatics / ICT, Primary School Subjects, Technology
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Digital, Personal, Social and Learning to Learn
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Learning Event will provide teachers with guidance on how to keep pupils eSafe while using digital media as well as how to implement eSafety into daily teaching practice.

The main aims of the event are:

  • to create an online code of conduct that could be followed by all students and teachers in the classroom
  • to promote the eTwinning portal, eTwinning Featured Group on eSafety – Bringing eSafety into eTwinning projects, and TwinSpace as a safe space for project-based learning, collaboration and communication
  • to present exemplary didactic materials on eSafety (lesson scenarios, quizzes, crosswords, an eTwinning project) and encourage participants to create their own ones
  • to exchange participants ideas and information on eSafety matters.