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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 2019

  1. Digital Augmented Stories

EXPERT: Mª Carmen Montoya Martínez
DATE: 22.04-03.05.2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: With the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in eTwinning teachers can improve their projects and student´s motivation. AR will let them to create collaborative stories around a wide variety of topics and the use of collaborative tools will increase the quality of eTwinning projects. Participants are going to learn about how to integrate AR in their lessons and projects and how to use collaborative tools to create digital stories.

  1. Discover the Learner using the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express

EXPERT: Kathleen McClaskey
DATE: 22.04-03.05.2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: Principals and teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Learner profiles can serve as a way for learners to share who they are and how they learn so they personalize their learning for themselves. In this Learning event, participants will gain insight in the strengths and challenges their learners have using the learning sciences followed by how to empower learners to decide on the tools, apps and skills they will need to support their own learning.

  1. Using Project based learning to enhance key competences

EXPERT: Kornelia Lohynova
DATE: 06-17.05.2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Project based learning prepares students for personal and professional success by developing deep content knowledge and key competences. Projet Based Learning (PBL) can be a great tool for student and teacher growth, it is a powerful method to develop transversal competencies important for future workplaces.
In this learning event participants will learn how to serve projects as a “main course” in their schools. They will explore steps, tools and strategies to implement PBL approach in their classrooms so that students develop key competencies during the process of doing project.

  1. 3D Modelling for 3D Printing

EXPERT: Paulo Novo
DATE: 20-30.05.2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this Learning event we will Learn about 3D space more deeply, being able to model an object in a 3D environment and know how to prepare it for 3D printing. We hope to provide participants with competencies in the 3D area, working with the 3 axes (x, y, z), using modeling and construction tools to build an object (airplane) in a three-dimensional virtual environment, creating parts that can be exported and later on printed on a 3D printer.
Besides the knowledge and competences teachers can share with their students and other co-workers, 3D modelling can be quite useful in different eTwinning projects. An eTwinning project about historical sites, like ancient Rome, in Italy and old Lisbon in the Discoveries era is a perfect example on when to use 3D models in a project. Both cities in those days can be built and shared between participant teams and with other schools, eTwinning partners, etc. making a 3D visual tool that, later, can be printed out (in 3D). Anyone with basic knowledge of 3D space and with a computer that can run Autodesk Maya can participate.

  1. To promote educational success through Project Based Learning

EXPERTS: Daniela Guimarães and Miguela Fernandes
DATE: 10-21.06.2019
LANGUAGE: Portuguese
TARGET GROUP: all Portuguese speaking teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this Learning Event we will work with Project Based Learning methodology. It will give teachers the right tools to use this methodology in their eTwinning projects.The new political indications from the Portuguese Ministry of Education state that schools have to find solutions to run projects that merge different areas of knowledge and challenge students to develop skills for their future.The new Portuguese official document on the students profile at the end of compulsory education defines that students should be able to work in teams, to collaborate, to create, to reflect, to relate and apply different knowledge into problem solving. The Learning Event will allow teachers to run multidisciplinary activities in the classroom and to develop this students’ profile.This methodology applies to every teacher of all levels.

  1. Cultural text analysis – old education methods vs. new age education technologies

EXPERT: Rafał Mazur
DATE: 11-21.06.2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: eTwinning Plus teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Teachers often face the dilemma of how to raise students’ interest while discussing cultural texts. Modern technologies make lessons more attractive but at the same time the discussed text may go to the background. On the other hand, focusing only on the text often makes lessons boring and unattractive. How then can we reconcile one with the other? What can be done to make the texts of culture clear and up-to-date, and not lose the values that make them unique? During this Learning Event, we will focus on various methods and techniques that will bring out the most important meanings from the text, building a balance between entertainment and knowledge.

  1. Integrating Web 2.0 tools in the primary classroom

EXPERTS: Rose-Anne Camilleri, Antonella Giles
DATE: 16-30.09.2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: Primary Teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: During this Learning Event participants will explore the benefits and opportunities of using Web2.0 tools in the classroom, and how these tools can be integrated into their teaching. Expected outcomes focus on Web2.0 tools within a classroom context. Participants will be introduced to a number of Web based tools which may be accessed for free and asked to create tasks which can be applied in the classroom to enhance their teaching and promote 21st century skills. During this online course participants will share ideas on how to use these tools as a way to actively involve students in different activities.

  1. Let’s start eTwinning!

EXPERT: Celina Świebocka
DATE: 23.09-06.10.2019
LANGUAGE: Polish
TARGET GROUP: all teachers that speak Polish and are beginning to use eTwinning.
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Learning Event will guide teachers in the effective and pedagogic use of eTwinning and also act as an instrument to help introduce pupils and students to the concept of digital citizenship.

  1. Democratic participation through eTwinning projects

EXPERTS: Suzana Delić, Andreja Sedlar
DATE: 1.10-12.10.2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: headteachers and teachers of all levels of education
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The event will provide various examples of eTwinning projects which developed concept of citizenship, show examples in eTwinning projects and methodological and didactic strategies focused at improving students’ civic skills.

  1. Artificial Intelligence in Education: New challenges. New opportunities.

EXPERT: Marco Neves
DATE: 8.10-22.10.2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The main topic is Artificial Intelligence and how it is changing the way we live, communicate and interact. What are the impacts of this transformation in education? In this Learning Event we intend to:
Provide a clear explanation about what is Artificial Intelligence: how it “works”?
Discuss the changes we are facing and how teachers need to be aware of these changes. Understand that these changes will affect every part of our lives and how we need to redefine our pedagogical methods and strategies to help students thrive in a world that is completely different form the ones when we were students.

  1. Creative writing and eTwinning

EXPERT: Marco Schober
DATE: 14.10 - 27.10. 2019
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight.” Let’s launch out into the fascinating world of creative writing and explore the opportunities it offers for your eTwinning project. In the course of this LE, we will familiarise ourselves with the basic techniques of (collaborative) creative writing. Furthermore, we will encounter interesting online creativity tools that will inspire us to let our imagination roam free. In teams, you will explore the potential of (collaborative) creative writing for the development of intercultural communicative competence(s).

  1. eTwinning i digitalne kompetencije u predškolskim ustanovama   

EXPERTS: Zorica Durman Marijanović, Alen Ptičar
DATE: 21.10.2019 - 31.10.2019 
LANGUAGE: Croatian
TARGET GROUP: All teachers, Pre-primary, teachers from Croatia
SUBJECTS: Media Education, Primary School Subjects, Technology
KEY COMPETENCES: Digital, Literacy, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: "Tema je korištenje TwinSpace-a u svakodnevnom odgojno-obrazovnom radu s predškolskom djecom s osnovnim ciljem razvoja njihovih digitalnih i drugih ključnih kompetencija. Drugi ciljevi ovog stručnog usavršavanja su: naučiti što i kako započeti na Twinspace-u, kako napraviti plan svog eTwinning projekta, koji su IKT alati primjereni djeci predškolske dobi, naučiti koji su IKT alati povezani sa pojedinim ključnim kompetencijama predškolske djece. Događaj je namijenjen početnicima s ciljem predstavljanja mogućnosti koje eTwinning nudi, s posebnim naglaskom na digitalne kompetencije u predškolskoj dobi. Događaj će omogućiti primjer dobre prakse u korištenju eTwinning-a s djecom. Sudionici će dobiti upute korak-po-korak kako planirati i provesti eTwinning projekte u predškolskoj ustanovi, a također i popis najboljih Web 2.0 alata koji se mogu učinkovito koristiti s tako malom djecom. 

  1. eTwinning with VET teachers   

EXPERTS: María José García García-Saavedra
DATE: 21.10.2019 - 05.11.2019 
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: School level: Vocational 
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The aim of this Learning Event is to gather VET teachers all over Europe to share their experiences. Participants will have the chance to learn and discuss about: - Challenges and opportunities of a VET school - Topics for etwinning projects that involve VET teachers - Skills in VET learners - European Vocational Skills Week  

  1. Promoting democracy through projects - Becoming active citizens 

EXPERT: Alena Jandlová
DATE: 01.11.2019 - 15.11.2019 
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Ethics, European Studies, Foreign Languages, Informatics / ICT, Media Education, Social Studies / Sociology
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: How can eTwinning projects promote democracy and make their participants become active citizens? Among their core value already belong active participation, collaboration and intercultural communication. This learning event will show ways how active participation in the life of school and local communities can make a difference, how by taking concrete actions, helping others in volunteering activities pupils become open and socially responsible. We will deal with current challenges, brainstorm for active citizenship ideas (school councils, volunteering), share good practice and create a joint e-book of eTwinning activities supporting active citizenship. 

  1. Youth participation – mentoring youth to become active

EXPERT: Marie Cucurella
DATE: 04.11.2019 - 15.11.2019 
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: Citizenship, Ethics, European Studies, History, Politics, Social Studies / Sociology 
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Through a series of learning sessions and tasks around the PeaceJam Curriculum “Compassion in Action”, this Learning Event aims to foster youth participation in their schools and communities. The Curriculum targets youngsters from 12 to 18 years old, addressing issues of radicalisation, xenophobia, and discrimination at the local level. 

  1. Promuovere percorsi cross-curricolari attraverso l'approccio CLIL 

EXPERT: Silvana Rampone
DATE: 11.11.2019 - 25.11.2019 
LANGUAGE: Italian
TARGET GROUP: Primary
SUBJECTS: Primary School Subjects
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Literacy, Mathematical, science, technology and engineering, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Il tema riguarda i principi dell’approccio CLIL e le strategie efficaci per facilitare l’apprendimento integrato di lingua e contenuti . Saranno presentati, esaminati e discussi argomenti come lo sviluppo del pensiero creativo, strumenti per scaffolding, definizione di chiari outcomes di lingua e contenuto, feedback positivo, apprendimento cooperativo, integrazione del digitale e altri aspetti metodologici rilevanti per un’efficace progettazione. I partecipanti saranno incoraggiati ad assumere un ruolo attivo in tutte le sessioni per condividere idee ed elaborare ipotesi di integrazione degli spunti operativi per massimizzare la collaborazione e la produzione di materiali nei progetti eTwinning da parte degli alunni della scuola primaria  

  1. Shared Leadership in eTwinning schools: from Theory to practice 

EXPERT: Alexnadra Licht
DATE: 12.11.2019 - 26.11.2019 
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
KEY COMPETENCES: Cultural awareness and expression, Entrepreneurship, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This learning event is specifically designed for eTwinning schools.  

  1. Europeizzazione nelle piccole scuole

EXPERTS: Alessandra Basso e Vittoria Volterrani
DATE: 18.11.2019 - 01.12.2019 
LANGUAGE: Italian
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Literacy, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Il Learning Event mira a supportare tutte le piccole scuole, nel cominciare un processo di Europeizzazione attraverso eTwinning e nel superare l’isolamento creando connessioni con l’Europa. Intendiamo qui sia le scuole che aderiscono al movimento Piccole Scuole Indire, sia tutte le piccole scuole in senso lato, ovvero quelle realtà scolastiche rurali, in situazione di isolamento, o con singoli plessi dal numerico basso... Durante il Learning Event i partecipanti impareranno come delineare il Piano di Sviluppo Europeo, progettare e usare con efficacia un progetto eTwinning, collegare l’Europa al curricolo scolastico e renderla visibile nei documenti programmatici. Inoltre i partecipanti avranno modo di entrare in contatto con le diverse opportunità Europee.  

  1. Apps for all: ideas for the classroom

EXPERTS: Ana Pina and Mario Guedes
DATE: 20.11.2019 - 04.12.2019 
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: All teachers
SUBJECTS: Subjects: Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Informatics / ICT, Technology 
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Nowadays, we can easily find a large variety of options in what concerns Web 2.0 tools for education. This way, along the Learning Event teachers will manage different collaborative tools, explore them and learn how to support and motivate their students to become creators of new content. Participants will profit from these tools in order to engage their students in collaborative activities and lead them to increase their creative thinking skills and imagination. Expected outcomes will have a focus on Web2.0 tools within a classroom context. 

  1. Nordic CRAFT - samarbeta I projektmodellen och starta ett project med en Nordisk kollega 

EXPERTS: Annie Bergh and Heidi Theilmann Schmidt 
DATE: 24.11.2019 - 08.12.2019 
LANGUAGE: Swedish
TARGET GROUP: Primary, Secondary Teachers from: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden  SUBJECTS: Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Design and Technology, Drama, Environmental Education, Ethics, European Studies, Foreign Languages, Geography, Geology, Health Studies, History, Informatics / ICT, Language and Literature, Mathematics / Geometry, Media Education, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy / Logic, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Primary School Subjects, Psychology, Religion, Social Studies / Sociology 
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Languages, Literacy, Mathematical, science, technology and engineering, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: I det här läreventet kommer du som nordisk lärare att få lära känna CRAFT som modell/metod för att jobba I project. Du kommer att få arbeta med ett mycket aktuellt tema som dina elever kommer att känna igen sig i. Du kommer att samarbeta med lärare i andra nordiska länder som du sedan kan fortsätta att jobba med när läreventet är slut. I läreventet får du lära känna metoden steg för steg och du genomför uppgifter I din klass som en del i eventet. Du har stöd av eventets mentorer genom hela eventet.   

  1. Planning a successful eTwinning Project for very young learners

EXPERTS: Angeliki Kougiourouki and Rania Bekiri
DATE: 01.12.2019 - 15.12.2019 
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: Pre-primary, Primary
SUBJECTS: Art, Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Design and Technology, Drama, Environmental Education, Ethics, European Studies, Foreign Languages, Geography, Health Studies, History, History of Culture, Home economics, Informatics / ICT, Language and Literature, Mathematics / Geometry, Media Education, Music, Natural Sciences, Physical Education, Physics, Pre-school Subjects, Primary School Subjects, Technology 
KEY COMPETENCES: Civic, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Effective communication and collaboration will be the key note of this Learning Event. Kindergarten and first primary school teachers will increase their knowledge on how to develop successful eTwinning projects exchanging good practices and using strategies to achieve better interaction and collaboration among learners and teachers of the eTwinning partner schools. Participants will profit from these exchanges with subsequent benefits in their academic work. 

  1. Intercultural Learning Through eTwinning 

EXPERT: Sharon Tonner-Saunders
DATE: 01.12.2019 - 15.12.2019 
LANGUAGE: English
TARGET GROUP: Teacher Training Institutes
KEY COMPETENCES: Cultural awareness and expression, Digital, Languages, Literacy, Personal, social and learning 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Developing young people's understanding of the world around them and how to communicate and collaborate with their global peers is important in a world where we need to be connected to rather than disconnected. This learning event will develop student teachers and teachers understanding of what is intercultural learning, the importance of intercultural learning and ways that intercultural learning can be embedded into their curriculum. Some of the key themes will be identities, heritage, cultures, inclusion and diversity, communication and collaboration. These themes will be brought to life through exploring some award winning eTwinning projects that experienced eTwinning teachers have run. Through undertaking this course, a clearer understanding of how to embed intercultural learning through eTwinning in your classroom practice will achieved.