Presentation on theme: "eTwinning National Conference, 2013"— Presentation transcript:
1 eTwinning National Conference, 2013 “eTwinning Learning Events: an opportunity for Professional Development and new eTwinning partnerships”Irene PaterakiMa in EducationGreek NSSeTwinning National Conference, 2013Nottingham, UK
3 One step forward when the answer is yes, stay on your place when the answer is no Have you been registered in eTwinning for more than 4 years?Have you run more than 4 projects?Have you run an eTwinning project this school year?Are you an eTwinning ambassador?Do you know what Learning Events are?Have you ever taken part in a LE?Have you taken part in a LE this school year?Are you an active member in a Group or a Teacher Room?Do you like ice-cream?Would you prefer to be by the seaside on an island instead of taking part in this Conference ??
4 Learning EventsLearning Events are short intensive online events on a number of themes. They are led by an expert and include active work and discussion among teachers across Europe.Each learning event lasts days. The materials are online and you may access them during your own time.The application for each event is open to all registered eTwinning teachers, approximately one week before the event begins. The link is on your Desktop, so just log in to fill in the online form.All events take place in the: http//learninglab.etwinning.net/web/guest/home
10 The reasons that Greek teachers take part in LEs: Opportunity for free professional development, apart from the online courses organized by the Greek NSSGetting in touch with colleagues around EuropeFinding partners for their projectsReceiving a certificate, maybe (?) important for the evaluation that is on its way…Having fun
11 Let’s have a look in a LE… …about Creative Drama
12 How GR NSS promotes LEs to our teachers: Include information about forthcoming LEs in our monthly newsletterAdvertise LEs in our Facebook page and Twitter and post reminders the days that the application form is openEncourage our ambassadors to inform the teachers of their region and take part themselves, as wellOrganize online courses for the participants that will take part in a contact seminar later
13 How can you promote LEs to the UK teachers? Discuss with the people in your Group and propose ways to promote eTwinning LEs (10 minutes). Write your ideas here:
14 Some more ideas…Take part in a LE; only when you try it, you will be able to support itInform teachers during a workshop about the opportunities they have for FREE- SHORT- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT in ENGLISHOrganize a series of webinarsOffer incentives e.g. teachers who attend a LE can share their experience with other teachers in a workshop/seminar
15 Tips for planning a LE Start with the learning outcomes Plan the schedule- time effortFind the resources you will useSelect the tools- create tutorialsBuild your menu structureCreate your course material having in mind:copyright rulesCreating opportunities for community buildingGiving clear directions and instructions to the participantsUsing cooperative and collaborative learning-group activitiesCreate the netiquette of the course
16 During the LEStart with an ice-breaking activity connected to your objectivesProvide support when neededBe flexible, if there is a serious need to make changesEncourage people to be active and take part in discussionsAdd a social forum (socialize online)Encourage peer-learningPose open-ended questions and facilitate discussionsAssign groups or use other methods of groupingSend them reminders byOffer opportunities for peer evaluation
17 After the LE Evaluate the event- CSS sends an evaluation link Ask people to tell their opinion using a forum or simple toolsCollect all the material created by the participants in an online edition
18 “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Henry FordThank you!!!