luni, 27 ianuarie 2014

Seminarii online pe platforma eTwinning

Communication in eTwinning

Dates: 17 – 28 February
Expert: Adam Stepinski
Language: English
Audience: It is suitable for eTwinners with a rudimentary knowledge of various online communication tools

Applications open: 10 February
If you missed this Learning Event the first time, now is your chance to take part.
The importance of communication in the success of an eTwinning project is immense. Careful communication planning and setting the right expectations is crucial. This Event combines some pedagogical and methodological principles and clues with a bunch of practical tasks concerning the use of selected synchronous and asynchronous tools in eTwinning. We'll try to refer to the issue that if we understand the fact that various communication methods support different purposes, then choosing them needs to be done with care, based on project priorities and goals.

eTwinning and Social Media

Dates: 27 February – 8 March
Experts: Bart Verswijvel and Arjana Blazic
Language: English
Audience: The event is suitable for all eTwinning teachers who have a Twitter and Facebook account.
Applications open: 20 February.
In this learning event we will look at the challenges and opportunities of using social media in eTwinning. We will highlight trends and best practices of how social media can be used in education. We will explore the impact that social media has on pupils and teachers and learn how to prepare pupils to stay safe online. We will focus on two different aspects of the use of social media in education: social media for professional development and social media in the classroom.  By the end of the event the participants will have learned how to integrate social media and eTwinning projects in order to enhance teaching and learning. The event is suitable for all eTwinning teachers who have a Twitter and Facebook account. In case you don’t have an account you will be guided through the steps on how to set up an account.

Sailing through  the Twinspace

Dates: 3-14 March
Experts: Adil Tuğyan and Murat Yatağan
Language: Turkish
Audience: Turkish-Azeri Teachers
Applications open: 24 February
The aim of this Learning Event is to introduce all the features of the eTwinning Portal with stop-overs at each TwinSpace feature. The Event  is mainly for new eTwinners  and those inactive eTwinners who have difficulty using some aspects of eTwinning as a whole. The use of certain 2.0 and 3.0 web tools will enable teachers to make their projects more visible to attract their target audience.

Using Multiple intelligences in Maths

Dates: 10 – 24 March
Expert: Irina Vasilescu
Language: English
Audience: This event is aimed at all eTwinning teachers who teach Maths or Science.
Applications open: 3rd March
Mathematics is not always a popular subject. Pupils tend to dislike it, especially when they fail to obtain the desired academic results, and it can cause anxiety and even phobia to some of them. The difficulties they find are not only due to insufficient knowledge of the elements of Maths, but also to the ability to transfer knowledge in order to face different situations successfully. The aim of the event is to present and share ideas, strategies, tools and teaching techniques based on Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory, that would motivate and empower pupils' involvement both in the every-day class and in project activities, according to each learning style, while nurturing their growing mindset, self-understanding and mutual respect. The goal is to reach all our pupils and help them to use their full potential, by adapting the activities to their own skills and strengths.

Quality Label Criteria: how to achieve them

Dates: 24 March – 7 April
Expert: Irene Pateraki
Language: English
Audience: This event is aimed at all eTwinning teachers who want to achive a quality label
Applications open: 17 March
Quality Labels are granted to teachers with excellent eTwinning projects. In this LE, participants will have the opportunity to discuss, explore, take part in activities and understand how they can plan and run a project in order to achieve the 6 criteria for obtaining a Quality Label: Pedagogical Innovation and Creativity, Curricular Integration, Collaboration, Use of Technology, Sustainability and Transferability and lastly Results and Benefits. It will examine the links between Quality Labels and the European Prizes. This event is aimed at all eTwinning teachers

How to plan a project

Dates: 14 – 25 April
Expert: Rute Baptista
Language: English
Audience: All eTwinners who want to improve their project planning skills
Application opens: 7 April
Planning is very important in any kind of project. Planning increases the efficiency of a project. It facilitates proper coordination within partners involved.
It aids in organizing all available resources and motivates everyone. It encourages creativity and innovation and it also helps in decision-making. In this Learning Event we will explore how the project planning can help to achieve these goals.

Using Google Earth in teaching

Dates: 28 April to 12 May
Expert: Marco Neves
Language: English
Audience: this event is for teachers with a minimum knowledge of how to use ICT in their teaching.
Applications open: 17 April
This eLearning event focuses on the use of Google Earth as an educational tool. The main goal is to show how teachers can use Google Earth as a tool to improve their methods of teaching. We will also explore how the tool may be used by participants in an eTwinning project, to show features of their countries to others in a different a way.

Da partilha à colaboração no eTwinning

Dates: 28 April to 12 May
Experts: Teresa Lacerda & Miguela Fernandes
Language: Portuguese
Audience: All eTwinning teachers
Applications open: 17 April
Sometimes the work in eTwinning projects is focused mainly on the sharing of materials. However we believe that this should not be an end in itself, but rather an opportunity to begin to collaborate. This learning event aims to explore some tools for sharing documents but more especially, to work on those methods, which encourage the development of documents collaboratively through the use of web 2.0 tools.

Education of the future: scenario building

Dates: 5 - 16 may
Expert: Will Ellis
Language: English
Audience: All eTwinning Teachers
Applications open: 24 May
Education has changed a lot in some ways over the last 20 years, but in other ways nothing has changed. This event will explore how education might look in the future, how we as teachers can contribute to shaping that future, and look at the changing relationships between teachers and learners in the future. It is suitable for all eTwinning teachers.

Apps for Mobile devices in the classroom

Dates: 9 - 23 June
Experts: Miguela Fernandes and Marco Neves
Language: English
Audience: Teachers who use tablets or other mobile devices in their classes
Applications open: 2 June
This Learning Event aims to show to teachers how they can encourage their pupils to use mobile devices in learning. The target audience is mainly teachers who want to explore the possibilities with the use of mobile devices, such as smartphones. During the event we will present mobile educational applications that pupils can use in and out of the classroom, close the gap between the devices that pupils have and that are not properly explore in educational contexts, promote news ways of teaching and learning and alert teachers to integrate the use of this devices in eTwinning projects.


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