Welcome to eTwinning Malta!

Welcome to eTwinning, the Community for Schools in Europe!
eTwinning offers a platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.), working in a school in one of the European countries involved, to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of the most exciting learning community in Europe.  In this blog you can find all the latest news related to the eTwinning action in Malta and other interesting news from our fellow colleagues in Europe.

#eTwCitizen16 – Start your Digital Citizenship project!

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-10-37-45This year’s eTwinning Weeks, 10-27 October, will focus on ‘digital citizenship’ – how eTwinning can develop Europe’s next generation of active citizens.
#eTwCitizen16 will be about teachers setting up projects around the theme of digital citizenship – we know that you are eager to get started, but wait until 10 October to register your #eTwCitizen16 project.

More details on eTwinning Weeks will released over the coming weeks – stay tuned for updates.

Launch of new eTwinning Portal 2016

eTwinning is happy to release a redesign of the public portal. Over the summer, we have worked hard on a new website to better suit the needs of teachers.

The website has been restructured to make it more in-line with the three central tenets of eTwinning:

  • Collaboration: a greater prominence has been given to eTwinning projects
  • Community: discover what happens behind the scenes, get registered and meet your peers
  • Lifelong learning: the new website has a dedicated section on the type of professional development opportunities provided by eTwinning.

Take a look at this short video to learn more about eTwinning and the benefits offered for schools, teachers, and students alike. Contact the National Support Service on 25982177/25982150/25982805 or etwinning@ilearn.edu.mt for more info.


eTwinning Webinar for Maltese/eTwinning Plus teachers: Outcomes

On Friday 10th June 2016, teachers from Malta, Ukraine, Georgia and Tunisia participated in an eTwinning Webinar for Maltese and eTwinning Plus teachers. The webinar focused on sharing project ideas and trying to find new project partners online – essentially, a “Partner Finding Fair”. This was the first online PFF to be organised by the Maltese NSS and had quite encouraging and interesting results. The ideas discussed during the webinar were uploaded on the following Tricider decision-making online tool. You may view, scroll down, and vote for the best project idea listed. If you would also like to join any of the projects listed below, contact Ms. Amanda Debattista on the eTwinning National Support Service on etwinning@ilearn.edu.mt.

eTwinning/EUPA Meeting for Members of the Senior Management Teams

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 11.44.50The eTwinning National Support Service, in collaboration with the European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) is pleased to announce a joint training session for members of the Senior Management Team who are interested in introducing eTwinning initiatives in schools. The training session will also serve participants to familiarize themselves with funding opportunities available through Erasmus +. College Principals, Education Officers and Heads of Department are also invited to attend.

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Digital Treasure Hunt – eTwinning Celebration Week

Treasure Hunt at Mdina – Saturday 21th May from 9.30 – 12:00

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 10.47.21 Teachers from all educational sectors are invited to participate in a Treasure Hunt, which will be held in Mdina. This activity will be the apex of the eTwinning Celebration week. Students will be using portable mobile devices in order to solve the puzzles and also take part the activities. They are encouraged to bring their tablets or smartphones to use during the activity.

Participation is strictly by consultation with the Head of School, parents and the eTwinning NSS. Interested schools are requested to send an email to the eTwinning NSS on etwinning@ilearn.edu.mt. When registering your interest please note that:

  1. The ratio of students per teacher should not exceed 5:1. The treasure hunt will be managed by the eTwinning staff, however accompanying teachers are expected to support this event by taking part as well.
  1. It is recommended that schools involve the students’ parents.  Parents can accompany their children during this activity.

Meeting place: Mdina ditch entrance near the Greek Gate (near ditch car park)

Time: 9.30 – 12.00

The treasure will be animated by the MOVE group.

Participating teachers and students from all educational sectors will receive eTwinning tokens. For more information kindly contact the eTwinning National Support Service on 25982150 or by sending an email to etwinning@ilearn.edu.mt

eTwinning in Practice Workshops – Apply Today!

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 09.23.27Invitation for Teachers and Students to attend the following workshops – eTwinning in Practice at the San Gorg Preca Primary School – Hamrun GP

As part of the eTwinning Celebration week the eTwinning NSS is proud to offer a programme of activities spanning across 16th – 21st May 2016.

Workshops at the San Gorg Preca Primary School – Hamrun GP

Teachers and students are invited to attend sessions on Digital Literacy and eTwinning, which will be animated by colleagues at San Gorg Preca Primary School Hamrun GP. There will be different slots for primary and secondary schools.

Attendance is strictly by prior booking and on a first come first served basis. It is important that each class is accompanied two members of staff (teachers/LSA’s etc.). Transport will be provided and funded by the eTwinning NSS.

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Application for eTwinning Quality Labels 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 10.56.42Teachers participating in eTwinning projects during this scholastic year are being invited to apply for the eTwinning National Quality Label. Teachers who apply and are awarded a Quality Label for the first time in 2015 – 2016 will automatically be eligible to participate in the Best Newcomer Category (Primary or Secondary). Teachers who have previously applied for a Quality Label will automatically be eligible to participate in the Best Project Category (according to pupil’s age groups). Teachers are only eligible for one category at any one time.

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