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eTwinning Learning Event for Maltese Teachers: Internet Safety

May 23, 2011toJune 3, 2011

The eTwinning National Support Service would like to inform Maltese educators about the upcoming Learning Event entitled Internet Safety & You led by Karl Hopwood and sponsored by eTwinning Malta.

The learning lab will allow teachers to explore the risks and benefits of the internet (including privacy, cyber bullying, sexting, validity and bias) and will look at what children and young people are really doing when they are online (as well as how they actually get online). There will be a range of resources and practical ideas to try in the classroom as well as opportunities to ask questions and collaborate with each other using the online forum. The main purpose of the learning lab is to increase teachers knowledge and understanding of eSafety issues so that they feel empowered to support their pupils in staying safe online. There will also be an opportunity to reflect on some of the difficulties for teachers in protecting their own professional identity online.The event will run from the 23rd May to the 3rd of June 2011 and is fully online.

How to apply

Go on http://www.etwinning.net and log on to your eTwinning Desktop.  Once on the Desktop, click on News From Malta – eTwinning Learning Event for Teachers-Internet Safety and You. Click on the link to fill in the registration form.  Applications are on a first come, first served basis.

What are eTwinning Learning Events?

eTwinning Learning Events are short, intensive online courses on a number of themes. They are led by an expert and include active work and discussion among teachers across Europe. They run entirely online for a duration of two weeks and all active participants will also receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course. No fee is incurred for the participating teachers. Further information on the eTwinning Learning Events is available at http://learninglab.etwinning.net/web/guest/home.

For more information about how to register to eTwinning and enrolling in this Learning Event, kindly contact Ms. Jeannette Cardona or Ms. Amanda Debattista at the eTwinning National Support Service on 2598 2150 or by email at etwinning@schoolnet.gov.mt.

eTwinning Multilateral Contact Seminar in Spain

May 19, 2011 4:00 pmtoMay 21, 2011 4:00 pm

The eTwinning National Support Service of Spain will be organizing a Multilateral Contact Seminar in Madrid, Spain. The main aims of this multilateral seminar are to increase the number of eTwinning projects which use Spanish as the language for communication and to enhance ICT skills for teachers and students. Further details can be seen in the agenda.

The Maltese National Support Service is sponsoring two teachers of Spanish to participate in this seminar which will take place between the 19th and 21st May 2011.

The selected candidates have to show proof of project work done during previous school years, even if it was not related to eTwinning. This could involve any kind of language project: class projects, school projects, collaborative projects with other classes or Maltese schools, projects with foreign schools, Comenius projects, eTwinning projects…

A recommendation by the Head of School, College Principal or Head of Department will be considered an asset.

The selected candidates will be requested to find a project partner during the Contact Seminar in Madrid to start off an eTwinning project.

Teachers of Spanish interested in attending this seminar are kindly requested to fill in the application form and send it by email at etwinning@schoolnet.gov.mt by not later than Friday, 25th February, 2011.

For further details kindly contact the eTwinning National Support Service on 2598 2150 or 7900 2150.

eTwinning Online Learning Event for Maltese Teachers: Apply today !

March 9, 2011toMarch 23, 2011

The eTwinning National Support Service would like to announce that there are still a few places available for the Online Learning Event which is being organised between the 9th  – 23rd of March.  This learning lab, ‘The other side of eTwinning’, is open to new and seasoned eTwinners alike.  

Participants will be introduced to the social networking and professional development aspect of eTwinning.  Whilst getting to know their personal desktop they will be guided on sharing and finding educational resources, joining forums and groups.  Getting in touch with other Maltese colleagues will prepare participants to collaborating in the wider network of European community.

Participation is free and successful candidates will receive a certificate at the end of this two week, fully online course.

Interested in applying ?  Follow this link: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BUUZFYAKX

Remember that you must be registered for eTwinning to be eligible to participate.  For more information about this Learning Event you can visit http://etwinning.skola.edu.mt/2011/02/the-other-side-of-etwinning-learning-event-for-maltese-teachers/, or contact the eTwinning National Support Service on 25982150, email: etwinning@schoolnet.gov.mt

eTwinning Multilateral Contact Seminar in Malta

March 18, 2011 4:00 pmtoMarch 20, 2011 2:00 pm

eTwinning is pleased to announce that a group of Early Years teachers from Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Czech Republic will be visiting Malta for a weekend Contact Seminar from Friday 18th March to Sunday 20th March 2011. The title of the contact seminar is “Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the Early Years with eTwinning and Web 2.0 Tools”. The agenda has been published with Circular CMeLD 28/2011.

Kindergarten Assistants and Primary School teachers up to Year 3 interested in starting collaborative projects with foreign teachers are kindly invited to attend this contact seminar. All participants will be given an eTwinning pack. Application is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 20 participants from Malta.

Maltese participants who will have a registered eTwinning project by the end of the seminar will be awarded a set of PC/laptop speakers for classroom use.

Teachers who wish to attend the seminar are kindly requested to apply by email at etwinning@schoolnet.gov.mt or call on 2598 2150 / 7900 2150. Please include full name, email address, mobile number and school name. Applicants who are accepted will receive confirmation by email.

Applications are to reach Ms. Jeannette Cardona and Ms. Amanda Debattista at the eTwinning National Support Service by not later than Friday 25th February 2011.

The New eTwinning Desktop Seminar

October 25, 2010
3:30 pmto5:30 pm

picture_12The new eTwinning Desktop has been launched!

The new eTwinning Desktop offers more options and possibilities for networking. It is where you will find all the tools for networking and collaboration as well as information and announcements. It allows you to participate in discussions on different topics in Teachers Rooms, look for announcements for Learning Events, check out which eTwinning Groups are currently running, enrich yourself professionally as you network using the Profile, find people to share your own interests and who might be interested in future work with you in Find eTwinners and learn about interesting projects and ways of teaching in Resources.

A seminar to highlight the new features is being organized by the National Support Service at the eLearning Centre in Floriana on Monday 25th October from 15.30 to 17.00 in Lab 2.

Learn what’s new, what’s changed and what stayed the same by participating in this seminar! 

The seminar is open to all those already registered to eTwinning. If new teachers are interested, please register at www.etwinning.net prior to the seminar.

Applications are to be sent by email to etwinning@schoolnet.gov.mt. Bookings are open till Wednesday 20th October 2010.

For more details don’t hesitate to contact the eTwinning NSS on 25982150 or 79002150.

Multiple Intelligences, a Challenge for eTwinning – Online Course

October 16, 2010toOctober 29, 2010

qwerty1The next eTwinning online course will be held between 16 and 29 October and it will deal with: Multiple intelligences, a challenge for eTwinning. The Learning Event will be presented by Mirjam Heemskerk and it will be held in English.

This event will explore the educational theories of Howard Gardiners on Multiple Intelligences and how it can be taken into account within an eTwinning project. It is suitable for teachers of all disciplines and pupil age groups.

To attend this online course, log on to your eTwinning desktop at www.etwinning.net and submit your application from there. The number of participants is limited to 100 and the applications will open on the 8th October 2010.

Apply and develop professionally from the comfort of your home!

Mediterrenean Countries eTwinning Contact Seminar in Malta

November 19, 2010 4:00 pmtoNovember 21, 2010 12:30 pm

A group of Secondary School teachers from Mediterranean Countries, eager to start new eTwinning projects with Maltese teachers, will be visiting Malta for a weekend contact seminar from Friday 19th November to Sunday 21st November 2010. A circular was issued by the Curriculum Management and eLearning Department (CMeLD 163) including the agenda.

Secondary School teachers interested in starting collaborative projects with foreign teachers are kindly invited to attend this contact seminar. All participants will be given an eTwinning pack.

Application is on a first come first served basis. Maltese participants who will have a registered eTwinning project by the end of the seminar will be awarded a webcam for class use.

Teachers who wish to attend the seminar are kindly requested to apply by email at etwinning@schoolnet.gov.mt or call on 25982150 / 79002150. Please include full name, email address and school name. Applicants who are accepted will receive confirmation by email.

Applications are to reach the eTwinning National Support Service by Friday 22nd October, 2010.