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Participate in our eTwinning Online Survey – How does eTwinning effect your Professional Development ?

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-11-37-18Whether you have been involved in eTwinning since the very beginning or are just getting started, we would like your opinion!

In order to gain valuable insights on how eTwinning is affecting teachers’ professional development and practice, we would very much appreciate it if you could take some time to participate in our second edition of the eTwinning monitoring survey.

To ensure your privacy, please note that all replies will remain confidential and used for internal analysis only. You can find the link here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eTwinning-MT-2016

This survey is made up of closed questions and multiple choice questions only. It will take you around 15 minutes to complete the survey. We are confident you will find this time well invested as the questionnaire has been designed to serve as a useful tool to help you reflect on your own professional practice.

If you wish you can enter for our draw. Three names will be drawn at the end of the survey period and those three lucky people will receive a tablet device. If you wish to participate you can fill in the space on the last page of the survey indicating your email address.

You will be kept informed about the results of this questionnaire in due time. Many thanks in advance for your valued participation!

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Code Week 2016 – 15 to 23 October 2016

Code Week EU is fast approaching ! Did you know that there are several new Coding Groups on eTwinning Live ? To participate in discussion groups on coding and other topics, all you have to do is:

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-11-00-491. Go to www.etwinning.net

2. Log in with your username and password. Or, if you haven’t got an account, simply register (it takes less than 5 minutes to build your profile, and you can change it anytime!)

3. Log onto eTwinning Live and select “Groups” from the top menu

4. Search Groups by keywords depending on your interest

Here are some Groups related to Coding….remember you must be registered to eTwinning in order to access them!

https://live.etwinning.net/groups/group/10408

https://live.etwinning.net/groups/group/20648

https://live.etwinning.net/groups/group/17143

More information on Code Week can be found on the eTwinning Portal:  https://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/highlights/codeweekeu-2016.htm

eTwinning Online Training – Term 1 2016/2017

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-13-37-59The eTwinning National Support Service is pleased to publish the schedule for online training sessions planned for the first term of the scholastic year. 2016/2017. The training, which will be held in October/November 2016, will be open to Maltese and Gozitan Educators (Teachers, Kindergarten Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and members of the Senior Management Teams in Schools) as well as educators hailing from eTwinning Plus Countries. These include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Tunisia. Thus, these online sessions will not only provide practical and invaluable insights on the various aspects of eTwinning and Online Collaborative Projects, but they will also help Maltese participants to become acquainted with other Educators across Europe and beyond.

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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