Learning Events are short online course aimed at improving your skills and putting you in touch with other eTwinners. They take place in a specially designed platform called the Learning Lab (http:// http://learninglab.etwinning.net/) There is a wide range of Learning Events year for you to choose from, in this first part of the school year, as you can see below.
Watch for the link to apply on your Desktop. This will appear 1 week before the course is due to begin. You will be asked to fill out an application form. Places are allocated on a country quota basis.
If you are accepted you will receive your special login and password to the Learning Lab Area a few days before the course is due to begin.
30 January - 12 February: Web 2.0 tools in eTwinning
Expert: Robert Conings
Applications open 23 January
In this interactive Learning Event (LE) participants will get assignments about 10 Web2.0-tools. The selected tools are suitable for your projects and are easy-to-use. The LE aims at Web2.0-newbees but everyone who is willing to participate in an active way is welcome. At the end of the LE we will have a videoconference and evaluation.
13 - 26 February: iPads- using Bloom's Taxonomy
Expert Daniela Bunea Aghir
Applications open 6 February
Using the iPad in the classroom and in eTwinning projects while engaging pupils in remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating can forge the ultimate learning experience for them. Join this event to learn how different apps work with Bloom's taxonomy.
28 February - 9 March: The pedagogical Value of eTwinning Projects
Expert: Bart Verswijvel & Arjana Blazic
Applications open 21 February
In this learning event we want to look at eTwinning projects as a framework that gives pupils the opportunity to build 21st Century skills. In the learning event the participants will learn about the key pillars of 21st learning and find ways to integrate them in eTwinning projects. eTwinning projects will be unfolded and considered as a rich way of learning.
18 - 28 March: Teachers & pupils in the eTwinning classroom
Expert: Elizabeth Mora Torres & Albert Grass Marti
Applications open 11 March
The behavior in class of pupils and teachers is punctuated by culture and by current societal priorities. These two factors also influence motivation, attitudes towards learning, the way contents are imparted and studied, and even how the tests are developed and administered.
In this Learning event we will examine the participants' experiences in the topics mentioned above, including equity issues in the classroom. We shall discuss the ways teachers try to reach and offer challenges to the diversity of pupils in the classroom, particularly in an eTwinning context.
17 - 30 April: Creative Drama in eTwinning
Expert: Irene Pateraki
Applications open 10 April
Have you ever organized creative drama activities in your eTwinning projects? If yes, did you manage to organize collaborative drama activities? During this event you will have the opportunity to explore the world of creative drama and practice on hands- on collaborative activities! The event will be facilitated by Irene and members of the Creative Classroom Group.
19 April - 2 May Moving to Maths 2.0
Expert: Irene Vasilescu
Applications open 12 April
The event is focused on a few ways to enhance the degree of pupils’ involvement in projects involving Maths, which have specific features and are often perceived to be ‘arid’. The incentive aspect of project work will be explored though the types of activities that are planned, the degree of collaboration and the tools that are used.