Training course: Etwinning – School partnerships in Europe
Eligible countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Age group: 3-19
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Etwinning – School partnerships in Europe
eTwinning supports collaborative projects between at least two schools from at least two different European countries. They form a partnership and use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to carry out a pedagogically relevant project.
In eTwinning, schools communicate and collaborate via the Internet. There are no grants or administration connected to the scheme, and face-to-face meetings are not a requirement.
How to participate:
- In order to participate, you need to register on the eTwinningCommunity. This will give you access to the eTwinning live, which allow you to find partners, communicate and collaborate with them.
Once you have a partnership, you get a TwinSpace which is a private space where you can work together. In addition, all registered partnerships are given the official eTwinning Label.
- In an eTwinning partnership, you can work on any topic you and your partner wish to work on. The project should have a good balance of ICT use and classroom activities, and should preferably fit into the national curricula of the schools participating in the project.
- An eTwinning project can be carried out by two or more teachers, teams of teachers or subject departments, librarians, head teachers and pupils from schools across Europe. Collaboration can be within the same subject or cross-curricular through the use of ICT.
Pre-school, primary, secondary and upper secondary schools can all participate (age range of pupils, 3-19).
- The following countries take part in eTwinning: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, tThe Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Overseas territories and countries are also eligible. In addition, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Turkey can also take part.Contact the national Support Services for further help.
European eTwinning Prize:
The aim of the European eTwinning Prizes competition is to highlight best practice in collaborative school projects using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).To join the competition, projects must be registered on the eTwinning Portal and approved by the relevant National Support Services.
The prizes will be awarded in three age categories:
- Up to 6 years old;
- 7 to 11 years old;
- 12 to 15 years old;
- 16 to 19 years old.
1. Spanish Language Prize
Rewards a project which uses Spanish as its main communication language or focuses on the learning of Spanish in an innovative way.
2. French Language Prize
Rewards a project which uses French as its main communication language or focuses on the learning of French in an innovative way.
3. Marie Sklodowska Curie Prize
Rewards the best project using any science or mathematical topic as the basis for their project work. This category is also open to projects, in other disciplines, which have any aspect of the life and work of Marie Skłodowska Curie as their main topic of work.
4. Yunus Emre Prize for Humanism and Intercultural
Rewards projects that raise people’s awareness and understanding by strengthening the international dialogue among the project participants of the partner countries.
5. English Language Prize
Rewards projects in which the English language is used as the main communication language for projects focused on the theme of solidarity or solving problems between communities or countries. Projects must involve pupils aged 12-15 years or 16-19 years.
6. Mediterranean Prize
Rewards projects dealing with the Mediterranean Sea; its environment, history, culture, diet, tourism and all related topics. The Mediterranean Sea represents the central superhighway of transport, trade and cultural exchange between diverse people.
The prize is open to all age categories and all countries who worked on a project related to the Mediterranean Sea.
7. “Peyo Yavorov” Prize – For a project that encourages a love of reading among young people
Rewards a project that has as its main objective the fostering of a love of reading among young people. The award is named after one of the quintessential representatives of Bulgarian Literature – Peyo Yavorov. This prize is open to all age categories and all countries.
8. Citizenship Prize
Rewards projects that have at their theme an exploration of practices of active Citizenship, either from a historical perspective, or the examination of the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen both in the real world, but also in the digital world of the 21st Century.
All projects must demonstrate that they have been active in the 2017-2018 school year.
Deadline: 26 November 2018.
Find out more: https://bit.ly/2RAx290
eTwinning Quality Label
The national Quality Label is awarded by the National Support Services to those schools whose work within an eTwinning partnership is considered to be excellent in their country. The European Quality Label is awarded by the Central Support Service to schools in a partnership where these have been awarded with the National Quality Label and where the projects are considered excellent from a European point of view.
You need to apply for the Quality Label to the National Support Service in your country.
You can find more information here.