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Programme

Day 1: Thursday 29 September 2016

15:00 – 16:00   Registration to the PDW

16:00 – 16:10   Welcome by the Greek NSS

16:10 – 16:30   Welcome speech by Claire Morvan, Communication

                          Manager,CSS

16:30 – 17:00   Keynote speech “Innovation paths in technology-mediated    

                         human networks”, Petros Kavassalis, Associate Professor,

                         Univ. of the Aegean, Financial and Management Engineering

                         Dpt - Researcher: ATLANTIS Group, Research Academic

                        Computer Technology Institute (RACTI)

17:00 – 18:00   Coffee Break and Workshop Registration

18:00 – 19:30   Networking Activities

20:00                Buffet Dinner

 

Day 2: Friday 30 September 2016

  9:30 – 11:00   Workshop Session I

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00   Workshop Session II

13:00 – 14:30   Buffet Lunch

14:30 – 16:00   Workshop Session III

16:00 – 16:30   Coffee Break

17:30               Sightseeing around the Old Town                  

                         Dinner

 

Day 3: Saturday 1 October 2016

 9: 30­ – 11:00   Workshop Session IV

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00   Best Practices Examples – Closing

13.00                Buffet Lunch

 

More information:

Day 2: Friday 30 September 2016

9:30 – 11:00 Workshop Session I

  • Organizing your TwinSpace, Alexandra Tosi, IT NSS – Elizabeth SAUSER-MONNIG, FR NSS
  • Collaboration and Communication in eTwinning, Paraskevi Belogia, GR NSS
  • Strengthen your school profile, Claire Morvan, CSS
  • How to motivate teachers, Rita Zurrapa, PT NSS
  • Evaluating an eTwinning project: The QL criteria, Irene Pateraki , GR NSS
  • Communities of Learning and Practice: Basic Design Considerations, Apostolos Kostas , University of the Aegean

11:30 – 13:00 Workshop Session II

  • Collaboration and Communication in eTwinning, Paraskevi Belogia, GR NSS
  • How to motivate teachers, Rita Zurrapa, PT NSS
  • Strengthen your school profile , Claire Morvan, CSS
  • Evaluating an eTwinning project: The QL criteria, Irene Pateraki , GR NSS
  • eSafety and Netiquette, Aris Louvris, GR NSS
  • Ambassadors Good Practices: Thematic Presentations and eTwinning Projects Planning and their connection with Erasmus + Key Action 2

14:30 – 16:00 Workshop Session III

  • Organizing online webinars and online partner finding events using Adobe Connect, Petros Michailidis, GR NSS
  • eTwinning Live, Tea Režek, CR NSS
  • eSafety and Netiquette, Aris Louvris , GR NSS
  • Project-Based Learning in eTwinning, Tiina Sarisalmi, FI Ambassador
  • Ambassadors Good Practices: eTwinning Online Teachers' Training and Digital Content and Tools in eTwinning
  • Ambassadors Good Practices: eTwinning Onsite Teachers' training and National Activities in eTwinning

 

Day 3: Saturday 1 October 2016

 9: 30­ – 11:00 Workshop Session IV

  • Organizing your TwinSpace, Alexandra Tosi, IT NSS – Elizabeth SAUSER-MONNIG, FR NSS
  • Organizing online webinars and online partner finding events using Adobe Connect, Petros Michailidis, GR NSS
  • eTwinning Live, Tea Režek, CR NSS
  • Design thinking for improving eTwinning, Kornelia Lohynova, SK Ambassador
  • Multiuser Virtual Environments in Education, Emmanuel Fokides Lecturer, University of the Aegean
  • How to run a learning event in eTwinning, Miguela Fernandez, Teresa Lacerda, PT Ambassadors- Suzana Delić, CR Ambassador

Description of the workshops

Organizing your TwinSpace, Alexandra Tosi, IT NSS – Elizabeth SAUSER-MONNIG, FR NSS

In this workshop we will focus on making the most of your TwinSpace through effective organization. A well-structured TwinSpace is easier for the users and the project administrators, but also supports effective dissemination.

Collaboration and Communication in eTwinning, Paraskevi Belogia, GR NSS

Effective communication and collaboration helps you deepen your connections to others and improve teamwork, decision making, and problem solving. When it comes to eTwinning projects, it helps you and your students get more personally involved in the project. In this workshop we will guide you through hands on activities into using the right ICT tools and techniques to plan and implement communication and collaboration activities into your eTwinning projects. Α ready-made workshop package will be provided to the ambassadors attending the workshop with material that they can adapt and use in their own teacher training workshops.

Strengthen your school profile, Claire Morvan, Communication Manager, eTwinning Central Support Service

This workshop will explore how to best exploit eTwinning project results to increase school’s influence and strengthen its identity at both national and European level. Some examples will help participants to contextualize the theme and get inspired.

How to motivate teachers, Rita Zurrapa, PT NSS

Motivating teachers? How hard can it be? Taking teachers out of their confort zone is a challenge. What should we tell them? should we address them? what should we focus on when presenting eTwinning? In this workshop ambassadors will be challenged to reflect on this and some resources will be shared.

Evaluating an eTwinning project: The QL criteria, Irene Pateraki , GR NSS

In this workshop, participants will see how they can evaluate an eTwinning project taking into account the 6 Quality Label Criteria: 1. Pedagogical Innovation, 2. Curricular Integration, 3. Communication and Exchange, 4. Collaboration, 5. Use of ICT, 6.Results and Documentation. The presentation can then be used by the ambassadors in their teacher training workshops.

Communities of Learning and Practice: Basic Design Considerations, Apostolos Kostas , University of the Aegean

eTwinning is, among others, about connecting students and teachers in transnational networks or communities, in order to promote learning and practice. So, in this workshop, we shall focus on the concept of virtual communities and especially on those design elements, called "critical elements", which a designer should take into consideration for the design of a sustainable web-based community. The content of the workshop is based on a previous research work of the Dept. of Primary Education, University of the Aegean.

eSafety and Netiquette, Aris Louvris, GR NSS

Teachers, are in need of helping youngsters to make the most of online activities and therefore growing into responsible digizens (digital citizens). This workshop will introduce participants to eSafety related projects, namely eSafety Label and Web We Want. It will provide them with a variety of materials for their students as well as a range of open education resources for teachers, including interactive lesson plans and worksheets. During the workshop ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that will help them to start the eSafety discussion to the teachers, with emphasis on netiquette and copyright issues, in accordance to eTwinning.

Organizing online webinars and online partner finding events using Adobe Connect, Petros Michailidis, GR NSS

A workshop where participants learn the practical steps to organize an online event from booking, promoting and running it. Tips for running an interactive webinar or partner finding fair where participants are not just watching but taking active part.

eTwinning Live, Tea Režek, CR NSS

In this workshop, you will find out which features make eTwinning a live community for teachers. Various features of eTwinning Live will be presented and tried out. Starting from making and updating a personal eTwinning Live profile to connecting with other teachers, the focus will be on exchanging ideas and teaching practices using eTwinning Live tools. The ambassadors will find out how to engage their colleagues to actively participate in Groups, create and join various eTwinning Live Events and take advantage of professional development opportunities offered through eTwinning.

Project-Based Learning in eTwinning, Tiina Sarisalmi, FI Ambassador

Too often eTwinning projects concentrate on student performance instead of engaging students in the whole process starting from choosing the theme and setting the goals through relevant activities to reflection and assessment. In this workshop we discuss the different phases of project-based learning applying student-centered activities and appropriate ICT tools for each phase.

Design thinking for improving eTwinning, Kornelia Lohynova, SK Ambassador

The world needs innovators to design solutions for today´s problems, eTwinning needs ambassadors who are ready to innovate and effect real change in education. There are many problems connected with our work, but we are passionate about what we do. We are Teacherpreneurs eager to inspire others and improve, aren´t we? In this workshop we will use Design Thinking to define problems and design solutions to them. We will learn also about the Design Thinking process and how can we use it in education.

Multiuser Virtual Environments in Education, Emmanuel Fokides Lecturer, University of the Aegean

 New technological innovations are becoming available to the educational community and they are gradually incorporated into everyday educational practices. Almost certainly, the educators will be asked to use them during their teaching. Therefore, in order to keep pace with the technological trends, the educators need to focus not on technologies that are already well accepted, but in cutting-edge technologies that are expected to play an important role in the coming years. Such an advanced computer technology, with a very promising educational potential, are the multi-user 3D virtual environments (MUVEs). In essence, MUVEs are simulations of real or imaginary environments that allow the presence and collaboration of many users. As such, they are considered to support the major learning theories and provide a good basis for modern teaching methods. The workshop presents the steps for the development of MUVEs applications, from the initial idea to the final product, the different software tools and techniques used, and identifies the critical points that relate to the development of virtual environments.

How to run a learning event in eTwinning, Miguela Fernandez, Teresa Lacerda, PT Ambassadors- Suzana Delic, CR Ambassador

This workshop will provide you an idea to setup a Learning Event from the first idea to the organization online. This workshop will has the aim to define a solution to share your good practice and help other teachers to improve their teaching skills.

Ambassadors Best Practices: Thematic Presentations and eTwinning Projects Planning and their connection with Erasmus + Key Action 2

Two 45 minutes presentation by the ambassadors: Elaine Manton, UK – Rony Ford Medina, UK – Glykeria Gkouvatsou - Tsvetelena Taralova, Bulgaria – Natasa Ljubić Klemše, Croatia – Barbara Maciejewska-N'sir, Poland -  Marcin Hościłowicz, Poland -  Elbourg Julie, France

Ambassadors Best Practices: eTwinning Online Teachers' Training and Digital Content and Tools in eTwinning

Two 45 minutes presentation by the ambassadors: Angeliki Kougiourouki, Ourania Bekiri, Greece – Liene Miliere, Latvia – Lisbeth Kodal, Denmark – Theodora Gkeniou, Greece – Thomas Roche, Ireland – Niilo Alhovaara, Sweden, Clair Mulder – Haan, Netherlands – Arjana Blazic, Croatia, Magdalena Madej, Poland, Tatjana Gulič, Slovenia

Ambassadors Best Practices: eTwinning Onsite Teachers' training and National Activities in eTwinning

Two 45 minutes presentation by the ambassadors: Chiara Sabatini, Italy – Elisabetta Nanni, Italy – Natasa Vrapcevic, Serbia – Dejan Kramžar, Slovenia -  Elisabete Fiel, Portugal – Dalibor Todorović, Serbia – Daniela Bunea, Romania – John Warwick, UK

You may also download the program of the PDW from this link!