eTwinning online workshops
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eTwinning offers various free online professional development at both a UK and a European level. 

WEBINARS: Getting started on eTwinning (1 hour)

Who: These sessions are open to all UK teachers of pupils aged 3-19 years.
Where: Online via Microsoft Teams.

eTwinning Live
What: This webinar will be on eTwinning Live; how to set up your profile, edit your school, add contacts, search for projects and partners, planning your project, and discussing different types of projects.
When: Tuesday 1 September at 16:00 – 17:00. 
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Sunday 30 August.  
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When: Tuesday 29 September at 16:00 – 17:00. 
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Sunday 27 September.     

TwinSpace One
What: The eTwinning TwinSpace is a free and secured online space where teachers can invite pupils (and guests such as governors or other teachers) to upload project work. Pages can be made public or private. This will be the first of two TwinSpace webinars and will cover; how to set up a project TwinSpace; adding pages; partners and guests; Twinboards; polls and discussions; uploading materials.
When: Tuesday 8 September at 16:00 – 17:00. 
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Sunday 6 September.  
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When: Tuesday 6 October at 16:00 – 17:00. 
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Sunday 4 October.   

TwinSpace Two
What:
 This second TwinSpace webinar will cover; how to enhance your projects communication through forums; online chat; chat rooms; online meetings; Twinmail.
When: Tuesday 15 September at 16:00 – 17:00. 
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Sunday 13 September.   
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When: Tuesday 13 October at 16:00 – 17:00.
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Sunday 11 October.  

Good Projects and Quality Labels
What:
This webinar focuses on how to develop a good eTwinning project and how to underpin a quality label application with a strong understanding of what we mean by the terms collaboration, results, impact and documentation. 
When: Thursday 17 September at 16:00 – 17:00.
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Tuesday 15 September. 

How to make your project shine for the European prizes?
When:
Thursday 15 October at 16:00 – 17:00.
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Tuesday 13 October.

ONLINE SEMINARS: Live CPD (1 to 1.5 hours)

Online Seminars are live communication sessions where you have a chance to learn, talk and discuss with your peers. They are led by an expert and delivered in English.

How to teach sustainability without talking about climate change: a history of the impacts of fashion, plastic and food
Who: Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, who wish to address climate crisis and environmental sustainability with their pupils.
What: For many students, climate change and biodiversity loss can feel very abstract. Addressing the ecological issues our planet and humanity are facing through concrete subjects related to everyday consumption habits such as fashion, plastic and food, allow students to relate easier and feel more concerned about what they can actually do to positively impact the environment.  
When: 15 September from 15:00 - 16:30. BST.
How: Register or login to eTwinning , then follow this link to eTwinning Live and click on the orange 'I am interested' button.

LEARNING EVENTS: Intense courses (over the course of a week)

eTwinning 'Learning Events' are short intensive online events on a number of themes. They are led by an expert, and include active work and discussion among teachers. 

Welcoming refugee and migrant children to mainstream classrooms in Europe
Who: All teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas.
What: To develop teacher’s awareness, confidence and skills in learning about refugee issues, welcoming refugee and migrant children to mainstream classrooms from a social and emotional perspective, and give a basic introduction to language acquisition and the importance of maintaining and developing mother tongue and home culture.
When: 1-12 October, 2020
How: Register or login to eTwinning, then follow the 'Orange sign up button'

Using Google Earth in projects
Who: Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, who are interested in Google Earth tools.
What: Google Earth provides resources to help teachers and students to explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. Students who are taught geography are more prepared to understand how human and physical systems interact and to make informed decisions based on that knowledge. The aims of this Learning Event are promoting a...
When: 1-15 October, 2020.
How: Register or login to eTwinning, then follow the 'Orange sign up button'

MOOC's: Intense courses (over the course of a number of weeks)

Project-Based Learning to Enhance Key Competences
Who: Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, who have interest in Project-Based Learning.
What: This new School Education Gateway MOOC will introduce the basics of what project-based learning (PBL) is, and why and how it is relevant to introduce it in your teaching to enhance key competences of your students! Put the students at the centre of the learning process by giving them real-life problems to solve in a facilitated small group setting. Learn how to apply PBL to your own learning environment.
When: 28 September (Duration: 5.5 weeks)
How: Please register here.

Learning and Teaching Online with eTwinning
Who: Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, who are new on eTwinning and are interested in ICT.
What: This eTwinning 12 weeks course on Moodle is addressed at teachers who are new and who are willing to learn more about online pedagogy, digital tools and wish to take the most out of the eTwinning platform to boost their teaching skills.                                           
When: 7 September – 30 November (total of 12 weeks)
How: Please apply here. Deadline for registrations is 31 July 2020.

GROUPS: Support forums and resources (no time limit)

At Home – in times of school closures
Who: Teachers registered on eTwinning
What: A collection of inspirational materials gathered from all over the eTwinning community, including; teacher testimonial, collaborative online activities, tutorials on a variety of topics and some practical examples of activities from selected projects.
When: Open indefinitely
How: Sign up or login to eTwinning then follow this link to the support group