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

Featured Course

Erasmus Accreditations – a New Path to Mobility 
Who: Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, who have interest in Erasmus Accreditation.  
What: This new School Education Gateway course will introduce the participants to the Erasmus accreditation scheme, what it is and how their organisation can benefit from it.  
When: The course opens on 14 September and can be completed at any time until 29 October 2020.  
How: Please register here

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 29 September at 16:00 – 17:00. 
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Monday 28 September.     

Introduction to the TwinSpace: Building better pages 
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 6 October at 16:00 – 17:00. 
How: Please register here. Registrations will close at 23:59 on Sunday 4 October.   

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

eTwinning Weeks 2020 runs from 28 September until 25 October. The 2020 theme focuses on Climate Change and Environmnetal challenges.

Introductory Online Seminar  
Who:
Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, interested in environmental education and geography. 
What: This Online Seminar is part of the eTwinning Weeks Campaign 2020. 
When: 28 September from 16:00 - 17:30 BST. 
How: Register or login to eTwinning , then follow this link to eTwinning Live and click on the orange 'I am interested' button. 

The invisible fuel for digital education - Open educational resources in practice  
Who:
Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas 
What: Modern education is almost impossible without the Internet and digital resources. Boundaries between original and remixed content are being blurred by how we use apps, wikis, digital materials, videos, games, blogs and other resources. 
When: 30 September from 17:00 - 18:30 BST. 
How: Register or login to eTwinning , then follow this link to eTwinning Live and click on the orange 'I am interested' button. 

Constructive journalism as a means to teach environmental issues through media tools 
Who: Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, who wish to address environmental sustainability and media tools with their pupils. 
What: Our world is full of warning messages about the Climate crisis. They make us hopeless and frightened to take any action. One way of dealing with this issue is through the use of Constructive Journalism. Within this term lies the idea that media stories should be solution-based and should provide audiences with a fair, accurate and contextualised picture of the world, instead of focusing on negative and conflict-based stories…  
When: 2 October from 16:00 – 17:30. BST. 
How: Register or login to eTwinning , then follow this link to eTwinning Live and click on the orange 'I am interested' button. 

Moving Beyond Queens and Warriors: The effective integration of women’s history in the curriculum 
Who:
Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, who wish to address women in history with their pupils.
What: Despite the call for greater representation of women in the history curriculum since the 1960s at least, this aim seems to have fallen by the wayside. What are the problems which face teachers who want to make a more equal history curriculum and what are some possible solutions to this problem? 
When: 28 October from 17:00 – 18:30. GMT. 
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.

Erasmus Accreditations – a New Path to Mobility 
Who: Teachers and educational professionals across all subject areas, who have interest in Erasmus Accreditation.  
What: This new School Education Gateway course will introduce the participants to the Erasmus accreditation scheme, what it is and how their organisation can benefit from it.  
When: The course opens on 14 September and can be completed at any time until 29 October 2020.  
How: Please register here

GROUPS: Support forums and resources (no time limit)

eTwinning at home and... back to school
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