Throughout the activities we will see and work with the fundamentals of eTwinning. We will look at the entire life cycle of a project, starting with the initial idea, including finding a partner and negotiations to design a common project and up to implementation. We will include principles of project work and collaboration, as well as the educational use of various ICT tools.
We will also look at the social aspect of eTwinning, not only as a platform in which to implement educational projects, but also as a meeting place between colleagues, an environment where we can share ideas and participate in various professional development activities.
At the end of the activities, you will be able to gain a digital badge stored in the EducaLAB Insignias backpack that is awarded as recognition for the learning throughout the MOOC. The estimated workload is only indicative, training hours not being certified. It is expected that the main motivation for participation in the MOOC is personal learning, professional development and collaboration with other teachers.
At the end of the "open eTwinning" MOOC you will have:
designed a project that addresses part of your professional needs and concerns and which includes concepts regarding collaborative work and projects, browsed eTwinning Live and discovered its potential as a social network among teachers, including professional development, negotiated your idea with other colleagues, and reached agreements that establish a common project.
learned about ICT tools to help you carry out your ideas and facilitate your teaching, including the actual eTwinning tools.
This MOOC contributes to the development and improvement of the Teachers’ Digital Competence in all areas, especially focusing on Area 2 "Communication and collaboration" and Area 5 "Problem solving" of the Common Digital Competence Framework for Teachers 2017.
The satisfactory completion of the activities in the course will help you to reach the following competence level:
B1 of competence 2.2 "Sharing through digital technologies" working on the following descriptor: I access easily files and documents that have been shared with me in a restricted online space.
B2 of competence 2.4 "Collaborating through digital technologies" working on the following descriptor: I organize activities to stimulate my students' use of online resources for collaborative work.
B1 of competence 5.2 "Identifying needs and technological responses" working on the following descriptor: search, identify, filter, assess and select digital tools and resources to apply them afterwards in the classroom with the purpose of an efficient management of my teaching practice.
C1 of competence 5.3 "Creatively using digital technologies" working on the following descriptor: I know the processes for creating digital contents in a collaborative way with my colleagues through virtual environments.
MOOC Dynamization Team
Diego Ojeda is a Secondary School English teacher and currently a Lifelong Learning advisor at the Motril Lifelong Learning Centre. Convinced of the need to find new channels and formats for teacher training, he has tutored INTEF courses and revitalized the MOOC in PBL in 2014. Member of Conecta13 and tireless sketcher of cartoon characters. Uses Twitter account @interele.
Facilitation and Content Curation
Yolanda Egea is Is a bilingual Primary teacher and school coordinator and is currently eTwinning ambassador in Granada (Spain). Fascinated by technological evangelism in classrooms, and teaching innovation through PBL and CLIL. She has participated as a trainer in the ICT School 2.0 programme and other initiatives in European projects. Contact on Twitter at @YOLANDA_EGEA.
Julian Sanz is an English and P.E. teacher at San Gregorio School in Aguilar de Campoo (Spain). Online teacher trainer at INTEF and CFIP JCYL, he takes part in several eTwinning projects. Author of the blog Mi primer año en Red XXI, where you can find the experience “Heroes TIC” awarded with XXXI Premio “Giner de los Ríos”. His slogan, “learning by doing”. You’ll find him on twitter as @julisanzmamolar.
Paola Arduini is an Italian primary school teacher and eTwinning ambassador since 2009. She is currently teaching in the Italian school in Madrid. Passionate about technology, she is always trying to innovate teaching with special attention to cooperative aspects of learning. On twitter she is @paolarduini.
This MOOC is aimed at working teachers in non-university education, people interested in education and those working in or related to educational practice, as well as any other person interested in the subject.
To participate in this MOOC it is only necessary to have an Internet connection that allows you to watch videos, since much of the content that we offer is in this format.
Some skill in using digital environments is necessary in order to conduct activities that facilitate reflection and debate.
You do not need to be registered in eTwinning to enroll this MOOC. However, if you already are an eTwinner, or you are thinking on registering soon, please use the same email here than in the eTwinning platform. This way, we will be able to provide you with a better support.
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Aprendizaje Cooperativo (2ª edición)
Visual Thinking en Educación (1ª Edición)