EUPA will be hosting a Transnational Cooperation Activity on 12-13 November 2019. The TCA “eTwinning for Smart Digital Learning” is targeted at Head of Schools, teachers, and educators of primary and early secondary schools (i.e students aged between 7-13 years) and aims at instilling an interest in schools to apply for a KA2 eTwinning project. The focus of said TCA will be smart digital learning and smart classrooms.
Themes and Goals:
In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs. Educators and Administrators of schools and learning institutions are trying to adjust to these needs by moving towards smart classrooms using smart digital learning, which lays its foundations on smart devices and intelligent technologies. Indeed, by tapping into the use of modern technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D printing and Chatbox, educators can revolutionise the way they educate, making learning more effective, flexible and efficient.
This TCA aims, therefore, to look into these new possibilities and to examine how to combine online and onsite learning and how this technology can encourage real-time collaboration via eTwinning and the Erasmus+ programme. Indeed, eTwinning will be explored as the main means through which students are provided with the opportunity to quality modern education which will help them understand concepts better, improve their reading and comprehensive skills and ultimately achieve academic excellence.
The main objectives:
- Provide opportunities for the sharing of knowledge, good practices and experiences related to different aspects of School Education Erasmus+ projects, with a special focus on projects related to KA2 eTwinning Projects related to, but not exclusively, to smart digital learning and smart classrooms;
- Analyse the needs of project coordinators at application stage including the full understanding of the main priorities in the School Education sector, the development of an internationalisation strategy and quality framework;
- Elaborate proposals to improve the quality of project implementation;
- Analyse the different aspects of the coordinators’ daily activity in relation to eTwinning projects that target smart digital learning;
- Provide opportunities for networking and for the development of project ideas and the eventual writing of the application form.
Main Topics of Seminar:
- Erasmus+ projects in the field of KA2 eTwinning projects in the field of School Education priorities and objectives;
- Exploring smart digital learning and smart classrooms;
- How to focus smart digital learning as the main theme of an eTwinning project?
- The needs of project coordinators at application stage;
- The needs and challenges faced by project coordinators during project implementation;
- Enhance capacity building through the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices;
- Explore modes of enhancing impact of eTwinning projects within the school environment and beyond;
- Explore possibility of developing collaborations for future eTwinning projects;
- Explore promotional tools, which can be utilised to enhance dissemination of eTwinning projects targeting the specific topic of smart digital learning.
Networking, new partnerships, new project ideas for Erasmus+ KA2 eTwinning projects in the field of school education, draft applications and the eventual increased participation of schools in eTwinning projects targeting the priority of smart digital learning.