eTwinning Awards during the Embed Digital Literacy Conference and Awards Ceremony– 6th December
1. Best collaborative project - Emotions Come Emotions Go
• Michelle Saliba • Daniela Scicluna • Nadine Micallef • Daniela Vella • Jolene Borg Camilleri • Beverley Licari • Shirley Sawyer
2. Best Environmental Awareness project - Green Grass
3. Outstanding new comer award -
4. Best fun project – Kinder Coding Kids
• Michelle Saliba • Jolene Vella • Margaret Bartolo • Carmen Azzopardi • Alison Azzopardi • Caroline Chetcuti • Maria Olivari
• Charlene Tanti • Ainsley Cassar
5. Best effort Award -
6. Best National Early Years – Discovering hidden gems in my hometown
• Melanie Bonello • Deborah Ann Montebello • Gertrude Mangion • Matthew Borg • Maria Camilleri
7. Best eTwinning School 2019 (For demonstrating whole school collaborative team work in various projects all year round)
San Gorg Preca College Paola Primary B
8. Best European Early Years - The little Music STEAMers
9. Best European Primary - Enjoyable English Time
10. Best European Secondary - EU & US
• Mario Xerri • Miriam Theuma Scerri
eTwinning seminar for church schools– 15th November
An eTwinning seminar was organised for kindergarten, primary and secondary church school educators on Friday 15th November, 2019. This event was organised by the Digital Literacy Team within the Secretariat for Catholic Education in collaboration with eTwinning Malta
eTwinning in the Classroom – Victoria, Gozo.
Another fruitful seminar just concluded on the island of Gozo. On the 9th November 2019 a group of educators participated in an eTwinning workshop where various projects were showcased and eTwinning explored as an innovative pedagogy.
The workshop commenced with a general overview of the eTwinning concept and its importance in the educational spectrum by Dr. Rose-anne Camilleri the eTwinning Coordinator. This was followed up by a walkthrough of the eTwinning platform and the various tools available in eTwinningLive by the eTwinning ambassador and head of department (HoD)for digital literacy Mr. Mario Xerri. Participants explored the platform and its uses in the classroom on their respective laptops.
Project examples and practical tips were demonstrated by Ms Ramona Mercieca, a secondary school teacher from Gozo Middle School.
Ms Antonella Giles, HoD for digital Literacy and eTwinning National Support Service lead the participants to explore other Web2.0 tools which educators can use to enhance the learning experiences of their students.
The seminar concluded with the participants discussing potential project ideas and partner finding.
Bridging eTwinning and Erasmus+
A joint workshop between EUPA & eTwinning NSS
The director for digital literacy Mr. Grazio Grixti opened the seminar by welcoming all participants, emphasizing the positive impact such projects have on both educators and students in enhancing digital key competences and 21st century skills, while promoting the concept of global citizenship. The eTwinning Coordinator, Dr. Rose-anne Camilleri, proceeded in giving a brief overview of how eTwinning supports Erasmus+ projects and how the use of its platform can be an asset in the collaborative and networking aspect of the project.
Ms. Graziella Brincat, Head of Department for Digital Literacy (Handaq Middle School), shared her practical experiences in bridging eTwinning with an Erasmus+ project demonstrating the benefits reaped from integrating both.
A detailed overview of the Key Action 1 and Key Action 2 partnerships was given by EUPA staff : Mr. Christopher Gatt, Ms. Jessica Giordimaina and Ms. Christine Ciappara together with EUPA Programmes Manager Ms. Nathalie Buttigieg. Following this, participants were split into two groups according to the programme they were most interested in. During the workshop educators shared project idea possibilities and discussed the actual Erasmus+ application together with the workshop leader. The seminar concluded with up-to-date information of the upcoming deadlines and other meetings, support and seminars.
This seminar was a highly successful opportunity for educators from all levels to discuss, brainstorm and learn about creating potential Erasmus+ and eTwinning projects. The experts from both eTwinning and Erasmus+ very willingly guided and answered queries providing expertise and support to the participants present.