Around 150 eTwinning ambassadors, NSS, CSS members and educational experts participated from 17th to 20th of June, in the Professional Development Workshop for eTwinning ambassadors held in Jurmala, Latvia. The programme featured 7 talks and 18 workshops. During the event, the participants met colleagues from other European countries, learnt innovative methods of teaching in the classroom related to eTwinning and used useful tools for organizing eTwinning trainings. They also developed a plan for onsite and online eTwinning trainings. The workshops offered participants the chance to go through different approaches and methods on teaching related to eTwinning.
eTwinning Ambassadors worked in teams and they discussed and developed the new 1, 2 or 3 day on site training programs and online courses, putting together new experience and own experiences. You can find all the products of their work following this link: http://twinspace.etwinning.net/8350
The workshops and discussions at the PDW were summarised by the Outreach Coordinator of eTwinning Central Support Service, Claire Morvan, who stressed the role of ambassadors in bringing about change in European education and in growing the eTwinning community.
The chance to participate in face-to-face training at European level was greatly appreciated and eTwinning community members derived important benefits from being apart of the eTwinning programme.
Thank you, Latvian NSS and thank you, eTwinning!
Cornelia Melcu, eTwinning ambassador from Romania