The new publication by the Italian teachers of the group “eTwinning and reality” is online. The issue n. 9 provides advice, example projects and useful information on the theme “train in Europe” with eTwinning.
Five years from its beginning, the new publication is an important achievement for the teachers involved in the project, who volunteer to support, give practical examples and advice to all those willing to engage in teaching through eTwinning.
«We are very satisfied with this new eBook because it deals with training, a sensitive issue for teachers, especially after the publication of the national plan for teachers’ training 2016-2019 by the MIUR. We have tried to address this issue giving practical suggestions on how to make the most of the opportunities offered by eTwinning, paying also attention to mentoring» Laura Maffei, teacher, ambassador of eTwinning and founder of the group of teachers “eTwinning and reality”, told us.
The authors of the eBook “eTwinning and reality” are the eTwinning teachers: Francoise Altamura&Grazia Del Tito, Paola Arduini, Alessandra Basso, Brigida Clemente, Lia Di Menco, Marilina Lonigro, Laura Maffei, Domenico Marino, Cinzia Masia, Elena Pezzi, Elisabetta Scaglioni, and Marina Screpanti.
WHAT ETWINNING IS
eTwinning is the European community of teachers involved in electronic twinning between schools. The project, funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + Programme, and co-ordinated in Brussels by the European Schoolnet consortium, promotes innovation in the school, use of technology in teaching, and the shared creation of educational projects between classes in different countries. Indire is the eTwinning national unit since 2005. The Italian Unity is constantly working with the network of National Units in the 36 participating countries and with the European Central Unit. There are over 440,000 European teachers registered in the platform, out of these, about 50,000 are Italian, with over 15,000 implemented didactic projects.