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Ricerca per l'innovazione della scuola italiana


12 aprile 2017

eTwinning training on the increase, 7 thousand teachers enrolled in 2016

eTwinning National Unit drew up a report on its onsite and online training activities, activated in 2016 for the Italian teachers enrolled in the platform.

For what concerns onsite training, 150 meetings were organised in collaboration with Regional School offices and with the eTwinning ambassadors. Overall, the seminars involved about 7 thousand teachers from all regions, that is a 1,000 more compared to 2015.

As for online training, the courses were addressed to those moving their first steps in eTwinning and want to receive a specific support to know the platform tools, for the research of project partners and to participate in the community. Last year there were about 500 teachers involved in the three editions of the online training courses. Almost 1,400 teachers were involved in the 8 webinars organised, to which participated also 2,500 students. The themes of the seminars ranged from fighting racial prejudice to new learning environments, from gamification for teachers of primary and secondary schools to the multimedia documentation and inclusive teaching.

Training at university level continues with the eTwinning Teacher Training Project (TTP), a European experimentation for eTwinning community teachers’ initial training.


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.


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