The webinar scheduled for Monday 24 January from 5 to 6 pm, entitled “eTwinning at home: country focus Italy”, is aimed at teachers enrolled on the platform to take stock of the opportunities offered by eTwinning during the health emergency and the consequent school closures.
After a first overview on the impact of the pandemic in Italian schools, together with Professor Maria Ranieri of the University of Florence and the Indire researcher Andrea Benassi, we will retrace the eTwinning initiatives carried out in Italy during the first lockdown period, with the members of the eTwinning Italy National Unit and with the Ambassadors, Marina Screpanti and Laura Maffei.
The webinar will also offer an opportunity for a discussion between speakers and participants on what are the “lessons” learnt in this complex period and what positive aspects, if any, can be identified and enhanced.
The event is organized by the eTwinning European Central Unit and will be held in English. Participation is free upon registration.
The resources of “SOS Distance Learning”
With regard to the initiatives activated by the community in the first phase of the health emergency, the eTwinning National Unit has made available online the resources on Distance Learning produced by the teachers of the community during the months when schools were closed, as well as a series of webinars which involved national and international teaching experts.
The ebook “SOS Didactic Distance” is also available, which collects over 30 worksheets of distance learning activities ready to be used with pupils. The worksheets are divided by school level and represent real project kits based on experiences already put into practice by eTwinning teachers. The worksheets are described by level, objectives, tools, procedures and results, in order to make their application easy, fast and above all, effective in any school context.
The complete recordings and all the materials presented in the eleven online distance learning lessons organized in the period March/June 2020, which saw the participation of more than three thousand teachers connected in live streaming, are also available in the SOS Distance Learning section. The webinars, held by teaching experts, provide useful tips and examples to support teachers and school staff to make the most of the potential of distance learning and to cope with the critical issues related to its application in the school system.