From 20 to 22 October, the European eTwinning Conference, the main annual meeting of the community of schools and teachers active in European collaborative projects, returns online.
The main objective of this year’s event, with the evocative title “Imagining education in the future: beautiful, sustainable, together“, is to raise awareness, train and involve participants on how eTwinning can help teachers imagine a beautiful and sustainable educational environment, in line with the spirit of the New European Bauhaus, the theme of the eTwinning year.
The conference programme is aimed at facilitating an evaluation and possible revision of the way teachers and students teach, learn and live the school together, through a series of keynote speeches and workshops focusing on two major themes:
- Teaching and learning in the new Bauhaus: who, how and where;
- A bridge between the present and the future: education for sustainable development; creating our “dream school”; the well-being of students and teachers inside and outside the school; sharing and inclusion in the classroom.
The first day of the event, Thursday 20 October from 5 pm, can be followed in live streaming on the event website.
The plenary will be opened by Maria Koleva, Mariya Gabriel’s Chief of Staff – Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and the keynote speech by the futurist and humanist Gerd Leonhard, who will share his vision on the role of education in the future.
It will also be possible to follow in streaming the award ceremony of the European eTwinning Awards, during which the nine winning projects, announced last March, will be highlighted.
This is the programme of the first day:
- 4.45pm – Opening & Welcome by Central Support Service
- 05.05 – Opening speech by Maria Koleva, Head of Cabinet for Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
- 5.20 – Greetings from National Support Organizations and Supportive Partners
- 5.30 – Keynote address with Q&A by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist, Author, Speaker
- 6.30 – European Prize ceremony
The event will continue on 21 and 22 October with networking activities, round tables and workshops aimed at registered participating teachers.