Workshops for schools to explore Euro e-learning dsff

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Schools are being encouraged to attend two workshops about a new learning initiative this week.

e-Twinning is an e-Learning programme of the European Union which promotes school collaboration in Europe through the internet.

Leighton-Linslade Town Council is working with the British Council to organise two e-twinning workshops, for schools, to take place at the council offices, the White House, Hockliffe Street, on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, at 3.30pm.

The free and secure online network allows teachers from 37 European countries to discuss projects.

The network offers free resources to teachers, professional development, competitions and awards.

Town councillor Tony Morris said: “It is a great project to get involved with and it gives teachers in the area the chance to meet new people and make new friendships.

“It is a really exciting opportunity and can involve every teacher.

“We have had a lot of great interest and have already got six schools signed up, we are expecting more to come to the meetings next week.

“We invited schools in Wing, Hockliffe, Stanbridge as well, er wanted to make sure everyone in the area was involved.”

Teachers will be introduced to the e-Twinning programme, explore the website and they will have the opportunity to register to the programme.

Leighton-Linslade Town Twinning Forum has more traditional established twinning links with Coulommiers in France and Titisee-Neustadt in Southern Germany.

The eTwinning Portal is a meeting point and workspace and is available in 28 languages. It has the involvement of nearly more than 200 members and over 5,462 projects between two or more schools across Europe. The portal provides online tools for teachers to find partners, set up projects, share ideas, exchange best practice and start working together, immediately using various customised tools available on the eTwinning platform.

For more information visit www.etwinning.net