Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 20

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------eTwinning brings teachers closer by Cornelia Melcu Around 150 eTwinning ambassadors, members of National Support Services and of the Central Support Service and educational experts participated from the 17th to the 20th of June 2015, in the Professional Development Workshop for eTwinning ambassadors held in Jurmala, Latvia. The programme featured 7 talks and 18 workshops. During the event, the participants met colleagues from other European countries and learnt innovative methods of teaching in the classroom related to eTwinning and used useful tools for organizing eTwinning trainings. They also developed a plan for onsite and online eTwinning trainings. The workshops offered participants the chance to go through different approaches and methods on teaching related to eTwinning. day on site training programs and online courses, putting together new experience and own experiences. All the products of their work can be found following this link: The workshops and discussions at the Professional Development Workshop in Jurmala were summarized by the Outreach Coordinator of eTwinning Central Support Service, Claire Morvan, who stressed the role of ambassadors in bringing about change in European education and in growing the eTwinning community. The chance to participate in face-to-face training at European level was greatly appreciated and eTwinning community members derived important benefits from being a part of the eTwinning programme. Thank you, Latvian NSS and thank you, eTwinning! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ eTwinning Ambassadors worked in teams and they discussed and developed the new 1, 2 or 3 20