Conference Programme

 eTwinning Annual Conference 2012

Spotlighting the strengths of working in eTwinning teams within schools to inspire and create

Some of the speeches on 29th March will be delivered in various languages. Please do not forget to collect your headsets before the opening session.

You are invited to “Tweet” the conference. The hash tag is #etberlin

The conference website is http://conference2012.etwinning.net/

29 March

11:00 – 14:00     National Support Services meet with their guests – General Networking

12:00 – 13:50     REGISTRATION – Lounge Berlin        

14:00 – 15:15     Plenary Session I     Welcome to the ConferenceRoom Berlin-Berlin

14:00                Welcome to the Conference

14:10 – 14:30     Welcome Address

Representative of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany

14:30 – 14:45     Ellen Kammertöns, Coordinator German National Support Service for eTwinning.

14.45 -15:15   Xavier Prats Monné, Deputy Director General for Education and Culture, European Commission: New outlooks for eTwinning in Erasmus for All

15:15 – 16:00     Plenary session II  Keynote Address Room Berlin-Berlin

Anne Looney    CEO National Council for Curriculum and Assessment Ireland

Convictions and connections; how teachers networks are changing how we change.

16:00- 16:30      COFFEE BREAK – Exhibition area

16:30 – 17:30     eTwinning Prizes Award Ceremony Room Berlin-Berlin

Prizes to be awarded by members of the European Commission and of the sponsoring bodies of the special category prizes

18:00 – 19:30     EXHIBITION

The exhibition of European eTwinning activities is organised by the national eTwinning Support Services (NSS), The Central Support Service (CSS) and the European Commission. The exhibition gives a unique view of the variety and scope of eTwinning. During the exhibition times on both days there will be some practical demonstrations of eTwinning tools on the exhibition stage, as well as partner finding activities.

19:30 – 20:30     BUFFET DINNER – Hotel restaurant

20:45 – 23:00     SIGHTSEEING TOUR

30 March

9:30                 Orientation for workshops at registration desk – Lounge Berlin

10:00 – 11:30     Workshop Session I

The description of the contents of the workshops is presented at the end of this Programme.  The timetable is included.

11:30 – 12:00     Networking break – Coffee – Exhibition area

12:00 – 13:30     Workshop Session IIRoom Berlin-Berlin

13:30 – 15:00     Lunch – Hotel restaurant

15:00 – 16:30     Workshop Session IIIRoom Berlin-Berlin

16:30 – 18:00     EXHIBITION – Networking- Coffee

19:30                Departure for dinner buses from the entrance of the Hotel

20:00                Dinner at Alt Berliner Biersalon

31 March

9:45 – 10:30      Plenary Keynote Address Room Berlin-Berlin

Marc Durando  Executive Director European Schoolnet

eTwinning: a model for future classrooms

10:30- 11:00      COFFEE BREAK – Exhibition area                 

11:00 – 12:15     Your Opinion Counts! Asking questions of eTwinning – Room Berlin-Berlin
Moderator: Riina Vuorikari

This session will be an interactive experience where a number of questions will be posed to and discussed by an expert panel. Then the audience can have their say on the topic using a hand held voting tool.  You can also pose questions directly through the use of a dedicated Twitter hash tag #qetwin
The question themes will cover some of the points raised throughout the conference keynote speeches and will look at:

  • Enhancing networking
  • Increasing collaboration in school
  • Future scenarios for eTwinning

12:15 – 12:30                Closing the Conference – Room Berlin-Berlin