Programme CONFERENCE

THURSDAY | 29 MARCH

You are invited to “Tweet” the conference. The hash tag is #etberlin
11.00 – 14.00 National Support Services meet with their guests – General Networking
12.00 – 14.00 REGISTRATION➝Lounge Berlin
14.00 – 15.15 PLENARY SESSION I Welcome to the Conference➝Room Berlin-Berlin
14.10 – 14.30 Welcome Address
Minister Dr. Bernd Althusmann, Deputy President of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs 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 I 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 eTwinning National 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

FRIDAY | 30 MARCH

9.30 Orientation for workshops at registration desk ➝ Lounge Berlin
10.00 – 11.30 Workshop Session I
11.30 – 12.00 Networking break – Coffee ➝ Exhibition area
12.00 – 13.30 Workshop Session II ➝ Room Berlin-Berlin
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch – Hotel restaurant
15.00 – 16.30 Workshop Session III ➝ Room Berlin-Berlin
16.30 – 18.00 EXHIBITION ➝ Networking – Coffee
19.00 Departure for dinner buses from the entrance of the Hotel
20.00 Dinner at Alt Berliner Biersalon

SATURDAY | 31 MARCH

9.45 – 10.30 PLENARY SESSION II 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 PLENARY SESSION II Panel discussion ➝ Room Berlin-Berlin
Your Opinion Counts! Asking questions of eTwinning
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 – 12.25 António Silva Mendes, Director Lifelong learning: policies and programme, European Commission
12.25 – 12.30 Closing the Conference ➝ Room Berlin-Berlin