The eTwinning Malta European Seminar 2024

It was truly a pleasure to host the eTwinning Malta European seminar 2024 :

eTwinning & Well-Being in Schools at Paradise Bay Resort – Cirkewwa 23-24-25 May 2024.

Educators from 11 different European countries included: Bulgaria, Iceland, Slovakia, Sweden, Latvia, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Malta & Gozo participated, networked and interacted  in a 3-day event.

The seminar was launched by welcome speeches from the eTwinning Coordinator Dr. Rose anne Camilleri, Director for Digital Literacy & Transversal Skills (DDLTS) Mr. Neil Attard and a representative from the European Union Programmes Agency – Mr Clifford Debattista.  Dr Amanda Bezzina from the Institute for Education (IfE) presented a very inspiring keynote entitled:

Holistic wellbeing that matters: Reflections on possibilities and challenges.

The ice-breaking activity using the app Action Bound, planned by Laura Schembri and Graziella Brincat both Heads of Department(DDLTS), had participants roaming around the hotel and interacting with each other to finish off all the tasks presented.

On day 2 workshops included:

  • Using AI tools to enhance eTwinning projects and well-being: Michelle Saliba, Tania Formosa, Dorianne Farrugia (DDLTS)
  • Harmony Through Heritage? Promoting Wellbeing via Europeana in eTwinning

Initiative: Heathcliff Schembri (MCAST)

  • eTwinning Tools: Maria A. Magro (Hamrun GP Primary School), Frances Borg, Laura Schembri,Mario Xerri (DDLTS) Alexia Baldacchino (Higher Secondary Naxxar).

On day 3 the professional development workshops, sharing of ideas and pedagogical practices culminated in the creation of innovative projects and above all the forging of new lasting friendships.