A. General Purpose
We work with educators, students and parents to support the acquisition of digital literacy competences. The Directorate for Digital Literacy & Transversal Skills (DDLTS) assists in the transformation of teaching and learning through the use of technology in the real and virtual classroom in consultation with the School Leadership Teams (SLT).
- Main objectives for scholastic year 2021/2022
- Focus on educators’ digital competences, with special focus on the successful delivery of Digital Literacy (DL) learning outcomes by educators and digital competences of leaders (SLT & EOs)
- Provision of central support training of which professional development training and online training. Identify existing online courses that address needs. Develop and deliver courses for educator training based on upskilling needs.
- Deliver COPE sessions in schools according to the schools’ requests, needs and requirements whilst promoting the newly developed Cope themes – “Open Educational Resources”, “Digital Citizenship Education”, “Using Technology to enhance creativity” and “Using digital technologies for communication, collaboration and professional development”.
- Continuation of Digital Literacy Educators’ Programmes
- Provision of pedagogical resources (e.g. Digital Citizenship Education resources, Computational Thinking Programme).
- Inclusion of digital literacy in School Development Plans – technology as an enabler of learning and to meet students’ Digital Literacy entitlement.
- Help schools with participation in international initiatives of which eTwinning, eTwinning School Label, EU Code Week, Hour of Code, eSafety Label, Selfie and Internet Safety Day.
- Schools are urged to take part in national initiatives such as Malta Robo League and Embed.
- Implementation of the DCE (Digital Citizenship Education) programme.
- Implementation of the Computational Thinking programme.
- Support the effective use of digital technologies for teaching, learning and assessment.
- Continuation of One Tablet Per Child.
- Provision of training, and support to ensure a smooth implementation of digital literacy and transversal skills.
- Provision of training and support to schools being supplied with Interactive Flat Panels and new digital technologies and educational resources.
- Development of Digital Literacy Framework.
B. COPE sessions and Professional Learning
These are some training sessions that we offer:
- Creating Digital Worksheets for your Students: MS Teams and Forms
- Taking Advantage of Notetaking Apps to Enhance Learning: OneNote, ClassNotebook, MS Teams
- Differentiated Learning Through Student-generated Media: Flipgrid, Vocaroo, Teams
- Using Game Based Approaches to Diversify Assessment: Kahoot, Quizizz
- Recording Lessons for Online Learning: PowerPoint, MS Teams
- Video and Sound Editing for the Needs of the Educators: Microsoft Photos, Audicity
- Creating Your Own Reusable Learning Objects: Learning Apps, Educaplay
- How can the Charter for 21st Century Literacies guide us as educators in technology-mediated teaching and learning?
- Posting online and addressing the issue of Hate Speech: School for Social Networks, Selma toolkit
- Alternative Presentation Tools: Sway, Prezi.
- Open Educational Resources
- Digital Citizenship Education
- Using Technology to enhance creativity
- Using digital technologies for communication, collaboration and professional development
- Computational Thinking and Coding
- Effective and innovative use of digital technologies for teaching, learning and assessment
- Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational technologies (SELFIE)
- Developing a Digital Community of Practice
- Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning
- Digital Resources for Learning
- Digital Assessment and Learning
- Empowering Learners through Digital Technology
- Developing Learners’ Digital Competencies
- Collaborative Learning: eTwinning and other online platforms
- Introduction to Computer Science: The foundations of computational structures, processes, artefacts and systems, and their software designs, their applications, and their impact on society
Professional learning about any other aspects of Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills can be provided on request.
C. Some important dates:
|2nd August, 2021||SELFIE SESSIONS 1 – Mon. 2 Aug. 2021 – Fri. 31 Dec. 2021|
|15th September 2021||Participation during the IFE Symposium|
|20th September 2021||Deadline for schools to participate by submitting a poster or short video of up to 3 minutes focused on a very specific topic which will portray the school experience with SELFIE.|
|30th September, 2021||SELFIE FORUM 2021 Empowering Schools for learning in the digital age|
|6 – 13th Sept 2021||EU Code Week // Malta Summer School|
|9th – 24th October 2021||EU Code Week|
|7th October 2021||SELFIE EU Forum and launch of SELFIE for Teachers|
|24th October 2021||Coding Seminar|
|19 – 29th November 2021||European Robotics Week|
|6 – 12th December 2021||Hour of Code|
|Oct – December 2021||Family Coding|
|1st – 28 February 2022||One Tablet Per Child Parent Sessions|
|22nd April 2022||Malta Robo League|
|16th – 22nd September 2022||Back-to school MS Teams voluntary online session for teachers|
|14th – 15th October 2021||Facts4All MOOC validation workshop|
|8th November 2021||Starting of Digital Content Training to educators in Middle Schools|
|6th January, 2022||SELFIE SESSIONS 1 – Thu. 6 Jan. 2022 – Fri. 15 Apr. 2022|
|21th April, 2022||SELFIE SESSIONS – Thu. 21 Apr. 2022 – Sat. 23 Jul. 2022|
|26th January 2022||Embed Digital Literacy Awards Ceremony including eTwinning Special Awards.|
|8th February 2022||Safer Internet Day|
|4th March 2022||Digital Literacy workshops for students at our centre|
|Sept / Oct 2021||eTwinning Weeks Campaign – More information on eTwinningLive|
|October-November 2021||eTwinning Webinar for Resource Centres organised by San Miguel Primary Education Resource Centre – TBC|
|Sept/Oct 2021||eTwinning School Label 2021-22 – Award-giving ceremony|
|28,29,30 October 2021||Annual eTwinning Online Conference – Media Literacy & Disinformation|
Organised by the eTwinning Central Support Service Brussels (This is replacing a face to face conference that was to take place in Cyprus).
Scholastic year 2021 – 2022
|Joint eTwinning & Erasmus online Seminar for school leaders – Circular to be issued.|
|28, 29,30 April 2022||European eTwinning Seminar – organised by NSO Malta Participants will be educators from Malta and other European Countries. Circular to be issued.|
|9th May 2022||eTwinning Day – Various local and European Events to celebrate this special day. Circular to be issued.|
|May/June 2022||Online celebration for new schools awarded the eTwinning School Label 2022-23|
|Sept/Oct 2022||eTwinning School Label 2022-23 Award-giving ceremony|
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