Humans and Machines: Workshop on Collaborative Learning in the Age of AI.

The 3CL Foundation is organising a workshop on the role and impact of Generative AI on education, the world of work and society at large and young people in particular. The panel will include experts in tech, AI, education and the labour market, who will discuss an early-stage research project on how young learners are using ChatGPT and other AI tools, and answer practical questions on the Generative AI hype cycle. Educators are invited to attend this workshop on Wednesday the 3rd of May 2023 at the Valletta Design Cluster. The
workshop will start at 17:30 and finish at 19:00. Admission is free of charge with limited places, so registration is required. Please register here for a ticket: 599768452587

Playcon 2022

Heads of School are kindly informed that between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 6th November 2022, GMR together with Gaming Malta, with the support of the Ministry for Economy, EU Funds and Lands and the cooperation of the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation are organising Playcon, Malta’s largest Game Development and Esports Expo, at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Ta’Qali. On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November, between 09:00 and 14:00, the Expo will be open for Year4 to Year11 students. There is no entrance fee, and transport costs will be covered.

As per its first edition, Playcon will again showcase the educational value of games and esports while giving students the opportunity to experience first- hand the principles of learning founding good game designs. During the Expo, students will be able to attend a selected number of workshops, organised as part of the EU Code

Week, during which they will be able to experience coding in a fun and interactive way. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of hands-on activities like a sim- racing challenge and play a number of games, including Minecraft (Education Edition). Students will be also touring the Expo and the various stands related to esports and careers in game design and development, apart from witnessing a number of emerging technologies.

Registration for for schools can be accessed at Registrations close on Friday, 14th October 2022, and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Any queries should be addressed to Dr Omar Seguna ( More information, including the workshops on the official website and on Facebook page

Prospectus: Training Sessions for Middle and Secondary Schools

The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills is once again offering training sessions for educators in Middle and Secondary Schools as part of the professional development sessions organised by schools. In this booklet we are pleased to announce a list of the courses that we are proposing, aimed to develop both the soft skills and competences of our educators.

Click on the following link to view our online prospectus:

Prospectus 2022/23

Safer Internet Day – Resources for PSCD Teachers

The PSCD department within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is once again collaborating with the Commissioner for Children, Aġenzija Appoġġ, and the Cyber Crime Unit within the BeSmart Online Project to celebrate Safer Internet Day. This year, Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 8 th February 2022. Safer Internet Day aims to not only promote a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

The PSCD teachers are being encouraged to make students aware of this day and carry out lessons and clips prepared for middle and secondary students during the safer internet day or during that week. The lessons prepared are part of the PSCD learning outcomes syllabus and complement work already done in class and in the reflective workbooks. The toolkit created by the BeSmart Online Team includes lesson plans, video clips and other resources that can be accessed through the link

Dingli Primary School Embarks on the Digital Citizenship Education Project

Dingli Primary School is one of the first to embark on the Digital Citizenship Education Project within St Nicholas College. 

The Directorate for Digital Literacy & Transversal Skills is committed to support schools and educators to address DCE. Thus, a whole project was designed and developed to address challenges such as online rights and responsibilities, online safety and privacy  issues  amongst others. The aim of this project is to empower children to participate actively in a digital society. This involves providing an education that develops critical analysis and the effective use of digital technologies, while fostering respect for human rights and democratic culture.

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ROBOCAOCH Free Online Coding Sessions for 5 – 7 Year Old Students

Introducing Children to the Love of Coding !

The course aims to help learners to develop an understanding that specific objectives can be attained by following a sequence of instructions or commands. Learners will be ushered to the world of robotics whereby they will develop their curiosity to discover more. This programme will introduce them to technological terms to gradually increase their knowledge on coding and programming. Various technologies and gadgets will be used to jumpstart their interest in robotics while enjoying fun activities.

These are FREE online session, sponsored by eskills Malta Foundation, for which an invite will be received upon confirmation of registration. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sessions will be held every Tuesday from 16:00 – 16:45, starting from the 12th of October and will run until the 11th of November.

You can register by clicking on this link: Register HERE!

For more information, visit the Robocoach Website here:

OTPC Tablet Training 2021/2022

The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills will be delivering an online tablet training course for new Year 4 – 6 educators, during this scholastic Year 2021/22. Interested educators should apply via Those educators who are going to attend the morning sessions should download the approval form from this link and upload it in the application once it is filled in by the Head of School. NQTs do need not apply since they already attended this training.

EMBED Awards 2020/21

With the schools’ closure because of the extraordinary Covid-19 circumstances during this scholastic year, digital education has been taken to a new unprecedented level as many educators have found technologies helpful. Embed Awards aims to celebrate this wonderful work. Initiatives are to be submitted using the online form: This year, all submissions are going to be showcased on our website; plus all winner submissions will be showcased during the event. Further to this a digital certificate of participation is going to be immediately sent to all participants.

Resources for Educators, Students and Guardians for Online Learning

The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills have prepared several resources for Educators, Students, and Parents/Carers, which can be used during this time where schools have once again been closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Click on the links below to check out the following Toolkits, Tutorials and Online Videos to help keep our students engaged!

Online and Distance toolkits for Primary schools

Tutorials on MS Teams for Secondary Schools

Activities for Primary Schools (Exemplars)

Activities for Middle Schools linked to Learning Outcomes (Year 7)

Activities for Middle Schools linked to Learning Outcomes (Year 8)

How to Use MS Teams for Students

Guidelines for Parents and Students

Webinars for Parents and Educators – Recordings of Past Sessions

Free Educational Learning Tools