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 https://bit.ly/OTPCTabletTraining. Those educators who are going to attend the morning sessions should download the approval form from this link https://bit.ly/OTPCTabletTApproval 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.
The Language Policy in Education Unit within the National Literacy Agency, in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta will be organising a series of online sessions on early language development. These sessions are intended for parents and guardians of children aged 0-5 and will be held in Maltese. The sessions, led by Dr. Daniela Gatt, will be held online, once a week from 15:30 to 17:00. The schedule is as follows:
Participants are to fill in the online form to book the sessions by clicking on this link:
https://forms.office.com/r/PKs5yVjKCa. An invitation to attend these sessions will be sent the day before each session. For further information please send an email to Dr. Lara Ann Vella on email@example.com or call on 25982130.
The eTwinning National Support Organisation is pleased to announce the eTwinning Malta Online Seminar for 2021.The Seminar will be hosting educators from various European countries.
Venue: MS TEAMS platform
Date: Saturday 24th April 2021.
Time: 10.00 – 16.00 CET
Target Audience: All educators (including LSEs), from State, Church and Independent Schools
Description: The theme for this year’s Seminar is ‘Media Literacy and Disinformation’. Thus, workshops will not only focus on eTwinning as an innovative pedagogy but also on the integration of Digital Literacy in projects within this theme. One of the sessions will also consist of a networking activity between participants aimed at encouraging registration of new eTwinning Collaborative Projects.
Esplora Interactive Science Centre is pleased to offer online sessions for Early years and Primary school students. Due to the current pandemic, unfortunately school children cannot visit the Interactive Science Centre physically this year. To overcome this situation and offer an Esplora experience to school children, Esplora is now offering various sessions adapted to be held online with schools through Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Esplora mill-iskola sessions will be offered free of charge and upon confirmation through booking. These are offered on a first come first served basis for all schools on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Moreover, they are age-appropriate and with an approximate duration of 30 mins. Educators can refer to the information below, to be able to place a booking: esplora.org.mt.
The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is launching a series of Primary Science webinars for parents/guardians of students in the primary years. The aim of the Primary Science webinars is to:
• Provide an overview of Primary Science across the primary years.
• Highlight the importance of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from an early age.
• Address key areas vis-à-vis Primary Science, specific to the age category.
• Provide exemplars of doing inquiry-based Science in the primary using everyday resources.
Details of the Primary Science webinars can be accessed on the Primary Science website.
Participation in these educational webinars is on a voluntary basis. Interested applicants are kindly requested to register their participation through the following LINK. Registration will be open until a day before the date of each particular webinar.
Any queries can be forwarded to Ms Isabel Zerafa on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty of Education within the University of Malta is continuing the series of webinars
and seminars for educators (including teachers, LSEs, support services staff and educational leaders) which started in May 2020 and proved to be so popular during the first series. Series 2 has weekly webinars and seminars which focus on topics that educators face in their day-today realities of schools, and particularly during this time. This series of themes will also target teaching and learning, the local educational scenario and students. Continue reading
Following a number of sessions for Middle and Secondary schools related to MS Teams, the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills would like to organize a refresher course for educators in Middle and Secondary Schools next Monday 5th October 10am – 12pm. This session is going to cover these topics:
Assigning homework using the assignment feature
Creation of Standard and Private Channels
Assigning homework using the Assessment Feature
Using Class Notebook
Educators may register by clicking:http://bit.do/dlts-backtoschool.
Participation is on a voluntary basis.
Why does education need to embrace transformation? What is the relevance of education to industry, and how can education handle the increasingly rapid rate of technological change?
These are just some of the questions that will be explored by thought leaders and stakeholders from PwC, Microsoft, MEDE, the National Skills Council, other social partners and industry representatives. The event is targeted towards the education institutions and educators across both private and public learning organisations, and all participants will be actively involved in the discussions through highly interactive surveys and QA sessions. The webinar will provide exposure to technology complemented by practitioner best practice in the field of education. Given the knowledge sharing potential and technical nature of this session, the event will contribute 120 mins of continuous professional development (CPD) time to all educators.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 2nd July, from 9am – 11am. To view the complete agenda, and register for the event, kindly visit: https://www.pwc.com/mt/educationwebinar
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills is organising a webinar for all School Leaders, including Heads of Colleges Network, Education Officers, Heads of Schools, Assistant Heads and Heads of Department. The webinar is going to be on Wednesday 27th May, 10am to 11.30am. The focus of this webinar is going to be on the creation of a staffroom, organising online staff meetings, communication with parents, sharing files with staff using Teams and One Drive and also on the creation and sharing of Forms. Continue reading
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills in collaboration with the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability is pleased to present a webinar series based on selected topics by EPALE Ambassadors in Malta to support educators and adult learning professionals to harness the potential of education, training and technology. Each webinar will last one hour and include an opportunity for Q&A. Details on how to access each individual session will be sent by email to each registered participant. A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants. Continue reading