Webinar: Outdoor Learning Benefits & Challenges

Presenter: Sabina Sixsmith

Date: Thursday, December 15th 2022, (Online) 6-7.30pm

Outdoor Learning gives children the opportunity to learn through a hands-on approach where they can enquire and experiment. It creates a safe, non-judgmental nurturing environment to give children a chance to engage in activities and take risks. This session will help educators understand the benefits of outdoor learning, as well as discuss the challenges, thus inspiring deep and meaningful connections to the world and an understanding of how a child fits within it. Outdoor Learning offers children opportunities in a natural environment that allow for a holistic view of the child, as the educator focuses on all aspects to contribute to the various abilities.

If you are interested in joining this online session, please register through our website: https://ecdam.org to reserve a place. The Zoom link will be sent to you a couple of hours before the session starts. Only individuals registered will be sent the link and assigned an attendance ticket to count for the issue of the CPD hours certificate

Seminar għall-Għalliema: Il-Proċess tal-Kitba

Id-Dipartiment tal-Malti fi ħdan id-Direttorat għall-Programmi ta’ Tagħlim u Assessjar flimkien mal-Għaqda tal-Għalliema tal-Malti jistiednu lil dawk kollha li jgħallmu l-Malti għal seminar dwar il-proċess tal-kitba. L-għalliema se jkollhom l-opportunità li jisimgħu taħdita dwar dan il-qasam u jieħdu sehem f’diskussjoni.

Data: Id-19 ta’ Novembru 2022

Ħin: Mid-9 ta’ filgħodu sa nofsinhar

Post: Iċ-Ċentru għall-Konferenzi, Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan, Santa Venera

Dawk kollha interessati għandhom jirreġistraw billi jimlew din il-formola https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv1nQVSJtgzGMxpi5lsJ742e6BSEswe2-OLIYK6m5N1h7nxw/viewform u jibagħtu l-ħlas tagħhom kif indikat fuqha.Għal aktar informazzjoni tista’ tħalli messaġġ fuq il-paġna ta’ Facebook tal-Għaqda Għalliema tal-Malti fuq https://www.facebook.com/ghghmlt/.

STEM PD Sessions for Educators, Parents and Guardians

The Science Centre (Pembroke) within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is inviting educators to participate in further Breakfast STEM PD sessions. These professional development sessions aim to bring together educators to explore themes relevant to the respective education sector and to provide a networking opportunity.

The Breakfast STEM PD sessions entitled ‘Science and Maths: It’s all around us!’ target educators and parents/guardians of children in the Early Years (0 to 7 years). The professional development sessions will be held on the following dates, as in the table below:

Interested applicants are kindly requested to read through the programme and register their interest to participate on one of the dates by accessing the following LINK. Applications will be received on a first come first served basis. All COVID-19 measures are adhered to throughout the entire duration of the initiative.

For further clarification kindly contact Ms Melanie Casha Sammut on melanie.casha.sammut@ilearn.edu.mt or Ms Isabel Zerafa on Isabel.zerafa@ilearn.edu.mt.

Responsible Living Programme: Course for Students in Yrs 9, 10 &11

For the attention of teachers teaching students following the Core Curriculum Programme and students in Learning Support Centres.

The Home Economics Seminar Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, The Family and Children’s Rights, is issuing an expression of interest for schools to take part in the Responsible Living Programme. This programme is part of a European Union programme: ESF.02.063. It aims to support the well-being of youths, reduce the incidence of early school leavers and to equip the participants with life-long skills. This hands-on programme will enable participants to:

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Friendship Cards – Resources and Training Sessions for Educators

Friendship Cards are a new educational tool thought to improve the lives of whoever makes use of them. The cards have been developed by Relationships are Forever Foundation, with the intention of helping children and youth develop their abilities to build strong relationships with their families, friends and others that they will come across during the course of their lives.

The first edition of Friendship Cards is focused on Resolving Conflicts. These cards aim to help students to:

  • Feel comfortable in saying how you feel, talking with each other and finding out what caused the disagreement;
  • Realise that you may have said or done something wrong;
  • Focus on taking positive steps and avoiding hurtful behaviour so that you can make up and be good friends again.

Courses for Educators and Parents/Guardians

The Foundation is organising a series of courses for Educators, Youth Workers, and Families (MQF Level 3) which will enable participants to learn how to use the friendship cards, as well as receive a resource pack.

More information and dates can be accessed here: https://www.friendshipcards.org/availability/

Seminar – Introduction to the Future Classroom Concept

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The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills (DDLTS) is inviting you for a half-day seminar about the Future Classroom Concept.

Date: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

Time: 8:30 – 12.00 hrs

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Online Master Class: Old and New Media and Fake News

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Educators are invited to register for the Master class 2019: “Old and new media and fake news”.  This online master class is developed by the Council of Europe in cooperation with recognised European experts to support the participants in developing critical thinking skills and identify reliable information while navigating the digital media environment. The course offers insights into relevant aspects of information disorder, and provides guidelines on how to apply news literacy concepts in teaching context. Continue reading

Seminar on the use of SELFIE Self Assessment Tool

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The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills (DDLTS) is inviting you for a seminar about the tool Self-Reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational technologies (SELFIE).

Date: Friday, 31st May, 2019

Time: 8:15 – 14:30hrs

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Course for Early Years Educators (Teachers, KGEs and LSEs) – Using Online Collaborative Technologies with Young Learners

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The Institute for Education is accepting applications for the non-accredited course Using Online Collaborative Technologies with Young Learners commencing in April 2019 at the Institute for Education, Martin Luther King Hall, Martin Luther King Road, Pembroke. The aim of this course is for Early Years educators to become aware of, and familiarise themselves with a number of free online tools that they can use in order to create resources for and with their students. The course will have a duration of 6 weeks with two face-to-face sessions.

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eTwinning Online Webinar

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The Maltese eTwinning National Support Service is delivering a series of webinars for Maltese teachers interested to learn more about eTwinning and the professional development opportunities available on the Portal. These online seminars are an opportunity for eTwinners to become involved in continuing Professional Development online. All teaching grades, state and non-state educators who are working on an eTwinning project are invited to participate. Continue reading