The conference "Digital Citizenship and eTwinning"
has been held for the National Center for Teacher Professional Development
program "eTwinning Plus" participant teachers. The conference was
dedicated to understanding of our rights and responsibilities in the digital
world and development of awareness of the digital citizenship through the eTwinning.
During the conference, for the purpose of the professional
development, teachers were offered a range of workshops on effective use of
technology, online security, copyright issues, the knowledge and application of
which is the primarily responsibility of any digital citizen.
The conference participants had the opportunity to get
acquainted with colleagues, establish common interests, visions and new design
ideas. The conference participants included 90 teachers from schools of
different regions of Georgia.
The program "eTwinning –the European Society for
Schools" involves 400,000 teachers from various European countries, and
their number is growing every day. eTwinning offers teachers a variety of opportunities
to prepare their students as full-fledged members of the digital world, protect
their own and others' rights, carry out activities contributing to the
development of digital citizenship with their students.
The program "eTwinning Plus" is the educational
network established in order to promote cooperation between European schools and
their neighboring countries, through which teachers connect to each other,
collaborate, carry out joint training projects and share experience. The
program operates through an online platform, which provides working space for
the program participant teachers and offers them a variety of tools for the
implementation of their objectives.