What is the eTwinning School Label?
eTwinning Schools’ recognise the importance and values of eTwinning and embed it in the school’s policies, practice and professional development with the support of school management.
With the eTwinning School Label, eTwinning recognises and appraises the involvement, commitment and dedication not only of individual eTwinners, but of the whole school, where teams of teachers and school leaders work together.
The concept of attaining the status of an eTwinning School is that of a developmental journey with components that can be objectively assessed. It is not a competition, but rather a progression from one level to the next.
The compass of all eTwinning Schools is the eTwinning School Mission.
What are the benefits?
- Are recognised at European level as role models for eTwinning and form a network of leading schools to inspire the future development of the action
- Have a high visibility at European Level and are able to show their eTwinning School Label in their promotional and information materials.
- Are recognised as leaders in:
The awarded schools’ staff and principals are encouraged to participate in dedicated professional development programmes and can be part of an eTwinning Group to share good practices, collaborate and attend specific online events.
How can your school get the eTwinning School Label?
The process for obtaining the eTwinning School Label has two stages.
An automatic check that:
The school has been registered in eTwinning for more than two years
There are at least two active eTwinning teachers linked to the school at the time of the application.
There is a European eTwinning project with a National Quality Label (within the last two years from application date).
If a school fulfils these requirements, all registered eTwinners in the school receive an email invitation to complete a self-assessment application form through eTwinning Live.
Any eTwinner in the school completes the self-assessment application form on behalf of the school, addressing the following criteria:
1. The school must demonstrate activities that prove teachers’ and pupils’ awareness of responsible use of the internet (eSafety)
2. The school must demonstrate that there is active collaboration between a group of three or more teachers in eTwinning activities
3. The school must demonstrate that at least two groups of pupils in the school are involved in eTwinning projects
4. The school must demonstrate that two active eTwinning teachers from the school have participated in one or more eTwinning educational events
5. The school must publicly show its engagement in eTwinning by displaying a description of its eTwinning activities on the school website or by providing evidence from a school publicity, policy document or brochure
6. The school must demonstrate that an eTwinning promotional activity has taken place within the school or in the local community in the year of the award.
Schools will be asked to provide or confirm evidence for these criteria – much of this is already recorded by the eTwinning platform - and the final submission must be certified by the head teacher, Principal or Manager. All requirements must be met to submit the application.
Find out which schools have currently have the eTwinning School Label here.