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How to become an eTwinning School – Shared Leadership in Practice

This webinar focuses on the speaker Donal O Reilly’s journey as an educator, how eTwinning/Erasmus+ became embedded in the school culture and aims to provoke participants to reflect on their own contexts and school journey.

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Ended on: 30.01.2023 Ended at: 5:00 PM Duration: 1 hour

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Description

Donal O Reilly was a senior leader at Killorglin Community College, Ireland, from 2007 to 2019.  During that time, the school underwent many changes in staffing, student numbers and teaching methodologies. In 2016 Donal began experimenting with eTwinning with his students and immediately recognised the potential benefit it had inside and outside the classroom. In that same year, Donal became an eTwinning Ambassador for his National Agency and devoted much of his time to supporting Irish and European teachers in their eTwinning journey. In 2019 Killorglin Community College was awarded the eTwinning School Label and continues to have a strong focus on eTwinning and Erasmus+ today.

About the speakers

Donal O Reilly

Donal is a graduate of the University of Limerick, IRELAND, with a B. Tech. Ed. and devoted much of his early career to developing capacity in teachers through the Engineering Technology Teachers Association and Teacher Professional Networks. Returning to his alma mater, the University of Limerick, he completed an MA in Education and developed an interest in action research. Donal has worked in six different post-primary schools throughout his career, across all sectors, sizes and demographics. He is currently seconded from Killorglin Community College where he served as Deputy Principal and Principal for a combined thirteen years. He had a strong focus on fostering a culture for the development of aspiring leaders within the school and building leadership capacity. As a member of the Kerry ETB senior leadership team, Donal has been a key player in the Developing Schools Enriching Learning initiative within the county. During this time, he was an associate with the Professional Development Service for Teachers, involved in designing and delivering the Tánaiste programme for newly appointed Deputy Principals and delivering modules for the PDST Tóraíocht programme for aspiring leaders. Donal was also a mentor for the National Association for Principals and Deputy Principals mentoring programme for Deputy Principals. He achieved a Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics and a Diploma in Life and Leadership Coaching in 2022.

Additional information

  • Language:
    English
  • Target audience:
    Student Teacher
    Teacher
    Teacher Educator
  • Target audience country:
  • Target audience ISCED:
    Primary education (ISCED 1)
    Lower secondary education (ISCED 2)
    Upper secondary education (ISCED 3)

Topics

Professional development
Secondary education
Teaching