The European Center for eTwining regularly organizes online events to enhance professional development. On April 27-29, a professional development training on "School environment in rural areas" was held.
The main audience of the 3-days training was eTwinning teachers working in remote areas. The main topics of the training were “smart village” and digitalization of rural areas, ways to ensure the effectiveness of digital strategy in schools and ways to increase digital literacy. In the trainings, teachers explored many topics, such as the collaboration and collaboration of students of different ages in study groups, as well as the impact on socio-emotional learning in terms of accessibility of learning. Turkan Ashurova, chemistry teacher of Barda, Amirli village secondary school, Ramil Mehdiyev, deputy director of Saatli, Sarijalar village secondary school, and Ruhiyya Mahmudova, English teacher and eTwinning project ambassador from Ismayilli region attended the event.
It should be noted that the eTwinning project is part of the European Union's Continuing Education Program and is funded by Erasmus +, the European program for education, training, youth and sports. The main goal of the project is to increase communication between local teachers and students and their European colleagues, to create opportunities for cooperation, to create conditions for the implementation of various projects for the development of education. Azerbaijan has been participating in the eTwinning Plus project since 2013. To date, Azerbaijani teachers have participated in 61,886 online and 14 face-to-face trainings in professional development in European countries.