Connect to Learning

A webinar and seminar series

Join our series of webinars and seminars targeting educators with a range of topics dealing with the day-to-day realities of schools, teaching and learning, the local educational scenario and students. The aim of this series is to provide Continuing Professional Development for educators and equip them with ideas and skills to enhance their practices. Educators who choose to register for these sessions and participate actively will receive a Certificate of Participation issued by the Faculty of Education at the end of this series. Participants may choose to register for as many webinars and seminars as they wish.


Webinars are 60 minutes long and require participants to register and listen, but will not be seen online. They can communicate to the speakers via chat and a Q&A facility. The purpose of these webinars is to allow the guest speakers to present a theme and explore it in depth.


Seminars are 90 minutes long and require participants to register and to interact actively in the session. The purpose of these seminars is to engage participants in more active input. Breakout rooms will be used so that participants can meet other educators, share their experiences and discuss opinions about the issues discussed.


The working language of all sessions will be predominantly Maltese but participants are free to intervene in either Maltese or English. A number of resources used during the sessions may be shared with the registered participants after the session. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded on this website.


The first series of webinars and seminars will run until the first week of July.

All webinars and seminars are free of charge.


The challenges of online teaching and learning

Different learning scenarios and learning needs give rise to different ways towards replacing the face-to-face classroom. In this seminar, guest speakers will discuss the challenges that educators, parents and students are experiencing during online teaching and learning.

Moderator: Karen Mugliett
Guest speakers: Kurt Curmi, Suzannah Galea and Louise Grech Abela

TUESDAY 19, MAY 2020, 17:00 - 18:30


Supporting online teaching and learning

This webinar will provide ideas, self-help tips and sustainable ways on how educators can carry out their practices online. A number of technological tools and their pedagogical merits will be discussed, and a critique of how one can enact meaningful learning experiences via technology will be presented.

Moderator: Michelle Attard Tonna

Guest speakers: Joseph Vancell and Patrick Camilleri

TUESDAY 26, MAY 2020, 17:00 - 18:00


The well-being of school leaders

We all know that headship is stressful and described as a high-risk role with detrimental impact on their emotional and mental health. With the new and unprecedented pressures of COVID-19 our school leaders need high levels of emotional resilience if they are to remain in the role. This webinar, the first directed at school leaders, aims to explore the challenges and heart of resilient leadership.

Moderator: Christopher Bezzina

Guest speakers: Marlene Cauchi, Angela Pulis and Mark Ellul

TUESDAY 2, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:00


The students' learning experiences

during Covid-19

The aim of this seminar is to explore students’ experiences of online learning during schools’ closure period. We intend to provide educators with the students’ perspectives and allow them to react to the insights raised.

Moderator: Michelle Attard Tonna

Guest speakers: Students from secondary and post-secondary schools, Rachel Grech and Maria McNamara

TUESDAY 9, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:30


The challenges for school leaders

during Covid-19

This seminar will focus on the challenges that school leaders are facing in leading their staff during the current pandemic. Guest speakers will share their experiences and look into ways about how school leaders may support their staff in this unprecedented time.

Moderator: Christopher Bezzina
Guest speakers: TO BE ANNOUNCED

TUESDAY 16, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:00


Learning Outcomes:

An opportunity for teacher collaboration

This seminar will explore the learning outcomes approach to teaching and learning, and the opportunities that may arise for teacher collaboration. Current practices and possible models for teacher collaboration will be offered and discuss, with exemplars provided.

Moderator: James Calleja

Guest speakers: TO BE ANNOUNCED

TUESDAY 23, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:30


The educational entitlement

of the vulnerable child

This webinar will deal with the challenges encountered by educators in addressing the educational needs of the more vulnerable children.

Moderator: Christopher Bezzina

Guest speakers: TO BE ANNOUNCED

TUESDAY 30, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:00


Lesson study:

A collaborative professional learning model

This webinar will focus on lesson study as one model of professional learning. Participants will be presented with lesson study as a process for professional learning and then shown how the lesson study cycle engages educators in a collaborative inquiry involving planning, teaching and evaluating a research lesson.

Moderator: Michelle Attard Tonna

Guest speakers: James Calleja and Laura Formosa

TUESDAY 07, JULY 2020, 17:00 - 18:00

The views expressed in the webinars or blogs pertain to the individual expressing them and are not necessarily the views of the faculty.

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