Teacher professional development for the digital age
European Schoolnet has organised fee-based courses in its own training venue since 2012. Future Classroom Lab is a unique and inspiring learning environment in Brussels, that challenges visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. The training opportunities include from 2 to 5-day workshops and courses to address today's teaching challenges and the classrooms of the future.
See our course offer below.
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Collaborative projects for the future classroom
2-DAY WORKSHOP | 11-12 March 2019 FULL
Collaboration is an essential 21st-century skill, yet teaching about or through collaboration remains rare in schools because of a lack of understanding of what real collaboration in an educational setting means. The participants will explore a range of tools and ideas that help them to promote collaborative and team work among students and to integrate ICT into their teaching practice in a collaborative and sustainable way. The workshop is ideal for teachers involved in eTwinning, giving them ideas to set up more innovative collaboration projects. The workshop can be extended to 3-5 days, ask for more information.
FCL Winter Academy: Developing key competences through project-based learning
5-DAY COURSE | 25-29 March 2019 (also 3-day participation) Note the new dates
In this course, the participants will learn how to embed competence-based approaches in everyday teaching practice, what are the components of good PBL, and which tools and strategies can help teachers in this endeavour. The participants will also discover the importance of student-driven activities, entrepreneurial mind-set, and other skills needed for better PBL such as social and emotional learning. Read more here
Interactive technologies for the future classroom
5-DAY COURSE | 8-12 April 2019 LAST PLACES AVAILABLE
The participants will learn in this course tools and methodologies to increase and enhance the level of interaction in the classroom. The pedagogically-oriented course addresses topics like student collaboration, freeware for brainstorming and mapping of students' pre-knowledge, interactive whiteboards (IWB) and using different widgets with them, creating interactive exercises and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Read more here
Enhancing STEM practice and strategy in secondary schools
5-DAY COURSE | 23-27 April 2019 LAST PLACES AVAILABLE
The course provides teachers in secondary schools with resources and ideas to help them bring effective and quality teaching of STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their classrooms, while developing and applying innovative teaching approaches to increase young students' knowledge, skills and interest in STEM. The course includes hands-on workshops (e.g. coding) and active exploring of online resources such as virtual labs and research centers or space related activities, among other ingenious tools. The teachers have the opportunity to exchange knowledge while being introduced to different creative teaching approaches and practices, to be used both in STEM and in cross-curricula capacity, in the classroom. The course will also look into why it is important to develop a STEM strategy at the whole-school level and how to do that in practice. The course is co-organized by Next-Lab, TIWI, STEM School Label and Scientix, the community for Science education in Europe.
FCL Summer Academy: Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom
5-DAY COURSE | 1-5 July 2019 (also 3-day participation)
Do schools kill or nurture creativity? Would you like your school to be a place where the students can develop skills and attitudes that combine elements such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, imagination and inventiveness? This course will lead the participants to reflect on how to nurture creativity in students and how to teach creatively! Read more here
Inclusive and diverse classroom
2-DAY WORKSHOP | September 2019
According to the TALIS study in 2013, teachers stated that supporting students with special needs were one of their greatest needs. The term "special needs" usually covers those for whom a special learning need has been formally identified because they are mentally, physically or emotionally disadvantaged. ICT can benefit all students, but for those with disabilities it enables them to access learning, gives them greater autonomy, unlocks the potential for those with communication difficulties, etc. The workshop will provide an introduction for teachers who would like to learn how to design lessons and activities and make their classrooms and school more accessible to all.
Programming for the 21st century classroom
5-DAY COURSE | October 2019 (also 3-day participation)
Programming and computational thinking skills are becoming ever more important in our society and working life. Learning to code develops various skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning and creativity, and can help student motivation in mathematics theory as it encourages them to apply their knowledge... Read more here
Digital citizenship for the future classroom
5-DAY COURSE | November 2019 (also 3-day participation)
Developing digital citizenship is important for schools and educators. This course includes two parts: the first one focuses on digital skills and the second one on eSafety. How to support the development of a wide range of digital skills that ensure young people leaving school have the skills required by the labour market and by an increasingly digitized society? Read more here
Active learning in my school and classroom
2-DAY WORKSHOP | November or December 2019
The Future Classroom is a space for active learning. It integrates the optimal use of the learning space, technology and pedagogy to build 21st century skills for the learners. In this 2-day workshop we will explore how the Future Classroom learning zones together with a Future Classroom pedagogy and technologies effects students. The workshop combines both theory and hands-on activities, and it is aimed at teachers who want to adapt the principles of active learning into their teaching practice, and teachers and coordinators who consider designing or adapting learning spaces at school.
The course programme 2020 will be published in autumn 2019. We aim to organise the following annual 5-day courses also in 2020:
- FCL Winter Academy: Developing key competences through project-based learning, February/March 2020
- Interactive technologies for the future classroom, March/April 2020
- FCL Summer Academy: Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom, June/July 2020
- Programming for the 21st century classroom, October 2020
- Digital citizenship for the future classroom, November 2020
- Active learning for your school and classroom, December 2020 (2-days)
In addition, other 2-day workshops will be organised.
Check out our previous workshops/courses here.