The 3rd edition of the Future Classroom Lab Summer Academy took place in Brussels on 1-5 July 2019. It brought together 33 participants from 9 countries to explore ways of enhancing creativity and innovation in the classroom.
European Schoolnet's Future Classroom Lab (FCL), has been progressively building a community of key stakeholders in the field of innovation in education. It is crucial for such a community to have the chance to meet, both in person and online, and explore new ways of working together more closely and transforming teaching and learning. Because of this, European Schoolnet happily hosted the first edition of the School Innovation Forum on 20 and 21 June 2019 in Brussels.
On 3rd June 2019, the European Schoolnet Academy together with the University of Urbino launched a short training course with the aim of helping teachers to bring innovation to their classroom and provide them with the basic knowledge to participate in EU Code Week. The course, supported by the European Commission, can be completed in only five hours, any time between 3-26 June 2019.
The Future Classroom Lab Strategic Seminar took place on 15 May 2019 in Brussels with the presence of 40 participants, mainly policy-makers and educational authorities from European, national and regional levels.
During the weekend of 15 and 16 March 2019, the Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Santarém (Portugal) organized a conference about innovation in teaching of Mathematics and Sciences. More than 150 attendees took part in a very varied programme of keynotes and discussions, as well as engaging hands-on sessions. The conference promotes the ideas of active and project based learning.
In order to provide better frameworks of support for teachers to mainstream the impact of Teacher Academy (TA) courses, a newly established study group will carry out school-based case studies during 2019.
European Schoolnet is looking for teachers (teaching either in secondary or primary education) covering a range of disciplines and curriculum topics to join the Europeana Education User Group (January 2019 – August 2020).
Microsoft opens its door to innovation by creating the #MicrosoftEDULab, the second innovative lab in Madrid after the creation of the Aula del Futuro of INTEF, in December 2017.
Since August, European Schoolnet has been supporting EU Code Week, a run by volunteers grassroots initiative that invites everyone to try coding with or without electronic equipment. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how to bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.
One of the main challenges of educators is to plan lessons that stimulate a classroom by putting students at the center of the learning process and by actively involving them. What are the key action verbs to be considered to this end and how can the environment encourage active learning?
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