The 3rd FCL Summer Academy is completed: a week full of learning, sharing and innovation


10/07/2019

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.

The participants explored every day different topics and activities. The week started with the note to seek the inner 4-year old in you to find creative solutions. The topics addressed during the course included learning spaces, gamification and incentives, micro-blogging, curation, assessment, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and QR codes in the classrooms, online safety, tinkering and making, app invention, learning outside of the classroom, multi-literacy, and flipped learning. For more detailed description on how the topic were explored and how each day looked like, have a look on the FCL Summer Academy blog.

Participants were also introduced to different European Schoolnet projects where everybody can find something that they are interested in. Learning and professional development are ongoing processes in the life of every individual and it is important to know where to start finding sources. As this Summer Academy gathered professionals with different expertise, it created a great opportunity to share resources, creative classroom ideas, and innovative teaching practices.

Throughout the whole week participants had a chance to be in the role of the student and to reflect on their teaching practices.  After the whole week of hard work, participants returned home with minds full of new ideas, resources, new ways of looking at things and new colleagues and friends. And of course, just because course ends physically doesn't mean it ends completely – new collaborations and new projects are just around the corner.

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