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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 5-day workshops and courses to address today's teaching challenges and the classrooms of the future. 

 

 

                       

Designing Active Learning: Attain competencies in creating interactive, student-centered lessons and adapting teaching methods to diverse learning styles.

 

Inclusive Classroom Practices: Achieve competencies in creating inclusive learning environments and differentiating instruction for diverse student needs.

 

STEM Education Innovation: Gain proficiency in implementing innovative teaching methods in STEM subjects and integrating real-world applications and project-based learning.

 

Fostering Creativity and Innovation: Attain competencies in fostering creativity and innovation in teaching and learning, along with developing creative lesson plans and projects.

 

Technology Integration: Accomplish competencies in using interactive technologies for enhanced classroom experiences and creating interactive and engaging digital content.

Data-Driven Instruction: Gain proficiency in data collection, analysis, and usage for informed instruction, as well as integrating innovative technologies effectively in your classroom.

 

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About the course

During this course the participants will experience and explore a student-centred, active learning pedagogy. At the same time, they will experience and explore the role of the space design and the integration of educational technology. The course takes place in the Future Classroom Lab with six learning zones each representing a core pedagogical concept.

The main objective of the course is that participants will be able to understand the different parameters to organise learning according to the active learning principles and be empowered to make changes, both in their teaching practices, as well as on the level of school organisation. The introduction of the free online scenario tool will contribute to sustainable changes.

Key competences

This course includes content and activities that develop the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's Selfie for Teachers tool.

 

Area 1 - Professional engagement

  • Digital technologies to B2 level
  • Professional Learning to B2 level

 

Area 2 – Digital Resources

  • Creating to B2 level

 

 

Area 3 – Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching to B2 level
  • Collaborative Learning to B2 level
  • Emerging Technologies to B1 level

Area 4 – Assessment

  • Feedback and Planning to B1 level

 

Area 5 – Empowering Learners

  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Actively Engaging Learners to C1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the Selfie for Teachers Toolkit here.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the active learning model.
  • Explore ways to move from a static to a dynamic classroom.
  • Explore how space design and technology can support active learning pedagogies.
  • Learn and experience active learning formats and activities.
  • Experience the different pedagogical verbs of a Future Classroom Lab.
  • Designing learning activities integrating educational technologies.
  • Learn about new ways of assessment.
  • Experience and learn about Future Classroom scenarios.
  • Design Future Classroom scenarios with a free online tool.
  • Explore how to change the classroom and school environment.
  • Experience and design active learning practices for a remote setting.

Methodology

The course combines both hands-on activities and background information, that will enable teachers to transform their teaching practices into one that promote active learning facilitated by innovative learning environments and the use of relevant educational technology. The course also employs collaborative and peer learning: communication and collaboration with multicultural group of participants; sharing of practice, etc.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at teachers of all levels and subjects, 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. 

Language

All courses will be delivered in English and the participants must have at least solid basic skills in English language (listening, speaking) to be able to follow up the instruction and take part in the course activities.

Read more Practical information here.

Supporting STEM Educators: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning

About the course

This one-week journey in the Future Classroom Lab (FCL) will immerse you in the dynamic world of STEM education. The course program consists of 13 engaging workshops that will explore a diverse range of topics, including sustainability and nature-based solutions, bioeconomy, STEAM learning ecologies, empowering students through technology, digitalization of cultural heritage, particle physics, and much more.

Throughout the week, you will engage in a variety of hands-on activities, such as exploring cutting-edge technological equipment, learning to design interactive quizzes, integrating role-play into lessons, mastering interactive whiteboards, and exploring innovative assessing methods. Additionally, you will discover the potential of tablets and augmented reality, learn how to design an eco-friendly garden for your schoolyard, and develop engaging learning scenarios to facilitate hands-on, experiential learning and so much more!

Key competences

This course includes content and activities that develop the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's Selfie for Teachers tool.

 

Area 1 - Professional engagement

  • Professional Learning to B2 level

 

Area 2 - Digital Resources

  • Creating to B2 level

 

Area 3 - Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching to B2 level
  • Collaborative Learning to B2 level
  • Emerging Technologies to B1 level
  

 

Area 5 - Empowering Learners

  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Actively Engaging Learners to C1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the Selfie for Teachers Toolkit here.

Learning Objectives

  • Foster creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in students.
  • Learn how to design innovative, student-centered activities, using technology effectively.
  • Create engaging learning scenarios that promote active, experiential learning, and enhance your capacity for assessing and evaluating them.
  • Encourage collaboration, teamwork, and inquiry-based learning.
  • Effectively evaluate student progress, facilitating a dynamic and inclusive approach to STEM teaching and learning.

Methodology

The workshop will use a variety of methods, including lectures, discussions, case studies, group hands on activities and creation of videos. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences, challenges, and successes, and to collaborate with each other.

Target Audience

This program is thoughtfully designed to cater to primary and secondary school educators of all backgrounds and educational settings, empowering you with the knowledge and skills to inspire the generations of the future and remain at the forefront of STEM education. 

Language

All courses will be delivered in English and the participants must have at least solid basic skills in English language (listening, speaking) to be able to follow up the instruction and take part in the course activities.

Read more Practical information here.

Empowering Learners in an Inclusive Classroom

About the course

“Every learner matters equally. Yet millions of learners continue to be excluded from education for reasons which might include sex, gender orientation, ethnic or social origin, language, religion, nationality, economic condition or ability.” (UNESCO, 2019).

This on-site course on Empowering Learners in an Inclusive Classroom is designed to give a hands-on approach to help participants develop their own ideas about inclusive learning and the effective use of technology. Through workshops, participants will become more familiar with active learning and how its implementation may cultivate inclusive learning environments. Focus will be given on the use and integration of ICT in the classroom in order to benefit all students, including those with disabilities as it enables them to access learning, gives them greater autonomy, unlocks the potential for those with communication difficulties, etc. Teachers will be given the opportunity to learn how to design lessons and activities for learners with social, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties.

Key competences

This course includes content and activities that develop the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's Selfie for Teachers tool.

 

 

 

Area 2 - Digital Resources

  • Creating to B2 level

 

Area 3 - Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching to B2 level
  • Collaborative Learning to B2 level
  • Emerging Technologies to B1 level
  

 

Area 5 - Empowering Learners

  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Accessibility and Inclusion to B2 level
  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Actively Engaging Learners to C1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the Selfie for Teachers Toolkit here.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about different types of inclusion.
  • Learn about the active learning model.
  • Explore ways to implement active learning in class aiming at cultivating a more inclusive environment.
  • Experience the different pedagogical verbs of a Future Classroom Lab and how the support inclusive learning.
  • Design learning activities integrating educational technologies and including students with physical, social, emotional or learning difficulties.
  • Share experiences working with learners from different backgrounds and with different needs.
  • Work with other teachers from across Europe to develop new ideas for their own classroom and school.

Methodology

The workshop will use a variety of methods, including lectures, discussions, case studies, and group activities. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences, challenges, and successes, and to collaborate with one another to develop strategies for promoting equity and inclusion in their classrooms.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at teachers and other school staff at primary and secondary levels, enthusiastic to provide inclusive education to their students who come from different socio-economic and language backgrounds or have physical or learning difficulties. If you are experienced SEN teacher, this course might not offer you any new insights into the topic, as the course will cover more entry-level materials. 

Language

All courses will be delivered in English and the participants must have at least solid basic skills in English language (listening, speaking) to be able to follow up the instruction and take part in the course activities.

Read more Practical information here.

FCL Summer Academy: Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom

About the course

Do schools kill or nurture creativity? Do students have freedom to showcase their learning and develop ownership? Do teachers take the time to explore new practices and ideas or to dive into new tools and technologies to enhance the innovation in their classrooms?

This course will lead the participants to reflect on how to nurture creativity in students and how to teach creatively. The course takes place in The Future Classroom Lab where the participants can experience and new tools, technologies, and practices. The participants will explore a range of ICT tools and strategies, such as content creation, digital storytelling, flipped classroom, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, content curation, etc. They will create artifacts with a wide range of media tools. They will explore different types of learning spaces, including outdoor and remote learning. They will learn about new ways of assessment.

Key competences

This course includes content and activities that develop the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's Selfie for Teachers tool.

 

Area 1 - Professional Engagement

  • Professional Collaboration to B1 level
  • Professional Learning to B2 level

 

Area 2 - Digital Resources

  • Creating to B2 level

 

Area 3 - Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching to B2 level
  • Collaborative Learningto B2 level
  • Emerging Technologies to B1 level

 

Area 4 - Assessment

  • Feedback and Planning to B1 level

 

Area 5 - Empowering Learners

  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Actively Engaging Learners to C1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the Selfie for Teachers Toolkit here.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the affordances of flexible learning spaces and learning zones.
  • Enhance standard educational materials with creative tools and applications.
  • Implement the design thinking process in teaching practices.
  • Gamify classroom activities.
  • Experience maker and tinkering activities.
  • Design learning materials for the flipped classroom.
  • Create digital storytelling activities.
  • Use emerging technologies (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, QR codes, AI) to create activities for interdisciplinary learning.
  • Learn about different technologies and media to showcase learning.
  • Experience and learn about outdoor learning.
  • Use social media for teaching and professional development.
  • Learn how to curate digital content.

Methodology

The course combines both hands-on activities and background information, including lectures, discussions, case studies, and group activities. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences, challenges, and successes, and to collaborate with one another to develop strategies for creating learning environments that support creativity.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at teachers of all levels and subjects, who want to learn how to create innovative learning content and who want to network with like-minded peers. It is a course to empower teachers who want to take on an innovative mindset. 

Language

All courses will be delivered in English and the participants must have at least solid basic skills in English language (listening, speaking) to be able to follow up the instruction and take part in the course activities.

Read more Practical information here.

Interactive technologies for the future classroom

About the course

A common challenge that teachers face in the traditional classroom setting is getting all students actively involved. Here, well-chosen technology can help pupils to move from ‘audience' into active learners. ICT provides opportunities for students to be active in different ways that support their own learning styles. This also can help the teacher to move away from the teacher-led lessons.

In this course the participants will reflect on the pedagogical principles which enable interactive and collaborative learning settings and environments. The participants will learn in this course tools and methodologies to increase and enhance the level of interaction in the classroom, such as presenting and collaboration, digital storytelling, video and audio, interactive exercises, and gamification.

Key competences

This course includes content and activities that develop the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's Selfie for Teachers tool.

 

Area 1 - Professional Engagement

  • Professional Collaboration to B1 level
  • Professional Learning to B2 level

 

Area 2 - Digital Resources

  • Creating to B2 level

 

Area 3 - Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching to B2 level
  • Collaborative Learning to B2 level
  • Emerging Technologies to B1 level

 

Area 4 - Assessment

  • Feedback and Planning to B1 level

 

Area 5 - Empowering Learners

  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Actively Engaging Learners to C1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the Selfie for Teachers Toolkit here.

Learning Objectives

  • Revisit the pedagogical principles of interactive and collaborative learning.
  • Discover tools and methodologies to increase interaction and collaboration in the classroom.
  • Design and plan the use of ICT for on-site and distance teaching scenarios.
  • Enhance standard educational materials with interactive tools and applications.
  • Gamify classroom activities.
  • Use video and audio for teaching and learning.
  • Explore emerging technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality.
  • Discover Future Classroom Lab, its learning zones and technologies.

Methodology

The course combines both hands-on activities and background information, including lectures, discussions, case studies, and group activities. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences, challenges, and successes, and to collaborate with one another to develop innovative learning scenarios that make use of technology,

Target Audience

This course is aimed at teachers and other school staff at primary and secondary levels of all subjects, enthusiastic to create innovative learning opportunities and discover interactive technologies for teaching and learning. 

Language

All courses will be delivered in English and the participants must have at least solid basic skills in English language (listening, speaking) to be able to follow up the instruction and take part in the course activities.

Read more Practical information here.

Tech-Enabled Data Literacy for Active Learning

 

About the course

More and more schools are adopting digital technologies, from learning management systems to AI tutors and adaptive learning technologies. These digital tools and resources collect various trace and learning data that teachers can use for the benefit of their classroom. Furthermore, teachers will benefit from developing their data literacy, helping their students become data literate to adapt themselves to a data-informed world.

This on-site course on Data Literacy and Innovative Technology Practices for Active Learning is designed to give a hands-on approach to help participants develop their own ideas about data literacy and the effective use of data collection tools for assessment and feedback. Through workshops, participants will become more familiar with learning analytics and how to use them to support their students’ learning. The training will explore data practices in the classroom to benefit all students, including those with disabilities and special needs. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange with colleagues on how to design lessons and activities that make learners develop data literacy and reflect on their own learning.

Key competences

This course includes content and activities that develop the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's Selfie for Teachers tool.

 

Area 3 - Teaching and Learning

  • Emerging technologies to B1 level
  • Self-regulated learning to B1 level
  • Collaborative Learning to B1 level

 

 

Area 4 - Assessment

  • Assessment strategies to B1 level
  • Analysing evidence to B1 level
  • Feedback & planning to B1 level

Area 5 - Empowering Learners

  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Actively Engaging Learners to B1 level

Area 6 - Facilitating Learners’ Digital Competence

  • Information and data literacy to B1 level
  • Safety and wellbeing to B1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the Selfie for Teachers Toolkit here.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about different types of learning analytics methods and tools.
  • Learn the basics of collecting and interpreting learner data using learning analytics tools
  • Explore digital and pen-and-paper activities for developing data literacy.
  • Explore ways to implement active learning in class aiming at cultivating a more inclusive environment.
  • Become aware of privacy and safety measures when using digital educational technologies and collecting learner data.
  • Learn to design activities that help students reflect on their (digital) wellbeing.
  • Experience the different pedagogical verbs of a Future Classroom Lab and how they support active learning.
  • Work with other teachers from across Europe to develop new ideas for their own classroom and school.

Methodology

The workshop will use a variety of methods, including lectures, discussion in plenary and in small groups and practical sessions. The workshop will encourage participants to share their own experiences, challenges, and successes, and to collaborate with one another to develop strategies for developing learners’ data literacy, improving formative assessment and learning analytics practices in the classroom.

Target Audience

The course is targeted primarily to secondary school teachers and school leaders, but it can also be relevant for other levels and other stakeholders, such as teacher trainers. 

Language

All courses will be delivered in English and the participants must have at least solid basic skills in English language (listening, speaking) to be able to follow up the instruction and take part in the course activities.

Read more Practical information here.