Call for Museum Educators to join the Europeana Education Initiative!

16/10/2020

Are you a Museum Educator? Are you looking for new opportunities to enrich your career?

Then join the community of Museum Educators using digital cultural resources in their educational activities! European Schoolnet is looking for 3 Museum Educator from the European Union to join its group of Europeana Education Ambassadors and 12 museum educators from the European Union to join the Europeana Education User Group, between November 2020 and August 2021.

 

As museum educators, what will your role be in the Europeana Ambassadors Education network and in the Europeana Education User Group?

As part of the User Group of Museum Educators, you will be required to support the project by creating and possibly testing one new Learning Scenario based on an agreed topic, using Europeana content.

Selected educators should cover a range of topics, should be experienced in producing learning resources, should have sufficient knowledge of English (understanding, writing, reading and listening) and should also have an interest in creating learning resources.

At the end of the project, European Schoolnet will invite the 20 most active Europeana Education User Group teachers/museum educators to a Europeana DSI-4 Teacher workshop taking place in the Future Classroom Lab, with all transport and accommodation expenses covered*.

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As Ambassadors of the Europeana Museum Educator User Group, the selected candidate will carry out the following tasks:

→ Create one Learning Scenario using Europeana resources.

→ Test one Learning Scenario created by a colleague and write a Story of Implementation about that on the Teaching with Europeana blog.

→ Feature in and contribute to one promotional video – the Ambassadors will speak in English and the videos will be subtitled in 6 languages.

→ Train and facilitate the Europeana Museum Educators User Group and act as a connection between their group of four Museum Educators and European Schoolnet.

→ Make sure that the User Group of museum educators they coordinate provide and possibly test a new Learning Scenario per month between January and April 2021.

-→Support the creation of the MOOC in English.

→ Participate in two workshops* per project year. The first of these annual workshops will take place online, on the 7th of November, and will gather all 14 Europeana Ambassadors* to prepare the work for the year. The second workshop should take place face-to-face, in the Future Classroom Lab, in Brussels – it will be scheduled towards the end of the academic year.

Additionally, the selected Museum Educators Ambassadors will be responsible for the following tasks:

→ Act as preliminary jury during the Europeana Education Competition 2021.

→ Curate the Learning Scenarios from the MOOC.

In addition to having the opportunity to be part of the selected Ambassador network of this European project, the Ambassadors who completed the above-mentioned tasks will be remunerated (see terms and conditions for more details).

Furthermore, travel and accommodation costs of museum educators will be covered in case the second workshop is organised face-to-face in the Future Classroom Lab, in Brussels. Finally, at the end of the project, the selected candidate will also receive a certificate of work done.

 

What are the selection criteria of Museum Educator Ambassadors?

Apart from working in a museum, the selected candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:

• Experience in producing learning/training resources

• Proficient knowledge of English (understanding, writing, reading and listening)

• Interest in learning and sharing experiences and good practices

• Very good community organisational skills

• Very good authoring/digital skills

• Good internet connection at home

• Availability to participate in two workshops*

• Availability for a one-year project

 

Ready to join the Europeana Education Community? 

To join as a Museum Educator Ambassador:

Deadline to apply: 25 October 2020

 

To join as a User Group Museum Educator:

Deadline to apply: 25 October 2020

 

 

What is Europeana?

Europeana is Europe's platform for digital cultural heritage, empowering the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. Through its website, millions of cultural heritage items from around 4,000 institutions across Europe are available online. Europeana also works to share and promote this heritage so that it can be used and enjoyed by people across the world. Teachers and learners of all ages can find images, text, audio, video, but also 3D content, on anything from art to science, in over 37 languages. A big part of the collections – over 20 million items – is openly licensed and can be freely reused in education.

 


 

* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the face-to-face workshop might be replaced by another activity.

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