To support educators in the best possible way in these exceptional times of distance learning and school closures, several of the FCL partners have made their resources available free of charge.
Novigado is a new project with an objective to support schools and related stakeholders in the transition from a conventional and teacher-centered classroom into teaching practices that promote active learning with the support of innovative learning environments and use of relevant ICT.
Until 30 June 2020, SMEs and start-ups across Europe that work with digital education technologies can apply to participate in this Incubator-Accelerator programme and receive mentoring and up to 195,000 € equity free funding.
More educators are now engaging with online learning and remote working and for them we put together some ideas, tools, and methods to learn, teach and animate a classroom online, without forgetting unplugged activities.
Since the launch of the Future Classroom Lab in 2012, European Schoolnet has been building a community of key stakeholders in the field of school innovation. The Future Classroom Lab programme in fact, attracted the interest of, and engaged with, 34 supporting education ministries, more than 30 industry partners, several universities and initial teacher education institutes, all willing to challenge and rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in schools.
Many schools have already created their own learning lab, an innovative learning environment that helps promoting active learning among students. For all schools that consider embarking on this journey, European Schoolnet has published practical guidelines providing step-by-step guidance on how to create their own learning labs or to adapt their learning spaces in other ways. The guidelines include the main report and six case studies from different countries.
Because we know that implementing new resources in a classroom can be a challenging, we selected 3 tools to help you make the first move towards digital cultural heritage!
Policymakers, school leaders, teachers and all stakeholders looking forward to spaces better supporting needs of students and teachers are concerned with two main questions: how to design such spaces? Once built, how do we know those spaces are indeed conducive to better learning in practice?
Are you studying to be a teacher and interested to connect with student teachers in other countries? Are you anxious to experiment with them, as part of your training, with some innovative uses of ICT, apps and tools to encourage active and collaborative learning when you start teaching?
The newsletter includes news from the Future Classroom Lab, related EC-funded and other European Schoolnet projects, including Novigado, EDU Regio, ITELab, and many more. The newsletter is issued approximately four times a year, in English.
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Active Learning Blog
Created by the Novigado project, the Blog focuses on active learning, innovative learning spaces and integration of ICT in present and future classrooms and schools. Read the stories.