Innovation and creativity have become critical skills in developed economies. More and more problems demand a new mindset that includes creative insights in order to find suitable solutions. The Future Classroom Lab Summer Academy course "Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom" held on 2-6 July 2018 in Brussels, led the participants to reflect on how to infuse creativity and innovation in their classrooms.
Considering the employability demands of tomorrow, STEM education plays a paramount role in our new information-based and highly technological society, as it creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.
The new version of the Future Classroom Toolkit is now available and ready to support teachers, school leaders, advisers, policy-makers, technology providers and consultants developing meaningful and innovative pedagogies by deploying new technologies.
Do you need practical examples that will inspire you to start innovating in your classroom? Did you know that you can find various interesting materials at the FCL resource directory?
The workshop co-organised by European Schoolnet and Microsoft, ‘Transforming learning spaces in schools: From vision to impact', took place in the Future Classroom Lab on 16 May 2018 with the participation of over 30 policy-makers and researchers from 18 countries.
Seven key recommendations are summarized in the guidelines for school leaders, the new publication of the Future Classroom Lab Regional Network.
Interactive technologies have become almost commonplace in many areas of our lives. Regarding the education, the use of devices and systems that promote engagement and collaboration brings significant value to the learning environment and delivers an enriched learning experience.
The closing conference of the FCL Regio project, took place in Trento, Italy on 12 April 2018. It brought together more than 100 participants representing Ministries of Educations, schools, educational organisations, universities, educational technology companies and other key educational stakeholders to discuss the role of regions in empowering teachers to innovate in their classrooms involving mobile devices and K-12 learning cloud services.
Future Classroom Lab will open its doors to the Flemish education community during the FCL Open Day on Wednesday 18 April 2018! We enthusiastically invite Flemish teachers, school leaders, IT coordinators and teacher trainers to join a half-day session to discover what the Future Classroom Lab concept, how it can support implementing innovative pedagogical approaches in schools, and how to go about creating your own learning lab.
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