The EU Code Week Icebreaker course 2020 is a five-hour course that aims to make EU Code Week more appealing and meaningful for teachers, schools and parents, and raise awareness about the importance of integrating coding and computational thinking not only at schools but also at home.
We are very excited to announce that the Future Classroom Lab's refreshed website is live! Discover it yourself!
Teachers and families play a fundamental role in giving all children the opportunity to become active creators of technology, and develop key skills such as creativity, critical thinking or problem solving. Introducing coding and computational thinking in the classroom but also in a family will help children to develop this and many other competences and open a world of possibilities for children now, but also for their futures.
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.
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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