Programming and computational thinking skills are already ever more important in our society and working life. Learning to code develops various skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning and creativity, and can help student motivation in mathematics theory as it encourages them to apply their knowledge. Schools are key players in introducing programming to students in an engaging way, and help defuse negative stereotypes around computer science.
Future Classroom Lab launches the new training programme for 2019 and invites teachers from all around Europe to challenge their teaching practices and start innovating in their classrooms today!
The biannual meeting of the network Future Classroom Lead Ambassadors took place on the first days of October 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The programme included a one-day study visit to two innovative schools outside the capital.
Our students come to the school with a range of experiences, needs and backgrounds. Being aware of the diversity of students and finding ways to leverage the benefits of this diversity in the classroom is a core challenge for educators nowadays. The Future Classroom Lab workshop "Make learning accessible: Special Educational Needs in my classroom" held on 29-30 September 2018 in Brussels, led the participants to develop their own ideas about inclusive learning.
The DIS-CODE project, is happy to celebrate EU Code Week giving the chance to teachers and their students to experiment with coding and work in group activities that do not require any previous experience in programming.
Mobile learning & cloud services - teacher induction and continuing professional development. Recommendations and guidelines for regional policy makers
The new publication of the Future Classroom Lab Regional project, focusing on teacher induction and continuing professional development, summarizes 11 key recommendations for regional policy makers, for better teacher induction and continuing professional development related to mobile devices and K-12 cloud services.
FCL Regio Pedagogical scenarios & videos - Get inspired by innovative pedagogical activities involving mobile learning and cloud computing in the classroom
During the third year, the Future Classroom Lab Regional network, working along with innovative teachers and ICT advisers, have developed innovative learning activities through the integration of ICT in teaching as well as micro professional development opportunities for teachers, called innovation pills.
Guidelines for school leaders: Mobile learning and cloud services - teacher induction and continuing professional development
The new publication of the Future Classroom Lab Regional Network summarizes five key guidelines for school leaders regarding teacher induction and continuing professional development as well as innovative integration of ICT in the classroom.
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.
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