FCL Webinars 2016

Future Classroom Lab is organising a series of webinars addressed to policy-makers, innovative teachers, school leaders, teacher trainers and anyone who is interested in discovering new ways to enhance teaching and learning. The duration of the webinars is about 30-60 minutes.

Webinars 2015-2018

Making it Real: How Innovative Practices & Well designed Technology Enhance Learning in STEM - Dr. Tom Hsu, PASCO - 25 May 2018

The webinar provides tangible examples and practical solutions and techniques using technology that greatly helps students overcome misconceptions and build a solid foundation of understanding in STEM. Example lessons span a wide range of content areas including physics, chemistry, biology, Earth, and space science. The winning combination integrates curriculum designed around the strengths of technology, and the right technology designed to support curriculum.

The impact of high definition projection in the classroom (Results of Texas Instruments DLP® Products Pilot Program), 29 November 2016

The webinar informs about the benefits and things to watch out for, if you are introducing high definition projection in your classroom. The final webinar recording is in 3 parts – the first part explains the process (10 mins); in the the second part, the teachers participating in the research share their views (30 mins); in the third part, the evaluator summarises the project's research results (20 mins).

Connected learning lab - How to work with stakeholders and travel with a learning lab, 20 June 2016

In this webinar, we will be listening to Jørund Høie Skaug, the Future Classroom Lead Ambassador for Norway, talking about how to work with different stakeholders in the Future Classroom Lab, as well as we will get some tips on how to reach a wider audience with a mobile version of the FCL lab.

STEM & CODING: engaging students in the classroom and beyond, 15 June 2016

It has been a common desire among teachers to expose students to coding and engineering, building up knowledge and skills needed for many careers and even more so in the future in terms of social skills. In this webinar, we will see how initiatives around Texas Instruments technology can expose students to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and Coding experiences that develop students' abilities to collaborate, think creatively, solve problems and to become the innovators for the world of tomorrow.

Flipped Classroom strategy supporting work with refugees, 1 June 2016

The recent large influx of refugees into Sweden has forced Swedish schools to develop new pedagogical approaches to ensure that all new students are provided with: immediate access to education; opportunities to in order to meet the new challenges posed by the migrant crisis.

Scientix & STEM alliance webinar: SAFuturo - the inquiry based-learning nest, 28 April 2016

In this webinar Carlos Cunha, Scientix's Ambassador for Portugal, will describe how the Sala de Aula do Futuro (SAF) was built in Portugal, what are the objectives of this learning space and what they have achieved so far. The speaker will also present some data about the use of SAF so far and some examples of activities that can be run at this learning space.

How to set up a learning lab - practical example from Lab 21.0, Belgium, 21 April 2016

Lab 21.0 is a recently opened 'learning lab' at the secondary school RHIZO Lyceum OLV Vlaanderen, Belgium. It forms part of the school-wide innovation project School 21.0. The learning space was completed in early 2016 and officially opened by the Flemish Minister of Education, Mrs. Hilde Crevits, on 18 March 2016. During this webinar the project coordinator, Tim Vuylsteke, shared the team's experience of planning, setting up and launching the Lab 21.0.

Developing professional learning to ensure sustained improvements in schools and educational systems, 19 April 2016

IRIS Connect is a collaborative professional development platform for teachers empowering them to reflect on and share practice with their peers. It's used currently in 20% of English secondary schools and it is deployed in 15 countries in the EU and other parts of the world. This webinar will cover a brief background to the research and proposition which lies behind the development of IRIS Connect to ensure improvements in schools.

What is "collaboration" and how can it be taught? 16 March 2016

Alongside science, reading and mathematics, from 2015 PISA will examine a fourth strand on "collaborative problem solving". In this context, there is an increasing need for all K-12 stakeholders to reflect on what we mean by collaborative learning and how teachers can best introduce and support this as part of their normal classroom practice. During the webinar SMART Technology revealed how collaboration has been taking place between UK primary and Canadian secondary level students in the One Million Lights project via an international workspace that uses the company's innovative SMART amp technology.

Design of Learning Spaces, 15 Feb 2016

The webinar on "Design of Learning Spaces" was organised by European Schoolnet. The presenter Peter Barrett from the University of Salford, UK, explained about recent research project on the design of learning spaces, the HEAD Project (Holistic Evidence and Design). The project had given clear evidence that well-designed primary schools boost children's academic performance in reading, writing and maths.

BYOD Guidelines for school leaders, 16 December 2015

In this webinar Jill Attwell presents the key points of the publication called "BYOD Bring Your Own Device - Guidelines for school leaders". The report was done by the European Schoolnet's Interactice Classroom Working Group. Download your copy of the publication and read more at: http://fcl.eun.org/byod