STEM Alliance Back to School Campaign Launched!
The STEM Alliance Back to School campaign
has officially begun! How will you help young people explore the world of possibilities with STEM subjects and careers? Head over to the Back to School campaign page and see how you can participate - share your plans on social media using #Back2STEM, check out the STEM events map
, and give your opinion on STEM issues by voting in the campaign polls
! The campaign also marks the start of the "All-STEM, All-stars" competition
, open to schools in Europe - participate in one of the three available categories and you can win a trip to Brussels!
Between 26 September and 7 October you can also take part in the new STEM Alliance Community of Practice on IT skills and coding in the classroom
– voice your opinions and earn an official participation certificate!
Registrations for Safer Internet Forum 2016 are now open
Join us for Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016, where we, along with key experts and stakeholders from Europe and beyond, will discuss how we can "be the change" and how we can create principles, policies and practices that will contribute to a better internet. SIF is a key annual international conference held in Europe where policy makers, researchers, youth, parents and carers, and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety. This year, the event will take place at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg on Thursday, 24 November. Register here
Another thing to note: Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 will be celebrated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 and the theme of the event will be "Be the change: Unite for a better internet". The event, organised by Insafe, aims to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, particularly among young people. We invite you to already start preparing and tell us how you plan to "be the change". Register
your support for SID today!
What do social and civic competences mean to you? Share your input with us!
Another quick poll has been launched by the School Education Gateway! The topic is "Social and civic competences" and we need your input! The poll
, which contains only 5 questions, is available in 23 languages and will be open until 30 October.
Call for Europeana DSI2 teachers
The Europeana DSI2 project is looking for 6 teachers from Finland, France and Hungary (one primary-level and one secondary-level teacher per country) to join a small validation pilot between November 2016 and May 2017. Selected teachers will develop and test pedagogical scenarios and learning activities that incorporate Europeana content, participate in two face-to face workshops and two pilot phases. Read more here
The ENABLE 2 Act conference marks the end of the project and celebrates its success
The ENABLE 2 Act conference, which took place on 21-22 September in Zagreb, Croatia, brought together teachers, students, parents, and other key stakeholders involved in the 2-year-long project for a discussion around its outcomes and findings. Assessment results show that pupils who have taken part in the ENABLE Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) training have acquired an increased level of self-control and an ability to understand better their own emotions and those of others. Read more here
Tutorial: Promoting inclusion, cultural diversity and tolerance in education
This School Education Gateway tutorial offers educators information and practical ideas on how to promote inclusion and how to approach topics of cultural diversity and tolerance with students. Check it out here
The newly updated eTwinning platform is live
The eTwinning team is happy to announce the release of the redesigned eTwinning platform! The website has been revamped to be more in line with the three central tenets of eTwinning, collaboration, community and lifelong learning, as well as to offer a richer, more user-friendly browsing experience. It has never been easier for eTwinning teachers to interact with each other and to find relevant training opportunities! Check out the platform
New online courses available on the Teacher Academy
Are you a math teacher? Would you like to make your math classes more fun, collaborative and friendly and take the learning outdoor? Then you should enrol in the new Teacher Academy free Moving to Maths 2.0
online course which will start on 17 October. If you are working with newly arrived migrant students in your classrooms, or you are interested in the subject, you can sign up for the Raising Awareness about the Situation of Newly Arrived Migrants
course starting on 31 October.
Collaborative Teaching and Learning – a new European Schoolnet Academy MOOC is running in October!
Being able to collaborate effectively is a valuable skill in the 21st century. Yet, teaching about, or through collaboration remains rare in schools. Practitioners need to dedicate space and time to experiment and better understand what collaborative teaching and learning means in practice. The Collaborative Teaching and Learning
course, offered by the European Schoolnet Academy, is designed to give you that opportunity! The course will start on 24 October, so enrol today and join the discussion on the Facebook Group
and on Twitter using #Colab_eu
I-LINC calls for your contributions
continually aims to support teachers by helping them improve their teaching practices around entrepreneurship education and digital skills. That is why, the project has created a database for teaching and learning resources
which teachers can use and adapt to their own classroom needs. I-LINC is now developing and collecting materials and it is calling for your contributions! Help your colleagues take the first step in introducing entrepreneurship or digital skills in their classroom, or simply suggest more creative activities for their lessons. If you wish to share resources or ideas focused on entrepreneurship and digital skills, please contact email@example.com