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European Schoolnet Teachers Newsletter offers information about projects, initiatives, competitions, resources and events across Europe for teachers interested in innovation in education.  
The eSkills Manifesto 2015 has been published
The 2015 edition of the eSkills Manifesto, prepared by European Schoolnet and DIGITALEUROPE, has been published. It outlines the road ahead towards Europe’s digital future. The Manifesto gathers European experts from the public and private sector, policymakers and ICT practitioners, and also includes contributions from the United States and Japan, thus offering valuable cross-cultural insights and best-practice examples.
You can access the publication here.
 


Events

30 Jan - Hack the Classroom
9 Feb - Safer Internet Day
20 Feb - 21 Feb - 1:1 Pedagogy and Devices, Belgium 
22 Feb - 24 Feb - Developing an eSafe Classroom, Belgium
26 Feb - Scientix Project's Networking Event, Belgium
26 - 28 Feb - 10th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab, Belgium
29 Feb - 4 Mar  - Testing Scientific Skills: exploring a protocol to construct exam questions to assess scientific thinking

 
January 2016
 
The European Toolkit for Schools is out
Do you want to improve attendance and/or reduce drop-out rates in your school? Are you looking for ways to increase parents' involvement in school education? Then you should visit the new European Toolkit for Schools section on the School Education Gateway which offers concrete ideas for improving collaboration within, between and beyond schools, with the goal of enabling all children and young people to succeed in school. School heads, teachers, parents and other people involved in different aspects of the school life can find helpful information, examples of measures and resource materials to inspire their efforts in providing effective and high-quality early childhood and school education. 
 

 ENGAGE 

Support the Safer Internet Day Thunderclap!
With the annual Safer Internet Day (SID) celebration just around the corner, we invite you to 'play your part in creating a better internet' on 9 February by supporting the SID Thunderclap campaign. We need your support! The Thunderclap campaign makes waves when the message is shared by as many supporters as possible simultaneously!

Visit the Safer Internet Day website to find out more about the many events and activities taking place across the globe to mark the day, and to find out what’s happening near you!

Show us how you use media in STEM classes and win a prize!
Scientix just launched a new exciting competition for teachers of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in primary and secondary schools. All you have to do is show us how you use media tools to enrich your STEM lessons! Please share your examples on Facebook or Twitter by 15 February and don't forget to add the competition’s official hashtag #MEDIAinSTEM. 

Make your lessons more exciting and engaging!
Are you looking for great illustrations to help in your teaching?  European Schoolnet’s Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) is now connected to Europeana.  Europeana is a digital library collecting Europe’s rich heritage and making it easier for people to use. The LRE is now providing a curated selection of Europeana’s resources well-suited for teaching and learning. New Europeana resources are added every month. Check the collection here.  
 

 INSPIRE  

Discover the FCL blog - Stories from the Future Classroom Ambassadors and the network of learning labs

The Future Classroom Lab blog is now live! Browse through to find news and stories from the FCL network of learning labs and Future Classroom Ambassadors.

The Future Classroom Lab has been an inspiration for many since its establishment. The FCL network of learning labs has grown significantly in the last year and this has led to the accumulation of new experiences and practices. The Future Classroom Ambassador network has also expanded and it currently includes 13 countries.

Join the HACK THE CLASSROOM Movement
Are you hungry for inspiration, ideas and tools to use in your classroom? Then you should join the HACK THE CLASSROOM Movement on 30 January! The digital event, led by Microsoft, is designed to give educators insight into the latest trends in education. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Hadi Partovi (founder of Code.org)  and Dale Dougherty (founder of MAKE Magazine) who have hacked learning spaces across the globe to provide enriching experiences for students. Find out more and register here
 

  LEARN  

Moodle courses for STEM teachers now available in 24 EU languages!
You can improve your knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education by trying out the new Moodle courses developed by Scientix Teacher Ambassadors. What's more, they are now available in all the 24 official languages of the European Union! The courses focus on subjects such as the basics of electronic engineering, the use of GPS systems in science education, and robotics programming. See the full list here.

Discover ways to assess your students’ scientific side with Amgen Teach!
Amgen Teach is back with more Distance Learning Activities! Join our upcoming 5-day course in order to explore an innovative protocol allowing you to construct exam questions and to assess the scientific thinking of your pupils. The course will take place between 29 February and 4 March and it will consist of a live webinar as well as forum discussions between the expert Jordi Domènech-Casal and the participants. Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course! Find out more and register here