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.
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!
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
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
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
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!
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