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January 2016 - Summary 


NEWS  


New Scientix report compares teacher education initiatives supporting students' interest and attainment in STEM studies and careers across Europe

Despite the European economic crisis, most countries in Europe continue to invest in the future by lending political and financial support to increasing students' interest in pursuing science careers, to improving their performance in related subjects at school, and to enhancing their motivation. A new Scientix report investigates the strategies and measures in place in thirty different countries across Europe. The report focuses in particular on policies and initiatives in teacher education, based on data retrieved from National Contact Points for STEM education in Europe. You can access to read and download the full report here



 Future Classroom Ambassadors share their stories on the new FCL blog

The Future Classroom Lab blog is now open! In the blog you will 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. Also the Future Classroom Ambassador network has expanded and includes currently 13 countries.


 
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? 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 a view to 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. 

 
The EUN’s Learning Resource Exchange now hosts 500 Europeana resources
 
EUN’s Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) is now connected to Europeana – the multi-lingual online collection of Europe’s rich cultural heritage. The project is managed in the  framework of the Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure and is funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Trans-European Telecommunications Networks Work Programme 2014 of the European Commission. The resources cover a variety of subjects such as history, world religions and geography, and are suitable for teaching and learning. The  collection which now counts about 500 curated Europeana resources will be updated every month.  To browse the collection go to http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/europeana.
 
 


  FROM ACROSS EUROPE


Pan-European youth share their views on Safer Internet

Young people from across Europe met for the 7th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP) which took place in Luxembourg in October 2015. In total, 10 young people were selected from their national youth panels to represent their peers and to share their ideas, thoughts and comments on better internet issues with the stakeholders were present at Safer Internet Forum, while also getting creative with technologies in a new Makerspace lab. Find out what young people have to say about their experience and what piece of advice they give to their peers here
 


January Highlight  

The eSkills Manifesto 2015 is published

The 2015 edition of the eSkills Manifesto, prepared by European Schoolnet and DIGITALEUROPE, has been published.The eSkills Manifesto 2015 outlines the road ahead for Europe to achieve its digital future – from the digital transformation of the economy, to new insights for business and policymakers through big data, to accelerating growth and fostering innovation and competitiveness through eLeadership. The fourth edition of 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 examples of best practice.

You can access the publication here.
 
 


 Events

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 - 28 Feb - 10th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab, Belgium
26 - 28 Feb - 10th Scientix Projects' networking event, Belgium 
29 Feb - 4 March  - Testing Scientific Skills: exploring a protocol to construct exam questions to assess scientific thinking