This newsletter is produced in collaboration with Future Classroom Lab, iTEC, Living Schools Lab and Creative Classrooms Lab projects.
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Newsletter Nº10 - September 2015


Highlight: Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools 
Major publication on the results of the iTEC project

The results of the 12.5 million Euro iTEC project, which piloted educational tools and resources in over 2500 classrooms across 20 European countries, are now available in a new book published by Springer International Publishing. The “Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools” book reports on the legacy of iTEC, a comprehensive effort to provide a sustainable model for fundamentally redesigning teaching and learning, which was undertaken in response to the European Commission’s call for proposals as part of the “Learning in the 21st-Century Research Challenge”.

This four-year project, coordinated by European Schoolnet, involved 26 project partners, including Ministries of Education or national agencies representing ministries (MoE), technology providers, and research organisations. Read more about iTEC here.
 
  


Celebrate the World Teachers' Day with School Education Gateway by joining a virtual clap! 
World Teachers' Day is celebrated annually on 5 October. This year, the School Education Gateway will send out a special “Thank you” message to all teachers in a form of a virtual clap. Join the campaign now and help make this clap as big and loud as possible! To join go now to the campaign page and select to support it with one or more social media accounts. Invite also your friends to join! Read more information here

Discover the Future Classroom Validation Service
Working with schools to test new ideas, products and services targeting the education market can be a rewarding experience for all involved. One of the key challenges, however, is often how to find and motivate schools to participate in school pilots and to work with them in a way that fits with the day to day pressures faced by busy teachers. To support ICT companies, start-ups, and research projects interested in carrying out school pilots, European Schoolnet has developed a Future Classroom Validation Service. It is based on European Schoolnet's extensive experience in running small and large-scale school pilots, and on research carried out in the Living Schools Lab project. Read more here

Coding is fun and useful - all you need is {C<3DE} campaign
The European Coding Initiative, or ‘all you need is {C<3DE}', promotes coding at all levels of education, as well as in more informal settings. As the ability to code and program in different languages is becoming more and more essential today, the initiative aims at raising awareness about the importance and advantages of computational thinking and problem-solving. Show your support to the campaign today!

Hackathon Pédagogique 2015
On 16 September the FCL team took part in the "pedagogical hackathon" organized by the University of Poitiers. The event was a free-of-charge contest open to anyone to get engaged during one day to create an innovative learning scenarios including resources and a video clip. The theme of the Hackathon was "Digital: the power to do things together and differently!". Find out what happened in the blog.

Coming soon: FCL teacher training courses 2016
The 2016 programme of the Future Classroom Lab teacher training courses will be published shortly! For funding opportunities for schools, remember to keep an eye on the Erasmus+ call 2016 that will also be launched very shortly.
 
             

EUN Academy in a nutshell: Innovation in your classroom booklet is published!
The European Schoolnet Academy is the first European online platform offering free professional development courses for teachers. The courses cover a wide range of topics and subjects, but share the same goal: supporting teachers in innovating their teaching practice and making more effective use of technology for teaching and learning. The ‘Innovation in your classroom' booklet presents an overview of the current and past courses opportunities and reveals testimonials of participants who are now part of the big community of  teachers and innovative educators who share experience and knowledge through the Academy platform. Download the publication here.

Two new courses have started  
You are still on time to join the latest EUN Academy courses:
  • Developing Digital Skills in your Classroom - Started on 14 September, duration 7 weeks. Digital skills are already an essential requirement for young people to succeed in an increasingly digitized society. Sign up for our new  and get introduced to a wealth of tools and resources to support your students develop digital skills.  Read more and sign up here!
  • Introducing Technology Enhanced Teaching - Started on 28 September, duration 5 weeks. Interested in learning what Technology Enhanced Teaching (TET) competence is, how much you have of it, and how to develop more? Then this course is for you! Read more and sign up here!
Use the EUN Academy materials for self-study!
Remember that even if you missed an interesting course, the materials of finished courses remain open and available for everyone. Explore the wonders of teaching with tablets, coding in classroom or engaging STEM teaching at your own pace!
 

Upcoming events

  • FCL workshop: Future Classroom Scenarios, 5-6 October, Brussels
  • European Code Week, 10-18 Oct 2015
  • FCL-Scientix workshop for STEM teachers, 17-18 Oct 2015
  • FCL workshop: Programming for the 21st century classroom, 19-21 Oct 2015
  • eSkills for Jobs 2015 European Video Competition, deadline 31 October
  • FCL course: Interactive technologies for the future classroom, 16-20 Nov 2015
  • FCL workshop: Developing an eSafe classroom, 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2015
Find more events here
About us

The Future Classroom Lab in Brussels is a fully equipped, reconfigurable, teaching and learning space developed by European Schoolnet, its 30 supporting Ministries of Education and leading educational technology providers. To know more, please see our website at http://fcl.eun.org


Creative Classrooms Lab (2013-2015) projecs is funded with support from the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. For more information visit our website http://creative.eun.org

The iTEC (2010-2014) and Living Schools Lab (2012-2014) projects is funded with support from the European Commission’s FP7 Programme. For more information visit our website at http://lsl.eun.org.

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