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JULY 2017

Teachers' Newsletter

Book your autumn online courses!

Your holiday plans are well in place, so why not book your autumn professional development too? Check out the European Schoolnet Academy and Teacher Academy upcoming online courses, pick the ones that best suit your interests, and pre-register using their respective online forms. You can then enjoy your summer holidays carefree, knowing that you will not miss out on your preferred courses, because we will email you once their registration has opened.

Upcoming events

9-14 July 2017
Next-Lab Summer School 2017
10-16 July 2017
I-LINC Entrepreneurship week
13-16 July 2017
EDEN Annual Conference 2017
12 August 2017
International Youth Day
See all events

 

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Get involved in the I-LINC Entrepreneurship week (10-16 July)!
No plans for the summer days yet? The I-LINC project is organising an Entrepreneurship week from 10 to 16 July 2017 - seven days dedicated to sharing resources and knowledge on entrepreneurial teaching and learning. On this occasion, the project will launch the Entrepreneurial learning toolkit, where teachers can find plenty of lesson ideas to boost entrepreneurial skills and mindset in their students. These ideas can be applied to any subject and any age group. Starting with July 10, the toolkit and other resources can be found on the Entrepreneurial Teachers community website. Don't forget to register in order to access them!

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Help us improve the School Education Gateway!
How user-friendly is School Education Gateway for you? How could our content become even more compelling? Help us to further develop Europe’s online platform for schools by taking our survey, available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. The survey is open until 21 July and your answers will provide you with even better services.

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Better Internet for Kids bulletin - June edition now published
The June 2017 edition of the BIK bulletin is now available with a special focus on fake news. Martina Chapman, an independent specialist in media literacy, considers the role that critical media literacy, supported by cross-sector collaboration and coordination, may have in countering issues related to fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles. The edition also includes a roundup of resources available from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres and viewpoints from youth ambassadors. Subscribe now to receive future editions as soon as they are published.

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The STEM Alliance publishes two reports on impacts and challenges of ICT in STEM education
The STEM Alliance has published two new literature reviews that demonstrate how the use of ICT in learning and teaching methods can enhance students' learning outcomes and digital competences. The two reports, titled "ICT in STEM Education - Impacts and Challenges: On Students" and "ICT in STEM Education - Impacts and Challenges: On Teachers", are part of a series of literature reviews and special issues about STEM education. The reports address the question of what the impacts and challenges of ICT in STEM teaching and learning are, from the viewpoint of both teachers and students. For more information about the outcome and the results of the reports, click here.

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A visit from the Luxemborgish education community to the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels
On 15 June, European Schoolnet was delighted to welcome the representative of our Luxembourgish Ministry of Education member, Christian Lamy, together with school inspector Marc Bodson, a group of 20 primary school teachers and staff members of SCRIPT (Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l'Innovation Pédagogiques et Technologiques).

It was the delegation’s first time to European Schoolnet’s Future Classroom Lab and it proved to be an exciting and inspiring experience, allowing teachers to explore new technologies and how they can be effectively integrated into teaching and learning in the classroom. Any of European Schoolnet’s existing members as well as others interested are warmly invited to bring a delegation of colleagues, teachers or students to come and experience the inspiring learning space that is the Future Classroom Lab! Contact: com-team@eun.org.

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School Education Gateway monthly focus: Managing learner pathways
School’s out for summer and for high-school graduates, school is out for life. For this reason, June was dedicated to the topic of managing learner pathways, on School Education Gateway. In this practice article you can find projects on Career guidance - with new approaches, while the expert contribution by Jaana Kettunen focuses on the rise of social media in career guidance. Finally, have a look at the upcoming thematic seminars on the development of evidence-based practice in Guidance Services in Schools.

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Next-Lab Campaign: “Meet and greet the Go-Lab Ambassadors”
The online campaign “Meet and greet the Go-Lab Ambassadors” is currently being carried out on the social media channels of the Go-Lab community – Facebook and Twitter – with the aim of introducing the new Go-Lab Ambassadors and their work to the Teaching Community. Their work is being supported by the Next-Lab project, which introduces Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) in schools and continues the mission of the Go-Lab community, promoting innovative and interactive teaching methods in primary and secondary schools.

The main goal of the Go-Lab Ambassadors is to raise awareness about the Next-Lab project and the Go-Lab Ecosystem among their peers, namely science teachers in their respective countries, thus extending the project’s coverage throughout Europe. Go-Lab Ambassadors present and promote the benefits of Next-Lab and Go-Lab for schools and national teachers’ associations. They attend conferences and workshops and advise teachers on how to get involved and use the Go-Lab Ecosystem in their teaching.

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Subscribe to the Scientix newsletter and explore the benefits of science competitions
Competitions can provide learners with a space where they can further expand their interests in science, while gaining some of the skills and knowledge that are much needed in their career development. If you are curious about what types of competitions there are out there, how you can participate, and want to know more about the benefits they can bring to both educators and learners, then the newest edition of the Scientix Newsletter is for you! Download a free copy of it here.

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Competition winners at a Science Projects Workshop at the Future Classroom Lab
Amgen Teach revealed the winners’ names of the 3rd year International Workshop in European Schoolnet’s Future Classroom Lab (FCL) for Amgen Teach teachers! The 15 finalists won a trip to the FCL in Brussels, where they will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Inquiry-Based Science Education methods together with colleagues, and exchange best practices. The event will take place from 23 to 25 June 2017.

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The EU and eTwinning go to schools!
“I really liked participating in EU Games 2015-2016 because I learned without knowing I was learning about Europeans' cultures”, said Cristina Madrigal from Spain, one of the pupils that took part in an award winning eTwinning project. More than two hundred pupils and teachers from the eTwinning Community were rewarded during this year’s European Prize ceremonies that took place in five different countries: Spain, Greece, France, Lithuania and the Netherlands.

Every year, eTwinning awards and celebrates the best projects as part of the annual European eTwinning Prize Competition and recognises the amazing work done by teachers and their pupils, in partnership with their colleagues from other countries.The prize ceremonies brought together not only the winning students and teachers but also school principals, ministry of education representatives, parents and officials from the European Commission, who congratulated the winners personally and gave prizes to the pupils, who were thrilled about their new tablets. 

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Register your students for the 2018 European Youth Event in Strasbourg!
Save the date! The 3rd edition of the European Youth Event (EYE2018) is taking place on 1-2 June 2018. The European Parliament seat in Strasbourg will welcome more than 8,000 people aged between 16 and 30 from any European country. 

EYE2018 is a unique opportunity for school groups, accompanied by their teachers, to come up with innovative ideas for the future of Europe and discuss them with inspiring personalities on the European stage. There is no prerequisite to take part, except a basic knowledge of English, French or German is recommended to get the most out of the event. You can register your group on www.eye2018.eu between October and December 2017. For more info contact the EYE team (eye@ep.europa.eu) or take a look here
 

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The above projects are funded with support from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme, Horizon 2020, Connecting Europe Facility and the 7th Framework Programme. This newsletter reflects the views only of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.