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About European Schoolnet

  2. 2. ABOUT US  European Schoolnet is the network of 31 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers and industry partners.  European Schoolnet pledges to:  Support schools in achieving effective use of ICT in teaching and learning  Improve and raise the quality of education in Europe  Promote the European dimension in education  Through our activities, we aim to transform teaching and learning processes, using the integration of ICT as a force for improvement.  Connect with us:  www.europeanschoolnet.org 
  3. 3. “Technology alone does not transform teaching practices. Any transformation process has to be the result of a strategy and a vision where the heads of school will assert their key role alongside the teaching community as the driving force for change.”
  4. 4. OUR MEMBERS  European Schoolnet was founded in 1997. Based in Brussels, it counts about 65 staff and experts.  The governing bodies of European Schoolnet are composed by the Ministries of Education who are full members of the network.  Members: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey  Membership under consideration: Bulgaria, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Romania and Slovenia  Observer status: Germany
  5. 5. REMIT European Schoolnet’s remit is to support mainstreaming teaching and learning practice aligned with 21st century skills, standards and expectations for the education of all students. We position as a THINK TANK that is able to help Ministries develop policies to support the educational reform process at European level based on evidence and facts. Changing practicesPeer exchanges Surveys and reports
  6. 6. MAIN STAKEHOLDERS AND TARGET GROUPS  Stakeholders  Ministries of Education  European Commission  IT Industry and Suppliers  Schools  Experts  Target audiences  Teachers  Pupils  School leaders  Policy makers  Researchers, developers
  7. 7. MAIN OBJECTIVES Fosters and supports collaboration and cooperation among schools in Europe Offers pedagogical and information services with European added value to schools in Europe Supports professional development of teachers and school heads Contributes to development of technology-enhanced learning in schools Disseminates good practice and investigates new models for schooling and learning Provides services, content and tools based on ICT to members and partner networks
  8. 8. STRATEGIC AREAS Our activities encompass three strategic areas: Providing concrete evidence and data in the area of innovation in education on which to base policy recommendations Supporting schools and teachers in their teaching practices Developing and sustaining a network of schools engaged in innovative teaching and learning approaches
  9. 9. EVIDENCE-BASED ACTIVITIES Focus on specific topics and data  European Schoolnet Perspectives series Browse ICT national developments  Country reports on ICT in education Be part of innovative projects  MENTEP on teachers digital skills assessment  CO-LAB on collaborative approaches Follow our 6 Working Groups  Interactive Classroom  eSafety  Digital skills  Special Needs  Indicators in education  STEM education Follow our 6 Working Groups
  10. 10. VALIDATION OF INNOVATIVE APPROACHES Fully equipped, reconfigurable, teaching and learning space developed by European Schoolnet http://fcl.eun.org FCLregio aims at finding new ways to allow for a more active participation by decision makers in regions in pan-European activities. fcl.eun.org/fcl-regio
  11. 11. SUPPORT TO SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS To empower children to use the internet safely www.saferinternet.org School networking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Digital citizenship The community for science educators in Europe www.scientix.eu Industry and Education come together to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in Europe. www.etwinning.net The community for schools in Europe. The free and safe platform for teachers to connect, develop collaborative projects and share ideas in Europe. 391787 Teachers - 49964 Projects - 162379 Schools
  12. 12. The European Schoolnet Academy is a platform for online professional development of teachers in Europe. MOOCs for teachers: #EUNAcademy EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET ACADEMY PAST COURSES Future Classroom Scenarios (x2) 3400 teachers Innovative STEM Teaching (x2) 1900 teachers Games in Schools (x3) 4270 teachers Competences for 21st Century Schools 1850 teachers How to Teach Computing for Secondary / Primary (x2) 2880 teachers Creative use of Tablets in Schools 3860 teachers Introducing computing in your classroom 1500 teachers Developing digital skills in your classroom (x2) 3960 teachers Introducing Technology-Enhanced Teaching 2300 teachers UPCOMING COURSES Teaching Space Awareness in your Classroom (Sept 2016) Collaborative Learning in your Classroom (Oct 2016) Administering School ICT Infrastructure (Nov 2016) Integrating Technology in Teaching & Learning – a course for School Leaders (title tbc, early 2017) Introducing Technology-Enhanced Teaching 2.0 (spring 2017) www.eunacademy.eu
  13. 13. REACH OUT
  15. 15. PARTNERS