European Schoolnet's activities in maths, science and technology

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    1. 1. European Schoolnet: our activities in Maths, Science and Technology Alexa Joyce
    2. 2. <ul><li>What is European Schoolnet (EUN)? </li></ul>Dedicated to Support schools in bringing about the best use of technology in learning Promote the European dimension in schools and education Improve and raise the quality of education in Europe Network of 28 Ministries of Education in Europe
    3. 3. What is European Schoolnet (EUN)? Specific objectives 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 Offers pedagogical and information services with European added value to schools in Europe Supports professional development of teachers Fosters and supports collaboration and cooperation among schools in Europe
    4. 4. <ul><li>Our stakeholders and target groups </li></ul>Ministries of Education IT Industry and Suppliers European Commission Schools Experts Policy makers Researchers Developers School Leaders Teachers, Pupils European Schoolnet Stakeholders Target groups
    5. 5. Three strands of activity EUN Activities Innovation and exchange on ICT policies and practice School networking and services Interoperability and content exchange
    6. 6. Policy, research and innovation Online observatory Learning resource exchange Insight: policy and practice in ICT in education Research on how to exchange and use digital learning resources Annual conference EMINENT conference for high level decision makers Research studies Impact of ICT in schools, games in teaching, ICT literacy / eSkills…
    7. 7. School services International education network <ul><li>EU cooperation & citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>eTwinning </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Day </li></ul><ul><li>Global issues </li></ul><ul><li>DYP </li></ul><ul><li>GENIE </li></ul><ul><li>eSafety </li></ul><ul><li>Teachtoday </li></ul><ul><li>Insafe </li></ul><ul><li>Competitions & campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Euro </li></ul><ul><li>MST actions </li></ul><ul><li>eSkills </li></ul><ul><li>Xplora </li></ul>
    8. 8. Interoperability & content exchange Learning resource exchange Standards Interoperability services for federating national resource repositories Participation in the standards process for learning objects R&D Research into use of learning objects, new pedagogies, personalisation Networking Leader of ASPECT, participation in EDRENE
    9. 9. Coordinating body at European level LRE Interconnection of 16 Ministries’ repositories of digital resources Xplora Science teachers Insight observatory EUN as coordinating body at European level eTwinning CSS Spring Day Pedagogical Advisers European coordination of Insafe network for eSafety Insight observatory
    10. 10. Situation of MST in Education 3 Main Issues Attractiveness in Europe for MST studies Image of science (difficult, few interesting careers)‏ New pedagogical approaches
    11. 11. MST portal MST Activities School partnerships Learning Resources Campaigns Xplora: European gateway to science education eTwinning: More than 280 school partnerships in MST INSPIRE + MELT: access to digital resources in MST + other topics FuturEnergia (PlasticsEurope) Xperimania (Appe)‏
    12. 12. Research Promotion of ICT skills Gender issue EYE: research and strategy advice on environmental education Insafe – network of awareness nodes eSkills – ICT career portal Imagine Cup cooperation w/ Microsoft Women’s Forum debate + survey MST Activities
    13. 13. How to cooperate with teachers Embed actions in the curriculum Incentives through topic-driven competitions Provide examples of transferable good practice Provide teachers with new tools and approaches Dissemination activities Target the formal education system Our approach
    14. 14. Our approach Two main targets Teachers Pupils Provide them with new approaches for teaching science Contribute to the attractiveness of MST studies Industry cooperation
    15. 15. Teachtoday.eu campaign on emerging technology Key industry partnerships eSkills career portal eLearning Awards Futurenergia campaign on energy Xperimania campaign on chemistry
    16. 16. <ul><li>www.eun.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://insight.eun.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.xplora.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.futurenergia.org www.xperimania.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.saferinternet.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.teachtoday.eu </li></ul><ul><li>http://games.eun.org </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul>Further information

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