Launch of the Teacher Academy, a European response to teachers' professional development needs
European Schoolnet is delighted to announce the launch of the Teacher Academy to support educators in their daily classroom work and address key challenges in teacher professional development. Created for the European Commission, Teacher Academy will offer a variety of online courses for teachers and is available on the School Education Gateway, a multilingual European website dedicated to education matters.
- A new service of online courses specifically made for the School Education Gateway.
- The hugely popular on-site courses, which have already helped European teachers to meet their training needs.
- Versatile teaching materials created by the EU institutions and EU-funded projects.
Online courses – New service of the Teacher Academy
A selection of unique free online courses will be offered exclusively and directly on the Teacher Academy starting from June 2016. The courses are designed around the requirements of teachers, specifically addressing some of the key barriers addressed by teachers in the TALIS survey. The courses are available in English and one other language. This year's scheduled courses are:
- Introducing Project-Based Learning in your Classroom, starting on 6 June - for more information including details to sign up, click here.
- Supporting Diverse Learners in your Classroom, September
- Competences for 21st Century Schools, October
- Maths 2.0, October
- Supporting Newly Arrived Migrant Students in Schools, November
These online courses will engage participants through different types of materials and activities, such as videos (classroom observations, animations, interviews and screencasts), lesson plans, webinars, peer-review and sharing with peers, interacting with experts, quizzes, learning diaries and many more. Participants will also be awarded digital badges and certificates enabling them to demonstrate their accomplishments.
- BIK team
In order to mark World Teachers' Day, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Coordination Team participated in the national eTwinning kick-off meeting in Ghent (Belgium), leading a workshop on eSafety and digital skills called ‘Better Internet for Kids: Help your students to grow up online!'.