Hi and welcome to the European Schoolnet Academy.
The Academy is a platform where you can learn about innovation in the school and classroom through online professional development courses for teachers in primary and secondary schools.
The courses offered on this platform are completely free of charge. They will offer you an introduction to key concepts and ideas that are relevant to developing your practice and will provide you with the opportunity to discuss these ideas and share your experiences with your peers. We hope that by attending these courses and by engaging with your peers you will feel empowered and inspired to try out something new in your practice.
The Academy is very much an experiment and we rely on your participation and feedback to make this project a success. So please use this opportunity, learn and connect with your peers and let us know what you think.
We look forward to seeing you on one of the courses! Happy learning...
Progressing Technology-Enhanced Teaching - MENTEP
The MENTEP project developed a new online tool for teachers to self-assess their digital competence in teaching. During this MOOC, course participants will have the opportunity to use this new tool. The tool provides participants with feedback and resources that help them to improve their own digital competence in teaching. Moreover, course participants will be invited to describe examples from their own teaching to illustrate the 5 different levels of the tool. After the course, a selection of these examples will be linked directly to the tool.
Opening Schools to STEM Careers
The Opening Schools to STEM Careers MOOC is meant to train and empower Heads of Schools and Career Counsellors in successfully equipping -and adapting- schools with tools for introducing and attracting young people to STEM careers. During this course, participants will learn how to recognize relevant STEM career pathways, identify significant STEM skills and soft abilities, address gender stereotypes, collaborate at in-school-level for STEM career counselling and host and create STEM career events and overall, among others.The course starts on 25th September. You can enroll here. Please also join the Twitter conversation #STEMcareersMOOC and the course Facebook group.
Our Fragile Planet
The basic idea of the "Our Fragile Planet" MOOC is to empower teachers from all levels of education to teach space- and astronomy-related topics to their students, as it was done in the previous three MOOCs. This online course is built in such a way so that all teachers can participate, focusing especially on those who are interested in astronomy but never had the opportunity to learn more about it or have very little background information and do not feel comfortable to communicate basic information about our planet to their students.The course starts on 2nd October. You can enroll here. Please also join the Twitter conversation #spaceMOOC and the course Facebook group.