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Digitally Competent Teachers for Creative Digital Students


Welcome to the Digitally Competent Teachers for Creative Digital Students MOOC

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The Digitally Competent Teachers for Creative Digital Students MOOC will help participants to reflect upon their digital competence for lifelong learning and to get familiar with digital technology for teaching and learning, by exploring different tools and strategies. Teachers will gain knowledge on European frameworks for digital competence and discover how to boost digital competence through European projects such as Code Week, eTwinning, or SELFIE. Teachers will also explore strategies and tools for remote teaching, digital assessment, and classroom management.

The overall objective of the course is for teachers to learn how to effectively integrate technology in the classroom and ultimately reach the students to empower them to be creators of technology, rather than being only consumers.

While the content of the course will be in English, national moderators in the following languages will support participants with lower levels of English: Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese.

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Learning objectives

  • To become familiar with the Digital Competences Framework for Educators and European projects that foster digital competence, such as Code Week, SELMA, or eTwinning.
  • To explore different instruments and strategies to develop digital competence in their curricula and integrate digital technologies in the classroom.
  • To discover innovative tools and approaches to increase student´s motivation, also via the use digital technologies.
  • To develop teachers’ awareness and self-reflection about their digital competence by exploring tools such as TET-SAT or SELFIE.
  • To become part of a community of enthusiastic teachers to interact, exchange, share best practices and participate together in the EU Code Week 2020 initiative.


This course can be followed by primary and secondary school teachers, regardless the subject they teach and their knowledge of digital technologies. No previous experience or knowledge on digital technologies is needed to take this course.


  • Module 1: Digital Competence for Lifelong Learning - opens on 19/10/2020
  • Module 2: Digital Technologies and Pedagogical Approaches to Enhance Education I - opens on 26/10/2020
  • Module 3: Digital Technologies and Pedagogical Approaches to Enhance Education II opens on 02/11/2020
  • Module 4: Building Learners’ Competences for a Digital Age - opens on 09/11/2020
  • Module 5: Digital Competence for School Leaders - opens on 16/11/2020


In order to earn a course certificate, submit a lesson plan and review 3 of their peer´s lesson plans. The final deadline to complete all activities is 02 December 2020, 23:59 CET. In order to receive the certificate, the lesson plan together with the peer reviews will count for 100%. The overall passing grade is 95%.

Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.

Note to teachers from Castilla y León: Si eres profesor de Castilla y León, y además del certificado de la European Schoolnet Academy, quieres recibir un certificado oficial de parte de la Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León inscríbete en la página web del CFP Idiomas de Castilla y León

Note to teachers from Catalonia: You can get your successful participation in this MOOC course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours after completion of the learning activities and different tests. For more information, please contact

Course Staff

Eugenia Casariego Artola - course coordinator

Eugenia is working at European Schoolnet, contributing to the educational aspects of EU Code Week: supporting the development of training materials for schools, assisting in the website of resources, and helping in the development of the Learning Bits. You can follow her and get in touch here:

Tommaso Dalla Vecchia - course coordinator

At European Schoolnet since 2012, he has been working in lots of different projects and initiatives. He has been more and more engaged in awareness raising, education and training projects, especially in the area of digital skills and coding. Currently he proudly supports the scale-up of EU Code Week. You can follow him and get in touch here:

Naír Carrera - course coordinator

Naír Carrera has been working as an educational expert and external consultant in European projects for the last several years, focusing on digital and innovative education, e-Learning, and teachers´ training. She joined European Schoolnet in 2015, where she works as Education and Engagement Manager of the European Commission´s initiative EU Code Week, where she also contributes to the project strategic planning, monitoring, content creation and community engagement.

Alexandra Almpanidou - course moderator

Alexandra is working at the European Schoolnet, is part of the Future Classroom Lab Team and supports the creation of material for EduRegio MOOC and the moderation of Code Week course. You can follow her and get in touch here:

Disclaimer & Copyright

This course has been created by the partners of the EDURegio Digital Regions for Education project: Naír Carrera, Tommaso Dalla Vecchia and Eugenia Casariego from European Schoolnet, Departament d'Educació de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Consejería de Educación de Castilla y León, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Comunidade Intermunicipal da Região de Coimbra (CIMRC) and Göteborgsregionens kommunalförbund. The EDURegio project is cofunded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

The creation and running of this course have been supported by the European Commission, but it is sole responsibility of the organizers. The European Commission (EC) is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained.


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