This course is open to anyone interested in game-based learning, but it is primarily designed for practicing primary and secondary school teachers, and teachers in initial training. Other stakeholders such as teacher trainers, policy makers, youth workers, or heads of school may also benefit from the course.
In order to receive the certificate, participants need to contribute to forum discussions, submit a learning scenario and peer review the scenario of 3 peers. The learning scenario and reviews count for 95%. The overall passing grade is 95%.
The final deadline to complete all activities is Wednesday, 31 May, 23:59 CEST.
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 Emilia-Romagna: Per i docenti della regione Emilia-Romagna iscritti alla piattaforma regionale https://iscrizioni.istruzioneer.it/ è possibile ottenere, oltre all’attestato rilasciato da European Schoolnet Academy, anche l’attestato rilasciato dall’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per l'Emilia-Romagna (Servizio Marconi) che attua un'azione di facilitazione ed accompagnamento a questa attività. Maggiori informazioni al link: https://bit.ly/EuroSmooc21.
Note to teachers from Ireland: It may be possible to count the completion of this course as part fulfilment of any discretionary CPD hours, subject to your school management's approval. Therefore, please enquire with your school management if your participation in this course can be formally recognised.
Ollie Bray - Course expert & presenter
Ollie has over 25+ years experience in all aspects of education. As well as his philanthropic, school and systems leadership work he has also been an award winning headteacher, senior policy advisor to government (digital learning strategy) and Scotland's national advisor for emerging technologies in learning. He has previously held the position of Global Director for Play and Education at the Lego Foundation and currently acts as the Strategic Director at Education Scotland. Ollie has been the expert and presenter on the Games in Schools courses since 2012.
Benjamin Hertz - Course coordinator
Benjamin is a senior pedagogical manager at European Schoolnet. He is responsible for the pedagogical management of the European Schoolnet Academy and in charge of the professional development offer on the European School Education Platform, the European Commission’s website for the school education community. Prior to his work for European Schoolnet he was teaching history at one of the leading sixth form colleges in the UK where he drove forward the implementation of technology-enhanced learning. Benjamin has been coordinating the Games in Schools courses since 2012.
Galina Misheva - Course moderator
Galina works as a Project Officer in the Digital Citizenship department of European Schoolnet (EUN). She has an honours degree in English Literature and an MSc in Human Rights and International Politics from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. With previous experience in media, press, and the European institutions, Galina currently leads on content and editorial aspects for the European Commission’s Digital Skills & Jobs Platform. She also coordinated and supported the development of the Digital SkillUp courses on emerging technologies (AI, cybersecurity, and the digital revolution) in collaboration with a range of experts in the field.
Disclaimer and Copyright
This course is the 5th Edition of the Games in Schools course produced by European Schoolnet and funded by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE).
All content on this course unless specified otherwise is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License