2017 has been a special year for European Schoolnet, as we have celebrated 20 years of transforming education, together with all our members and stakeholders across Europe and beyond. Having begun as a network of 18 Ministries of Education in 1997, we currently have 31 members, all united in our mission to test promising innovative practices, share evidence about their impact, and support mainstreaming effective teaching and learning practices for all students.

European Schoolnet is delighted to welcome back Nancy Knowlton and Tony Cann to the Future Classroom Lab with their new companies (Nureva and Learning by Questions), set to be important players on the educational technology scene.

Launched at EMINENT 2017, the 'Open Book of Educational Innovation' examines how innovation, especially technology-inspired innovation is defined, showcasing over a hundred ground-breaking initiatives in schools across Europe.

European Schoolnet reflects on its past and launches its vision for the future in our new anniversary publication: ‘Driving Innovation in Education - How far we have come and where we are going'. Find out what European Schoolnet's key achievements have been to date, and also what are our future priorities.

The Future Classroom Lab face-to-face training courses on technology-enhanced learning are designed to support teachers' professional development for today's teaching challenges and the classrooms of the future.

Are you interested in introducing Bring Your Own Device innovative practices in your school? Then check out the new 'Bring Your Own Device for Schools: Technical Advice for School Leaders and IT Administrators' report.

Innovation

Have you participated in any of our projects? Have you benefited from our online courses on the European Schoolnet Academy? Are you aware of our Future Classroom Lab in Brussels? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, we want to hear from you!

The call for the Europeana DSI-3 Developer Group of teachers has been extended! Italy, Spain, Portugal and Finland have been selected but we are still receiving applications for France and the Netherlands!

How well is Information and Communications Technology (ICT) integrated in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) curricula? Do student teachers receive sufficient training to develop the pedagogical ICT competences needed in the digital age?<

On 15 June, European Schoolnet was delighted to welcome the representative of our Luxembourgish Ministry of Education member, Christian Lamy, together with school inspector Marc Bodson, a group of 20 primary school teachers, and staff members of SCRIPT (Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l'Innovation Pédagogiques et Technologiques).

Projects