Grant Hendrik Tonne, Minister of Education and Culture of Lower Saxony, Germany, visited European Schoolnet's Future Classroom Lab (FCL) early September, together with Christel Schröder and Nina Graf, from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Lower Saxony, and Corinna Robertson-Liersch, from the Representation of Lower Saxony in Brussels.

As the SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) project is drawing to a close, now is the time to take stock of what has been achieved, with a Hacking Hate awareness-raising week and a "Drive change, hack online hate" conference.

Published by European Schoolnet and supported by the Europeana Foundation, "Europeana Education - An initiative to integrate cultural heritage into classrooms" shares the common vision of Europeana and European Schoolnet on the role of cultural heritage in education.

The Institut français, ARTE Education and European Schoolnet are initiating the development of European Film Factory, a project co-financed €1 million by the MEDIA / Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and the internet, it comes as no surprise that social media is practically omnipresent in young people's lives. More often than not it is the negative effects of social media that we hear about, while the positives are frequently overlooked. Social media can contribute massively to children and young people's education, preparing them to become active and well-informed individuals, and providing them with opportunities to learn, develop, interact and find emotional support.

It's not always easy to be a teacher nowadays – increasingly complex and overloaded curricula, new subjects, ever limited time and a generational gap with students. Now factor in also the evolving technological landscape and it's easy to understand why some teachers and educational professionals feel ill-prepared to support their pupils and students when it comes to their online lives and to ensuring their eSafety.

The European Schoolnet Academy has a new home: the platform with free online courses for teachers across Europe has upgraded its website with a fresh design and improved features.

Are you a primary or secondary teacher? Are you looking for new opportunities to enrich your classes? Join the community of teachers using digital cultural resources in their classroom! European Schoolnet is looking for teachers from Bulgaria (1), Croatia (4), Finland (2), France (2), Hungary (3), Italy (4), Malta (4), North Macedonia (1), Poland (3), Portugal (5), Romania (1), Serbia (2), Spain (5), Turkey (4), and from the European Schools (6), to join the Europeana Education User Group, between October 2019 to August 2020.

European Schoolnet's Future Classroom Lab (FCL), has been progressively building a community of key stakeholders in the field of innovation in education. It is crucial for such a community to have the chance to meet, both in person and online, and explore new ways of working together more closely and transforming teaching and learning. Because of this, European Schoolnet happily hosted the first edition of the School Innovation Forum on 20 and 21 June 2019 in Brussels.

On 3 June 2019, the European Schoolnet Academy together with the University of Urbino launched a short MOOC with the aim of helping teachers to bring innovation to their classroom and provide them with the basic knowledge on how participate in the next edition of the EU Code Week. The course, supported by the European Commission, can be completed in only five hours, at any time between 3-26 June 2019.

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