Research indicates that digital formative assessment (DFA) has great potential to support more powerful student learning, because it can provide for more opportunities for self-directed learning, interaction with peers, and for students to engage with complex problems in authentic learning environments.

While the past few decades have seen an improvement in the treatment of females in classroom methods and curricular materials, young girls still refrain from taking up an education in STEM fields because of reasons like lack of inspiration and role models, which is having a great impact in the presence of women in digital world.

During our annual conference EMINENT 2019, European Schoolnet has brought together in Warsaw, Poland, more than 140 participants from 33 countries: its network of Ministries of Education, the European Commission, educational stakeholders and industry partners to explore what is the European state-of-play of innovation at whole-school level.

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.

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.

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.

What are the most effective forms of online professional development for teachers, and how can we successfully assess, recognise and certify them? How can we support and empower schools to introduce computational thinking and coding?– these were a few of the questions discussed among more than 300 participants at the 2018 EMINENT conference, that took place in Lisbon, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, between 13-14 December 2018.

Helmut Holter, the Education Minister of the German Land Thüringen, visited European Schoolnet last week, together with Bettina Biste, Director of the International German School in Brussels and Wolfgang Borde, Deputy Head of the Thuringian representation in Brussels.

Instructors Applaud Games for Attracting Students' Attention, Increasing Confidence, Exercising Imaginations and Improving Performance.

On Wednesday, 27 June 2018, Marco Tullner visited the premises of European Schoolnet in Brussels to learn more about our Future Classroom Lab, an inspirational learning environment challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in the classroom.

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