European Schoolnet is delighted to share with you our latest annual report. Our annual report summarises European Schoolnet's main activities, bringing to life our work for our education community, our members, our people and our society in 2021!

New guidelines on online learning and teaching

Following the pandemic and the adoption of remote learning, educational practices have changed, and schools and teachers have been challenged to develop teaching methods to accommodate this "new normal".

This year, on the 24th of January, we celebrate International Day of Education for the fourth time. The United Nations decreed it to highlight the initiatives put in place to develop education. This year is significant as the education system is slowly recovering from the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Declared by UNESCO and celebrated every year on the 5th of October, World Teachers' Day is an occasion to thank teachers for their tremendous work and the major impact they bring to our society. Along with parents, teachers play an essential role in the development of children, as they are directly involved in the formation and creation of tomorrow's leaders and global citizens.

The European Schoolnet Academy has prepared a set of courses to start the new school year off right. They are free, available online, and open to all teachers and other education professionals. A webinar is later this month will introduce a key component of the courses' pedagogical approach.

Are you a Museum Educator? Are you looking for new opportunities to enrich your career? Then join the community of Museum Educators using digital cultural resources in their educational activities!

Update: We have extended this call until the 15th of November 2020 and is still looking for teachers from Hungary (6), Poland (2) and Spain (2) to join the Europeana Education User Group, between November 2020 and August 2021. Scroll down to know more about the Europeana Education initiative!

Since 1994, 5 October marks the World Teachers' Day, a day that commemorates their relentless efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The theme of this year is: "Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future".

Teachers face an increasing number of challenges in their daily work in the classroom. They therefore need more training opportunities that relate to their daily practice and that they can combine flexibly with their busy teaching schedules.

In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak that affected 1.6 billion learners worldwide with country-wide school closures, most teachers were forced to adapt to an emergency remote teaching setting relying heavily on digital technologies, reinforcing inequalities of vulnerable learners.

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