Are you a primary or secondary teacher? Do you use cultural resources in your classroom? European Schoolnet is looking for 130 teachers* from Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey to join the Europeana Education User Group between January 2019 to August 2020.

The International Scratch Jam is a fun and engaging competition where students from Europe and beyond will have the chance to work in teams to create their own projects using Scratch. Learning how to code can empower students to be at the forefront of a digitally competent society, so do not miss this opportunity to participate in the DIS-CODE Scratch Jam competition!

Serious games, that is games with an educational purpose, have become a popular tool for knowledge transfer, perceptual or cognitive change, but are they an effective instrument for behavioural change? eConfidence aimed to answer this question through research pilot actions in schools that tested the use of two serious games as a tool for positively impacting young people's behavioural changes.

Computational Thinking (CT) marks a new focus on learning programming as a new thinking skill that develops crucial 21st century skills such as logical thinking, problem-solving skills, creativity and collaborative and social skills. Programming is also increasingly recognised as one of the new skills needed for students to succeed in our digital society. European Schoolnet conducted a first study visit in Norway and Sweden aiming to learn from the two country examples about the purpose of teaching CT/programming, strategies to implement it and how to assess it. The new report 'Strategies to Include Computational Thinking in School Curricula' highlights the results of this visit.

Ever wondered why STEM education and careers are not as diverse as they could be? Interested in finding out how we can help address STEM stereotypes? Diversity is an essential element for STEM innovation! For this reason, STEM Alliance invites schools, teachers, career counsellors, companies and anyone else interested in STEM education to take part in the ‘Diversity in STEM' campaign and especially the competition! Curious how you can participate?

Participate with your students from 6th to 21st October and add some extra engagement and fun to your lessons

The experts' seminar ‘'Evidence-based development of serious games for the educational sector'' took place in Brussels on 12 September, and it was jointly organised by European Schoolnet, the eConfidence and the Scientix projects.

Are you interested in cultural heritage? Do you use cultural resources in your classroom? European Schoolnet is looking for 12 teachers to join the Europeana DSI-4 project and lead the development of Learning Scenarios using content from the Europeana collections. Fill in the application form by 10 October 2018!

This October, EU Code Week will again help transform lives by making digital skills and innovation come to life for citizens across Europe and beyond. From 6 to 21 October, schools, non-profits, coding clubs, and other organisations are invited to host activities centered on coding and computational thinking. Participants are invited to organise an activity, sign up via the EU Code Week website, and spread the word amongst their networks.

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.

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