Thanks to the first edition of the European Media Literacy Week, media literacy is on everyone's lips! So what can teachers do to boost their and their students' media literacy skills? One exciting thing to have on the radar is the Social Media Literacy for Change MOOC (massive open online course), taking place on 29 April until 12 June 2019. The MOOC aims to help European citizens in general and young people in particular, become active, creative and well-informed citizens of the digital world.

The SELMA project has recently published "Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators". This research report highlights how online hate plays a significant role in teenager's online media experience, while calling for a more pro-active awareness and education effort from all stakeholders. Initiatives to monitor or report online hate speech only scrape the surface of a broader culture of online hate. The problem must be addressed through a more holistic approach that takes into account the nature of online hate, its causes and consequences.

Discover the professional development opportunities brought to you by the School Education Gateway's Teacher Academy in 2019!

Do you regularly join online courses? Would you be interested to think of how these can be better embedded in your school context, so that you can further benefit? If the answer is yes, check out the School Education Gateway call for a group of 10 teachers from different countries across Europe to develop a 'support framework', that can help integrate Teacher Academy online courses at school-level.

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the Safer Internet Day campaign turned 16 – and what a great day it was! Under the unifying slogan of "Together for a better internet", we called upon all stakeholders to join forces and bring their contribution to making the internet a safer and better place for all – especially for children and young people.

European Schoolnet is looking for teachers (teaching either in secondary or primary education) covering a range of disciplines and curriculum topics to join the Europeana Education User Group (January 2019 – August 2020).

Young people from all over Europe are showing a growing appetite for coding activities, robotics and computational thinking, as the record participation in EU Code Week clearly reveals. The number of people taking part has grown from 10,000 to 2.7 million in just six years. The 2019 edition will take place from 5 to 20 October.

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.

It's time for Safer Internet Day! As each year, the cornerstone of online safety events is set to take place in over 140 countries across the globe, on 5 February 2019, under the unifying slogan of "Together for a better internet".

The data that is presented in a new Scientix Observatory report shows that teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) need more support, training and tools for implementing innovative pedagogies at schools. This report is based on an analysis of 3,780 responses from STEM teachers at secondary schools in 38 European countries to a survey carried out by Scientix, with the support of European Schoolnet and Texas Instruments, earlier this year.

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