Started in October 2012, Living Schools Lab is a two-year project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by European Schoolnet. It includes 12 Ministries of Education and aims to create:
- A sustainable, growing network of primary and secondary schools, based around regional clusters, that showcase and share best practice and ways to successfully embed the use of technology in teaching and learning (T&L) across the whole school.
- A strong community of practice, with supporting continuous professional development opportunities for teachers.
- Opportunities for schools to get involved in action-based research, creating links with outside partners including industry and other pan-European projects.
The project will also develop validation methodologies and a new turnkey validation service whereby schools in the network will be available to test and evaluate results of European Commission funded projects along with technologies, services and content provided by other stakeholders.
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- To establish a pan-European network of ‘living schools’ demonstrating and showcasing a diverse range of innovative pedagogical practice involving ICT.
- To identify successful strategies for taking change management to scale – moving from a single class to ICT being embedded across the whole school.
- To establish a sustainable LSL network of schools offering a baseline validation methodology and service for future projects and research.
- To promote a dynamic system of ‘living schools’ encouraging change and organic growth with new schools joining the network of LSL schools.
- To create a strong community of teachers, with access to continuous professional development to help them with changing pedagogical practice.