School principals address the issue of mainstreaming technology in Europe
24 July 2014 17:04
School principals heading innovative schools from across 14 different countries in Europe participated in a two-day workshop organised by European Schoolnet on 3-4 July to discuss the issue of mainstreaming technology across schools. The group represented schools involved in the iTEC and Living Schools Lab (LSL) projects. Both these projects are about mainstreaming innovative pedagogical practice facilitated by technology, across the whole school.
Over the two days, the group worked together to share practice from their own schools, discussed working with industry with the Future Classroom Lab partners, and explored a range of different outputs to help schools with mainstreaming.
- the European Schoolnet Teacher Academy Future Classroom Scenarios course - a free online professional development course. The registration for the second edition starting on 28 July is now open;
- the Future Classroom Toolkit - Enabling school leaders, education policy makers, teachers and ICT suppliers to create and implement Future Classroom Scenarios which provide a clear vision of innovative teaching and learning practices. The FC Toolkit will be available on the FCL website; and
- the Collaborative School Development course which is being developed by Diana Bannister MBE Development Director for Learning Technologies, University of Wolverhampton, following her observation visits to advanced schools across Europe.
One of the workshop participants commented: "This is the first time I took part in a workshop that was addressed both for ındustry representatives and head masters from different countries. It provided a different view and we had the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences."