European Schoolnet Academy courses target teachers and other education professionals such as headteachers, ICT coordinators or school counsellors. The courses impact the teaching and learning strategies applied by these education professionals through the use of new pedagogies, tools, professional collaborations, or use of learning spaces.
Participant engagement on European Schoolnet Academy courses reaches far beyond the participants of the courses as a significant degree of activity generated on the courses happens via a range of social media channels. A typical course tweet profile reaches close to 100.000 twitter profiles. In particular dissemination of course activity by European Schoolnet’s Ministries of Education has a significant reach into the national education communities.
Furthermore, by translating key teacher training materials in other languages, we aim at increasing the accessibility to high quality resources. Each course features high quality content in the form of videos, animations, lesson plans, learning diaries, assessment rubrics. Video content includes classroom observation videos, interviews with teachers, students, experts as well as teacher and expert presentations. Currently this content exists only in English language limiting the accessibility and use for most teachers across Europe. Translating these materials would not only increase the reach of the courses but the materials could also be freely used for other teacher training contexts by teacher training organisations or schools directly across Europe.