International News - October 2013

Information includes Teachers’ professional development, eTwinning Prize Competition, Learning Resource Exchange and Safer Internet Day 2013.


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The EC-funded CPDLab project offers courses for teachers’ professional development in three topics: Interactive Whiteboards in schools, eSafety and Future Classroom Scenarios. These 5-day courses will run at summer 2013 and interested participants can now apply for the EC's Comenius in-service training grants. The courses will be delivered at European Schoolnet's Future Classroom Lab in Brussels.


The European eTwinning Prize Competition 2013

Each year several hundred projects compete in different categories to win European eTwinning Prizes. The main category, sponsored by the European Commission, has three age levels: age 4-11, age 12-15 and age 16-19. This year there are also a number of new Special Category Awards. Go to the Awards page and submit your project.


Learning Resource Exchange

The Learning Resource Exchange for schools (LRE) enables schools to find free educational materials that can be used beyond their original national and linguistic contexts according to seven “Travel Well” criteria. These criteria, identified by teachers from across Europe, assess which resources have the potential to travel across national, cultural and linguistic boundaries. Have a look at the Travel Well showcase!


Safer Internet Day 2013

February 5th, 2013 will mark the 10th Safer Internet Day and the Insafe Network has chosen the theme of ‘Online Rights and Responsibilities’ to mark this special occasion, with the slogan: ‘Connect with respect’.