Welcome to the European Schoolnet Academy
As a school practitioner, you can benefit from the online professional development courses that we offer at the European Schoolnet Academy to learn about innovation in the school and classroom.
Our courses offer you an introduction to innovative pedagogical concepts, whole-school strategies, and tools and resources which you can use in your daily teaching practice. They also allow you to reflect on your current practices, produce concrete outputs that you can use in your work, and engage with a large community of educators from across Europe to address the daily challenges you face.
We hope that by attending our courses and engaging with your peers from across Europe, you will feel inspired to try out something new in your practice.
We look forward to seeing you on one of the courses!
The European Schoolnet Academy team
Our pedagogical approach
The European Schoolnet Academy was launched in 2014 in response to the need to scale up professional development opportunities for teachers, so as to help them with the growing number of challenges they face in the classroom. The European Schoolnet Academy therefore primarily offers massive open online courses (MOOCs), which are entirely free of charge and open for anyone to join, with no limit to the number of participants.
This focus on openness, and the pedagogical approach that goes alongside it, is based on three premises:
- The need to cost-effectively scale professional development offers to larger numbers of teachers, so as to give more teachers the opportunity to access and benefit from these.
- The conviction that teachers need to be self-reflective practitioners, willing to interact with peers and with a high level of self-efficacy.
- The fact that successful professional development encourages the development of learning communities where teachers share their expertise, according to research results.
Who are we?
European Schoolnet is the network of 35 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners.
We are driven by our mission to support education stakeholders in Europe in the transformation of education processes for 21st-century digitalised societies. We do this by identifying and testing promising innovative practices, sharing evidence about their impact, and supporting the mainstreaming of teaching and learning practices aligned with 21st-century standards for inclusive education.
Since its founding in 1997, European Schoolnet has used its links with education ministries to help schools become effective in the pedagogical use of technology, equipping both teachers and pupils with the necessary skills to succeed in the digital society.