ITELab Innovative ITE Cooperation

Register your interest in joining the ITELab Innovative Teaching Cooperation here.

For any questions please email the Autumn 2019 Programme coordinator:

Briefing for universities in joining the autumn programme by Dr Conor Galvin University College Dublin and Bart Verswijvel, Future Classroom Lab Senior Adviser, European Schoolnet here. Check the presentation here.

Key dates:

  • Autumn 2019 teaching semester: connect with other universities collaborating on the teaching module frameworks
  • 14th October 2019: free, practical online course (MOOC) for student/beginning teachers starts.

Content and Cooperation between Universities

ITELab focuses on the development of digital pedagogical skills of future teachers (primary and secondary), providing: content ideas for universities to adapt and use in their existing curriculum/creation of new courses; trialled and tested frameworks, content and practical activities.
In cooperation with our university and industry partners, we have co-designed and tested, with student teachers, three in-class flexible, teaching module frameworks. Each module framework is designed to fit within local university setting and context, structured along ECTS credit lines, and linked to the DigCompEdu Framework. These module frameworks can be integrated to fit with existing teaching, term dates and local assessments. Their implementation is very flexible. They can be used to inspire change, in part or whole.

In Autumn 2019, the teaching cooperation between universities continues to exchange practice and ideas.  We will fix online sessions for briefing and co-teaching dates between universities. Register your interest here. Have a look at a more detailed description of our teaching modules below and at the university teaching staff hub which will be updated to support the Autumn semester.

In-Class Teaching Modules

Teaching, Learning & Professional Development for Beginning Teachers
In-class Teaching Module A
Designed to introduce and develop understanding, confidence and good practice, relating to digital, online resources and networks that connect to people and sources of pedagogical ideas, materials and personalised CPD: being a teacher in a digital world; widening the teaching and learning world. CEFR A2 Explorer Level. 5 ECTS.
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Designing for Learning
In-class Teaching Module B
 Designed to develop understanding, confidence , and good practice amongst beginning teachers relating to designing and teaching digital enhanced classrooms: learning design; meeting the digital design challenge; problems and projects. CEFR B2 Investigator Level. 3.5 ECTS.
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Working with Learners
In-class Teaching Module C
 Designed to introduce and explore principles and practical issues relating to working with learners and its value to the beginning teacher in programmes of formation and education: situational awareness in teaching and learning settings; reflection on, in and for classroom action; working on practice. CEFR B2 Investigator Level. 3.5 ECTS. Block option leading to Microsoft Innovator Educator.
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Online Course/MOOC

We have also developed a short, practical, free online course (MOOC) for future teachers, ‘The Networked Teacher'. The course aims to help student/beginning teachers become networked teachers, learning about active approaches to teaching  and learning and sharing ideas with their European peers.

The MOOC first ran in March 2018, followed again in March 2019, with over 3,700 participants from across Europe and beyond. The timing is changed to re-run in Autumn 2019 to align with the new university semester and reach out to more student/beginning teachers. Many universities now support the MOOC in their teaching, and recognise the award of the digital badge, in their student's local assessment. 

The Autumn 2019 Networked Teacher MOOC starts on 14thOctober.

Networked Teacher – Teaching in the 21st Century
Online course
A short practical course for future teachers aimed at becoming a ‘networked teacher', learning about collaborative and active approaches, using both technology and space, to teaching and learning. The course is – certificated, online, free. Introductory level. Basic level English.
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