ITE Forum

Welcome to the ITE Forum, where we want to inspire innovation in the training of student teachers in the pedagogical use of ICT in teaching and learning, supporting 21st century classrooms. 
Our aim is to stimulate the flow and exchange of knowledge between institutions, bringing together representatives from universities, industry and policy-makers, engaged in the field of initial teacher education (ITE). 
Listen to a recording from our ITE Forum webinar held on 19th October on ‘Preparing student teachers for the Future Classroom.' Hear about the innovative practices in the integration of ICT in initial teacher education (ITE) curricula from three universities in Norway, Italy and Germany, highlighted in this summary of Initial Case Studies
The universities discuss the changes they are making to their ITE curricula, challenges they face during this process and what recommendations they would give to other ITE institutions interested in developing Pedagogical Digital Competence in innovative ways. The next online webinar is scheduled for the 19th December, where you will have a chance to hear about outcomes from a Capacity Development Workshop organised on the 16th of November and a programme for the ITE Forum in 2018. SAVE THE DATE in your diary and join us!
The ITE Forum is based on a series of monthly, online webinars, to:
  • exchange and discuss innovative best practices across institutions
  • review new open source course modules and MOOC (student teacher online course) being developed within the ITELab project
  • discuss recommendations to support student teachers, linking to schools and ongoing teacher continuous professional development (CPD).
How do I join the ITE Forum? 
  • Open to all – sign up to our newsletter, and we will send you details of the webinars.  These are open for anyone to attend. They will be recorded and the results posted in this Forum space (see below).
  • Join ITELab as an Associate Partner – to work more closely with us, please join us as an Associate Partner, especially if you are
  • a University delivering student teacher training, 
  • an industry player working with Universities in the field of delivering C21st education,
  • or a policy-maker/organisation working at European, National, Regional level in the field of initial teacher education. 

ITELab project overview

ITE Forum – Check out the 2018 webinar programme

March 22nd,

15.00 - 17.30

ITE Forum – March Theme: digital safety and judgement (forum held on 22nd March 2017)

Focusing on: approaches and support being provided in education, and networks to add value to teachers and student teachers.

ITE Forum Chair: Dr. Conor Galvin, University College Dublin

Presenters: Sabrina Vorbau (Digital Citizenship Team, EUN). Rui Gonçalo Espadeiro (University of Evora, Portugal)

Check the presentation here.


February 15th,

15.00 - 17.30

Spotlight - associate partners discussion forum: innovation, change, implementation
Dr Conor Galvin, Director of University College Dublin's MA Education Programme, Ireland
Maïté Debry, European Schoolnet, Belgium

December 19th,
15.00 - 16.30

Knowledge exchange webinar 2
Initial case studies: ITELab university and industry partners
Feedback from workshop, ITELab Forum Programme for 2018
November 16th,
16.00 - 17.30
Capacity Development Workshop @ EMINENT: innovating ITE curricula
ITELab modules and MOOC, survey results, early recommendations
Attendance at the EMINENT conference is by invitation only.  
Click here  for the presentations. 
October 19th,
15.00 - 16.30 
Knowledge exchange webinar 1
Initial case studies: ITELab university and industry partners.
Dr Conor Galvin, Director of University College Dublin's MA Education Programme, Ireland
Bart Verswijvel, Future Classroom Lab Pedagogical Advisor, EUN 
Martin Gaustad, Adviser at the IT-departments Media Centre, University of Agder, Norway
Prof Floriana Falcinelli, Professor of General Education and Education and ICT, University of Perugia, Italy
Prof Dr Silke Grafe, Professor of School Pedagogy, University of Würzburg, Germany
June 21st
Knowledge exchange – briefing webinar
ITELab project introduction and the role of Associate Partners
Dorothy Cassells, ITELab Project Manager, EUN
Design of new training for student teachers (Modules, student teacher MOOC)
Dr Conor Galvin, Director of University College Dublin's MA Education Programme, Ireland
Bart Verswijvel, Future Classroom Lab Pedagogical Advisor, EUN