Associate Partners

2.   Beta-School , Israel
3.   Bundesministerium für Bildung - BMB - The Federal Ministry of Education, Austria
5.   D-Teach , Belgium
6.   Educational Authority, Hungary 
9.   Ikastolen Elkartea - The Federation of Basque Schools, Basque
11. Manchester Metropolitan University , the United Kingdom
14. Newman University , the United Kingdom
16. The Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Directorate General for Innovation and Educational Technologies (YEĞİTEK) , Turkey
18. Triseum , the USA 

ATEE - The Association for Teacher Education in Europe

The Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) is the European member of the WFATE (World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education) , with the aim of "enhancing the quality of Teacher Education in Europe". It provides an international environment for action-research, networking and teacher training for educational professionals. The Research and Development Community (RDC) for Primary and Pre-Primary Education of the ATEE involves university teachers, educators, and training professionals interested in sharing a professional development ecosystem, to lead, collaborate on, and disseminate innovative education projects. The RDC is currently focused on examining the forces influencing Teacher Education in a digitally globalized, plurilingual, and intercultural world. We can help promote projects and action-research initiatives, collaborate in designing, disseminating and piloting training activities, and reflect on the pedagogical uses of ICT for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and teachers' professional development.  

 

Beta School, Israel

Beta School was founded in Petah Tikva in 2015, thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and local and national educational authorities in Israel. Beta School is a teaching laboratory for teachers and students that offers interactive workshops showcasing the use of technologies to support disruptive pedagogy for learning in the twenty-first century. Beta School aims to promote innovation in education. Beta-School bases its pedagogy on disruptive trends in education, with an emphasis on learning by doing in a three-step process: inspire, empower, and create. It uses Microsoft technologies to implement this process, or techno-pedagogical approach, to inspire the desire to learn, to empower learning through research, and finally to create something that embodies newfound knowledge. We believe that as a part of ITELab we would inspire ITE on implementing Beta School's theory and practice of education for today's digital world in the region. 

 

D-Teach, Belgium

D-Teach stands for Distance Teaching and offers personalized online learning via virtual classes and experienced teachers. All you need is a webcam, a device and the Internet. D-Teach is a bridge organization between Belgium and abroad and enables rapid integration into the local or foreign life for families who move. D-Teach is currently the only organization that offers complete online distance education in Belgium. We work with teachers, pedagogues, speech therapists, psychologists, language trainers. Our customers are expats and impats from young children to adults. D-Teach focuses on 3 steps for people on the move: 1. Before departure: help with language courses for learning foreign languages; 2. During stay abroad: help to keep in touch with the Dutch language and Flemish Belgian culture; 3. Return to country: help with tutoring for diverse courses and tailored lessons.

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Eötvös Loránd University is the most popular institution of state higher education in Hungary, which has been operating since 1635. It has 8 faculties, and offers 38 Bachelor's degree programmes, 96 Master's and 118 doctoral programmes in 16 doctoral schools. The university has 25 000 students, and 2000 international students from 80 different countries, and 219 combined teacher training programs. The Faculty of Education and Psychology has developed and managed educational projects nationally and has a significant role in the teacher training in co-operation with the departments and methodological sections of other faculties.

 
 
Erzincan Provincial Directorate of National Education, Turkey is the umbrella organization of 278 institutions including primary and secondery school level as well as high schools and adult education centres. Within the body of the Directorate, 40.771 students receive education and 3.386 teachers work. The Directorate is one of the 83 local representors of Ministry of Education and is the umbrella organisation ruling all the formal and informal training and educational processes in Erzincan. The Directorate works in coordination with schools to achieve the targets of the European Union (EU) in the field of education. For this reason, our Directorate has carried out the EU projects, has been accredited as Eurodesk Info Point and is eligible to appoint eTwinning and Erasmus+ City Ambassadors who assist teachers in the city to carry out projects, inform the teachers about the aims of the EU in the field of education and disseminate the project results which are successfully performed.  

 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

JAMK University of Applied Sciences / Teacher Education College is an international higher education institution with expertise in 8 different fields of study. Located in the city of Jyväskylä, Finland, JAMK has more than 8000 students from over 70 countries. JAMK's educational expertise is based on advanced pedagogical thinking and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, all of which are continuously developed by engaging in versatile international networks and intensive cooperation with the world of work. Solutions and services are provided in the areas of pedagogical training, management and leadership, electronic and mobile learning environments, health care, business competence and assessment in education.

 
 
 
Regional Department of Education is a Delegated body of Public authority, representing the Ministry of Education and Science in Sofia-city. The Department is responsible for 580 educational institutions, 19 000 school professionals, over 130 000 learners and their parents in the Sofia-city region. The Department implements and develops national educational policies; governs educational institutions; constantly improves the quality of education considering the European Union standards; conducts national and regional competitions, exams and provides courses in all educational subjects related also to Information and Communication Technology. The Department facilitates exchange of best practices across the school network and has the responsibility to monitor, organize and manage school teacher qualification courses and personal teacher qualifications to improve teachers´ professional competences and skills. Through implementing control over the regional education institutions, inspection of the learning/teaching process, ensuring the improvement of teacher professional development, providing qualification courses and metrological help in all subjects, academic and professional fields, the educational process level is the highest among the other regions in Bulgaria. 
 
 
Paul-Valéry University is situated in Montpellier, in the south of France. It is one of the most ancient universities in Europe. In 1970, the University of Montpellier was subdivided into three different Universities.The Faculty of Arts and Humanities became Paul-Valéry 3, as a tribute to the great writer who studied in Montpellier. Today it has 20.000 students and 1600 people work there. It encourages innovation in the pedagogical field with IDEFI, a special project aimed at helping students to overcome their difficulties and different cultural background. It offers online degrees and it is a reference point in this field in France.

 

The Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Directorate General for Innovation and Educational Technologies (YEGITEK), Turkey

The Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Directorate General for Innovation and Educational Technologies (YEGITEK) is a public foundation under the Ministry of National Education in Turkey. The Directorate supports the effective usage of educational technologies in teaching and learning appropriate to formal education curriculum programmes. It evaluates new educational technologies and developments for their use in schools across Turkey. We carry out projects on the usage of Educational Technologies in education. The Directorate organizes and develops teacher in-service training activities for the usage of Educational Technologies in education. It also prepares and publishes ICT-based audio-visual educational materials for all levels of the formal education curriculum programmes.
YEGITEK continues its services to Turkish education as the ‘FATIH project and Educational Informatics Network (EBA) portal executer'. The project aims to provide tablets to teachers and students as well as interactive whiteboards in the classrooms. YEGITEK is also taking part in the EUN innovative ICT based learning and STEM education projects such as eTwinning, Scientix and TeachUP.

 

The Transformation Society, France

The Transformation Society works with society leaders worldwide (education, business, NGO's and policy makers) to bring essential understanding of issues that affect the evolution of an organization in complex digital environments. We are involved with the development of Information 4.0, the informational component of the fourth industrial revolution, marrying connected objects with artificial intelligence. We believe that children growing up in a world of autonomous machines need the type of preparation envisioned by the ITELab project, and bring our expertise to bear on giving a humanist approach to new technologies. We provide strategies for action-research, training, and active guidance to get beyond the boundaries of a specific problem in a given field, and open connections to build a wider view. We have specific expertise in dealing with complexity and accelerating technological change, as well as experience in managing information, designing and piloting training, and transforming organizations.

Triseum, the USA

Triseum, LLC, connects students to curriculum through the power of play. The company's award-winning serious games mirror the imagination, interactivity, suspense and sophistication of commercial entertainment games while maintaining strict learning efficacy supported by research. Students are empowered to learn through fun, engaging and immersive 3D adventures, and faculty is able to measure progress and assess outcomes. Triseum pushes the boundaries of education games with meticulously handcrafted, fully tested and evaluated serious games that deliver the ultimate teaching and learning experience. Its team is dedicated to creating products that profoundly impact instructors and students.

 
University of the Aegean (UAegean) was founded in 1984 and in 2016 was classified as the top-rated university in Greece, evaluated by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA). Department of Primary Education has participated in numerous EU and National funded research and development programs in disciplines like ICT in Education, Teachers Professional Development, Education for Sustainable etc. The Department promotes the innovative use of new technologies in education via inter-disciplinary collaborations with national and international public and private educational institutions. Media Pedagogy Research Group, a sub-division of the Laboratory of Psychology, Educational Research and Media in Education focuses on research areas such as Media Pedagogy and Didactics, ODL, e-Learning, MOOCs, AR, Learning Design and TPD.
Our research group is interested in piloting new approaches of integrating ICT in ITE based on project's outcomes. Moreover, as a teachers' preparation academic institution, we would like to provide feedback about the current status in Greece concerning ICT integration in teachers' preparation programs and be part of an international dialogue about the future of ICT in Education. 
 
 
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