TeachUP teachers' recruitment and presentation video
Therefore, adaptability, flexibility and mastery of 21st century competences are key issues in building Europe's future education systems. These issues are at the heart of teaching and learning of both students and teachers. The new role of teachers includes not only him/her in the classroom but also being a continuous learner, that is able to collaborate, share and learn in new types of training, such as online courses. Despite their advantages such as being free of charge, flexible and engaging socially and academically, online trainings have low completion and retention rates among teachers. For this reason, 17 partners, coordinated by European Schoolnet, have developed the TeachUP policy experimentation: a project that tries to identify solutions for these issues and provide concrete recommendations and suggestions on how to further improve online trainings for teachers and better integrate innovative practices in teachers' initial trainings and continuous professional development.
TeachUP will develop four online courses on innovative practices in the classroom: collaborative teaching, personalized learning, formative peer assessment and creativity, aimed at teachers and student teachers that want to improve their competences in these areas.
TeachUP partners will reach out to teachers and student teachers and invite them to take part in the online courses. National Coordinators, appointed in December 2017 by Teach-UP partners, are responsible for contacting schools and promoting participation in the experimentation.
To find out more about how TeachUP works and how teachers, student teachers, policy-makers and institutions can benefit from it, watch the TeachUP presentation video. Subtitles are available in German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Portuguese, Slovak and Turkish- by clicking the settings button on the bottom-right side of the video and choosing the desired language from the Subtitles' list.