Friday, 9 October 2015

#Teacher contest: using innovative practices in your classroom? Enter!

My wonderful PAU education colleague Maria Perifanou just sent me a wonderful contest for all you primary and secondary teachers (in EU).

The Open Education Europa portal has just launched a contest aiming at collecting and sharing innovative teaching practices taking place in Europe. Just sharing the information from the platform here.
From my end, I am going to ask my GUSCO colleagues to enter (one or three wonderful teachers working on the integrate MOOCs in secondary school classrooms to increase lifelong learning skills).

You must register (free) yourself on the Open Education Portal:
Otherwise you will not have access to the submission form.

Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2015
More information
Submission template:
To fill in the template you need to describe the project, who was involved and give a summary of why it was innovative, inclusive and/or open.
Language of submission: your own mother tongue! (well, if it is an EU language)
Prize: visiting one of the leading innovative schools in EU and recognition, as well as the fact that your best practice will be shared throughout the EU.

More information
The contest aims at European teachers and educators in primary, secondary and higher education, vocational training and adult learning who teach in an innovative way or aim to achieve greater openness or inclusion in the classroom. More information from the call:

To participate in the contest, please submit electronically a Good Practice you were personally involved in. We define “Good Practice” in education as an action, initiative or experience that enhances learning and combines one or more of the following principles:

  1. Innovation; the application of a novel approach, method or resource to improve teaching or learning.
  2. Openness; the use or production of resources that are shared freely; the opening up of the classroom with open educational practices.
  3. Inclusion; providing access to education or training to a previously excluded group or audience.
  4. For the contest we will also consider the Replicability of the practice; whether it is easy for colleagues in other countries to apply and adapt the practice.

Everyone taking part in the OEE Teachers Contest will receive the “Open Education Europa Pioneer” badge and have a chance to win a trip to an innovative school in Europe.

We invite innovators from all all disciplines, fields and levels of education who use successfully various approaches and resources to share their good teaching practices until October 31th, 2015!
We are looking forward to meeting you online and learning about your successful practices!