One year of boosting teachers' professional development

A little over one year ago, a new professional development service was launched on the School Education Gateway: the Teacher Academy. On its first anniversary, we are proud to announce its successes and to present to you the upcoming opportunities.

The Teacher Academy offers professional development opportunities and online materials – primarily for teachers, school leaders and other school staff from pre-primary to upper secondary level, but also anybody involved in school education. Within it, you can find:

  • a comprehensive catalogue of on-site courses offered by third parties across Europe (Erasmus+ Key Action 1: Mobility) 
  • a wealth of teaching materials developed by EU-funded projects; and
  • completely free online courses, developed by experts from across Europe especially for the Teacher Academy.

During its first year, the Teacher Academy ran 11 online courses, with over 17,000 enrolments. Out of the 11,000 participants who started these courses, an impressive 45% successfully completed them – three times higher than the industry average completion rate (15%). Such strong user engagement underlines the relevance of the selected themes to Europe's teachers, as well as the high quality of course delivery.

This autumn, the Teacher Academy is offering a variety of brand new courses and the re-running of already successful ones:

All courses are entirely free and flexible, and offer you a digital certificate and digital badges after completion.

Enrol and enjoy learning with thousands of peers from across Europe and beyond!

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