Building School-Based Learning Communities for MOOC-Based Learning

Do you want to learn more about how to establish a more collaborative environment at your school, encouraging your school colleagues to share and interact with each other as part of participating in online professional development? Watch this webinar where two teachers share their experiences of setting up school-based study groups to learn together with their school colleagues on Teacher Academy MOOCs.

15 November 2021 | Duration 60 min

What was this webinar about?

In 2019, the School Education Gateway's Teacher Academy piloted the concept of school-based study groups in eight countries across Europe (Croatia, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain) in order to address some of the challenges teachers were facing with the Teacher Academy MOOCs.

The study groups offered a framework for teachers at a school to work together on MOOCs and support each other to overcome issues associated with low levels of digital, linguistic, and self-regulated learning competence to help them benefit from a MOOC, while at the same time contextualising and localising what was learned on the MOOC and facilitating a transfer to practice.

In this webinar, you also have the opportunity to learn more about the impact the local study groups had in the EU Code Week Online Bootcamp.

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Speaker panel

Elena PezziElena Pezzi is a secondary teacher of Spanish as a foreign language at Liceo Laura Bassi, Bologna, Italy. She is an experienced teacher trainer in the field of educational technology and a passionate eTwinner. Since 2014 she has served as a trainer and researcher at the Regional School Office of the Ministry of Education.

Cristina NicolaitaCristina Nicolaita is a teacher of Physics and ICT at Gh. Magheru School, Caracal, Romania. She is also an experienced eTwinning and Scientix Ambassador, a teacher trainer and an Erasmus Plus project coordinator, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Code Week Leading Teacher for Romania.

Eugenia CasariegoEugenia Casariego works as Development and Advocacy Officer for European Schoolnet, and contributes to the educational aspects of EU Code Week and other projects. She coordinates the teacher training aspects for the initiative, including the EU Code Week Bootcamp MOOC, which was provided in 2021 and was adapted to a blended learning modality with local study groups.

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