Introducing the European School Education Platform
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The new European School Education Platform will become publicly available soon. Thanks to the financial support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, the new platform will become a hub for content, networking and professional development of the school education community, hosting all the content and services provided so far by the School Education Gateway and eTwinning platforms.
The webinar date will be announced in due course. Please note that if you registered before, you may have to register again when the new date is announced.
What is this webinar about?
As announced at the end of 2021, the European School Education Platform will bring together services and content from the eTwinning and School Education Gateway platforms under one roof. The preliminary version of the platform will be launched soon and will cater especially to eTwinning users, who will find the familiar services of Groups and TwinSpaces on the new platform, and in a new format.
Developing the platform to include the full range of services will take place gradually over the following months. During this time, the current platforms of eTwinning.net and SchoolEducationGateway.eu will remain available and will continue to host most of their services, such as the editorial content and Erasmus+ tools (including the course catalogue) on School Education Gateway, or TwinSpaces on eTwinning for ongoing projects.
During the webinar, the speakers will explain the objectives for the new platform and introduce you to the different areas and functionalities currently available, as well as offer an overview of the further development of the platform’s content and services over the coming months. The webinar will also offer you the opportunity to raise any questions you might have regarding the new platform and the transition period during which the current platforms and the new one remain available in parallel.
Markus Rester is Head of Sector - Online Education Platforms with the Schools and Multilingualism unit in the Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission. He holds a MSc and a PhD in Computer Science and was Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with the Vienna University of Technology before joining the European Commission in 2012.
Jessica Massini is Interaction Designer at European Schoolnet where she is mainly involved in eTwinning and the European School Education Platform. She holds a Master’s Degree in Science of Education and Pedagogical Consultancy for Organisations, and a BA Degree in Technology of Communication. For more than four years she worked as Interaction Designer in an innovative tech startup at the University of Siena. In 2015 Jessica moved to Brussels after being selected for the Schuman Scholarship at European Parliament where she worked as Graphic Designer trainee in DG ITEC - The Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support. Right after this experience she joined European Schoolnet as Graphic Designer, growing into Digital Media Coordinator, and becoming Interaction Designer in 2021.
Benjamin Hertz is Senior Pedagogical Manager at European Schoolnet where he is mainly involved in the coordination of the teacher professional development offer of eTwinning and the European School Education Platform. Benjamin has a background in educational technology with a particular interest in online learning and teacher professional development. Prior to his work for European Schoolnet he was teaching history at one of the leading sixth form colleges in the UK where he drove forward the implementation of technology-enhanced learning and supported the roll-out of a new learning management system with training and advice. Benjamin holds an MPhil degree in European Politics and a teacher qualification from the University of Oxford.
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