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Contribute to the New European Bauhaus movement by taking part in a Europeana mentoring programme and educational challenge to design beautiful and sustainable spaces with Mozilla Hubs. 

Learn by creating. Enjoy collaborating.

Imagine your students not just sitting through their lessons, but virtually building the experiences they are learning about! And imagine if, in the process, they could contribute to a more beautiful and sustainable future for Europe.

Our eight-week mentoring programme will help you and them to achieve this by combining collaborative learning experiences and digital technologies with the values of accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability that are at the heart of the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus movement.

The programme explores how virtual experiences can be used within education and is designed for teachers and educators working with students in secondary education in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. In this online programme, you will:

  • Explore virtual and extended reality technologies

  • Learn how to create virtual spaces with Mozilla hubsa virtual collaboration platform that can be run in any browser, from any device.

  • Learn how virtual spaces can be used in collaborative processes

  • Discover existing projects and examples of immersive spaces using cultural heritage that will inspire you and spark your students’ imaginations. 

The programme combines talks with networking and feedback sessions, and has a strong practical element. By the end of the course, you and your students will have co-created your own functional, virtual and open access space using Europeana content and Mozilla Hubs, an intuitive and collaborative open source tool for creating virtual environments. All of the virtual spaces created will be entered into a challenge, and the winners will be offered the chance to take part in a masterclass with Daniel Llamas and David Mingorance from the Macedonia initiative to develop their project further.

Europeana Education and the New European Bauhaus

The European Commission’s New European Bauhaus movement looks to shape future ways of living that answer the challenges we face today. Think green, sustainable and affordable, alongside accessible, inclusive and beautiful. 

The Europeana Education community aims to build an international community of engaged educators that uses disruptive pedagogical practices to help Europe move towards new ways of thinking, creating and living together sustainably.

This mentoring programme and challenge bring teachers, non-formal educators and students across Europe together to develop innovative and immersive spaces, incorporating the principles of New European Bauhaus (togetherness, beauty, sustainability) and supporting educators and students to develop new digital skills. 

Timeline

Reception of submissions, 21 July - 19 September: Submit your application through the sign-up form below; don’t forget to include a short explanation about why you want to take part and your previous experience with digital technologies. We can mentor only a limited number of participants per country so be sure to get your entry in by the deadline to be in with a chance!

Announcement of selected participants, 24 September: All applications will be assessed and the successful participants will be notified via email. If necessary, we will open a waiting list and any further successful participants will be notified by 29 September.

Introductory workshops, 30 September and 1 October: Two days of introductory workshops with presentations, networking and group activities. We’ll announce details of the programme in early September. 

Mentoring weeks, 4 October - 29 November: Each participant will receive the support of a country facilitator - an expert in digital education methodologies - over a period of eight weeks, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of weekly training activities and resources. At the end of the mentoring programme, participants are expected to deliver a final project, co-created with their students, for evaluation.

Project evaluations, 30 November - 16 December: All final projects will be evaluated and the best prototype for each country selected by an expert jury. They will be assessed according to criteria such as innovation, content, experience and potential for further development.

Announcement of the winners - 17 December: Four projects will be selected as the winners. 

Masterclass for the winners and exibition - January (dates tbc): The winners’ masterclasses will take place with experts in virtual environments. And an open exhibition will publicly share the best projects from the programme.

If you have any questions about the programme, timeline or submissions please contact education@europeana.eu.

Facilitators

Eligibility

This course is suitable for you if: 

  • You are an educator, pedagogue, teacher or related professional working in Greece, Italy, Spain or Portugal.

  • You work with or have access to secondary school students (11-16 years old).

  • You are interested in trying creative approaches to engage with your students.

  • You would love to join an international community of peers.

  • You love learning-by-doing rather than theoretical masterclasses.

  • You don’t know much about virtual realities, but you’d love to find out!

  • You are interested in digital technologies but don’t have programming knowledge. Don’t worry - you won’t need to code anything!

  • You are available during the key dates (30 September and 1 October) and can dedicate at least 3-4 hours per week for 8 weeks during October and November.

  • You are English-speaking; facilitators will offer help in your own language, but the workshop and the video tutorials will be in English.

Outcomes for students and teachers

  • Contribute to the New European Bauhaus movement by becoming active participants in the discussion of the future of Europe. 

  • Learn about Europeana open content and the educational value of cultural heritage. 

  • Discover new digital technologies for teaching and learning, and increase your digital skills, creativity and innovation using Mozilla Hubs.

  • Increase your problem-solving and collaborative skills by interacting with peers. 

  • Gain a new appreciation for the importance of individual and group contributions for a more sustainable, diverse, inclusive and equitable space for all.

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