EITA – The European Innovative Teaching Award gets underway: on September 16, the European Commission has organized a live online streaming event open to all, to officially launch the initiative.
The award, which has a purely symbolic value, aims to celebrate the achievements of teachers and schools and give visibility to their work, identifying innovative teaching, learning, and collaboration practices between teachers, implemented through the Erasmus+ Programme.
Each country participating in the Programme had the opportunity to point out four Erasmus+ projects. In recent months, the Indire Erasmus+ National Agency has selected the best projects carried out under Key Action 1 and Key Action 2, divided by school level: early childhood education and care; primary education; lower and upper secondary education with general courses; second level secondary education with professional paths (technical/vocational institutes). In selecting the four projects, the Erasmus+ Indire Agency took into account a series of quality indicators related to the methodologies used, the learning environments and the impact on the learning and teaching processes (more details on the evaluation and eligibility criteria of projects are contained in the launch article of the EITA initiative, a European award for innovative teaching).
The appointment is for Thursday 16 September from 10 to 10.30 am with Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Simona Kustec, Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Michael Teutsch, Head of Unit, “Schools and Multilingualism”, of the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission.
During the meeting, the Prize will be presented, and teacher support, blended learning and the potential of the Erasmus+ programme will be discussed. To conclude, the winners of the 2021 edition will be announced.
The European awards ceremony is scheduled online for 20 October.
To know more:
- EITA, a European award for innovative teaching
- European Award for Innovative Teaching
- European Education Area
- Communication on the realization of the European Education Area by 2025