During the 7th and 8th of June 2019, the 30 winners of the Europeana Education competition 2019, and the 13 Ambassadors of the Europeana DSI-4 project were invited to Brussels for the 29th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab, hosted by European Schoolnet.
Throughout these two days, both User Group teachers and Ambassadors have had the opportunity to meet other enthusiastic colleagues involved in the project. A highlight of the first day was the introduction to the Future Classroom Lab (FCL), an inspirational learning environment in Brussels. The FCL challenges visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. Then, later that day, winners were given an exclusive session on the Europeana developments for the education community. Then they met for a networking dinner where they discussed ‘The use of digital cultural heritage in STEM classes’.
On the second day of the event, during fruitful feedback sessions, participants were invited to share their impressions about their involvement in the Europeana DSI-4 project and their tasks in integrating digital cultural heritage in the classroom.
The Saturday afternoon was devoted to culture with the visit to the House of European History. There, teachers could find new inspirational ideas on how to use digital cultural heritage in their teaching. They also travelled back in time, recreating the iconic picture of the fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, at which prominent Physicists and Mathematicians were present, such as Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Marie Curie.
Discover the pictures of the weekend below: