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Accelerating Digital Innovation in Schools through Regional Innovation Hubs and a Whole-School Mentoring Model

Project description

Supporting digital innovation in schools

Digital innovation plays a central role in education to support young generations in entering the new digital era. The EU-funded iHub4Schools project aims to propose acceleration mechanisms for the adoption of digital innovation in and across schools. The project will support a minimum of 75 European schools and 600 teachers to establish Regional Innovation Hubs through different mechanisms. These mechanisms will focus on the collaboration between digitally advanced and less advanced teachers and schools and develop a locally, methodologically and technologically adaptable whole-school mentoring model. iHub4Schools will cover inter- and intra-school levels and integrate innovative assessment methods and the Learning Analytics Toolbox as a permanent monitoring method.

Objective

iHub4Schools will propose mechanisms to accelerate whole-school digital innovation in and across schools through establishment of Regional Innovation Hubs. Our aim is to support a minimum of 75 European schools and 600 teachers to implement project approaches by establishing regional innovation hubs as sites of establishing and multiplying school-to-school mentoring structures.
This will be achieved, firstly, through different support mechanisms that will focus on supporting the collaboration between digitally advanced and less advanced teachers and schools through a variety of peer learning approaches and engagement structures. Secondly, iHub4Schools will develop a whole-school mentoring model that is locally, methodologically and technologically adaptable. It embraces both inter- and intra-school levels, and integrates a continuous monitoring methodology by including novel evaluation approaches and the Learning Analytics Toolbox.
Regional Innovation Hubs will be established in 5 European countries and the mentoring model will be piloted with 600 teachers in 75 schools. Long-term sustainability will be ensured by a systematic stakeholder engagement strategy that will integrate initiatives and partners on a local level, such as local municipalities, school boards, teacher associations and network, for these activities to be carried out on the long term. Regional impact will be sustained by the upskilling of the teachers to implement technologies meaningfully to teaching and school heads to scale and sustain the innovation in and across the schools.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020

Coordinator

TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 150 500,00
Address
Narva road 25
10120 Tallinn
Estonia

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Region
Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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