School Education Gateway (SEG) is a European Commission (EC) portal to support schools in planning Erasmus+ projects, including help with partner-finding. You can also find news and events, policy updates and information on good practice. You can search for themed content on topics such as citizenship, language learning, basic skills and inclusive education and early school leaving policy.
Before you apply for your Erasmus+ schools project, register on School Education Gateway to find staff professional development and strategic partnership opportunities for school staff mobility (Key Action 1) and strategic partnerships (Key Action 2) Erasmus+ activities.
School Education Gateway has three vital tools for schools involved in Erasmus+:
- for Key Action 1 school staff mobility activities:
The course catalogue has been updated based on feedback received from the training providers. The main changes are: displaying the search results in list view; allowing multiple sessions of one course; and enhanced rating and review functionality. Download the document (372 Kb) explaining the main changes and review the SEG Infosheet (976 KB).
- for Key Action 2 strategic partnerships for schools:
- a strategic partnerships area, for finding and posting partnership opportunities.
There are six new webinars for different target audiences in 2018 covering a variety of topics, such as Entrepreneurial Education, with subtopics on the creative mind-set, citizenship, assessment and school engagement.
The School Education Gateway portal works alongside eTwinning and your eTwinning login will work on School Education Gateway.
Signing up to eTwinning allows you to search for suitable partners across Europe to carry out small projects before applying for Erasmus+ funding. You and your European partner(s) will be given a secure project space to collaborate online, grow and extend your partnership, before, during and after an Erasmus+ project.
Private training providers offering school staff training opportunities through Erasmus+ school staff mobility (Key Action 1) should visit School Education Gateway, where you can post staff training opportunities in the course catalogue.
The European Toolkit for Schools offers concrete ideas for improving collaboration within, between and beyond schools with a view to enabling all children and young people to succeed in school. The aim of the toolkit is to support the exchange and transfer of best practice and experience among school practitioners and policy makers.
Teacher Academy: a European response to teachers' professional development needs
Teachers are facing an increasing number of challenges and demands in their daily work in the classroom. To address this and support teachers, the European Commission set up ‘Teacher Academy’, a single point of access to professional development activities, as part of the School Education Gateway portal. Activities include:
- Online courses specifically made for School Education Gateway.
- The hugely popular on-site courses, which have already helped European teachers to meet their training needs.
- Versatile teaching materials created by eTwinning teachers, other EU-funded projects and EU institutions.
Watch the Teacher Academy video on YouTube to find out more.
A selection of free online courses is offered exclusively on the Teacher Academy. The courses are designed around the requirements of teachers, specifically addressing some of the key barriers addressed by teachers in the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). These online courses engage participants through different types of materials and activities, such as videos (classroom observations, animations, interviews and screencasts), lesson plans, webinars, peer-review and sharing with peers, interacting with experts, quizzes, learning diaries and more. Participants are also awarded digital badges and certificates enabling them to demonstrate their accomplishments. New courses coming up in 2018 include:
- Surviving your first years of teaching – 7 May
- Language MOOC (Content and Language Integrated Learning -CLIL) – 24 September
- Supporting Special Educational Needs in every classroom – 15 October
- Open eTwinning – 5 November
- Five strategies for learning online - self-paced, ongoing