Many of our activities haven’t happened yet and won’t be launched before 2022. So how can you get involved with the project now?
First, if you are an educator and are located in one of our 10 countries, leave us your contact details and our local hub leaders will contact you once the hubs become operational.
Second, keep up to date with our development process and events by signing up to our newsletter and by following us on Twitter and Facebook (which is a joined initiative with 8 other open schooling projects).
Make it Open Hubs
Systemic change in education can only be achieved with a multi-stakeholder approach. With this in mind, Make it Open will form national hubs in 10 countries to introduce open schooling through maker education. 150 schools in Greece, Hungary, Israel, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the UK will embark on this journey in 2022.
Hubs will be led mostly by science centres and museums as well as other non-formal learning organisations. They will be the main contact point and act as supporters and facilitators offering training, regular meetups and bootcamps. Using their wide existing networks and professional connections, the hubs will create essential links between schools, parent organisations, non-formal science education organisations, maker spaces, civil society, enterprises, research labs, local authorities, etc.
Open Schooling competition
To encourage educators and teachers to adopt the Open Schooling approach, Make it Open will organise an online competition rewarding the most creative and innovative Open Schooling implementation. The 10 most innovative practices will be awarded with a trip to attend European schoolnet’s Future Classroom Lab training event in Brussels.
Make it Open will offer a Massive Open Online Course to teachers across Europe to help them choose and build their own open schooling learning scenarios using maker education as the central piece. Offered in English, the MOOC will connect experienced teachers with interested educators through webinars, online chats, reflection interviews and videos on open schooling implementation. The course will run for a period of 4 weeks during the 1st semester of 2023 and will remain available on the European Schoolnet Academy platform, the first European platform offering high-quality free courses for primary and secondary school teachers.