Make it Open Hubs
Systemic change in education can only be achieved with a multi-stakeholder approach. With this in mind, Make it Open formed 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 from 2022.
Hubs act as educational incubator encouraging schools to transform schools into open schooling environments and spaces of community wellbeing. Using their wide existing networks and professional connections, the hubs also help schools in forming diverse partnerships with parent organisations, non-formal science education organisations, maker spaces, civil society, enterprises, research labs, local authorities, etc. The hubs offer training, meetups and bootcamps to take over the Make it Open tools: Learning scenarios, Open Schooling navigator and Open schooling information packs.
Hubs are mostly led by science centres and museums as well as other non-formal learning organisations. Take a look at our About section for more details about them.
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.
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.
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.