Lunch Seminar | ICT-praktijkdag & Fyxxilab: Inspiring experiences of ICT in education

don, 07/12/2017 - 12:00 - 14:00

Following the 2017 conference “Digital, Education and Development. How to be smart about it?”, the platform’s working group on ICT in/for education is pleased to invite you to a lunch seminar to present two inspiring Belgian experiences of the use of ICT in the educational context:

  • ICT-praktijkdag is a practice-oriented ICT training day with concrete tips for and by school leaders, ICT coordinators, teachers and educational partners from the education sector in Flanders and the Netherlands. Two or three of these practice days are organized per school year, each time in a different higher education institute. Depending on the available infrastructure, there are 400 to 1000 participants per day. The initiative started 17 years ago, and is entirely self-financed – with the help of a good deal of volunteer support. In February 2018, the 33rd ICT Praktijkdag will take place in Leuven.
  • Fyxxilab – “A Future for our Youth with XXIst century skills” – is an initiative of EduCentrum vzw where 5 to 18-year-olds can work in an interactive way, during and outside of school hours, with a wide range of educational STE(A)M technology. They work creatively and (re)searchingly on different themes with the appropriate tools: robotics, 3D (games, design and printing), programming, sciences, gaming, … Each year some 5000 youth are reached. Fyxxi also organises inspiring refreshers courses for teachers and rents tool boxes with STEM-tools to get started themselves in class.

Hans De Four and Isabel Allaert, coordinators of respectively ICT-praktijkdag and EduCentrum vzw, will present both initiatives – and will think with you how these experiences could be duplicated in an international context.

WHERE: Beijing meeting room, 11.11.11 (Vlasfabriekstraat/Rue de la Linière 11, 1060 Brussels).

LANGUAGE: The seminar will be conducted in English. Questions can also be asked in French and Dutch, but we can unfortunately not provide any translation services.

PARTICIPATION: The event is open to members and participation is free, but please register here.

LUNCH: Sandwiches, water, coffee and tea are offered by from 12:00 onwards. The lecture will start at 12:30.