Teacher Booster is a series of learning videos (and e-pubs) for teachers and other actors in lifelong learning designed to boost their capacity to face the challenges of remote learning and raise awareness of the importance of key competences for all learners. The series presents one student and seven education innovators from both the EU and the ETF's partner countries, who share their experience, ideas and 'trade secrets' with the global community of teachers and trainers.
It is an Open Education Resource produced under the European Training Foundation’s (ETF) Creating New Learning (CNL) initiative in close partnership with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.
The idea behind Teacher Booster was to create eight TED-talk style videos with key speakers who share 'ideas worth spreading' to help educators in transition from traditional, classroom-based education and training to modes of practice fit for the digital age and in a world where social distancing requires going 'beyond the classroom'. These speakers are advanced in the development of entrepreneurial and digital competences, and related concepts – creativity development, value creation pedagogy, life skills, 21st-century skills, design thinking, change-maker model, social and emotional learning.
The videos are authentic in their content. They do not provide 'three quick tips', or 'five easy steps' to becoming a super teacher. Rather the listener is invited into the speakers’ own private spaces, where a real exchange of ideas can happen.
Both competences and intervention design principles, as identified in the EntreComp playbook, are the basis of the videos. Such principles help establish the right mindset for creating practical learning experiences that allow learners to develop a relevant combination of competences, as selected by the educators.
CNL initiative 'explores how successful developments in education […] can be multiplied, transferred and sustained'. From innovative trends to grassroots models, CNL collects resources and ideas on how education and training professionals can support new ways of learning. These new approaches to education and training must be better suited to the current state of the world – at all stakeholder levels.
Teacher Booster videos & e-pubs
Learning to let go of fear with Eva Stojanovska – e-pub
Unlocking students' potential with Paz Fernandez de Vera – e-pub
A chat about entrepreneurial teaching with Marika Zakareishvili – e-pub
Promoting collaboration with Kornélia Lohynova – e-pub
The future of education with Märt Aro – e-pub
Reforming education with Roman Shyyan – e-pub
The power of mentoring with Shadi Zatara – e-pub
Sustainable development with Mervi Jansson – e-pub