Dyslexia International - cost free science-based online teacher training materials

The University of London and Dyslexia International ASBL, with Literacy International CIO will launch a Massive Open Online Course (‘MOOC’) on best practice in teaching literacy and supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing.

The start date is 1 October 2014.
To sign up, go to the Coursera webpage

“Europe, a fresh start": Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, titled “Europe, a fresh start”, commenced on 1st July.

The strategic framework highlights three areas:
1) A job-friendly Europe: delivering economic growth;
2) Moving Europe closer to its citizens: an area of democracy, rights and freedom;
3) Taking Europe’s foreign policy to a higher gear.

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia now part of Erasmus+

On 19 June 2014, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro respectively signed an Agreement establishing their partial participation in 'Erasmus+': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport (2014-2020).

The 2nd World Dyslexia Forum on 17-20 August 2014

The 2nd World Dyslexia Forum (IIWDF-2014) will take place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on 17-20 August 2014.

The Learning Teacher Journal 1/2014 now published

The Learning Teacher Network's academic, peer reviewed The Learning Teacher Journal 1/2014 has been published.

You find further information on http://www.learningteacher.eu/journal

To open and read the issue 1/2014 direct on-line as flipbook: http://www.learningteacher.eu/sites/learningteacher.eu/files/flipbook/53...

The Learning Teacher Magazine 2/2014 now published

The Learning Teacher Magazine 2/2014 has been published.

All Magazines are available as flipbooks on http://www.learningteacher.eu/magazine

To open the issue 2/2014 direct:
http://www.learningteacher.eu/sites/learningteacher.eu/files/flipbook/53....

Copies of the Magazine in printed format are delivered by post to network members, authors and subscribers.

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia joins Erasmus+

On 4 June 2014, the Commission received the written notification from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia providing for the entry into force of the Erasmus+ agreement establishing the country's participation in the new education, training, youth and sport programme.

2015 officially designated as European Year for Development

On 14 April 2014, the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council gave the green light to designate 2015 as the European Year for Development. The motto of the year will be "Our world, our dignity, our future".

New EU study: How to make the teaching profession more attractive

At a time when several countries are faced with shortages of qualified teachers, a new study undertaken on behalf of the European Commission looks at what Member States could do to attract the best people into the profession.

Preventing early school leaving - Lessons learned

A new study carried out for the European Commission shows success features of second chance schemes that could inspire mainstream education and training.