Just before Christmas last year, we had our first advisory board meeting. Considering the pandemic situation the meeting took place via Zoom. In addition to short presentations of our ongoing activities the main focus was on a discussion of how to conduct research and training online. Due to the COVID-19 our team has been in need to find ways to move our planned activities and events online. Therefore, every advice and recommendation on how to do that was very useful.
On November 16th two large Horizon2020 projects – SEIS -Scaling up educational innovation in schools and iHub4Schools – Accelerating Digital Innovation in Schools through Regional Innovation Hubs and a Whole-School Mentoring Model – were presented at aTechnology-enhanced research seminar in Tallinn University. As the projects’ teams (local and international) are partially overlapping the goal was to find synergies between them. As the SEIS project’s approach is to take a holistic Living Labs view on educational research to better adopt and scale up innovation and the iHub4Schools project aims to propose mechanisms to accelerate whole-school digital innovation in and across schools through establishment of Regional Innovation Hubs, it was agreed that there are some strong connection points between these two projects, which will be explored further in the coming months.
The SEIS project – Scaling up educational innovations in schools – started with a kick-off meeting on January 21st 2020 at Tallinn University. The main objective of the kick-off meeting was to get to know each other, find synergies and define common goals and procedures.