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June 08, 2022
UNEATLANTICO-led project DigitalTA selected for new Erasmus+ Professor Academies
The European Commission has announced the first projects selected for the new Erasmus+ Professor Academies. Among these is DigitalTA, led by the European University of the Atlantic and FUNIBER, in addition to other international partners. The DigitalTA project is a Digital Academy that focuses on the transition of professors from education to practice, competence development for classroom work through case studies, but above all the support of a learning community, a peer community of European student professors, university professors and continuing education teachers, creation of learning communities and case studies to prevent early leaving the profession. Thus, the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education (SEPIE), the Spanish agency for the development and management of the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme for Education and Training in Spain, organised together with the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), with the support of the European Commission, a conference to inform institutions interested in submitting projects for Erasmus+ Professor Academies. Representing UNEATLANTICO and FUNIBER, Thomas Prola said that it is an initiative that seeks to “promote a European culture for teacher training, creating an international network of educators in transition and, in this way, prevent the early abandonment of the teaching profession, a major problem for the countries involved in the project”. The event was held under a hybrid modality (face-to-face and online), with the presence of representatives of the participating institutions, in the city of Toledo (Spain). The event provided information on the context of the creation of the initiative, key aspects for the presentation of projects, as well as a table with good practices of the selected projects.

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May 18, 2022
European project DigitalTA led by UNEATLANTICO participates in a new international meeting
The European project Erasmus + DigitalTA (2022-25), led by the European University of the Atlantic has been invited to speak at the European Ministerial Conference “Embedding European perspectives in teacher development”, which was held on March 3 in person and online. The project (2022-2025), selected among eleven projects submitted in the first European call “Teacher Academies” was presented last week in an online event promoted by the European Commission together with two other projects approved in the Teacher Academies 2021 call. The conference focused specifically on the European mobility of teachers and future teachers and, more generally, on the emergence of a European teacher community centered on the example of the initiative proposed by the European Commission with the first Erasmus + teacher academies. UNEATLANTICO participated online in the event by broadcasting a video presentation prepared by the European Projects Coordinator, Thomas Prola, on behalf of the rector of UNEATLANTICO, Rubén Calderón. The project (2022-2025) aims at improving the practical training of student teachers and young school teachers in EU countries, reducing professional attrition, at the time of transition between learning to teach and teaching to learn. Led by UNEATLANTICO, it counts with scientific and technological teams from FUNIBER, Jan Kochanowski University (Poland), University of Limerick (Ireland), and Palacky University Olomouc (Czech Republic). It also has the inclusion in the working team of the continuing education institutes of the Świętokrzyskie Centrum Doskonalenia Nauczycieli -ŚCDN- (Poland) and the Center for Teacher Training and Educational Innovation of Segovia (CFIE), as well as partner institutions such as the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE), among others.

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