SELFIEforTEACHERS launch on World Teachers’ Day, 5 October 2021

Publication date: 28/09/2021

A new self-reflection online tool to support teachers to further develop their digital competence is launching on World Teachers’ Day.

A new self-reflection online tool to support teachers to further develop their digital competence is launching on World Teachers’ Day. SELFIEforTEACHERS has been designed by the European Commission working with experts from across Europe.

(You can also read this article in Slovenian here)

The tool gives primary and secondary teachers an opportunity to reflect on how they are using digital tools and technologies, get feedback and tips on next steps and plan for further training and support.

The European launch event is taking place on 5 October 2021 in cooperation with the Slovenian Presidency of the European Union.

The event brings together teachers who have tested the tool and students who will share their views on how they see technology as part of their learning experience.

Watch the live stream on the day

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel and Slovenian Minister for Education, Science and Sport, Simona Kustec will officially launch the tool at a hybrid event taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia and streamed online.

Empowering teachers

Commissioner Gabriel said that the launch of the new tool could support teachers with their on going journey with digital technologies:

“Like all professions, technology is changing the work of education. Our goal is to empower teachers to make informed choices on how, where and when they use technology in their particular context. The self-reflection and results from the tool can support teachers to be actively engaged in their professional development and to work with fellow teachers within and beyond the school with digital upskilling”.

Launch programme 5 October

11.00-11.30

Official European launch by Prof. dr. Simona Kustec, Minister of Education, Science and Sport and Commissioner Gabriel

Testimonials by two teachers who have used the tool

11:30-12:00

Presentation of the tool by European Commission staff

12.00-13.00

Panel discussion with teachers and students

13.00

Break/refreshments

13:15-14:15

Digital school award to schools from Slovenia which are taking part in the Digital Schools Award Erasmus+ project.

Download the programme

Language coverage

For the launch, the tool will be available in four languages (English, French, German and Slovenian) with the remaining EU languages to follow in October and November.

Background

SELFIEforTEACHERS is one of the actions of Europe’s Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027. It is based on the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu).

SELFIEforTEACHERS builds on and enhances the SELFIE tool for whole school digital planning, which has now reached over 1.7 million students and staff. SELFIEforTEACHERS allows a deeper dive on teacher digital skills.

Resources for download

Download a copy of the event programme

Infographics

Aim and scope (pdf 1MB)

Why SELFIEforTEACHERS (pdf 500KB)

Key features (pdf 1MB)

Professional growth and development (pdf 1MB)