Distance learning: how is e-Estonia doing it? Tips and recommendations

When schools in Estonia had to change to distance learning again, this small school was ready. Learn what distance learning tips and decisions helped a teacher and mother of three to jumpstart learning in a way that could set an example. “I know what many parents are facing with their workload having soared, but it […]

How sport education in Estonia coped with Covid-19?

Sport has long been the most common hobby education among Estonian schoolchildren. One of the bigger problems sport clubs in Estonia faced during the lockdown have been how to sustain good communication and connection with their members, especially children, says Jane Kalda from the Estonian Foundation of Sport Education in an interview for the ENGSO […]

Estonia: school camps to cover education gaps

Six million euros is being set aside for summer camps for schoolchildren, preparing them for the next academic year and ironing out deficiencies caused by long periods on remote learning. The money is budgeted as part of the recently approved supplementary budget, issued in response to the latest coronavirus wave.  As many as 50,000 or […]

New report: what did we learn during the COVID-19 lockdown?

The unprecedented shift to remote schooling gave us the opportunity to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of remote schooling, but also to reflect on how education is being provided in general. The authors of the new European Commission report “What did we learn from schooling practices during the COVID-19 lockdown?” have interviewed in total around […]

Tallinn library wins European Citizens prize for online reading initiative

Tallinn Central Library has won an award for an initiative which sees librarians read books to children over the internet, helping parents when they need to work from home. This article was first published by ERR News. The library’s initiative “Loeme ette!” (“Let’s read for them!”) won the European Parliament’s European Citizens Prize 2020. The […]

Move Lab aims to increase the share of outdoor learning

This year, 38 new schools from all across Estonia joined the education programme Schools in Motion. To balance the negative impact of the corona pandemic on pupils’ mental and physical health, the programme focuses on diversifying distance learning and integrating outdoor learning in school life. The education programme started five years ago and by now, […]

Estonia shared its digitalisation experience at the World Bank seminar

Experts from World Bank and Latin American and Caribbean countries discussed digital technology in education in times of pandemics. The online event was organized around three aspects of digital technology: access for all, access to digital finance and the importance of digital technology in education.  Heli Aru-Chabilan from Estonian Education and Youth Board shared the […]

What helped Estonian schools successfully handle the corona crisis?

In spring, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put students, teachers, and parents to test. Estonian schools managed to adapt to new situations quickly and therefore handled the crisis well. Although there is no one right formula for a successful distance learning programme, there is still a lot to learn from an Estonian example.  Although the COVID-19 […]

Estonia offers its digital education solutions for free to support other countries

Estonia, the leading education nation in Europe (No 1. in PISA test in Europe), announced that it is humbled to share all of its digital education tools to support other countries’ education systems during the COVID-19 crisis. As of today, all school buildings in Estonia are closed. Teaching and learning have been moved entirely online. “Who […]