Lernacon is a company founded by Bart Verswijvel supporting innovative practices in education.  To provide services Bart collaborates with a network of experts. Arjana Blazic (HR) is his main collaborator.

 

Clients

Lernacon and Bart Verswijvel work and have worked for organisations and companies like Acrossslimits, Chemonics, Council of Europe, Epale, eTwinning, EU Digi Edu Hackathon, Eummena, European Schoolnet, Europeana, Hyve Group, Imagine Education, Microsoft, National Agencies Erasmus+ of Belgium Flanders and the Netherlands, Primera Courses, etc.

 

Short bio

Bart Verswijvel started his career as a secondary school teacher and stayed in the profession for many years. In 2010 he joined the National Support Service for eTwinning in Belgium and in 2012 he moved to European Schoolnet, the organisation for Ministries of Education in Europe, where he became a Senior Pedagogical Adviser.

He is the pedagogical lead of the Future Classroom Lab, and he is active in a range of European funded projects. He also coordinates the EUN network of Future Classroom ambassadors.

Bart worked with Ministries of Education, schools and communities of teachers. His special interest is in whole-school approaches to stimulate active learning and innovative practices in a context of innovative learning spaces with the support of technology.

As a private education consultant with his company Lernacon, he facilitates professional development for teachers and schools. Bart designs and delivers online and on-site courses and workshops. He has worked as a course leader for communities, schools and institutes in Europe and the Middle East.

Bart is an international keynote speaker and a host of Twitter chats, hackathons, webinars and Teachmeets. Bart is the co-founder and co-host of the International Teachmeet at BETT. He is also an expert at the National Agencies of Belgium and the Netherlands. Bart has been a project judge for Microsoft and other organisations at Belgian and European competitions for teachers and he held the title of Microsoft Innovative Educator for 2 successive years. He has been very active in the eTwinning community both as a teacher and as a member of the Central Support Service.

Bart holds a master’s degree in Germanic Philology and a postgraduate in E-learning and Digital Didactics. He is a Moodle Certified Educator.

Bart Verswijvel has published many articles and is a co-author of several textbooks for Dutch as a mother tongue. In 2010, Bart was awarded the Queen Paola Prize for Education.

Bart’s power is to spread the joy of learning. Store your knowledge in friends, is his favourite quote.

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