Welcome to ICONS
International Community of Online Schools
Interested in becoming a member of ICONS?
We are ICONS
The need for online education is growing worldwide and its added value is increasingly recognised.
We at d-teach online school, the first online school in Belgium, have specialised in online education for expat families for more than 10 years. We think the time is right to join forces across borders. To do so, we are primarily looking for partners with a proven track record who share our mission and vision.
Therefore, as part of our school’s participation in the Accelerator Programme of the European Digital Education Hub, we want to explore the feasibility of setting up an international community of online schools.
Building a virtual international community of online schools, dedicated and willing to contribute to realise the SDG4 goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Advocacy: supporting online schools in their efforts to be officially recognised by the government as fully-fledged education actors (level playing field); spreading the message about the complementary added value of online education compared to traditional face-to-face education.
Inspiration: encouraging mutual exchange of information and relevant good practices to gain new insights and improve processes (e.g. online teacher training, quality assurance in online education, IT platforms, etc.).
Joint applications for international funding: creating a permanent pool of like-minded partners who can form a consortium to attract projects from different sources (Erasmus+, Horizon Europe, UN, World Bank, UNESCO, etc.) serving both current and un(der)served target groups (e.g. refugees, victims of natural disasters).
By setting up an independent and self-sustainable online learning network to make international cooperation possible. The practical set-up of this network will be discussed with all partners.