Did you miss the STE(A)M IT 2nd Co-Creation Workshop? Here is what you need to know about the event to stay up to date!
Organized on the 2nd of October 2020, the event gathered 60 participants, including industry representatives (Airbus Foundation, GSMA, SissaMedia Lab, Texas Instruments, Transport Malta and LEGO Education), Ministries of Education (from Israel, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Georgia, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Turkey), experts in STEM Education, researchers and teachers.
Together, the participants discussed and exchanged on the status and development of the STE(A)M Integrated framework and the enrichments of its various components, and more specifically:
- The ingredients needed for the composition of a STE(A)M IT Integrated Learning scenario, by Dhr. Jessica Niewint Gori from Indire;
- Some examples of the organised activities and the students’ learning products by Ana Louro, Ivana Gugić, Preeti Gahlawat and Carmelita Cippolon, members of the STE(A)M IT pilot teachers group;
- The challenges faced by teachers during their implementations due to the Covid-19 crisis;
- The advantages of using learning products to evaluate Integrated STE(A)M teaching;
- The STE(A)M IT capacity building programme, that will be released soon, with the support of Scientix, via the European Schoolnet Academy.
On the policy side, Katarina Grgec from the Croatian Ministry of Education congratulated teachers on their efforts and also complimented their learning scenarios.
Participants also discussed the importance of STEM careers and the need to support teachers into integrating the most up to date and relevant information on skills and competences needed by industry. On this point, it is important to highlight the new STE(A)M IT Repository of STEM Jobs Profiles launched following the request from STEM Alliance partners and Ministries of Education STEM representatives.
Updates from other projects
The STE(A)M IT 2nd co-creation workshop also gave participants the opportunity to share knowledge and hear about other projects that are also working on STE(A)M Integrated teaching and learning and are regularly exchanging with STE(A)M IT: STEAMonEDU and CHOICE.
STE(A)M IT and STEAMonEdu both strive to define the competences of STE(A)M educators by investigating and engaging educators of formal and non-formal education.
CHOICE differentiates by taking into account the needs of the students in STEM and STE(A)M Education and actively involves them along with educators in Creative Leadership Teams keeping them close to the labour market and STEM/STE(A)M career-oriented approaches.
Curious to know more?
You can find the presentations from the event below:
- Latest Updates about the STE(A)M IT Project
- STE(A)M IT Master Learning Scenario
- Examples of STEM Integrated Learning Scenarios
- STE(A)M IT evaluation plan and learning products
- Implementing integrated STE(A)M teaching in classrooms
- Training teachers on Integrated STEM Teaching
- CHOICE project updates
- STEAMonEDU project updates
To have an extensive overview of the workshop’s discussions, read the detailed summary of the event.
Go the extra mile and also read about the resources suggested by the participants:
- Video in which student teachers are teaching vocational students about sustainability, debating, construction and wind turbines – suggested by James Serra from NHL Stenden
- It Is Okay to Rely on Technology – Article about the need for education to approach the 21st-century skills in a holistic way – suggested by Stephan Griebel from Texas Instruments
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