PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE HAS FINISHED. ALL MATERIALS AND DISCUSSIONS REMAIN AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN ACCESS THEM VIA THE MODULES TAB ABOVE.

TO ACCESS THE MODULES, PLEASE ENROLL FOR THE COURSE BUT BE AWARE THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE THE COURSE BADGE OR THE CERTIFICATE. HOWEVER MODULE BADGES ARE STILL AWARDED AUTOMATICALLY. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT SUPPORT IS NO LONGER PROVIDED BY THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS OR THE EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET ACADEMY TEAM FOR THIS COURSE.

The 2nd round of the “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching” course is starting on 18th August 2014. If you missed the first round or you would like to revisit some of the topics, join us in this exciting learning story.

The “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM teaching” course aims to provide teachers, school counsellors and career advisors with resources and ideas to increase students’ interest for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and careers. The course is designed in response to the worrying disengagement of young people from STEM subjects in school, and their decreasing interest in related careers.

The course is structured into 8 modules which develop a learning path from the analysis of the reasons behind students’ disaffection for STEM to the development and experimentations with innovative practices to overcome it.

The first 5 modules focus on motivating and engaging students in the STEM area through different approaches such as taking part in virtual visits to research centres and the use of virtual and remote labs and other innovative tools in the classroom. The last 3 modules explore career counselling aspects, providing guidance on how to inform students on STEM careers prospects and to support them in their choice. Modules are composed of video lectures of about 10 to 15 min., an activity to carry out, a section of optional materials that you can counsult to deepen your knowledge and a quiz to evaluate what you have learnt at the end of each module.

The “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM teaching” course will last 8 weeks and will be animated by a panel of experts who will contribute to it with their specific expertise and will engage participants through collaborative activities.

At the end of the course you will receive an electronic certificate of participation.

Follow anouncements on the STEM course via the course Announcements section and do not hesitate to start sharing your expectations, thoughts and ideas for the course via Twitter using #stemcourse, our Facebook page or our Facebook group!

See you in class!

 

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
18/08/14 00:00
End date
31/10/23 23:59
1 - Increasing student's engagement to study STEM Start date
18/08/14 00:00
End date
31/10/23 23:59
2 - Original teaching practices in the STEM classroom Start date
25/08/14 00:00
End date
31/10/23 23:59
3 - Innovative STEM teaching: using STEM resources from across Europe Start date
01/09/14 00:00
End date
31/10/23 23:59
4 - Discovering virtual & remote labs and how to use them in the classroom Start date
08/09/14 00:00
End date
30/11/23 23:59
5 - Exploring STEM in the real world - Virtual visits to research centers Start date
15/09/14 00:00
End date
31/10/23 23:59
6 - Helping students to understand what STEM jobs are - Career counselling Start date
22/09/14 00:00
End date
31/10/23 23:59
7- Meeting real life STEM professionals Start date
29/09/14 00:00
End date
31/10/23 23:59
8 - Dealing with stereotypes Start date
06/10/14 00:00
End date
31/10/23 23:59
To enroll in this course you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. To register, please click the button below.

Target audience

The course is aimed at science, engineering, technology and math teachers, career advisers and school counselors. However, anyone with an interest in this field is welcome to join.

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Start date

Monday, 18th August 2014

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Duration

The course runs for eight weeks and requires about 2-3 hours per week