Would you like to use the latest aerospace resources and best practices in your STEM lessons with students? Join our Aerospace in Class MOOC and get to know amazingly engaging resources that will lift up your classroom experience!
In this MOOC, you will be guided to create your own Learning Scenario with tested materials from the Aerospace in class project. You will get to hear best practices from Lead Teachers and you will learn about all the knowledge and skills needed to engage your students with aerospace subjects. The course will give you the opportunity to study practical solutions from aerospace education and will present inspirational examples of activities in the fields of “Science of Flight”, “Mission to the Moon” and the “Future of the Skies”.
The course will consist of four modules, each of them tackling different aspects of designing modern classroom lessons for students on aerospace topics, which are great to be implemented in your STEM class.
Create your own Learning Scenario for your STEM class using aerospace resources
Learn about different resources of the Aerospace in Class project for educational activities.
Learn about Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE), the “Do it yourself” (DIY) approach, Design thinking and how to apply these in your classroom.
Learn how to plan and design aerospace activities in your classroom.
Exchange with peers and review each others’ Learning Scenarios
This course is open to anyone interested, but the activities are mainly targeted at secondary school teachers and teacher trainers from Europe and beyond with an interest in aerospace and STEM education.
Module 1: Aerospace Education in Your Classroom opens on 15/02/2021
Module 2: Pedagogical Approaches in Science Education opens on 22/02/2021
Module 3: Preparing Your Implementation Activities opens on 01/03/2021
Module 4: Create Your Learning Scenario! opens on 08/03/2021
In order to earn a course certificate, course participants need to pass all the quizzes, submit a learning scenario and review 3 of their peers' learning scenarios. The final deadline to complete all activities is 24 March 2020, 23:59 CET. The participation in the quizzes will amount to 5% of the final grade and is not a requirement for receiving the course certificate. The learning scenario, together with the peer reviews, will count for 95% of the final grade.
The overall passing grade is 95%.
Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.
Note to teachers from Castilla y León: Si eres profesor de Castilla y León, y además del certificado de la European Schoolnet Academy, quieres recibir un certificado oficial de parte de la Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León inscríbete en la página web del CFP Idiomas de Castilla y León http://cfpidiomas.centros.educa.jcyl.es/sitio/
Björn Bachmann works as a Project Officer in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet. Björn is coordinating the Aerospace in Class project, in which he has been involved from the beginning, and is managing all organisational and pedagogical activities with the Airbus Foundation and the Lead Teachers.
Ekaterina works as a Speech Therapist and Russian Language Teacher for bilingual children in Brussels. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Special Education and Psychology and a Master's degree in Pedagogical Approaches in Humanitarian Principles and Values. At the moment, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Educational Science. Her professional interests include multilingual education, active learning technologies, and innovative practices in pre-and primary school education. Ekaterina runs an educational YouTube channel to support parents with children with special needs.
Behind the course
This Aerospace in Class MOOC, coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN), is part of the “Aerospace in Class” project. The “Aerospace in Class” project is about integrating STEM resources from the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space in classes for 8- to 12-year-old students. The project is funded by the Airbus Foundation, which is committed to bringing together the products and people of the global aerospace company Airbus to help address the challenges of today's society. Youth development is one of the pillars upon which the Airbus Foundation is built, empowering young people for the challenges of tomorrow.
The Airbus Foundation Discovery Space is a digital portal for aerospace exploration, connecting students, parents and educators across the globe with professionals in the field, bringing today’s research and technology to life.
The “Aerospace in Class” Project consists of three phases:
Co-construction of 11 Learning Scenarios to support the integration of Airbus Foundation Discovery Space resources in classes for 8- to 12-year-old students
Validation of the Learning Scenarios in schools in several European countries
Capacity building with the development of a Massive Open Online Course
Funded by the Airbus Foundation and coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN – the network of 32 European Ministries of Education), the Aerospace in Class Project is about piloting STEM resources from the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space, a digital portal for aerospace exploration, connecting students, parents and educators across the globe with professionals in the field, bringing today’s research and technology to life. The MOOC is also supported by the STEM Alliance (an initiative that brings together industries, Ministries of Education, and education stakeholders to promote STEM education and careers to young Europeans) and by Scientix, funded from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme – project Scientix 4 (Grant agreement N. 101000063), coordinated by EUN. The content of the document is the sole responsibility of the organizer and does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), nor is the EC responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained.