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Integrated STEM Teaching for Primary Schools Rerun


STEAM_IT

Welcome to the Integrated STEM Teaching for Primary Schools Rerun MOOC

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This MOOC is relevant to primary school teachers (ages 5-11) of all levels of experience who are interested in learning how to go from teaching isolated Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classes, to a real integrated STEM teaching of these topics, not only among themselves but with all other disciplines. This MOOC will examine the opportunities offered by integrated STEM teaching and will provide many practical examples.

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Learning objectives

In this MOOC, you will:

  • Focus and learn about STEM integrated teaching approaches
  • Learn about innovative pedagogies
  • Contextualize STEM knowledge through industry-education cooperation
  • Explore STEM careers and the skills needed for these careers

Prerequisites

This course is relevant to all teachers who want to transform their teaching and enrich their skills by learning how to use and apply the STE(A)M integrated teaching in their classroom.

Modules

  • Module 1: Introduction to Integrated STE(Α)M Teaching & Relevant Pedagogies - opens on 25/10/2021
  • Module 2: STEM Subjects and How STEM Careers are Contextualized at School  - opens on 01/11/2021
  • Module 3: Examples of Integrated STEM Teaching and Learning Scenarios - opens on 08/11/2021
  • Module 4: Create Your Learning Scenario and Peer-assessment - opens on 15/11/2021

Certification

To earn a course certificate, course participants need to pass all the quizzes, submit a learning scenario they have worked on by themselves or with their teams and review 3 learning scenarios by other course participants. The final deadline to complete all activities is 01 December 2021, 23:59 CET. In order to receive the certificate, the participation in the quizzes will count for 15%, and the learning scenario together with the peer reviews will count for 85%. The overall passing grade is 95%.

Participants who completed the ‘STEM is Everywhere’ MOOC (2018 or 2020 edition) and complete one of the ‘Integrated STEM Teaching’ MOOCs rerun (edition 2021) will be eligible for the special certificate.

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 Emilia-Romagna: Per i docenti della regione Emilia-Romagna iscritti alla piattaforma regionale https://iscrizioni.istruzioneer.it/ è possibile ottenere, oltre all’attestato rilasciato da European Schoolnet Academy, anche l’attestato rilasciato dall’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per l'Emilia-Romagna (Servizio Marconi) che attua un'azione di facilitazione ed accompagnamento a questa attività. Maggiori informazioni al link: https://bit.ly/EuroSmooc21.

Note to the teachers from Madrid:Si eres docente en la Comunidad de Madrid  y, además del certificado de European Schoolnet Academy, quieres obtener 3 créditos de formación en tu Extracto de Formación Individual, tendrás que inscribirte en la siguiente página https://innovacionyformacion.educa.madrid.org/node/31736 y seguir los pasos descritos en el apartado Metodología. Para más información, contactar con el Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras del CRIF Las Acacias en la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico (dle.crif.acacias@educa.madrid.org).

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/

Note to teachers from Ireland: It may be possible to count the completion of this course as part fulfilment of any discretionary CPD hours, subject to your school management's approval. Therefore, please enquire with your school management if your participation in this course can be formally recognised. 

Course Staff

Eleni Myrtsioti - course coordinator

Eleni Myrtsioti (Literature and communications / Project Coordination) is a Project Coordinator in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). Eleni is involved in STE(A)M IT and the Three Rs projects where she coordinates the work by teachers and the online courses.

Jelena Milenkovic - course coordinator

(International Education & Policy / Coordination and Pedagogy) Jelena works as a Project Coordinator in the FCL-SEG Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). She is the coordinator of the European Schoolnet Academy. Since joining European Schoolnet in 2018, Jelena worked as a web editor and MOOC creator for numerous projects, such as Scientix, TIWI, NBS, STE(A)M IT.

Evita Tasiopoulou - Project Manager

(Engineer / Management and Pedagogy) is a Project and Pedagogical Manager of Science projects in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet.
Her main activities focus on the management of the content in European projects and the provision of pedagogical advice and support to the entire STEM Education Department while her interests focus on STEM education pedagogical trends and the development of curricula, not only European. She is involved in projects linked to School Pilot activities, Structural Reform Support Programmes (SRSP) and innovative pedagogical approaches. She is currently working on SRSP – Greece,  SPSP Flanders (Teachers’ induction scheme), and  STEAM IT projects.

Behind the Course

STE(A)M IT aims to develop and test the 1st Integrated STEM Education conceptual framework and introduce innovative STEM teaching in schools, through the contextualisation of STEM teaching and cooperation with industry, to provide real industrial experiences in STEM teaching in classrooms. STE(A)M IT will bring together Ministries of Education, industry partners, Regional Authorities and practitioners to work together for a common Integrated STE(A)M framework, that will impact Europe as a whole, and ensure its uptake to all countries interested.

Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals.

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Disclaimer and Copyright

The rerun of the ‘Integrated STEM Teaching’ MOOCs for primary and secondary school teachers are co-funded by the STE(A)M IT and Scientix 4 projects. STE(A)M IT have received funding from the European Union’s ERASMUS+ programme (Grant agreement 612845-EPP-1-2019-1- BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The Scientix 4 project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement N. 101000063), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Creative Commons License

All content on this course unless specified otherwise is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

  1. Course Code

    IntegrSTEM_Primary
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  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    5 hours (20 in total)
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