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Integrated STEM Teaching for Secondary Schools


Welcome to the Integrated STEM Teaching for Secondary Schools MOOC

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This MOOC aims to provide secondary school teachers (including lower secondary: ages 12-14 and upper secondary: ages 15-19) with essential skills and knowledge to go from isolated Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classes, to a real integrated STEM teaching of these topics. And not only among themselves but with all other disciplines. Furthermore, you will be able to explore exemplary STE(A)M integrated lesson plans created and tested by other teachers, and many more relevant resources.

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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


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.


  • Module 1: Introduction to integrated STE(Α)M teaching & relevant pedagogies - opens on 26/10/2020
  • Module 2: STEM subjects and how STEM careers are contextualized at school - opens on 02/11/2020
  • Module 3: Examples of Integrated STEM teaching and Learning Scenarios - opens on 09/11/2020
  • Module 4: Create your learning scenario and peer-assessment - opens on 16/11/2020


In order to earn a course certificate, course participants need to pass all the quizzes, submit learning scenario and review three lesson plans of other participants. The final deadline to complete all activities is 02 December 2020, 23:59 CEST. 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 have successfully completed the STEM is Everywhere! course by Scientix previously, will be eligible to a super-certificate demonstrating their commitment to support and enhance STEM education in Europe and beyond.

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

Course Staff

Eleni Myrtsioti - course coordinator

Eleni Myrtsioti (Literature and communications / Project Coordination and Pedagogy) works as a Project Officer in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). Eleni is involved in Scientix, STEM School Label and STE(A)M IT projects. She supports Scientix by coordinating the Repository of educational resources and the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign. In STEM School Label she is coordinating the activities of the network of twenty Ambassador STEM Schools providing guidance, mentorship, and resources to help them improve their STEM strategies. In STE(A)M IT she coordinates the activities of the eleven teams of teachers involved the project.

Jelena Milenkovic - course coordinator

(International Education & Policy / Coordination and Pedagogy) Jelena works as a Project Officer 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, STE(A)M IT.

Sónia Maria Gomes Cerqueira - course moderator

She was born in 1969, in Lisbon, Portugal. In her childhood, she lived a few years in Luanda, Angola. She obtained a degree in Biology - Branch of Scientific and Technological Specialization in Ecology and Zoological Resources, by the University of Porto (FCUP), and was granted a Master in Environmental Engineering - Branch of Water and Wastewater Treatment by the University of Porto (FEUP). She has professional experience in education since 1993 and is a certified trainer by the Scientific-Pedagogical Council for Continuing Education, Portugal. Also has working experience in Laboratory and Industry and was co-author of some publications and scientific communications.

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.

Disclaimer and Copyright

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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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 content of the document is the sole responsibility of the organizer and it does not represent the opinion of the European Union or the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, which are not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained.

The work presented on this website has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme – project Scientix 4 (Grant agreement N. 101000063), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The content of the website is the sole responsibility of the organiser and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.


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