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We will be launching the 2nd round of the “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching” course 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 advisers with resources and ideas to increase pupils’ 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 pupils’ 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 pupils on STEM careers prospects and to support them in their choice.

The “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM teaching” course will last 8 weeks and will be animated by a European Schoolnet 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.

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List of modules

Course Introduction Course Introduction Start date
17 Mar 01:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
1 - Increasing student's engagement to study STEM 1 - Increasing student's engagement to study STEM Start date
17 Mar 01:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
2 - Original teaching practices in the STEM classroom 2 - Original teaching practices in the STEM classroom Start date
24 Mar 01:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
3 - Innovative STEM teaching: using STEM resources from across Europe 3 - Innovative STEM teaching: using STEM resources from across Europe Start date
31 Mar 00:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
4 - Discovering virtual & remote labs and how to use them in the classroom 4 - Discovering virtual & remote labs and how to use them in the classroom Start date
07 Apr 01:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
5 - Exploring STEM in the real world - Virtual visits to research centers 5 - Exploring STEM in the real world - Virtual visits to research centers Start date
14 Apr 01:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
6 - Helping students to understand what STEM jobs are - Career counselling 6 - Helping students to understand what STEM jobs are - Career counselling Start date
21 Apr 01:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
7- Meeting real life STEM professionals 7- Meeting real life STEM professionals Start date
28 Apr 01:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
8 - Dealing with stereotypes 8 - Dealing with stereotypes Start date
05 May 01:00
End date
01 Jun 00:59
To enrol 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

This course is open to anybody interested in STEM subjects, however, it is mainly addressed to science, engineering, technology and math teachers, career advisers and school counselors.

Duration

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

Start date

17th March 2014

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