Promoting STEM approaches in schools through hands-on resources co-designed with teachers

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The acquisition of scientific skills is a fundamental element of any school curriculum. It equips students with essential resources to become active and responsible citizens, while also creating potential opportunities for their future careers.

Therefore, it is important to have appropriate resources to enhance student engagement in STEM, including integrating technology in the classroom and implementing strategies such as collaborative learning and problem-solving.

Providing teachers and educators with practical tools and lesson plans is a key aim of the STEM by STEM project.

To achieve this, an international training was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from September 18 to 22, 2023, with the aim to strengthen the skills of teachers in programming, 3D printing, electronics, and robotics, and to co-design lesson plans related to STEMs.

The training was held by the ABV Academy trainers, a group of experts in the information technology field who founded an association to promote technology and science education among children, in collaboration with Know and Can (the Bulgarian partner).

Teachers and educators from Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, and Romania got involved through technological experiments and challenges (in the pictures below some testimonies of the activities including a “sumo robot competition”).

Teachers and educators will share with their colleagues the knowledge acquired within the international training, during a national event – to be organized in the coming months in the schools of the partnership’s countries.

The training provided a chance to test the Toolkit with guidelines for developing STEM lessons, which includes guidelines for designing STEM lessons focused on programming, 3D printing, electronics, and robotics. The Toolkit also provides examples of experiments to implement in classrooms, aligning with teaching needs: it will be published soon in five languages (English, Italian, Bulgarian, Spanish and Romanian) to be used by teachers to boost their educational approaches towards STEMs with their pupils.

Together with the Toolkit, all the co-designed lesson plans developed during the international and national trainings will be included in a multilingual online Wiki consisting of additional STEM teaching resources and tools freely accessible to anyone who wishes to experiment with the proposed activities in school.

If you are a teacher or educator interested in STEM by STEM project resources, please contact emna.miled@cesie.org

About the project

STEM by STEM is funded by the Erasmus+ KA220-SCH – Cooperation partnerships in school education.

The project aim is to create and make available to teachers and educators accessible, easily –implemented STEM educational resources to raise students’ interest over STEM and improve their science literacy.

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