The course is designed to equip educators with innovative strategies and practical tools to seamlessly integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education into their classrooms. The primary focus is on fostering a student-centered, inquiry-based learning approach that nurtures curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills among young learners.
In this intensive 5-day program, participants will actively engage in a dynamic blend of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, collaborative discussions, and reflective sessions. These activities are thoughtfully structured to empower educators with the knowledge and skills needed to establish engaging and effective STEM/STEAM learning environments for young children. Participants will delve into a diverse range of topics, from understanding the foundational principles of STEM/STEAM education to designing and implementing age-appropriate, inquiry-driven learning experiences that captivate young minds. The program will also explore ways to merge arts and creativity into STEM education, creating a holistic STEAM learning environment that nurtures well-rounded skills.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Understand STEM/STEAM Education: Learn why STEM/STEAM education is important and how it helps kids think and solve problems.
Make Fun Lessons: Create fun activities for kids that teach science, math, and art in exciting ways.
Combine Art and Science: Learn how to mix arts and science to make learning more interesting.
Get Kids Curious: Use tricks to make kids curious about science and get them working together to solve problems.
Check How Kids Are Doing: Learn different ways to see if kids are learning and how to help them learn better.
Work Together: Share your ideas and listen to others to learn and grow together.
Teach Exciting Lessons: Make plans to teach awesome STEM/STEAM lessons in your own class.
Learn and Grow: Think about your teaching and find ways to learn more and get better at teaching STEM/STEAM.
Classes take place Monday to Friday in the morning.
Day 1: Introduction to STEM/STEAM Education
Course introduction, objectives, and expectations, providing an overview of the course structure and participant introductions
Understanding the guiding principles and objectives of STEM/STEAM education.
Exploring the distinct benefits of inquiry-based learning for young learners.
Reflecting on current teaching methodologies and identifying avenues for improvement.
Day 2: Designing Inquiry-Based STEM/STEAM Activities
Formulating developmentally-appropriate STEM/STEAM lesson plans.
Incorporating experiential, hands-on learning opportunities.
Merging arts and creativity seamlessly into STEM education.
Day 3: Engaging Young Learners in STEM/STEAM Exploration
Employing techniques to kindle curiosity and fascination with STEM/STEAM subjects.
Facilitating collaborative learning and teamwork among young students.
Adapting activities to cater to diverse learning styles and varying abilities.
Day 4: Assessing Learning in STEM/STEAM Contexts
Exploring both formative and summative assessment strategies for STEM/STEAM learning.
Embracing authentic assessment methods that effectively capture student understanding and skill acquisition.
Offering constructive feedback to support continuous student development.
Day 5: Implementation and Future Growth
Sharing anecdotes of success and challenges in integrating STEM/STEAM education.
Crafting actionable plans for integrating inquiry-based STEM/STEAM activities into participants' classrooms.
Formulating strategies for sustained professional growth and development in the realm of STEM/STEAM education.
Reflection and action planning: Integrating STEAM principles into personal teaching practices
Final remarks: Certification of Attendance and Confirmation of Erasmus+ Mobility documents
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 400€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.