STEM @ SCHOOL

COURSE INFORMATION

STEM is an abbreviation that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons. Students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between the classroom and the world around them. The perfect lesson includes also Art (STEAM).

 

The importance of STEM education is emphasized by the Next Generation Science Standards, which were designed to improve how students comprehend and apply science. STEM education typically focuses on project-based learning in the classroom. The projects and activities incorporate technology to emphasize the application of science and prepare students for future classes.

STEM education and the application of technology empowers every student to use their creativity and develop their critical thinking skills. The benefits of STEM education are also far-reaching for students of all ages and backgrounds as recent years have seen initiatives intended to add more females and minorities to STEM fields. Students can experience STEM education benefits, such as the ability to complete long, intricate tasks involving robotics or computer programming projects.

Through STEM, students develop key skills including: problem solving, creativity, critical analysis, teamwork, independent thinking, initiative, communication, digital literacy.

COURSE PROGRAMME (DAY BY DAY)

DAY 1

Morning

Official presentation – introducing the group

What is STEM? – introduction

Afternoon

Trips

DAY 2

Morning

Smart classroom – school in the cloud

Afternoon

Trips

DAY 3

Morning

STE(A)M = STEM+Art. Science experiments and projects. Collaborative work.

Afternoon

Trips

DAY 4

Morning

Games and activities for learning through coding

Afternoon

Trips

DAY 5

Morning

STEAM & Micro:bit for exploring and advertising

Afternoon

Trips

DAY 6

Morning

Cool projects: mBlock = Scratch + Arduino or mBlock + Arduino

Afternoon

Trips

DAY 7

Morning

Presenting participants’projects

Evaluation of the course

Presenting participants’certificates

Afternoon

Departures after 14:00

SPECIAL REMARKS

Every participant should bring their laptops with them since we will make use of computers during the lessons.

COURSE SESSIONS

DATE LOCATION
11 – 17 May, 2020 Thassos Island / Greece
09 – 15 November, 2020 Thassos Island / Greece
18 – 24 January, 2021 Istanbul / Turkey
25 – 31 January, 2021 Thassos Island / Greece
22 – 28 February, 2021 Varna / Bulgaria
15 – 21 March, 2021 Istanbul / Turkey
12 – 18 April, 2021 Istanbul / Turkey
12 – 18 July, 2021 Varna / Bulgaria
09 – 15 August, 2021 Istanbul / Turkey
23 – 29 August, 2021 Varna / Bulgaria
18 – 24 October, 2021 Thassos Island / Greece
15 – 21 November, 2021 Varna / Bulgaria