What are SPOWs?

SPOWs are Science Projects Online Workshops

Each SPOW runs over a three-week period including:

  • week 1: reading some preparatory materials
  • week 2: an online session of two hours (session 1)
  • between sessions 1 and 2: asynchronous “homework” for participants
  • week 3: an online session of two hours (session 2)

Each SPOW includes between 3 and 4 parallel tracks.

Each track addresses a specific topic and age group, and can have up to 10 teachers participating.

 

 

Interested teachers need to apply to the SPOWs/tracks they are interested in via the dedicated registrations.

Due to high demand, participants will be assigned to the different SPOWs / tracks depending on the availability and interests as well as to ensure a good mix of teachers in each SPOW/track. Participants will be informed at least one week before the corresponding SPOW’s week 1

All workshops will be conducted in English, the overall workload expected is of ~8 hours (including the preparatory work, online sessions and “homework”) and after the completion of the SPOW, active participants get a certificate of participation.

Read this overview to understand better what are SPOWs and the upcoming ones!

 

Upcoming SPOWs

SPOW Dates Tracks Register
01

February

  • Monday 8: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Monday 15: Session 1, 17:00 – 19:00 CET
  • Monday 22: Session 2, 17:00 – 19:00 CET

Topic:

Moving Toys and Speaking at online events

Tracks:

a) AutoSTEM JellyBird (4 to 6 year-olds) - About this track

b) AutoSTEM Catapult (6 to 8 year-olds) - About this track

c) Scientix “Tips to present in online events” - About this track coming soon

Register and select track for SPOW01
02

February

  • Friday 12: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Friday 19: Session 1, 17:00 – 19:00 CET
  • Friday 26: Session 2, 17:00 – 19:00 CET

Topic:

Becoming a European Blue School

Tracks:

a) Food from the Ocean

b) Climate and Ocean

c) Healthy and Clean Ocean

Read about this workshop and the tracks here.

Register and select track for SPOW02
03

March

  • Tuesday 9: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Tuesday 16: Session 1, 16:00 – 18:00 CET
  • Tuesday 23: Session 2, 16:00 – 18:00 CET

Topic:

Moving Toys and Nature-Based Solutions

Tracks:

a) AutoSTEM JellyBird (4 to 6 year-olds) - About this track

b) AutoSTEM Catapult (6 to 8 year-olds) - About this track

c) Nature-Based Solutions in Education - About this track coming soon

Register and select track for SPOW03
04

March

  • Thursday 11: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Thursday 18: Session 1, 16:00 – 18:00 CET
  • Thursday 25: Session 2, 16:00 – 18:00 CET

Topic:

Becoming a European Blue School

Tracks:

a) Food from the Ocean

b) Climate and Ocean

c) Healthy and Clean Ocean

Read about this workshop and the tracks here.

Register and select track for SPOW04
05

April

  • Wednesday 7: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Wednesday 14: Session 1, 17:00 – 19:00 CET
  • Wednesday 21: Session 2, 17:00 – 19:00 CET

Topic:

Becoming a European Blue School

Tracks:

a) Food from the Ocean

b) Climate and Ocean

c) Healthy and Clean Ocean

Read about this workshop and the tracks here.

Register and select track for SPOW05
06

April

  • Thursday 8: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Thursday 15: Session 1, 17:00 – 19:00 CET
  • Thursday 22: Session 2, 17:00 – 19:00 CET

Topic:

Life

Tracks:

a) AmgenTeach “IBSE in Life Science classes" About this track

b) Scientix and the three Rs
“Alternatives to animal testing and how to talk about it in STEM classes” About this track

c) LifeTERRA “The right tree in the right place” About this track

d) "Personalize Online Learning with LabXchange" About this track

Register and select track for SPOW06

 

 

Previous SPOWs