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.

All workshops are conducted in English and 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!

How to join

Interested in 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

Interested in running a workshop?

Let us know in which SPOW and suggested title. Guest projects / workshop facilitators are responsible for the content. European Schoolnet (EUN) / Scientix takes care of:

  • Opening the registrations
  • Managing the participation to the different workshops / tracks
  • All communication with the participants
  • The management of the online platform for the events
  • Technical support for the participants
  • Certification of the participants (prior agreement with the guest projects involved with the possibility of including also their projects' logos)

Upcoming SPOWs

SPOW Dates Tracks Register
07
  • Wednesday 24 Nov 2021: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Wednesday 1 Dec 2021: Session 1, 16:00 – 18:00 CET
  • Wednesday 8 Dec 2021: Session 2, 16:00 – 18:00 CET

Track a) Connect your students to science: The use of experimentation apps to conduct inquiry-based science education Read more

Track b) Tips to becoming a better presenter in online events Read more

Track c) Alternatives to animal testing and how to talk about it in STEM classes Read more

Register and select track for SPOW07
08
  • Thursday 2 Dec 2021: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Thursday 9 Dec 2021: Session 1, 17:00 – 19:00 CET
  • Thursday 16 Dec 2021: Session 2, 17:00 – 19:00 CET

Track a) Connect your students to science: The use of experimentation apps to conduct inquiry-based science education Read more

Track b) Motivational Teaching Practices in Science Classrooms Read more

Track c) Project-Based Theory: From Theory to Practice

Register and select track for SPOW08
09
  • Friday 3 Dec 2021: Preparatory materials will be sent to participants
  • Friday 10 Dec 2021: Session 1, 16:00 – 18:00 CET
  • Friday 17 Dec 2021: Session 2, 16:00 – 18:00 CET

Track a) Interactive session for Scientix Ambassadors: How to
disseminate Scientix at a national level Read more

Track b) Citizen science and SDGs to inspire educators Read more

c) Track c: coming soon

Register and select track for SPOW09

 

 

Previous 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”

Done
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.

Done
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

Done
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.

Done
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.

Done
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

Done