Opening Schools to STEM careers

Scientix is co-organising a Massive Open Online Course together with SYSTEMIC and STEM Alliance focused on encouraging Heads of Schools and Career Counsellors to attract young people to choose STEM careers - 'Opening Schools to STEM careers' MOOC for Heads of Schools and Career Counsellors'. Read below to find out how to register and participate!

The upcoming "Opening Schools to STEM careers" Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims at informing, training and empowering Heads of Schools and Career Counsellors in successfully equipping (and adapting) schools with tools for introducing students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers from an early age.

This course is an opportunity for those who want to understand why STEM is critical for students’ future welfare and success, the current state of play of industries and companies, through online lessons and information about career guidance and development. It is also great for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and is completely free of charge!

Starting on 25 September 2017, the MOOC is expected to last for the duration of 8.5 weeks. It will include a total of 7 modules (one module per week) and an extra 1.5 week at the end of the course, while the workload is estimated as of 2-3 hours/week. Participants will be able to finish it in minimum of 4 weeks, maximum 8.5 weeks. It is estimated that participants need around 20 hours to complete the course successfully.

This course is an initiative of the STEM Alliance, in collaboration with SYSTEMIC and Scientix, which gives Heads of Schools and Career Counsellors the chance to know members of the STEM Alliance closely and appreciate different types of career counselling approaches at school level, while learning how to build a STEM career counselling vision and an action plan for schools (including leadership perspective aspects).

STEM Careers MOOC poster

About the European Schoolnet Academy

The MOOC is hosted on the European Schoolnet Academy, a platform where you can learn about innovation in the school and classroom through online professional development courses for teachers in primary and secondary schools. The courses offered on this platform are completely free of charge.

Educators can benefit immensely from the project by taking advantage of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which is a course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people.

As for assessment strategies and evaluation methodologies, there will be quizzes, peer reviews and self-reviews. At the end of the MOOC, digital badges and digital certificates will be available for the course participants.

 

Register for the course here

 

Join us already in the Facebook Official Group: Opening Schools to STEM Careers MOOC and share your ideas about the topic on Twitter using #STEMcareersMOOC !

For any questions related to the MOOC, please feel free to contact Teodora Ioan teodora.ioan@eun.org.

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Opening Minds to STEM careers

Scientix co-organised a Massive Open Online Course together with SYSTEMIC and STEM Alliance focused on encouraging students to pursue STEM careers - 'Opening minds to STEM careers' MOOC for STEM teachers'. Read below to find out more about the MOOC!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE HAS FINISHED. ALL MATERIALS AND DISCUSSIONS REMAIN AVAILABLE ON EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET ACADEMY WEBSITE.

The "Opening minds to STEM careers" Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims at informing, training and empowering primary and secondary teachers in successfully introducing and attracting young people to choose STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers from an early age, as well as to learn about private and public initiatives in STEM education.

This course is an opportunity for teachers who want to understand the current state of play of industries and companies, through online lessons and infor-mation about career guid-ance and development. It is also great for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and is completely free of charge!

The MOOC started on 3 April 2017, and lasted for 9 weeks. It included a total of 8 modules (one module per week) and an extra grace week at the end of the course, while the workload is estimated as of 2-3 hours/week. Participants were able to finish it in a minimum of 4 weeks, maximum 9 weeks. It is estimated that participants need around 25 hours to complete the course successfully.

This course was an initiative of the STEM Alliance, in collaboration with SYSTEMIC and Scientix, in order to give teachers and other educators the chance to know members of the STEM Alliance closely. The main audience for this MOOC is primary school teachers and secondary school STEM teachers, while secondary school teachers of any other subjects are also welcome to participate.

STEM Careers MOOC poster

About the European Schoolnet Academy

The MOOC is hosted on the European Schoolnet Academy, a platform where you can learn about innovation in the school and classroom through online professional development courses for teachers in primary and secondary schools. The courses offered on this platform are completely free of charge.

Educators can benefit immensely from the project by taking advantage of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which is a course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people.

As for assessment strategies and evaluation methodologies, there were quizzes, peer reviews and self-reviews. At the end of the MOOC, digital badges and digital certificates were available for the course participants.

Join us in the Facebook Official Group: Opening Minds to STEM Careers MOOC and share your ideas about the topic on Twitter using #STEMcareersMOOC !

For any questions related to the MOOC, please feel free to contact Teodora Ioan teodora.ioan@eun.org.

Other online training activities

 

Scientix Webinars

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Training platforms

 

European Schoolnet Academy

Teacher Academy

Face-to-face events

November, 2017