Scientix course at the Future Classroom Lab 2018
The Future Classroom Lab course "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in primary school classrooms" held on 25-29 June 2018 in Brussels in collaboration with Scientix, led the participants to develop their own ideas about STEM activities that are interactive, fun and project-based, making learning both interesting and relevant to students' lives.
Trainers shared ideas with the participants on interdisciplinary and inquiry based learning and about how to enhance standard educational materials with creative technologies. Participants got involved in STEM experiments, they created STEM inspired lesson plans and activities and made connections with STEM careers. They also discovered the benefits of introducing making, tinkering and coding in the primary classrooms, by using their imagination and creativity to produce unique prototypes. 3d design thinking and digital storytelling sessions inspired participants to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent. Fun ways of making Maths meaningful, as well as ways to explore the universe and the cells in the classrooms, have been discussed. Participants also met the Future Classroom Lab, the innovative learning environment in Brussels, the Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, and the eTwinning, the online community for schools.
All in all, the FCL course "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in primary school classrooms" managed to bring successfully 23 teachers from 7 European countries in Brussels for a full week dedicated to STEM.
Workshops and presentations
Note: this page will be constantly updated until all presentations are collected and published
Time and date:
25-29 June 2018, 9:30-15:30 (CET)
European Schoolnet, Rue de Treves 61, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
We are excited. We are happy. We are teachers. And we have just finished the #fcl_eu #STEM #course! Thank you all for joining us for this 5-day FCL training in #Brussels! We hope to see you again seizing another opportunity! Enjoy the summer break! @scientix_eu @eu_schoolnet pic.twitter.com/EvbINmvYy7— Future Classroom Lab by European Schoolnet (@fcl_euschoolnet) June 29, 2018
Thank you #fcl_eu teachers for attending our #cellexplorers session - you have been brilliant and it was a pleasure to meet you! #steminprimaryeducation #edchateu #wonderfulteachers #believeinscience #littlecells @eu_schoolnet @fcl_euschoolnet @scientix_eu pic.twitter.com/LYHM4TTDI8— Cell EXPLORERS (@Cellexplorers) June 28, 2018
Maths can be challenging and hard for students to learn, but if a teacher uses PBL pedagogy and various tools connecting boring maths equations to real life, this approach can easily trigger students' interest in #STEM already in primary school #Scientix #fcl_eu @Efi_Saltidou pic.twitter.com/rz6Gj7SglR— Anastasiya EUN (@_Anastasiya_B) June 27, 2018
In "Stories of tomorrow" project, students can work collaboratively to create a common story about anything they dream of (e.g. trip to Mars). The participants of #Scientix workshop for primary at @fcl_euschoolnet have a chance to explore the platform today! @scientix_eu #fcl_eu pic.twitter.com/H5GydwvXo5— Anastasiya EUN (@_Anastasiya_B) June 26, 2018
What can be as simple and as hard at the same time? Using imagination to create something new with Making and #Tinkering ! This activity is appealing to everyone, for ages from 3 to 93! @jey86 @scientix_eu #fcl_eu pic.twitter.com/OHOLAOOOyX— Anastasiya EUN (@_Anastasiya_B) June 26, 2018
At the end of the school year, some #primary #teachers from around #Europe decided to be students and seize this professional development opportunity for 5 days on #STEM. FCL STEM course just kicked off! @scientix_eu #fcl_eu @eu_schoolnet pic.twitter.com/64bhPf3FzE— Future Classroom Lab by European Schoolnet (@fcl_euschoolnet) June 25, 2018