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Upper Secondary School of Chemistry Pardubice

STEM in Education – Erasmus+ KA202

Erasmus+ KA202: STEM in Education

Duration: 01.09.2019 – 31.08.2021

Registration no.: 2019-1-CZ01-KA202-061111

Website: https//stemka2.wordpress.com

Partners:

Objectives of the project include introducing innovative approaches to teaching by using cross-curricular links involving STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), thereby contributing to improving the quality of vocational education at partner schools.

A significant contribution for teachers will be the knowledge and use of other and new teaching opportunities, the involvement of ICT in education, the implementation of new methodological approaches to teaching. Students should gain better learning outcomes and increase their motivation to study. 

For the successful implementation of the project, four international workshops are planned for teachers focusing on job shadowing, sharing of information on STEM use, group and project teaching. One mobility will be devoted to students who will participate in the international competition.

Main outputs of the project:

  • Survey of the current state of using STEM teaching in partner schools
  • Methodological guide for planning and creation of STEM-based teaching lessons
  • eBook – a portfolio of at least 24 multidisciplinary lessons
  • Project for students with different types of tasks using problem-based teaching, videos, quizzes, etc.
  • International student competition for two students from each school. Students will work together in international teams and will create presentations on given topics and solve STEM tests.

Activities

Our Cypriot colleague gave an interview to European Commission staff about our project and the SELFIE test, which we partially modified to map the digital potential in teaching in our partner schools. You can read the full interview in here.

In connection with the participation of our school in the Erasmus + „STEM in Education“ project, Dr Elena Anastasiou of KES COLLEGE, a partner school in Cyprus, gave an interview to a European Commission staff member on the use of SELFIE (Self-reflection on effective learning by promoting the use of innovative educational technologies). This tool can help schools keep track of and use digital technologies for teaching, learning and evaluating students.

More information about the project and the interview on the official website of the European Commission can be found at this link: https://www.kescollege.ac.cy/en/news-top/item/the-role-of-selfie-in-the-erasmus-project-stem-in-education-by-dr-elena-anastasiou

Covid didn’t stop Erasmus+ projects

Despite the limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, work continues on our international STEM in Education project.

Italian partner school Istituto Tecnico Buonarroti in Trent organized an online webinar on 21 October 2020, focused on soft skills that are important for professional and personal life and how to evaluate them for students. Twenty teachers from all six partner schools took part in the webinar.

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