Course overview and purpose:
The STEM Training Course (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is a teacher development course of 20 hours in the format of workshops that range, with deep immersion in teaching strategies, from basics to specialization with emphasis on lesson planning and reflective practice. The backbone of the course is the Universal Design for Learning framework that aims at removing the barriers to learning and developing lesson plans that make learning accessible for everyone.
The course provides an experience to delve into STEM teaching demonstrations, real-classroom practice and skills development through practical approaches: experiential learning, project-based learning, and design thinking. This teacher training/learning experience will be guided through continuous self-reflection activities. The participant plays the main role in their training journey starting as a teacher-being-trained to become an expert practitioner-in-progress towards the end of the course.
By the end of the training course, participants will be able to:
Current or prospective STEM teachers or primary, middle and high school teachers involved in PBL and/or STEM integration.
No previous experience required. Aspiration to create an inclusive learning setting is desired.
Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.
In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).