Opening Schools to STEM Careers MOOC for Heads of Schools and Career Counsellors

STEM Alliance is co-organising a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), titled 'Opening Schools to STEM careers' MOOC for Heads of Schools and Career Counsellors'.

The new course aims at informing, training and empowering Heads of School 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 and get a better picture of 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 grace 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 weeks. It is estimated that participants need around 20 hours to complete the course successfully.

The MOOC will give 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).

The material provided will focus on attracting young people to choose STEM careers and prepare their schools and students to give guidance about the possibilities that a career in STEM has to offer.

This course is an initiative of the STEM Alliance, in collaboration with SYSTEMIC - funded by Erasmus+ - and Scientix - funded by Horizon 2020.

About the European Schoolnet Academy

The MOOC will be 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, quizzes, peer reviews and self-reviews were the main tools. At the end of the MOOC, digital badges and digital certificates were made available for the course participants.

You can already join us on the official Facebook 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.

Opening Minds to STEM Careers

STEM Alliance co-organised a Massive Open Online Course together with SYSTEMIC and Scientix, focused on encouraging students to pursue STEM careers - 'Opening minds to STEM careers' MOOC for STEM teachers'. 

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 Online Open 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 was an opportunity for teachers who wanted to understand the current state of play of industries and companies, through online lessons and information about career guidance and development. It was also great for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and was completely free of charge!

The course took place in April 2017 and lasted 9 weeks. It included a total of 8 modules (one module per week) and an extra grace week at the end of the course, whit an estimated workload of around 2-3 hours/week. Participants were be able to finish it in minimum of 4 weeks, maximum 9 weeks, for a total workload of 25 hours.

This course was an initiative of the STEM Alliance, in collaboration with SYSTEMIC and Scientix, which gives 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 access the materials available.

About the European Schoolnet Academy

The MOOC was 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, quizzes, peer reviews and self-reviews were the main tools. At the end of the MOOC, digital badges and digital certificates were made available for the course participants.

You can still join us already 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.

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