STEM to STEAM online course

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STEM to STEAM online course

Digital Learning Across Boundaries

STEM to STEAM is Year 2 of the Digital Learning Across Boundaries project

Welcome to our STEM to STEAM online course materials. Sign up here: MOOC Registration

This is a free, interactive and participatory online course which focuses on using digital technology and the creative Arts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – known as STEM to STEAM.

To get started, please:

  • Log in if you are already a user of this site – for example if you previously took part in the Technology Outdoors MOOC held in June 2017.
  • After you log in you will be returned to this page. Please note: you can tell if you’re already logged in if you can see your login details in the top right within the black bar. 
  • Please then Click on Section 1: Introducing STEM to STEAM to the right to get started. Please note this will only become active in June 2018.
  • Or sign up here for FREE if you have not already done so. We welcome you to the course and very much look forward to working with you!
  • Also join our Google Community where we will be sharing ideas before, during and after the course: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117458443566280105364

Overview

STEM to STEAM adds the Arts to the integrated and applied study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), to create interdisciplinary challenge-based learning opportunities. Creativity and imagination, which lie at the heart of the arts, are blended with the critical thought and enquiry of STEM.

This is a flexible online course that you can join in with at a pace and depth that suits you. We will suggest activities and ideas based on our international DLaB project work, and encourage you to try them within your teaching.

We would like you to leave each week with something new to try out in practice and we will encourage you to share your experiences and swap ideas on our weekly themes within our Google+ community. You can start sharing ideas in the online community now; there’s no need to wait for the start date.

Who is this course for?

Our course is aimed at primary and lower secondary teachers, however anyone with an interest in the field is very welcome. It is in English.

Overview of course structure:

The course is divided into three sections, each with a different theme and suggested activities:

  • Section 1: Introducing STEM to STEAM
  • Section 2: Introducing Design Thinking
  • Section 3: Evaluating Design Thinking and STEAM

Duration: Self-Paced. Workload: Approximately 2 hours per section.

Structure for each section:

We will begin each section by sharing resources and case studies with you from the Digital Learning Across Boundaries (DLaB) project run by a partnership of universities, schools and cultural institutions in Norway, England, Belgium and Denmark. We will suggest some activities that help you plan to put ideas into practice with your own learners. These are based on our project collaborations between primary and lower secondary classes centred around three trigger questions that prompted a range of investigations:

  • What if we could change size?
  • What if we moved to space?
  • What if one of our senses changed?

Our project partners worked in three sub groups: Experiencing STEAM, Hearing STEAM and Seeing STEAM, to reflect a broad range of arts activities.

One of the most exciting aspects of this course is the chance to share and reflect upon these co-created resources with our online community of fellow practitioners. Real life examples, photos, videos and comments within the community will give the course a truly practical focus. The community will also give you a chance to make some international connections and set up some collaborations of your own. You can join the community now introduce yourself and start sharing STEAM ideas.

You can also follow us on Twitter at @DLAB_Erasmus and use the hashtag #DLABErasmus to see what others are posting.

Here’s an introduction to the course:

What this course will give you:

We hope that our course will inspire you to:

  • explore strategies to bridge the sciences and the arts
  • leverage the principles of the arts to maximise the output from STEM learning

Succeeding in a MOOC

You may wish to watch the below 4 minute video that describes five steps that will help you succeed in a MOOC.

To get started on the MOOC:

  1. Log in (or sign up for FREE if you have not already done so). Please note: you can tell if you’re already logged in if you can see your login details in the top right within the black bar.
  2. Once you are logged in, then click on Section 1: Introducing STEM to STEAM in the table below to get started.

Please be aware you’ll only be able to access course content from 18:00pm on Sunday 3rd June 2018.

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  1. Klevi June 4, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Introducing STEM TO STEAM, it was really interesting. I was so exciting to be part of this course.

  2. mcummings@pennthorpe.com June 10, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I only received the link this morning, can I still take part?

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