STEAM & DIGITAL SKILLS – Testing phase of the e-learning platform!

STEAM & Digital Skills: Search of the New Leonardos (2021-1-EL01-KA220-SCH-000027823) is a project co-funded by the European Union under the ERASMUS+ program. 

Its primary aim is to equip teachers with training tools in STEAM education, leveraging students’ digital skills. STEAM education stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, fully engaging children through processes such as inquiry, discovery, and exploration, teaching them subjects in these areas through hands-on experiences. 

On March 26, 2024, a test phase of the STEAM & Digital Skills project’s e-learning platform was held with twenty-one teachers from “Monsignor Gagliano” elementary school in Altavilla Milicia (PA). The project entails using the platform as a training and support tool for primary school teachers. Within the platform, which is entirely accessible and free, there are eleven units covering the following topics: 

  • Introduction to STEAM education 
  • What is STEAM education? 
  • Science 
  • Technology 
  • Engineering 
  • Art 
  • Mathematics 
  • Creating STEAM scenarios in primary education 
  • Methodological approaches I: Game-Based Learning 
  • Methodological approaches II: Inquiry-Based Learning 
  • Methodological approaches III: Project-Based Learning 

For each unit, self-assessment is possible through a short quiz, and further materials produced by the consortium can be accessed. 

Furthermore, there is an E-library containing a collection of materials to deepen teachers’ digital knowledge and skills. 

The meeting concluded with a significant impact and satisfaction; all the teachers showed interest and engagement in the platform’s presentation and its usage. They navigated through the units, discovering various opportunities for further exploration. 

The platform and the course within are available in English, Italian, Turkish, Romanian, Greek, and Lithuanian. 

To stay updated on project news, it is recommended to follow the project’s Instagram and Facebook accounts and visit the project’s website

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