ERASMUS+ KA1  course
Creation of research-based digital materials (Moodle) to develop STEM competences

FREE Course organized by Center for Mobile Learning with Digital Technology coordinator of ITEMS project (Erasmus + KA2) in collaboration with ALICANTE University.

Alicante (SPAIN). From 3 to 6 September 2019

Objectives

  • To familiarize participants with examples of good practice in STEM teaching demonstrated by work developed under ITEMS project.
  • To discuss the use of the Moodle platform to develop STEM competences and explore the integration of interactive HTML5 simulations (JSXGraph & H5P)
  • To encourage participants to develop teaching materials using e-Learning tools.
  • To learn how to use Learning Analytics tools to evaluate the teaching process effectiveness.

Methodology

From the presentation of some Science and Mathematics materials developed by ITEMS project, participants will be invited to discuss some guidelines to create digital materials based on the results of didactic research and analyze their didactic effectiveness.

Participants will share educational experiences and increase collaboration within the European dimension of STEM education

Course programme

1. Course preparation (online, starting on 1st of July 2019): Participants will be sent details of a personal account to access to the preparation course. It is a Moodle course where participants could share info about themselves and their KA1 project. It is intended also to use this environment to update Moodle skills and to have an overview of the materials created by ITEMS partnership.

2. Course set up (face to face)

The course is composed of two type of sessions:

  • PLENARY: background talks by experts or presentation of participants experiences followed by a discussion.
  • WORKSHOP: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) sessions about exploring JSXGraph interactive resources, Moodle STEM materials and analytical assessment procedures.

There will be also Social Activites: Alicante city guided tour and visit to the palm city of ELX and a secondary school

3. Course follow up (on line, ending on December 2019): Using a work-based training approach under the mentorship of ITEMS partners, participants will be encouraged to pilot the project materials in their own school using their own VLE or the ITEMS platform. The results of these experiences will be shared through the Moodle forums.

Course venue: Alacant University city venue

It is a FREE ERASMUS KA1 Mobility Course included in the School Education Gateway catalogue: https://www.schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/teacher_academy/catalogue/detail.cfm?id=84614
Tuition expenses are covered by ITEMS project, there is only a small fee for organisation purposes.

Express your interest here: https://goo.gl/forms/hM2zWiMNwpuOOjdY2

Contact: itemspro.eu(a)gmail.com