Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

Innovative Math and Science Applications at Schools

Date :13 - 17 May 2019 - Paris

Sessions in 2019

  • 18-24 March 2019 - Barcelona (DONE)
  • 22-26 April 2019 - Prague (DONE)
  • 13 - 17 May 2019 - Paris (5 Days - 350€) (Confirmed)
  • 05-09 August 2019 - Antalya
  • 09-15 September 2019 - Parıs

 

Sessions in 2020

  • 03-09 February 2020 - Brussels
  • 01-07 June 2020 - Parıs
  • 16-22 November 2020 – Istanbul

 

The group0s of participants can choose the locations at the specified dates.

 

Course Duration: 7 days

Course Fee: 490€ for per-person

 

INNOVATIVE MATH AND SCIENCE APPLICATIONS AT SCHOOLS (STEM)

This course is a kind of teacher training course which aims to support school staff with a new and innovative approach to teach Maths and Science and encourage their students learn Maths & Science in more effective ways in line with priorities of Erasmus Plus Program.

“The best mathematics teachers will be the ones who have been prepared to empower their students as mathematicians and to teach students that mathematics makes sense.”

While all curriculum areas share some of the same issues and concerns, individual curriculum areas seem to also have concerns specific to them and their courses. The list below looks at the top ten concerns for Math & Science teachers;

  1. Prerequisite Knowledge
  2. Connections to Real Life
  3. Cheating Issues
  4. Kids with "Math Blocks"
  5. Varying Instruction
  6. Dealing With Absences
  7. Grading Concerns
  8. Need for After School Tutoring
  9. Having Students of Different Abilities in Class
  10. Homework Issues

The ultimate goals of mathematics & science instruction are students’ understanding the material presented, applying the skills, and recalling the concepts in the future. There's little benefit in students recalling a formula or procedure to prepare for an assessment tomorrow only to forget the core concept by next week. It's imperative for teachers to focus on making sure that the students understand the material and not just memorize the procedures. Some ways to teach for understanding in the mathematics classroom will be focused on:

  1. Create an effective class opener.
  2. Introduce topics using multiple representations.
  3. Solve the problems many ways.
  4. Show the application.
  5. Have students communicate their reasoning.
  6. Finish class with a summary.

Moreover the participants will be familiar with the Web 2.0 tools and use of digital Technologies as well as the ways of fostering Creativity and Collaboration in Math & Science Classes

As a course provider, we want to develop the teachers’ professional skills, and introduce to appropriate applications, ways and methods to teach Maths& Science  related to 21st-century teaching methods focusing on creative thinking with interactive and inspiring workshops in a friendly atmosphere. Goals of the course;

 

Identify the Obstacles in Teaching and Learning Math & Science

  • Focus on the best practices about teaching Math & Science in Europe and in other parts of the world
  • State the main points of common Math & Science curricula in all levels in Europe
  • Define new and innovative methods and applications in teaching Math & Science at schools
  • Be familiar with the web 2.0 tools and digital technologies in math & science classes
  • Foster creativity and collaboration in Math & Science classes

 

This Course will offer to you;(Learning Outcomes)

  • Modernisation of your teaching style
  • Developing a school policy plan on teaching Math & Science in an effective and innovative way
  • Write your learning objectives
  • Plan how you will teach and assess students
  • Find out the ways to teach Math & Science in more effective and innovative ways
  • Cover the different types of activities a teacher can use to modify his/her teaching skills
  • Understand the importance of group dynamic
  • Improve  your own teaching methods in relation to technology
  • Manage and integrate ICT in your lessons
  • Develop your ICT skills and make use of various Web 2.0 Technology tools and programmes. You will be given the opportunity to try out and have practice and get feedback all the programmes introduced to you.
  • Adapt of the use of the tools to your teaching & learning situations & contexts
  • Focus on effective teaching strategies that encourage the active involvement of all students in productive educational·environment
  • Tips for how to develop strategies to improve the educational quality of the school.

 

Target Group

  • All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

 

Preparation

Before the course,

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.

 

Validation

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants.

 

 

Schedule of the Course

Day 1

Activities

09.00 - 11.00

  • Getting to know each other – Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation)
  • Meeting, information about timetable and course.

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 -13.00

  • Identify the obstacles in teaching and learning Math& Science
  • The best practices about teaching Math and Science
 

Day 2

Activities

09.00 - 11.00

  • Identify the ultimate goals of mathematics & Science on the basis of STEM approach

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Innovatıve materials, applying the skills, and recalling the concepts in the future.
  • The benefits of mathematics and Science on the basis of STEM approach
 

Day 3

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Focusing on  different types of activities a teacher can use to modify his/her teaching skills
  • Modernisation of your teaching style
  • Developing a school policy plan on teaching Math and Science in an effective and innovative way

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Find out the ways to teach Math and Science in more effective and innovative ways
  • Cover the different types of activities a teacher can use to modify his/her teaching skills

13.00 – 14.00

  • Lunch

14.15

  • Cultural trips
 

Day 4

Activities

09.00 - 11.00

  • Understand how the Math and Science provides an environment for individualized learning
  • Create a lesson plan for the assessment that will be performed in the classroom
  • Cover the different types of activities a teacher can use to assess

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Find out the basis of differentiating assessment ways and methods
  • Teaching Math & Science related to 21st-century’s teaching methods
  • Focusing on creative thinking with interactive and inspiring workshops
 

Day 5

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • How to improve  your own teaching methods in relation to technology

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Manage and integrate ICT in your lessons
  • Discussion about the content being processed
 

Day 6

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Practice some effective and inspiring Web 2.0 tools and digital technologies

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Discussion of the use of web.2 tools at schools
  • General evaluation
 

Day 7

Activities

09.00 – 10.30

  • Talk about participant applications and activities their schools

10.30 – 11.00

  • Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30

  • Overview of the course program
  • Evaluation of the course program
  • Filling the feedback forms
  • Europass Mobility Certificate and Participation Certificate
 

 


                      

 

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