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The course of “Innovative math and science applications” that took place in 21-25 October 2019 in Barcelona, Spain was dedicated in training math and science educators to embraceinnovative teaching strategies which engage and support effective learning.

What (and how) we learn in school determines who we become as individuals and our success throughout our lives. In today’s innovation economy, education becomes even more important for developing the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers. Using innovative teaching methods to better serve students and to teach them about the benefits of innovative thinking is the key to success. It ignites a passion for learning and provides students with the tools they need to succeed in the innovation economy.

The usage of technology in the classroom is very important and it surely provides many benefits for the students and teachers too. Technology makes collaboration easier, it helps to build technology-based skills, reduces the need for textbooks and other printed material, lowering long-term costs, makes learning more interesting and fun etc.

In this course the aim was to show to educators how they can embrace some new teaching methods that include technology to teach especially math and science. The educators were introduced to some ways that they can create innovative learning spaces. Also they learnt some applications that they can use in the classroom to teach the above mentioned subjects more easily and in a fun way. All in all, the training was about showing to teachers how they can adapt ICT in the classroom to make teaching more interactive.

Teachers remember:

“You cannot empower students to be self-directed, responsible, critical-thinking people if they can’t ask their own questions. At that point, you’re teaching compliance rather than responsibility.” – A.J. Juliani and John Spencer

With the new technology tools that can be used in teaching and learning, you can increase interactivity and lead students to raise their own questions and try to give them an answer by themselves. Because teachers, you are not the answer key, they are…

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