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Scientix 8th SPWatFCL Brussels 16-18 October 2015: Promoting STEM in the international offices in schools

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Presentation of the workshop "Promoting STEM in the international offices in schools" by nanotec for schools - Switzerland, held during the 8th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab, Brussels, 16-18 October 2015

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Scientix 8th SPWatFCL Brussels 16-18 October 2015: Promoting STEM in the international offices in schools

  1. 1. 8th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab Brussels, 16-18 october 2015 Mehdi Hihi Marjaana Myllylä Dajana Kapusova Promoting STEM in the international offices in schools
  2. 2.  Introduction  International offices in schools  Promoting STEM in the international offices in schools  Group Work Agenda
  3. 3. Introduction nanotec for schools is a Swiss non-profit association with ideal goals located in Lausanne. Its first objective is to promote STEM and nanotechnologies through knowledge sharing and within specific projects. We give organisations a learning methodology with modules, pedagogical material and training. This device can also be used for schools exchanges between students at national and European level.
  4. 4. Agenda  Introduction  International offices in schools  Promoting STEM in the international offices in schools  Group work
  5. 5. WHAT IS SCHOOLS INTERNATIONALISM ?  In the Finnish core curricula and local curricula, the internationalism is considered as a value, but it´s also inside the subjects descriptions.  The curriculum obligates the schools to build its internationalism, so that it´s equally usable for all learners.  Diverse learning environments : STEM and ICT tools are exploited in meaningful ways.
  6. 6. Levels of Internationalization at Schools by using STEM
  7. 7. INTERNATIONAL OFFICE The schools internationalism can be defined and described what kind of learning it aims to develop and strengthen. The four key points of the international office could be:  The embrace and increase the international skills - including language skills, cultural knowledge and STEM  Deepening or adding the school's own competence in the specific matter (e.g. science)  Preparation for the multicultural/intercultural learning environment  Understanding and absorbing the global responsibility / global education
  8. 8. GUIDELINES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE • International activities and projects are implemented, developed and assessed on the basis of the curriculum • Learner-centered methods are used to support students’ engagement, initiative and entrepreneurship • Promoting STEM and ICT • International expertise of the whole staff is developed continuously and systematically
  9. 9. INTERNATIONAL STEM YEAR CLOCK Key points (STEM in the global point of view): Promote interest to study science subjects, learn languages and ICT, knowledge and understanding of the different cultures, sustainable development, entrepreneurship. 1. (August) Planning 2. (September) Science project - Erasmus/eTwinning 3. (October) International Science theme day (Local/European/Global enterprise and science) 4. (November) Integrative learning project (e.g. math and music) 5. (December) Current global innovations (e.g. robotics, nanoscience) 6. (January) Planning 7. (February) Integrative learning project (e.g. biology and chemistry) 8. (March) Science project - Erasmus/eTwinning 9. (April) International Science theme day (Working/studying abroad in the science field) 10.(May) International Science exhibit (e.g. Science and sustainable development)
  10. 10. The international project (Finland and Japan) Integrating geography, religion, english and finnish by using ICT  Both countries presented their geographical location, the main religion, culture and traditional events.  Students also wanted to know how is the school in the other country, so we presented our school through video (Finnish School day) which was made by students.  At the end, we had skype lesson and students talked with each others. Finnish school day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN_bJ0SVg_8
  11. 11. Agenda  Introduction  International offices in schools  Promoting STEM in the international offices in schools  Group Work
  12. 12. Dajana Kapusova @Scredible company/scredible groups/reallyconnect scredible.com
  13. 13. Copyright © 2015 | Scredible PLC | All registered trademarks and material acknowledged. This material and marks are proprietary to, and the sole property of, Scredible PLC. Social Media Position Publish Participate Presence I want to lead my project/cause to establish a strong position and following in education, helping to form/ drive communities/groups of influence, building my own and my school social capital. I want to regularly publish content on my expertise/ about my sector and establish myself as a thought leader and sought after resource by others. I want to participate on social networks to learn, keep myself informed, share, connect with people directly in order to build my online reputation and credibility. I want to build my network presence both internally and externally to help me and my school gain access to new contacts and opportunities I want to look good online when being searched for or when people look at my profile on LinkedIn INTERNATIONAL OFFICE MEMBERS TEACHERS & SCHOOL Profile
  14. 14. How important is ?  LinkedIn is the biggest online professional network in the world  380M worldwide, 93M EU members  404K EU members in Primary/Secondary Education  minimum age is now 13 or 14 (in most countries)  +7M Company Pages  +27K School/University Pages  +2M LinkedIn Groups  > 2 new members per second!  LinkedIn shows you how you are connected Source: LinkedIn Corporation
  15. 15. LinkedIn Strategy Matrix© for STEM education PASSIVE STRATEGIES ACTIVE STRATEGIES PROACTIVE STRATEGIES School & International Office Branding, Jobs & Followers  Company Profile  Showcase Pages  Education Page Branding, Interaction  Company Status Updates  Education Status Updates (NB: adapted from the LinkedIn Strategy Matrix© for Organizations, “How to REALLY use LinkedIn”) Director, Managers, Teachers Branding & Lead Generation  Personal Profile  Rich Media Branding, Visibility, Interaction  Status Updates  Influencer Programme Find:  See below (International Office members) International Office members Branding & Lead Generation  Personal Profile  Rich Media + call-to-action Branding, Visibility, Interaction  Group Managers (internal & external + alumni Groups)  Active member of internal and external Groups  Content contribution, Influencer Programme  Status Updates & Share information  Events preparation and follow up Find:  New partners  New users  Project members  Internal and external expertise Fundamental Networking Principles
  16. 16. Personal Profile | Company Page | Showcase Page
  17. 17. Education Page | Group | Publishing Platform
  18. 18. Agenda  Introduction  International offices in schools  Promoting STEM in the international offices in schools  Group work
  19. 19. Group work A. Which year clock in your school ? B. Which STEM promotion in your school ?
  20. 20. Partners
  21. 21. Thank you ! For more information : www.nanotec-for-schools.org info@nanotec-for-schools.org

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