Scientix webinar: Quirky ideas to pique and promote student interest in STEM classrooms
Type of event: webinar
Target groups: counsellors, educational authorities, general public, policy makers, researchers, teachers
Topic: computer science, information and communications technology, science education
Language of event: English
The webinar will take place at 18.00 CEST on 3 September 2015 in the Scientix online meeting room. After registration, you will receive an e-mail with instructions. NB: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
This webinar presents ideas and resources to promote student engagement in STEM subjects. These include the use of Science ‘memes’ on the laboratory door, the use of science toys in class to pique student curiosity, and the introduction of Edmodo and Twitter as novel tools for teaching and learning in the STEM classroom. The webinar also offers participants the chance to share their ideas and ‘tricks of the trade’ so that everyone can garner something interesting and useful from the session. This may help educators put ideas into practice with their own students.
About the presenter:
Patrick Dundon is the Scientix Deputy Ambassador for Ireland (Cycle II 2014/2015 and Cycle III 2015). He is a Science and Mathematics teacher of Post Primary students (12-18) in Limerick, Ireland. He is also actively involved in eTwinning, Go-Lab and TEMI projects and always interested in finding new ways to capture and promote students’ interest in STEM subjects.