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  • 04.07.2019 pt
    Portuguese coding project selected by the Ministry of Education

    The coding project "How water works" has been selected as one of the national top 3 in the category "Introducing Coding and Robotics“ at the "CPR - Concurso 2019". This national coding event is organised by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. Congratulations to Liliana Fernandes, Lúcio Botelho and Jorge Reis, who all worked very hard on this teaching concept.

    Interested in the project? It's included in our brochure "Coding in STEM Education". You can download the material here for free.

  • 06.06.2019 nl
    Lilu’s dutch house

    The adventures of Alina and Lilu are now available in Dutch! In "Lilu's House: Language Skills through Experiments" children go on a scientific discovery tour in bathroom, living room and kitchen. Here they come across ‘inexplicable’ observations.

    For every situation they encounter, they need to solve tasks with fun and entertaining experiments and to reflect on these verbally. 

    You can download the brochure, which is also available in English and German, here.
     

  • 17.05.2019 ie
    Demonstrations and teaching ideas selected by the irish team

    These two new science teaching booklets include demonstrations and teaching ideas prepared and selected by the Irish Science on Stage team that attended the European Science on Stage Festivals in London and in Debrecen, Hungary.

    With detailed step-by-step-descriptions and pictures this resource makes it very easy to try the projects in our own classroom.There are many videos to accompany the resource.

    These books can be downloaded in PDF format here.

  • 04.03.2019 EU
    Coding in STEM Education: Teachers become programming experts

    (Vienna, 04.03.2019) Children and youths may find many opportunities to gain programming skills outside school but they often look in vain for digital challenges in the classroom. The reason may be that their teacher does not know how to code. Therefore, Science on Stage and SAP SE are supporting educators of all school levels with the new teaching brochure ‘Coding in STEM Education’. Developed from teachers for teachers, the material offers concrete ideas and concepts about how to implement coding in science lessons. Acquiring this 21st century key competence enables young people to create digital content and shape their surroundings. The publication was presented last Friday at SAP Austria in Vienna.
     

    "Many teachers are afraid of coding as they have only little programming knowledge. With our brochure we want to make it easier for them to get started and show that you do not have to be an IT expert to realise great projects in STEM classes with microcontrollers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi," says project main coordinator Dr Jörg Gutschank.
     

    For nearly two years, 23 teachers from seven European countries worked together on ‘Coding in STEM Education’. With simple tasks and practical advice for implementation, STEM teachers will develop their programming skills. Together with their students, they can build a robot to clean water reservoirs, program an automatic plant watering system or develop a glove for temperature measurements. Teachers and students alike are motivated by a quick sense of achievement and by improving their coding skills.
     

    The project ‘Coding in STEM Education’ was proudly supported by SAP SE. The promotion of digital skills of children and young people is very important to the software company:
     

    "Around 65 percent of children who start primary school today will work in professions that do not even exist yet. Teachers play a key role in preparing them for this future. By supporting projects such as ‘Coding in STEM Education’ we support the educators to equip their students with the necessary digital and technical skills," says Michael Kleinemeier, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE.
     

    The publication of the brochure marks the start of a new collaboration project of Science on Stage and SAP SE. In the ‘European Code League’, teachers and their students are invited to develop innovative coding projects. The publication serves as inspiration and is available for free in German and English. Further language versions will follow.

    >> Download Press release

     

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