STEM Discovery Week 2018

STEM Discovery Week 2018

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STEM Discovery Week 2018 is a joint international initiative that invites projects, organisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The tagline for this year’s campaign “say yes to STEM” describes the partners’ open-minded and dedicated support to STEM subjects at school, as well as wide-ranging collaboration among stakeholders in the area.

Interested to become a partner?

By committing to the STEM Discovery Week 2018, the partners agree to:

  • Organise and share information about activities in STEM education as part of the STEM Discovery Week campaign.
  • Encourage third parties to support and join the initiative by organising STEM activities of their own
    and share information about them as part of the STEM Discovery Week campaign.
  • Publish on their web page information in support of the STEM Discovery Week campaign, hence facilitating an active exchange of information among projects, organisations and schools.

For more information on the registration steps that potential partners need to follow, please consult this document here.

Are you organising a STEM event around April 2018?

Include it on the map! Participants organising STEM activities in the course of April 2018, may also enter the STEM Discovery Week competitions. Visit the competitions’ section for more information here.

STEM Discovery Week activities’ map

JEDI’2018: X Jornadas de Educación Digital

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Este es el décimo año que organizamos las Jornadas de Educación Digital junto con aulaBLOG y hemos decidido hacer algo especial.

En lugar de hacer una jornada doble de jueves y viernes por la tarde, hemos decidido reservar la mañana del 24 de febrero para organizar un conjunto de conferencias cortas (máximo 20′) con ponentes de primer nivel en la comunidad educativa:

Alfredo Hernando

Alfredo Hernando Calvo (@alfredohernando), nació y creció en Aranda de Duero, estudió Psicología en Salamanca, se enamoró en las Azores y anda a saltos entre Viena y Madrid. Es educador e investigador y ha hecho de la innovación educativa uno de sus caminos vitales.

Viaja por el mundo a través de #escuela21 para descubrir escuelas, abrir frentes y publicar una guía útil para transformar nuestros centros en escuelas del siglo XXI. Disfruta con la creación de proyectos innovadores y con la vivencia y el descubrimiento de las nuevas formas y espacios de aprendizaje que están transformando el mundo desde cada escuela.

Le gusta escuchar y comunicar. Ha trabajado como profesor y he desarrollado proyectos acompañando a profesores de muchos otros. También le gusta escribir cuando escribe como le gusta. Ha publicado materiales educativos y artículos en diferentes medios y ha sido redactor jefe de la Revista Educadores.

Javier Monteagudo

Javier Monteagudo es de Madrid, docente de Educación Musical y componente de diversas agrupaciones musicales. Empezó sus estudios de música en el Instituto de Música y Tecnología de Madrid, cursando Guitarra, lenguaje musical y armonía moderna. Estudió en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Complutense, obteniendo la diplomatura de Magisterio en la especialidad de Educación Musical y tiene estudios en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, de Ciencias e Historia de la Música, aún por finalizar.

Con las diferentes formaciones en las que trabaja ha realizado conciertos y varias giras por EE.UU., Portugal, Francia, Italia y Túnez, así como numerosos conciertos dentro de España. Es Miembro fundador del grupo Balbarda, con el que ha grabado varios discos. También es guitarrista del grupo asturiano Brenga Astur y ha estado en la formación del grupo Barahunda, Cruceta Ballet Flamenco, Reverse, etc.

Ha sido llamado por la Orquesta de Estudiantes de la Comunidad de Madrid, para participar como mandolinista solista en el Auditorio Nacional. Ha participado siendo coautor en el Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid en el año 2004 llegando a la final en el Teatro Álbeniz de Madrid. Ha trabajado para grupos de danza y de artes escénicas, teatro de calle, performance, etc.

Desarrolla su labor docente desde hace más de 15 años en diferentes centros de Madrid. También colabora con diferentes instituciones educativas en la formación docente en áreas referentes al cambio educativo. (INTEF, CTIF, CRIF, CITA, UIMP, etc.)

Leire Arana

Leire Arana fisikan lizentziatua da eta egun Arizmendi Ikastolako Almenen (Eskoriatza) dihardu irakasle lanetan. “Matematiketan.eus. Matematikak eskuetara” izenburuarekin argitaratu berri du Leire Arana zientzia irakasleak seme-alabekin zein ikasleekin matematika lantzeko erabilgarri izan dakigukeen bloga. Egitura samurra du: gaiak, etapak, filosofia…. Eta dagoeneko zenbait post idatzi ditu; azkenekoak, esaterako, hauexek: “Multiplo komunetako txikiena txaloka” edo “Geometria kotxeen logoetan”. Interaktiboa izateko sortu du Aranak bloga, eta, berak aurkezpenean dioen moduan, “matematikak bizitzeko beste modu bat dagoela aldarrikatzeko”. Guraso eta seme-alabentzat ez ezik, matematika irakasle eta ikasleentzat ere baliagarria.

Jon Bustillo

Jon Bustillo es docente de la Escuela de Magisterio de Vitoria-Gasteiz, dentro del departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar de la UPV, donde imparte asignaturas como Nuevas Tecnologías Aplicadas a la Educación. Puntualmente ejerce como tutor para algunas asignaturas del área educativa en el centro asociado de la UNED en Vitoria-Gasteiz. Ha participado como docente en eventos como EDUTEC, EDUCARED (Fundación Telefónica), JEDI (Universidad de Deusto) e imparte cursos, ponencias y comunicaciones relacionados con las nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación.

Estíbaliz Díaz

Estíbaliz Díaz es doctora en Biología y experta en biología marina dinámica de la población de la anguila, evaluación y ordenación de pesquerías y ecosistemas. Ha participado en varios proyectos de la UE relacionados con planes de gestión como CEVIS y COBECOS. Es la representante española en el Grupo de Trabajo del CIEM sobre anguilas y ha participado en los Grupos de Revisión Científica del CCTEP y la CITES. Además, ha colaborado con la Universidad de Deusto en el programa INSPIRA STEAM como mentora y en su conferencia nos hablará de su experiencia siendo mentora para el fomento de las vocaciones científicas femeninas.

Además, contaremos con un espectáculo matemágico por parte de Carlos Uriarte en mitad de las conferencias y una sesión de cierre en la que aulaBLOG resumirá los principales aportes de las conferencias empleando rutinas de pensamiento.

Las #jedi2018 tendrán lugar en el Audiotorio Icaza de La Comercial (Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao).

Agenda

La agenda es la siguiente:

09:45: Acogida
10:00: Presentación
10:15: Primer turno de conferencias
11:15: Café
12:00: Segundo turno de conferencias
13:15: Evento de cierre
13:30: Fin de las jornadas

Inscripción

La inscripción es libre y gratuita pero estará limitada por motivos de aforo (por favor, si te inscribes y finalmente no puedes venir, avísanos para ceder tu plaza a otra persona).

Deusto LearningLab host organization of the “Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education on the Use of Innovative Teaching Tools” (MoPED)

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14-15 December 2017, Deusto LearningLab  was the host organization of the kick-off meeting of the “Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education on the Use of Innovative Teaching Tools” (MoPED) – No. 586098-EPP-1-2017-1 -UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP. The 10 organization, 3 EU universities: University of Cyprus,  AGH University of Science and Technology, and University of Deusto; 6 Ukrainian Universities: Precarpathian National University named after Vasyl Stefanyk; Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky State Pedagogical University named after Gregory Skovoroda, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University, South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University  and SME “Quality of Ukraine”.

During the meeting the participants created the strategy and methodology of project implementation. The WP leaders presented a vision of the packages, accomplishment plans and expecting results and outputs. The Deusto LearningLab is responsible for smooth running of the content development of the project. The two organization teams Steering Committee and  Quality Control and Monitoring team were settled.  The consortium discussed the financial issues and the main regulations according to the project grant agreement and Erasmus+ guideline.

The MoPED aims at modernizing curricula for Pedagogical Schools of Ukraine by incorporating new courses of top-notch ICT teaching tools and inquiry methods.

Workshop “Design Inquiry Learning Spaces”, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

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8-9 November 2017 Olga Dziabenko member of the Next-Lab consortium (researcher of the Deusto LearningLab) gave 2 day workshop for students and professors of the Faculty of Education, Precarpathian National University. The activity was devoted to a presentation of the Go-Lab ecosystem, introduction of the Apps, Labs and ILS. The work with authoring tool (graasp.eu) led to creating more than 20 ILS in national language. With this action the first ILSs in Ukrainian language were developed and presented to the teachers of secondary and primary education system of the country.

The Naxt-Lab intends to change the educational landscape of STEM education in Europe on a very large scale. It covers secondary and primary education. The project offers a unique and extensive collection of interactive online (virtual and remote) laboratories that can be straightforwardly and efficiently combined with dedicated support tools (learning apps) and multimedia material to truly form open, cloud-based, shareable educational resources with an embedded pedagogical structure. Next-Lab is designed to rely on full co-creation with users in combination with rapid development and testing cycles. Next-Lab offers tools for the learning of 21st century skills, facilities for self- and peer-assessment and portfolio development, as well as opportunities to include learning by modeling. The project supports networks of teachers, professional associations, and policymakers.

Workshop “Deeper learning in University curricular”

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2-3 November 2017, Deusto LearningLab together with AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland conducted the training in a frame of the workshop “21st century skills/deeper learning”. The training was organized at the premises of the AGH, Krakow, Poland, under an umbrella of the “GameHub: University-enterprises cooperation in game industry in Ukraine” project (561728-EPP-1-2015-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) co-financed by Erasmus+ KA2 Programme, Capacity Building in Higher Education.

The GameHub aims to modernize the teaching methods in the selected Ukrainian Universities to ensure employability and self-sustainability of university graduates, unemployed engineers as well as veterans of Anti-Terror Operation in Ukraine by equipping them with knowledge and skills demanded by digital game industry – a highly networked global impact economy.

For this purpose 180 university teachers overall from Ukrainian universities, 500 students and 150 unemployed including the ATO veterans are trained; 18 learning modules are developed by GameHub and will be integrated into the Ukrainian university curricula; the link between academia, enterprises and unemployment centers will be established in the project framework.

MoPED: first partners meeting

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6-7 November 2017 Olga Dziabenko researcher of the Deusto LearningLab participated in MoPED meeting that took place at the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ukraine. The  project “Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education on the Use of Innovative Teaching Tools” (MoPED) – No. 586098-EPP-1-2017-1 -UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP is a capacity building project directed to the modernization of HE in Ukraine. It aims at modernizing curricula for Pedagogical Schools of Ukraine by incorporating new courses of top-notch ICT teaching tools and inquiry methods. By answering the contemporary challenges and requirements, and supporting ambitious large-scale educational reforms in Ukraine, the project impacts the quality of pedagogical higher education and enhance digital and didactic competences of future school teachers. The Deusto LearningLab, University of Deusto is the co-coordinator/ content developer leader of the project. The  10 international partners from Cyprus, Poland, Spain, and Ukraine implement MoPED concept in the life ensuring the modernization of curricula of Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Jornada “Ciencia y tecnología en Igualdad”

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El jueves 26 de octubre, en el Palacio de Congresos Europa de Vitoria-Gasteiz, el Parque Tecnológico de Álava celebró la jornada abierta “Ciencia y tecnología en Igualdad”, en el marco del Foro para la Igualdad 2017 liderado por Emakunde. La Red de Parques Tecnológicos de Euskadi participa por primera vez en el Foro para la Igualdad de Emakunde con el fin de visibilizar la importancia de incorporar la perspectiva de género en todo el camino de las prácticas científico-tecnológicas, desde la base del aprendizaje hasta el desarrollo profesional y empresarial con un enfoque divulgativo, educacional y empresarial.
Durante la jornada se contó con la presencia de Marta Macho, editora del espacio digital Mujeres con Ciencia de la Cátedra de Cultura Científica por el que ha recibido varios premios, entre ellos el Premio Emakunde de Igualdad 2016, y con Mª Luz Guenaga, Responsable de la Unidad de Deusto LearningLabque presentó el Proyecto INSPIRA (http://inspirasteam.net/) cuyo objetivo es el fomento de la vocación científico-tecnológica entre las niñas utilizando la metodología del mentoring grupal. Asimismo, varias mujeres directivas participaron en una mesa redonda donde comentaron sus trayectorias profesionales, los casos sobre igualdad dentro de sus empresas, y sus impresiones ante esta realidad.

VOCAL Project: Intercultural Competences in Europe

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The importance of intercultural competences, of the course design and to know your target audience as well as the fruitful international discussions, and learning about new tools were claimed as the main benefits for participating at the 2nd (final) VOCAL short-term staff training event that took place in Heilbronn, Germany between 18-22 September.

23 participants from VOCAL partner institutions continued their work together that started in Kaunas this May to acquire competences on tutoring international, intercultural and diverse learner groups and digitalization of quality learning resources. They were working on the VOCAL Moodle platform as well as in groups, sharing the focus between the training material and the foundations of the 6 re-developed courses that will be the next great assignment for the participants.

At the end of the event we have asked participants to share what their key messages, achievements were that they will take home with them. Here are some of their responses:
“I found the guest presentations and the presented tools the most useful during the training week.”
“The international discussions were really fruitful. I could also finally have a clear picture of the course design and how to proceed about it.”
“I meet new people with whom I can continue working and I think that we can collaborate in future projects.”
“The more I learn about intercultural competence the more I am aware about its importance.”
“There’s a lot of work and thoughtful preparation when designing online courses, and that the international and intercultural dimension is almost always impossible to avoid… so it’s something that should always be considered and thought about. I also learned got a better overview of how to structure a course. I particularly liked the cultural intelligence framework and would incorporate it in my own teaching and research.”
“There are more similarities in the teaching world than expected.”
“Always over plan a training content- and activity wise, as it is better to take home “unused” slides and activities than not knowing how to kill the time.”
“Its nice and productive to use colleagues experience and to benefit from collaboration.”
“It’s very important to know your target audience. That’s where everything starts – how you structure and adapt your content, how you differentiate it and what aspects should be considered when planning.”

Pablo Espeso and Mariluz Guenaga participated in the second project meeting of the OSOS project

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Pablo Espeso and Mariluz Guenaga, researchers at Deusto LearningLab, participated in the second project meeting of the OSOS project, Open Schools for Open Societies. The project aims transforming schools into an open school and a science centre, where students make real science and have an important role in the community.
OSOS is a H2020 project led by 18 international partners, which will facilitate the innovation of schools by transforming them into sites of science learning, for which students, teachers, school heads and the local community share responsibility and authority, and develop responsible citizenship.
An Open School is a top engaging environment for learning, where students develop projects that meet real life needs and present a vital contribution to their communities. It fosters collaboration and provides students with the opportunity of finding a real meaning to what they learn, while better understanding and interrogating their place in the world.
During this meeting, partners have put together the work done so far, related to the OSOS model, the support mechanisms for schools, the selection of good practices to become accelerators of innovation, the impact assessment and dissemination. The following months are a great challenge for this enthusiastic team!

The 3rd ODL transnational partners meeting

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During 21-22 September 2017 Deusto LearningLab led the third partners meeting of the Erasmus+ project “Open Discovery of STEM Laboratories (ODL)”. The transnational meeting took place at the premises of HITSA (Tallinn, Estonia), which initiates and guides innovation and development in the area of educational technology and introduces best practices in Estonia. The agenda of the meeting was focused deeply on the Intellectual Outputs related to ODL MOOC space, developing and implementing the micro-MOOCs, organizing multinational events in each country as well as planning the final project conference. More information about the project could be found on the website http://opendiscoverylabs.eu/, the catalogue of the available micro-MOOCs for the STEM school teachers are presented on the portal http://moocspace.odl.deusto.es/.