Renewable energy of the future

Hello!
My name is Stella Magid-Podolsky. I want to tell about my experience during the STEM Discovery Week at my school in Israel. The activity took place at the 8th grade.
During two days, students from the 8th grade science class learned, explored and checked alternatives to regular energy usage. Students were divided into teams, in which each team worked on a different source of renewable energy. On the second day of the activity, each team presented their research and outcomes to the audience of students and teachers.
The students’ reflection on this activity was great. This activity took place instead of a final exam and the students informed me that they liked this kind of assessment very much. During the activity, the students had a chance to express variety of skills, such as creativity, team work, brainstorming and presentation skills…..all skills that are so important in the 21st century.
Also, as a teacher, I enjoyed this activity very much!!!!!!
I had the chance not only be a transformer of knowledge, but also a mentor of every team.
Hope to do more activities as this one. The experience was great!!!

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STEM is No. 5 for the Education Agenda according to IBE-UNESCO

Hello, guys!

Today is a very great day! First, my conference paper has been published in the Knowledge E publisher in relation to the International Conference on Southeast ASEAN studies. Here is the link: https://knepublishing.com/index.php/Kne-Social/article/view/2335/5164

You can read and learn about STEM applications in food, especially for ASEAN food marketing. Do you ever convey that the STEM movement could gather with industry sectors? Of course, starting today, you have to realise that it is possible!

The second point I want to mention, is that when I scrolled my Twitter feeds, I found IBE-UNESCO’s update about the Education 2030 agenda. This is the happiest thing for me and you too! Kindly check this out: inprogressreflections.ibe-unesco.org/15-clues-to-support-the-education-2030-agenda/

From the reflections, STEM is no.5 of the clues for the Education 2030 Agenda to foster sustainable development. I am feeling energised because STEM has a strong power to enhance education in the future. For instance, the STEM Discovery Week 2018 has become the meaningful agenda for applying sustainable education because STEM people could engage together and share their perspectives. That’s also the point of the clues’ implementation.

Therefore, I hope I can survive and strengthen my journey as a STEM teacher in Indonesia and widen my networking to create STEM Indonesia Ambassadors.

High-five for all the STEM people! Let’s collaborate without borders.

Developing and evaluating skills for creativity and innovation

The project Developing and Evaluating Skills for Creativity and Innovation (DESCI) promotes alternating training paths based on the Living Lab approach, adopting participatory design methodologies, connecting school, enterprise, research and territory.

The school has the potential to create a co-working space, an innovation laboratory for the local community, for which the students, also guided by company tutors and by researchers, can develop innovative products that will be socially, ecologically and economically sustainable.

Desci arises from the need to address the problem of the mismatch between education and professional integration, to strengthen the links  between educational systems and the world of work, relating training programmes to the cultural, social and economic development of the territory.

A key issue is the teaching of innovation in its various facets and its vital connection, emphasised in many studies, to ethical, sociological and environmental aspects.

DESCI is funded under the programme Erasmus+, Key Action K2, by the National Agency INDIRE. The leader of the project is CNR-IRPPS, its partners are  institutions belonging to the world of eesearch and wducation from Italy, Greece and Spain.

”The 3rd Open Campus DESCI “Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills to Link Education to Workplaces” organised on 18 & 19 May at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (with re-presenter professor Mrs Smyrnaiou Z.) in collaboration with  Hellenic Association of Science Journalists, Communicators and Writers is based in Athens  and 1st Experimental Middle School of Athens.

Main topics of the programme: Skills (Innovative, Multilevel), Innovative Teaching Practices for Linking Education and Workplaces, Skills Development in Practice Communities in the Educational and Work Environment, Informal Education, Work-Based Learning, Business Learning, field-centered learning, Assessment of attitudes, knowledge, skills.

 

Karşıyaka Aydoğan Yağcı BİLSEM “STEM Discovery Week Rubber Power Car Presentation”

We completed our activity which was part of the ”STEM Discovery Week” on 28th April with the participation of 20 teachers and 50 students. 4 different STEM events were organised for students within the scope of the event.

Here is my main STEM activity which is “My Rubber Power Car”

 

#WomeninSTEM : National Education Day in Indonesia

Today, 2 May 2018, is The National Education Day in Indonesia. As a science teacher, I am so grateful that I still could dedicate myself to this contribution. Based on a survey, Indonesia is in 35th place in terms of education quality, while Switzerland is 1st, Singapore is 2nd and 3rd is Finland. So, it will be a long journey for us to strengthen our educational value and implementation, especially for science subjects.

At the same time, my paper that is entitled Bio-pesticides has been released by the International Students Conference for the ASEAN economic community. I will tell you about the paper. It explains the reuse of tobacco that will be used for pesticides. We used distillation method to get the tobacco liquid, then mixed it with some water. So, we will get the pesticides formulation. I and my team succeeded in bringing those pesticides to use on chili plants in Temanggung.

Throughout the research, we shared our values so they can be reused in something that can be important in the future. Because we don’t inherit this Earth from our father, we borrow it from our children. I am very impressed with the announcement today. Hope you will get inspired by the way I dedicate myself through research and writing.