This year our online conference took place on April 9 with the support of the Lviv City Council, the Lviv Conference Bureau, the Teachers’ Guild NGO, and Liceum after Ivan Puluj. Our event took place on the zoom platform and on YouTube
More than 200 participants, 20 speakers from 6 countries were represented at the conference: Poland, Israel, Lithuania, Slovakia. Albania and, of course, Ukraine. Welcome speech by Andriy Moskalenko, First Deputy Mayor for Economic Development opened the event. Then on the panel discussion “TOP questions about STEM education: Who? How? Why?” we talked about the development of STEM education and integration of lessons in schools, about the technical and material support for lessons and STEM projects.
The conference became an interactive educational platform for teachers and anyone interested in innovation in education. With the speakers, all participants of the conference discussed the main directions of STEAM education, namely: S – science; T-technology (technologies); E – engineering (engineering); A – art (art); M- mathematics (mathematics). During the conference, 7 Scientix Ambassadors shared their experience and practical skills. All participants had the opportunity to take practical cases for use in these lessons with the students.
At the conference, educators, company and project managers, teachers, experts in various fields, teachers, students, trainers and ambassadors of educational programs from Ukraine and abroad presented their work in the field of STEAM education, took part in a panel discussion on innovative approaches to learning in the field of STEAM-education.
Among the speakers were ambassadors from Ukraine, Slovakia, Albania, Lithuania and Israel. Let me briefly talk about each Scientix Ambassador speakers and their valuable presentation and their experience.
Olha Doskochynska (Lviv, Ukraine) – Scientix Ambassador in Ukraine, conference organizer, a computer science teacher at the Lyceum after I. Puluj, STEAM teacher, robotics trainer. She talked about “STEM, robotics, VR & AR in Lviv schools.” The speaker spoke about the integration of virtual and augmented reality, as well as robotics in STEM education in schools of Lviv, about her experience of implementing STEM and cooperation with IT companies. In 2018 and 2019 together with students, she won the STEM Discovery Week competition. Olha also told about this year’s 2021 STEM Discovery Campaign”
Anna Dudich (Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine) She is a teacher-ambassador at Varkey, Scientix Ambassador in Ukraine. Together with the speaker, we talked about the STEM project as a way to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Lilya Tymoshenko (Lviv, Ukraine) is a graphic and motion designer at Symphony Solutions & SHE. She shared a message about the cooperation between the IT company and the Lyceum named after Ivan Pulyuy and told about the meetings in virtual reality, her topic “Integration of VR technologies in the IT company”
Natalia Hrushko (Zalishchyky, Ukraine) – a teacher of mathematics and computer science, Scientix Ambassador in Ukraine. Natalia talked about the innovative thinking of teachers and students as a basis for the development of STEM education.
Stella Magid (Israel) is a three-time graduate of the Israel Technical Institute of Science and Technology and works as a high school chemistry and physics teacher. Stella talked about STEM training in Israel in general and during the pandemic. She also focused on distance learning, technology and national and international STEM projects.
Irena Ribinskene (Lithuania) is a physics teacher at the Alita Jöttingai Gymnasium in Lithuania. Scientix Ambassador in Lithuania. Irena talked about the integration of virtual reality into STEM education in high school.
Gabika Krizovska (Slovakia) is a primary school teacher from Slovakia, eTwinning and Scientix Ambassador. At the Lviv Stem Conference, Gabriela talked about online Go-labs as a way of distance learning during a pandemic.
Erviola Ndreko-Konomi (Albania) is a teacher of mathematics and Scientix Ambassador in Albania. Erviola talked about how to implement STEM training during a pandemic and how to teach from a computer screen.
Online tools and resources : Go-Lab https://www.golabz.eu/ , http://scientix.eu/ , http://europeanschoolnetacademy.eu/ Mozaweb, Classroom, Quizizz https://quizizz.com/, Teams, https://learningapps.org/, Kahoot https://kahoot.com/, Jamboard, https://edpuzzle.com/