As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, access to education is proving, more than ever, to be essential to ensuring a swift recovery, while promoting equal opportunities for all.

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, so do the risks we face. The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped at national borders. It has affected people regardless of nationality, level of education, income or gender.

Students from privileged backgrounds, supported by their parents and eager and able to
learn, could find their way past closed school doors to alternative learning opportunities. Those from disadvantaged backgrounds often remained shut out when their schools shut down.

The situation is the same in our country as the others. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our students and teachers could not receive training face-to-face. Especially STEM, Coding, Artificial Intelligence and Scratch trainings are very important for our students to gain 21st century skills. We wanted to reduce the negative effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic with the training events for students, which we organized during STEM Discovery Week. In STEM Discovery Week, we aimed to create STEM awareness among our students and teachers. We organized practical training events for these students and teachers.

As Mu─čla Provincial Directorate of National Education; we organized five student training events and 5 teacher training events by distance education tool, mainly Zoom. Within the scope of STEM Discovery Week of 23-30 April; 1327 students were trained on game design with Tinckercad, Scrach, Practical STEM Activity, Game Design with Artificial Intelligence. We aimed students work with their family with one of our events called “I do STEM with my family.”

For the teachers, counted 1030; the main topics were Scientix Portal Introduction, training to add activities to the STEM Discovery Week map, how to become a STEM School? Practical STEM Activity, STEAM project presentations.

Practical STEM Teacher Training – hand on learning event
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Towards a Sustainable World

The evaluation of waste is very important in terms of economy and environmental protection. Waste assessment and environmental protection education start in the preschool period. Studies have shown that the impact of environmental education given at an early age continues throughout life. For this reason, waste assessment and environmental protection activities are very important in raising awareness in child education.

Becoming aware of waste!

With this project, we aim at preventing six-year-old children from irresponsibly wasting different types of litter and raising awareness about waste in general. In the first part of the study, “good” litter and “bad” litter will be introduced to children via videos, slides, trip and STEAM studies. In the second stage, activities regarding “What should we do to protect the water?” will be carried out. In the third stage, aquatic animals contaminated with garbage will be investigated. Overall, we aimed to create environmental awareness in children with fun STEAM, travel, play, etc. studies.

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