From January 23rd to 27th, a group of seven teachers from Primary School No. 4 in Myszków, along with their director Jacek Wosień, participated in a week-long STEM@School training in Barcelona as part of the Erasmus+ program. The course was made possible thanks to the support of the Mayor of Myszków, Włodzimierz Żak.
During the training, teachers enhanced their skills that will enable them to introduce innovative teaching techniques in line with the STEM ideology, which combines various scientific disciplines with engineering, creativity, and critical thinking.
The mobility training was organized and planned to align with the goals of the Erasmus+ KA1 project for the years 2022-2027, which is currently being implemented by the institution. The course, organized by Cappadocia Education, included three modules: ICT in education, Smart classroom, and STEM+Art, totaling 40 teaching hours.
After completing the classes, the group of teachers also visited the incredibly charming and historic places in Barcelona and its surroundings. This allowed them to learn about the history and architecture of this beautiful city.
In summary, the STEMandSchool course in the capital of Catalonia proved to be an extremely valuable experience, enabling the development of language skills, expanding innovative work methods, and providing an opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge and experience. The methods learned will contribute to conducting classes in a modern way. Students will be able to benefit from STEM education, such as engaging in robotics tasks or programming-related projects. Through STEM, students will develop crucial skills, including problem-solving, creativity, critical analysis, teamwork, independent thinking, initiative, communication, and digital skills.
The teachers who took part in the course under the Erasmus+ KA1 project returned to their country with great satisfaction and pride. The newly acquired skills will undoubtedly contribute to improving the quality of work at Primary School No. 4 in Myszków.