STEAM Methodology:

Planning and delivering project-based STEAM lessons to young learners

 

21st Century Skills Focussed
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20 Hours per Week

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why ATc’s steam methodology course…?

This practical course looks at engaging, collaborative and interactive activities that teachers can use to create cross-curricular lessons that focus on STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths). This course specifically focuses on the effective set up, delivery and assessment of project-based lesson content and how it can encourage learner autonomy and 21st Century Skills.

The main aim of this course is to help teachers:

  • plan STEAM lessons that will suit their particular subjects and learner needs while ensuring a cross-curricular focus
  • understand how to integrate digital literacy, sustainability, inclusion and diversity into project-based STEAM lessons and materials
  • develop materials, select digital resources and design activities which are engaging and motivating for students
  • focus on learner autonomy, project-based learning and deliver STEAM lessons in a student-centred way
Bray and Dublin
Maximum group size: 15
Minimum Level of English: B2
Applicable for Erasmus+ KA1
Start Dates :

July 4th – 8th 2022
July 18th – 22nd 2022
August 8th – 12th 2022
August 15th – 19th 2022

*Courses can also be organised year-round for closed groups in our Dublin City Centre or Bray school

STEAM Methodology - ATC Language Schools

What you get

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20 hours tuition over one week + 10 hours of trainer-directed project work

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Course materials included

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Trainer feedback on project work

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End-of-course certificate

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Join an optional cultural excursion

Who is it for?

This course is for teachers in primary schools, middle schools and high schools who wish to explore the methodology behind STEAM based lessons and courses.

Applicants must have a minimum B2 level of English, as outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you would like to confirm your level, please contact us.

For teachers applying through the Erasmus Plus scheme the OID for ATC Language Schools is E10133233.

STEAM Methodology Ireland, Dublin, Bray

Student Reviews

These courses, held by wonderful training experts, have been the perfect balance between theory and practice with the trainees performing in the workshop as both teachers and students, but the added value to all the practice was the conclusion, with a real STEAM lesson engaging students from our school.

Carmine, Italy

I’m a novice teacher of English, so this experience was even more valuable for me and I recommend this school for those who want to improve their knowledge of the English language and spend their time in a most productive way.

Anna, Russia

Course content

On this course teachers will explore the theory and methodology behind STEAM learning. By the end of the course, they will have a better understanding of how to combine STEAM subjects using real life problems and current topics of interest. Teachers will explore discovery and inquiry-based teaching and project-based learning in order to plan and deliver lessons that encourage learner autonomy and stimulate curiosity in their students.

Project Work

Teachers are set assigned project work at the end of each day. They are set a maximum of 10 hours of project work, which they carry out over the week. The aim of the project work is to encourage teachers to research various aspects of STEAM methodology, tasks and subjects and then put this research into practice by planning a full STEAM lesson with materials to be presented or delivered at the end of the course. Teachers will work in groups of 4 or 5 to plan, write material and team teach at the end of the course.

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Course Modules:

STEAM Overview

Teachers are introduced to the basic methodology behind STEAM. They will have the opportunity to create their own mini lesson based on the new methodology they are introduced to on Day 1.

Combining STEAM Subjects

Teachers take a closer look at the subjects of Science (biology, chemistry and physics) Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths. They look at sub-topics within these subjects and work together to make links between subjects. They also analyse how sub-topics from these subjects can be combined to create well-balanced STEAM lessons.

A Deeper Investigation into Methodology and Tasks

The aim of this module is to take a closer look at Discovery-/Inquiry-based Learning and Project-based Teaching Methodology. Teachers analyse authentic ATC STEAM materials with this methodology in mind, and then work together to create STEAM tasks that are engaging, student-centred and encourage research and curiosity in learners. Teachers then apply these types of tasks to their project work, moving towards completing their full lesson plan and materials.

Teaching STEAM Online and Using Online Tools Effectively

This module focuses on the difference between delivering a STEAM course in a face-to-face setting and delivering it online. Trainees investigate online teaching via different platforms along with digital tools and software that help to keep online lessons interactive, communicative and engaging.

Trainer-directed Preparation, Team Teaching & Presentations

Teachers complete the final aspects of their lesson plan and materials, supported by ATC’s STEAM trainers. The end of this session is dedicated to the team-taught delivery of the STEAM lesson teachers have developed during the project work of the course.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course teachers should:

  • Have a clear understanding of the theory of discovery and inquiry-based teaching and project-based learning.
  • Have a clear understanding of the methodology behind STEAM.
  • Know how to combine STEAM subjects using real life problems and current topics relevant to their students’ interests and identities.
  • Be able to plan and deliver engaging, collaborative and interactive STEAM lessons with a cross-curricular focus.
  • Understand how to integrate digital literacy, sustainability, inclusion and diversity into project-based STEAM lessons and materials.
  • Be able to develop materials, select digital resources and design activities which are engaging and motivating for students.
  • Be able to assess project-based content.
  • Use digital tools with confidence to deliver STEAM lessons online.
  • Encourage and foster student autonomy by providing students with opportunities to reflect on what and how they are learning.

Teaching Style

In-person training carried out in our Dublin City Centre or Bray schools, delivered by our experienced teacher trainers.

Certificated hours

At the end of the course, teachers will receive an ATC Language Schools’ Certificate of Attendance for the 30-hour programme of: STEAM Methodology: Planning and delivering project-based STEAM lessons to young learners.

This course can be combined with another Teacher Training & Development course, or a General English course, to form a 2-week programme. Please contact us for details.

For teachers applying through the Erasmus Plus scheme the OID for ATC Language Schools is E10133233.

 

Timetable

Classes Monday to Friday
Lesson 1 09:00 to 11:00
Break 11:00 to 11:30
Lesson 2 11:30 to 13:30

 

Teacher Training & Development

Teacher Training & Development - STEAM Methodology Brochure (pdf)

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