NEW WAYS TO TEACH STEAM AND SCREENLESS ICT FOR TEACHERS (CHILDREN 4-6 YEARS)

Prague
ONE-WEEK
English
DATES

Course description

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is aimed at:

  • teachers and school staff working with children of age 4-6 years
  • class teacher assistants
  • teachers of children with special needs
  • student teachers
  • afterschool clubs lecturers
  • anyone interested in exploring new ways of teaching methods and techniques for STEM and screenless ICT educational activities
NEW WAYS TO TEACH STEAM AND SCREENLESS ICT FOR TEACHERS (CHILDREN 4-6 YEARS)
Participants are expected to have intermediate English proficiency. Max. group size: 15.

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

The course offers new ways for teachers to teach STEAM and screenless ICT activities in their classrooms. Come to experience interactive and  hands-on approach. The participants, in the role of children, gain inspiration to build and create a technical world starting with a basic blueprint of a house (water and electric system) gradually advancing on to programming of a robot. The course includes demonstration of activities at a local kindergarten.

The aim of the course is to provide teachers with new ideas how to introduce pre-school children (4-6 years) to the technical and digital world surrounding us. We aim to improve teachers’ STEAM and computational thinking.

DAILY PROGRAMME (5 days MO-FRI)

Day 1: STEAM WORKSHOP – LEARNING AND CONSTRUCTING

Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups.

Interactive workshop focuses on presenting the best practice and inspiration for teachers to apply fun role-playing and educational STEM activities in their classrooms.

Themes include:

  • City Builder - to create a city and draw maps
  • Architect - to read blueprints
  • Electrician - to understand electricity diagrams
  • Plumber - to build water piping systems
  • Bridge Building and binding bricks
  • Tower Builders and the stability of towers, world-known towers
  • Water Treatment System, filters and filtrations
  • different kinds of power plants and hands on learning about the electricity path to our homes 

 

Day 2: STEAM – KINDERGARTEN VISIT

Spend the entire morning in a Czech kindergarten and observe the best practices focused on STEAM topics. Get the chance to experience school life in a Czech kindergarten.

Free time to explore Prague or extra programme to be arranged.

Organized historical walk through Prague in the afternoon.

Day 3: SCREENLESS ICT WORKSHOP

Interactive workshop for teachers focused on presenting the best practice and inspiration for fun and screenless ICT activities.

Themes include:

 

  • Games supporting development of computational and logical thinking
  • Orientation on a map grid
  • Solving basic problems by creative thinking and decision making
  • Algorithm and easy coding
  • Robots

 

Free time to explore Prague or extra programme to be arranged.

 

Day 4: SCREENLESS ICT - KINDERGARTEN VISIT

Spend the entire morning in a Czech kindergarten and observe the methods focused on computational and logical thinking. Get the chance to experience school life in a Czech kindergarten.

Free time to explore Prague or extra programme to be arranged.

 

Day 5ROBOTIC TOYS AND WRAP UP OF THE WEEK

Learn how to implement the new knowledge and skills into your classroom. Share your ideas and experiences with other participants.

 

For additional fees we are happy to organize extra programme such as National Theatre, Black-light theatre tickets, dinner in a traditional Czech restaurant in the centre of Prague or concert tickets. We can also organize group sightseeing.  Please tell us in advance if you are interested.