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19-03-2021

STEM Education through Arts and mini-games

The Multiplier Even of the G.A.STEM project, entitled after "STEM Education through Arts and mini-games” took place on 19th March 2021, hosted by the “New Perspectives in Science Education” International Conference.

The Multiplier Event was composed by the following speeches:

• “An overview on the G.A.STEM project: objectives and aims” by Antonio Giordano (Pixel, Italy) and Heli Brander (University of Turku, Finland);
• “Art and mini-games for STEM: from students for students” by Greet Bekaert (Sint-Lievenscollege, Belgium) and Michela Tramonti (EU – Track, Italy);
• “Generating game ideas with your students” by Mikhail Fiadotau (Tallinn University, Estonia).

More than 50 participants took place in the Multiplier Event.


03-02-2021

G.A.STEM Multiplier Event

The Multiplier Event of the G.A.STEM project, entitled after "STEM Education through Arts and mini-games" will be held on Friday 19th of March in the framework of the "Perspectives in Science Education" International Conference organised by Pixel.

The Multiplier Event is primarily designed for teachers interested in using ART as a tool to promote students’ creativity and interest in STEM education. The event is also highly relevant for students interested in more personalized and creative learning processes through the use of mini-games and the discovery of the indissoluble link between STEM and ART.

Further information about the Multiplier Event is available here: https://gastem.pixel-online.org/events.php.


11-01-2021

Open registrations to the G.A.STEM Multiplier Event

The registration to the G.A.STEM Multiplier Event is now open!

The Multiplier Event is organized by G.A.STEM in partnership with the 10th International Conference on New Perspectives in Science Education. Participants will be engaged in three interactive sessions, each beginning with a presentation of activities and results achieved in the framework of the G.A.STEM project and finishing with a discussion.


15-12-2020

G.A.STEM mentioned by University of Turin

The G.A.STEM project has been mentioned by Didattica della Fisica e della Matematica in Rete – Online Didactic of Physics and Mathematics from the University of Turin (Italy). In particular, the ART and Mini-Games Course has been fully described.

The course is structured into n. 4 modules (duration n. 30 hours), designed on the results of the research report and defined on some topics such as: how to improve STEM skills using the ARTs; how to integrate STEM and Arts in the curriculum; how to work with the game mechanics; how to build a game scenario; how to implement math and science knowledge in games design and development; how to use games with 13-16 year old students; how to implement project tools and methodology.

The website of Online Didactic of Physics and Mathematics is available here: https://difima.i-learn.unito.it/.


23-11-2020

Piloting of the G.A:STEM e-learning course

The students of Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Marconi-Guarasci” of Rogliano (Cosenza) participated in the piloting of the e-learning course entitled after “ART and Mini-Games Course”, available at the following link: https://gastem.pixel-online.org/art-and-mini-games-course.php.

As result of this, the students of Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Marconi-Guarasci” – involved in the piloting of the e-learning course – produced a video now available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6bXNbpQ4wQ.


19-10-2020

The man with the flag: a practical approach of the G.A.STEM methodology

“The man with the flag”: this is the title of the project work realized by the students of Sint-Lievenscollege, who applied the G.A.STEM methodology. The results of this activity have been summarized up in a YouTube video available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRIkxQoRj0s.


01-09-2020

Arts and Mini-Game Course_Extended Registration

Call for online training course “Art and mini-games” for secondary school teachers! The aim of the course is to promote mathematics and science study through the use of art and mini-games concept development.

Discover and test the methodology and the tools created by the G.A.STEM project team. Participation is free of charge. Because of COVID-19, we still take late registrations until the end of 2020, and all teachers are invited. Please compile the application form available at: https://forms.gle/uChe8S3BLPTBfREi8.

More info: [email protected]


23-04-2020

The G.A.STEM project on Scientix

The training course "Art and Mini-Games", created in the framework of G.A. STEM project, is currently promoted by Scientix, the community for science education in Europe (http://www.scientix.eu/). The training course aims at testing the methodology and the tools developed to support Mathematics and Science study. The target group of this training is school secondary teachers from Finland, Italy, Belgium and Estonia.


02-04-2020

“STEM Education through Arts and mini-games" Webinar

In the framework of European initiative STEM Discovery Campaign 2020, EU-Track Association, in collaboration with Institute Comprensivo “Maria Montessori” of Terracina will organize the webinar “STEM Education through Arts and mini-games”. The webinar will take place on April, 15th at 15.00 (GMT+1) and it will be hosted by Scientix. This event is addressed to headmasters, teachers and all people interested to disseminate and promote STEM. It will be an opportunity to learn about the tools and methodology developed by the G.A.STEM project team and to know how teachers and students can participate in the testing phase planned.


20-03-2020

Arts and Mini-Game Course

Call for online training course “Art and mini-games” for secondary school teachers! The aim of the course is to promote mathematics and science study through the use of art and mini-games concept development.

Discover and test the methodology and the tools created by the G.A.STEM project team. Participation is free of charge. For registration, please, compile by 31/03/2020 the application form available here: https://forms.gle/uChe8S3BLPTBfREi8

More info: [email protected]gmail.com


20-02-2020

Multiplier Event in Italy

In the framework of the dissemination event for the eTwinning platform launched by Regional School Directorate of Lazio, on 19th February 2020 the I.C. “Maria Montessori”, in collaboration with EU-Track Association, organized the multiplier event of the G.A.STEM Project.


14-02-2020

Multiplier Event in Estonia

On 12th February 2020 the G.A.STEM Multiplier Event was organized in Estonia. During the event, Maria Savina, Mathematics teacher at Tamsalu Gymnasium, and Prof. Martin Sillaots, head of the Digital Learning Games International Masters Curriculum at University of Tallinn, presented the project aims and activities to Estonian teachers.


11-02-2020

Multiplier Event in Finland

On 11th February 2020 Rieskalahteen koulu (Finland) organized a multiplier event. The aims and the objectives of the G.A.STEM project have been presented and described to the participants, as well as the already available deliverables.


31-01-2020

Multiplier Event in Belgium

On 30th January 2020 Sint-Lievenscollege (Belgium) organized a multiplier event addressed to 30 teachers and students in order to disseminate the first results of the G.A.STEM project: the Framework to integrate Art in STEM using digital games and the ART and Mini-Games Course. The event was organized in the framework of the Microsoft Digital Days.


12-01-2020

Art and mini games training course

The "Art and mini games" online training course, aiming at promoting the study of mathematics and science through the use of art and the development of mini-games, is now open and available. It is possible to register in the course at the following link: https://forms.gle/3fu6KwVFnn7G9TNeA. The course involves, in particular, secondary school teachers who wish to discover and test with their students the learning materials created by the project team.


18-12-2019

G.A.STEM mini-games for teaching STEM

The G.A.STEM project aims at increasing the STEM education popularity by introducing scientific concepts behind the art and by implementing both of them in game design. With this objective well in mind, students from Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences and Tallinn University designed and developed 5 mini-games for teaching STEM and art. Most of them are available at the following link: http://dlg.tlu.ee/games/


08-11-2019

G.A.STEM project third meeting

The third meeting of the G.A. STEM - Enhancing STEM skills through arts and mini-games European project was held on 06 – 07 November at Sint-Lievenscollege in Ghent (Belgium). During the third meeting, the European project partners finalized the second deliverable, the ART and Mini-Games Course, available at the following link: https://gastem.pixel-online.org/art-and-mini-games-course.php. In addition, the European project partners started discussing the organization of the third deliverable to be produced, the piloting phase of the training course addressed to 60 teachers involved in the 4 partners’ countries.


14-10-2019

G.A.STEM at the ErasmusDays 2019 in Terracina (IT)

In the framework of the ErasmusDays 2019, Prof. Guido Gerosa, member of the project team for the Istituto Comprensivo "Maria Montessori" of Terracina (Italy) presented the first results of the G.A. STEM project. The event was organized, in collaboration with EU-Track Association, on October, 11th at Primary School “Don Adriano Bragazzi” and it involved public authorities from local and regional education offices and Dott.ssa Silvia Rettori from Erasmus+ Italian National Agency in order to reinforce the impact of the programme on the whole territory.


30-09-2019

The G.A.STEM project at the "Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage" International Conference

The 9th Edition of Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage—DiPP2019 took place on 26 - 28 September 2019 in Burgas (Bulgaria) under the patronage of UNESCO and the support of Burgas Municipality and National Scientific Fund. During the event, Dr Alden M. Dochshanov, of EU-Track Association, presented the G.A. STEM project with the speech: "G.A. STEM Project: Gaming through Cultural Heritage". The event aimed at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage.


31-07-2019

The G.A.STEM project at the “Design of Serious Games” Summer School

In the framework of the training course "Design of Serious Games", organized by Tallinn University (Estonia) for Tallinn Summer School, the G.A. STEM project was presented to all participants. Moreover, Tallinn University and EU-Track, as project partners, have been working on the project learning tools based on the combination between math and science exercises, game concepts and mechanics.


28-06-2019

The G.A.STEM project at the “Future of Education” International Conference

The G.A.STEM project was presented in the framework of the 9th Edition of “The Future of Education” International Conference which took place on 27 and 28 June 2019 in Florence (Italy). In particular, Dr Michela Tramonti, from EU-Track Association, presented the G.A. STEM project in a speech entitled after "Arts and STEM for Social Inclusion". The event offered the opportunity to interact with experts in Education from all over the world.


19-05-2019

G.A.STEM project second meeting

The second meeting of the G.A. STEM - Enhancing STEM skills through arts and mini-games European project was held on 15 – 16 May at Tallinn (Estonia). During the second meeting, the European project partners finalized the first deliverable, the Framework to Integrate Art in STEM using Digital Games. In addition, the European project partners started discussing the organization of the second deliverable to be produced, the Art and Mini-Games course to be addressed to both teachers and students.


07-03-2019

G.A.STEM at ArtBot 2019 in Ghent

During the fourth edition of ArtBot 2019, organized at Sint-Lievenscollege from 4th to 6th of March in Ghent (Belgium), the students have discovered an effective combination between robots and art. During the event the G.A. STEM Project was presented. The video of the ArtBot is available here: https://www.facebook.com/StLievenEdu/videos/408914673259392/.


12-02-2019

G.A.STEM first TV' interview

The G.A.STEM has been presented in the framework of an interview with Lazio TV, local broadcaster from the province of Latina (Italy). The interview is available here: https://www.facebook.com/laziotv.tv/videos/1214705828686587/


28-01-2019

G.A.STEM on Scientix portal

Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, published detailed information about the G.A.STEM project on its website at the following link: http://www.scientix.eu/projects/project-detail?articleId=810868. In particular, the G.A.STEM project has been chosen because of its aim to integrate games and arts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.


22-01-2019

G.A.STEM project presented during a seminar on Erasmus+

EU-Track and I.C. "Maria Montessori" promoted the G.A. STEM project on 21 January in the framework of the seminar entitled after "Per una scuola innovativa e inclusiva: le opportunità in Erasmus+" and held at I.C. "Maria Montessori" in Terracina (Italy). Specifically, Guido Gerosa presented project' aims and activities.


21-12-2018

G.A.STEM project kick-off meeting

The kickoff meeting of the G.A. STEM - Enhancing STEM skills through arts and mini-games European project was held on 19 – 20 December 2018 at Turku (Finland). During the first meeting, the European project partners introduced themselves as well as their project’s related experiences and expertise. The main activities to be carried out were presented and discussed. The main intellectual outputs to be produced were examined and the templates for the production of the expected deliverables were analyzed and jointly discussed.

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