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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.
“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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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.