IoT, Big Data and AI: Innovating STEM Teaching Through Strengthening Teacher Professionalisation
For teachers in V4 countries only (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland & Slovakia)
Be part of a pioneer STEM project – experience & apply innovative teaching & learning practices in your school and promote at the same time to environmental awareness and climate action!
Societies face a technological revolution and IoT, Big Data, and AI provide solutions that tackle global challenges, including climate change, food security or pandemic outbreaks.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills are crucial for driving innovations and are in high demand in the workforce. To stimulate students’ curiosity in STEM subjects and to prepare for possible future professional career paths, teaching and learning STEM must start at an early education level and be embedded in real-life scenarios.
Teacher training and teacher professionalisation are indispensable in this process: Only by providing quality education and by using a variety of formal, informal and non-formal innovative educational tools, teachers will be able to provide students relevant opportunities to build their digital skills and to apply their gained knowledge in daily life and a larger real-world context.
About the Project
Funded under the International Visegrad Fund, the project ‘IoT, Big Data and AI: Innovating STEM Teaching through Strengthening Teacher Professionalisation’ is a 6-month long hands-on training programme for teachers on IoT, Big Data & AI-related teaching in secondary schools in the four Visegrad countries Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia: on a pedagogical, curriculum & technical level.
Schools of participating teachers are provided with cutting-edge technological equipment that allows them to monitor and analyse environmental and climate change through joint data collection, such as air temperature, rain rate, humidity, solar and UV radiation, etc..
A common technical platform connects all schools and enables an interactive teaching & learning environment that transcends borders and allows teachers to discuss, jointly explore and identify areas for collaboration.
The project not only offers experiential teaching & learning opportunities for STEM subjects; it also allows cross-fertilisation across other subjects (e.g., English, Ethics, Geography, Social Sciences, etc.).
For further information, please refer to the following:
The closing date for the Open Call has been extended to Friday, 16 July 2021. for Czech Republic and Hungary. Click the button below to apply before it is too late.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable
regional cooperation in Central Europe.