Supporting STEM Educators: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning

About the course

This one-week journey in the Future Classroom Lab (FCL) will immerse you in the dynamic world of STEM education. The course program consists of 13 engaging workshops that will explore a diverse range of topics, including sustainability and nature-based solutions, bioeconomy, STEAM learning ecologies, empowering students through technology, digitalization of cultural heritage, particle physics, and much more.

Throughout the week, you will engage in a variety of hands-on activities, such as exploring cutting-edge technological equipment, learning to design interactive quizzes, integrating role-play into lessons, mastering interactive whiteboards, and exploring innovative assessing methods. Additionally, you will discover the potential of tablets and augmented reality, learn how to design an eco-friendly garden for your schoolyard, and develop engaging learning scenarios to facilitate hands-on, experiential learning and so much more!

Key competences

This course includes content and activities that develop the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's Selfie for Teachers tool.


Area 1 - Professional engagement

  • Professional Learning to B2 level


Area 2 - Digital Resources

  • Creating to B2 level


Area 3 - Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching to B2 level
  • Collaborative Learning to B2 level
  • Emerging Technologies to B1 level


Area 5 - Empowering Learners

  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Actively Engaging Learners to C1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the Selfie for Teachers Toolkit here.

Learning Objectives

  • Foster creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in students.
  • Learn how to design innovative, student-centered activities, using technology effectively.
  • Create engaging learning scenarios that promote active, experiential learning, and enhance your capacity for assessing and evaluating them.
  • Encourage collaboration, teamwork, and inquiry-based learning.
  • Effectively evaluate student progress, facilitating a dynamic and inclusive approach to STEM teaching and learning.


The workshop will use a variety of methods, including lectures, discussions, case studies, group hands on activities and creation of videos. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences, challenges, and successes, and to collaborate with each other.

Target Audience

This program is thoughtfully designed to cater to primary and secondary school educators of all backgrounds and educational settings, empowering you with the knowledge and skills to inspire the generations of the future and remain at the forefront of STEM education. 


All courses will be delivered in English and the participants must have at least solid basic skills in English language (listening, speaking) to be able to follow up the instruction and take part in the course activities.

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