Progress in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education continues to soar. Educators and industry experts are taking note as they look forward to STEM Discovery Week, which kicks off April 22nd – 29th. The event brings awareness, competitions and excitement all month long.
Participating schools and organizations are saying “Yes to STEM,” reinforcing their open-minded and dedicated support to STEM subjects at school, as well as wide-ranging collaboration among stakeholders. STEM Discovery Week celebrates the careers and studies in STEM fields. Game-based learning company Triseum is a proud supporter of STEM Discovery Week.
Critical to STEM degrees is calculus, yet it has one of the highest failure rates of any college course, according the Mathematics Association of America. What’s more, calculus ranks number one on the list of courses most disliked by students, says College Stats. Participants in STEM Discovery Week will have an opportunity to discover how game-based learning is combating these alarming statistics.
Triseum has partnered with European Schoolnet to host a webinar leading into the event. “A Game Changer! Motivating and Engaging Students with Game-Based Learning” will be led by André Thomas, CEO of Triseum, and Panagiota Argyri, a teacher at the Private Model High School “Evangeliki” in Greece. Mr. Thomas, a long time gaming enthusiast, professor and developer, will discuss research on game-based learning and share tips for utilizing games in the classroom. Ms. Argyri, an award-winning mathematics teacher in primary and secondary education, will highlight her experience utilizing Variant: Limits, Triseum’s calculus game, in the European Schoolnet Game-Based Validation Study.
The webinar takes place on April 13th at 10am CST. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Don’t forget to follow the excitement all month long in April at #STEMDiscoveryWeek.
STEM Discovery Week 2018 is a joint international initiative that invites projects, organisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The tagline for this year’s campaign “say yes to STEM” describes the partners’ open-minded and dedicated support to STEM subjects at school, as well as wide-ranging collaboration among stakeholders in the area.
Interested to become a partner?
By committing to the STEM Discovery Week 2018, the partners agree to:
- Organise and share information about activities in STEM education as part of the STEM Discovery Week campaign.
- Encourage third parties to support and join the initiative by organising STEM activities of their own and share information about them as part of the STEM Discovery Week campaign.
- Publish on their web page information in support of the STEM Discovery Week campaign, hence facilitating an active exchange of information among projects, organisations and schools.
For more information on the registration steps that potential partners need to follow, please consult this document here.
Are you organising a STEM event around April 2018?
Include it on the map! Participants organising STEM activities in the course of April 2018, may also enter the STEM Discovery Week competitions. Visit the competitions’ section for more information here.