The headteacher and two more teachers from the CEIP Profesora Pilar Martínez Cruz school from Huelva, Spain, visited our consortium for job shadowing activities. Their school has started to implement the STEAM methodology in the last two years, and they wanted to exchange good practices in this field.
Our consortium organized for them a learning program that included the following activities:
Daily school life in a rural school
They visited the Primary School of Ydrousa, where our guests observed the daily classes of a small rural school that serves students from small villages in the area. They visited all of the classes, the school garden, the robotics and computer lab.
They also visited the evening club “Young rescuers of natural disasters” which incorporates activities about dealing with emergencies and is hosted by the Experimental Primary School of Florina every Monday afternoon, with students from various schools in the town. They observed how first-aid lessons were taught to students with the help of health professionals.
On Tuesday, our guests visited the 5th Primary School of Florina, where they observed a STEAM activity in the classroom using Lego Wedo2 robotic kits. Students were inspired by real modern art sculptures that were provided by the Modern Art Museum of Florina in order to create their own kinetic sculptures and present them to the rest of the class. They also observed AR activities that were organized by the Educational Innovation center of Florina.
Etwinning project and robotics with Arduino
On Wednesday morning, our guests visited the Experimental Primary School of Florina, where they observed a European identity class that is part of an etwinning project. They also observed a robotics class using Arduino, sensors, lights and Pictoblox.
3D design and Printing
On Wednesday evening, our guests visited the robotics club in the Experimental Primary School of Florina. They observed the primary students working with TInkerCAD to design and print 3d models for their smart city project, and they also had the chance to visit our maker lab that hosts elementary and high school students that work on their own more advanced projects (building a satellite and a social robot). We discussed the successful model of cooperation between our school and the Educational Innovation center of Florina that allows us to accommodate student teams of various ages to support their projects and creativity.
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