Fundatia EOS Romania (EOS) organized the final multiplier event of the STEAMonEdu project on 03 December 2021, an event that took place online. The event was organized together and with the support of Timis County School Inspectorate and a network of schools from Timișoara and Timis County. The event was attended by more than 48 participants representing teachers and trainers from pre-university and university sectors, ICT professionals from different companies and ICT training providers from Timis region, but also representatives of Timis County School Inspectorate, stakeholders and policymakers from local and regional levels.
In the session entitled “STE(A)M education framework, understanding and developing STE(A)M education in Romania”, the Romanian STEAMonEdu team from EOS Romania, spoke about the achievements of the STEAMonEdu project and also about the importance of implementing STE(A)M education as a teaching method in the education system.
During the session, the participants learned about STEAMonEdu project objectives, results and outputs and the developed MOOC and blended training. Participants were very enthusiastic about the content of the event, and they have shown a special interest in the MOOC training and STE(A)M education framework.
The highlights of the event were related to the big number of participants that responded to the invitation and the interest manifested by them towards the topics presented during the event sessions. Networks of schools, training centres from universities and private ICT training centres are constantly interested in using new resources and training approaches in their training activities. These kinds of resources are very few in Romania, and representatives of schools and educational training centres emphasized the importance of STE(A)M resources for the education sector, whether they are formal or non-formal training providers.