The STEAMonEdu project aims to increase the adoption and impact of STE(A)M education by investing in the community of stakeholders and the professional development of educators.
The approach of the project is to nominate educators as the pillars of implementation of STEAM education policies and support their professional development either by blended training or by their participation in a community of stakeholders. The exchange of experience, collaboration and creative work of this community will be supported by online peer learning and crowdsourcing platform.
As a result of research and creative techniques that will be instrumental among the members of the community, the STEAM education framework will be produced, which will include competences, policies, methodologies, educational objects, etc.
These findings will be used to design the training curriculum for STEAM educators and the MOOC “Professional development of STEAM educators”. The training itself will consist of two stages: at first the MOOC will be available to everyone interested in the topic, and 500 people are expected to enroll. Then 50 MOOC graduates will be selected for the next stage, that will contain online training activities and will lead to production of learning activities templates, STEAM education projects and policies.