In May and June 2020, the Primary STEM team designed and presented a series of four live webinars titled ‘STEM sa Bhaile’. The purpose of each webinar was to share practical resources, ideas and learning experiences to support teachers in the area of STEM, both in school and at home, as teachers navigated distance learning. Great care was taken to select activities which were accessible in the home environment. Each webinar has a theme which is appealing and of interest to pupils.
While schools have reopened, these resources could be easily adapted for classroom use or used in blended learning. These activities would also be very helpful for teachers supporting very high risk pupils or pupils who are isolating at home due to COVID-19 guidelines.
The Primary STEM team are running an additional series of webinars called ‘STEM ar Scoil’ and more information about registering and accessing recordings/resources can be found here.
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Date: 20th May Time: 11am
This webinar explores the STEM potential of your garden, using the themes of trees, birds, plants and minibeasts. The presenters also examine the use of story as a stimulus to explore STEM topics.
Date: 27th May Time: 11am
This webinar explores three themes; liquids and change, working in the kitchen and food. Throughout the session, the presenters explore learning opportunities in the home during the challenge of distance learning.
Date: 3rd June Time: 11 am
This webinar offers teachers practical suggestions to support distance learning using the theme of play. Play is an ideal theme for the home where play is already a distinct part of daily life, communication and interaction. Construction, games and toys are the themes explored within the webinar.
Date: 10th June Time: 11 am
This webinar explores three themes of STEM and sport; the human body and sport, games and sports equipment. The session also includes some useful links to resources which are freely available to schools.
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