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Teacher Workshop

During this workshop, participants will acquire the relevant skills to use the Design Thinking framework to create suitable hands-on lessons in the Science Curriculum.

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How to Infuse Design thinking in the Curriculum

Objectives of Programme
• Infusing Design Thinking in STEAM using the Design Thinking framework.
• Use of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) in Hands-on Activities in the Science Curriculum.
• How to develop the Maker Mindset in students to increase the quality of prototypes created during hands-on activities.
• Best practices on how to use technology in the Science Curriculum.

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Outcome of Programme

• Teachers will be to use the design thinking framework to create engaging hands-on activity infusing STEAM concepts to curriculum lessons
• Learn creative & inventive thinking and problem-solving skills through challenging hands-on learning and activities.
• Teachers will be able to have an actionable Applied Learning Project that can be implemented in school.
• Teachers will be able to share the outcomes of their projects with their fellow teachers

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Engineering Class

Summary

During this workshop, participants will acquire the relevant skills to use the Design Thinking framework to create suitable hands-on lessons in the Science Curriculum. Each participant will be able to go through the Design Thinking Process by performing hands-on activities to help them understand how each phase feels like, what challenges they will experience and how to tackle these challenges.

Participants will team up to create a prototype using the assigned constraints and themes to help them understand how to create interdisciplinary projects and still be able to infuse STEAM topics on the projects. They will learn new prototyping skills using Strawbees and will use microcontrollers to level up their prototypes and to discover how these can help increase the learning experience of their students.

After the first sessions, the participants will be tasked to create their own ALP Lesson to be shared with the group during the second session (optional). This session will be a consultation session to help teachers understand the importance of having an ample support network and how to implement external feedback to co-create as a community of educators.

The final session will be a review session for teachers to share with the class the challenges that they had to deal with when implementing the projects, and for the community to learn from the projects that impacted them the most. During this last session, the participants will be able to appreciate how Applied Learning Projects are in constant evolution and to help them unde