BRINGING INNOVATION TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The first of Educando’s programs to be scaled internationally, STEM México has started its operation in the state of Campeche in September, 2018.
The program was adapted from STEM Brasil to the Mexican reality. It provides teachers with hands-on training in new techniques to enliven the mandatory science and math curriculum with innovation, technology, creativity, and local context.
These techniques focus on project-based learning – the use of practical activities to facilitate the learning of concepts and theory. In this framework, students collaborate on projects and work together to solve problems, while the teacher plays the role of facilitator. Thus, students develop an active role in the classroom.
The training has four subject areas: physics, chemistry, biology, and math. Workplace 21st century skills – problem-solving, teamwork, critical thinking, and communication – are also incorporated in the activities.
The strength of STEM México lies in its long-term investment in human capital. Trainers are prepared to give teachers individualized assistance to inspire added confidence, thus increasing the number of STEM activities they execute with their students.
2017 – Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City
- Workshop “STEM Nights”
- Attended by 130 teachers
2018 – State of Campeche
- 10 participating schools
- 120 trained teachers
- 11,201 benefitted students