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Innovation in STEM Education iSTEMed2020

7- 8 of March 2020 at Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST).

iSTEMed2020 Objectives

iSTEMed2020 will convene a community of educators and learners in Qatar for the purpose of defining STEM teaching and learning in our context. It will explore how we can move traditional STEM engagements into purposeful integrated learning designs focused on growth mindset with evidence of engaging for learning.  We will be building an integrated toolkit for STEM education, inspiring a group of students to explore STEM competencies and careers, and connecting a local community of innovation ambassadors.

Keynote Speakers

This two-day conference is enriched by both international and local keynote speakers such as Ollie Bray and Per Havgaard from the Lego Foundation who will share their experience around active learning in the opening plenary. From Qatar, we have Dr. Nayef Alyafei from Texas A & M University Qatar, and Eng. Mohammed Al Janahi from Teach for Qatar who will share their inspirational journey with a focus on mindsets and skills for STEM careers in the closing plenary.

Leaders of STEM Learning

The Education Development Institute is pleased to collaborate with a pool of STEM experts from key organizations who will lead workshops for teachers and students: Lego Foundation, Texas A & M University Qatar, Microsoft Education, ibTECHar, Al Bairaq - Qatar University, and Promethean. Teachers and students from a variety of schools and organizations will also lead STEM learning experiences through Ignite Talks ©, and hands-on workshops.

Learning Experiences at iSTEMed2020

Through participation in highly engaging and interactive workshops offered at iSTEMed2020, you will learn which technology to use, and how to reap its educational benefits: how photography is used to explore the artistic realm of science; learn how to integrate LEGO kits into the curriculum; know more about the pedagogy behind 'tinkering'; experience how to use coding and computational thinking in  cross-curricular projects, and learn how to achieve global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through STEM education.

Microsoft will take you on a learning journey in which you will use Microsoft’s Open-Source tools to explore how you can take your students on virtual tours around the world, and hold online meetings with STEM experts from around the world. You will also learn how to use Microsoft Teams and benefit from its features in education.

You will have a variety of workshops to choose from such as planning for culturally responsive STEM units; learning how to capture student growth with all-inclusive approaches; be immersed into problem-based learning as you plan and carry out projects and plan for assessment; learn more about the kinds of national resources that QNL and Qatar Scientific Club have to support STEM inquiry, and acquire more resources in order to activate a ‘flipping the classroom’ approach with your students.

Fees :
2-Day pass: QAR1650 (USD452)
1-Day pass: QAR900 (USD247)

We invite you to visit our previous iSTEMed events
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Contact Us

For general inquiries, please contact Mrs. Reem Khalaf at: rkhalaf@qf.org.qa