KIKS: Kids Inspiring Kids in STEAM
A great opportunity for iSTEM+ is our EU-funded Erasmus+ project called KIKS: Kids Inspiring Kids in STEM with (currently) Spain, Finland, Hungary and UK. This project is currently underway and we are now inviting a second wave of schools, individuals and other to join anytime! A recent presentation of the UK KIKS work is here.
The KIKS objective is to get ‘kids’ developing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) activities for other kids in a European physical (incountry local Hothousing workshops) and virtual (working internationally online) community.
This has two aspects:
o STEAM content and materials per se
o Associated communication, collaboration and dissemination leveraging students’ expertise in social media
Many children, and their parents and teachers, do not enjoy or have confidence in maths and STEM: they have anxiety even math/technophobia and drop it as soon as they can. So WHO BETTER than to ask those more and/or able students to develop STEAM popularisation projects and deliver them to the less confident student audiences in the participating countries.
The challenge is: How would you get your schoolmates to LOVE STEAM?
Contact me if interested:-)!