STEM Discovery Week 2018 is a joint international initiative that invites projectsorganisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This year, Next-Lab participates in the STEM Discovery Week 2018 with a competition  meant to reward the best class implementation of the Go-Lab Inquiry Learning Spaces.

If you are organising a class implementation between February-April 2018, then you are eligible to participate in  the Next-Lab competition. 

The first thing you need to do is to submit your class implementation activity to the STEM Discovery Week activities map. In the form, and when asked to, please indicate clearly that you are taking part to the Next-Lab competition. Once you carry out your implementation, they will get back to you via email with some additional questions regarding the content of your activity, the resources you have used, and the impact on your students.

In order to enter the contest, your activity will need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • The submitted class implementation has to take place between March-April 2018
  • Create a new ILS ( Inquiry Learning Space) or adapt an existing one for your implementation
  • A minimum of 15 students need to take part to the class implementation
The winner will be invited to attend the Next-Lab Autumn School that will take place in Estonia in September 2018. Flight, hotel and subsidies will be covered entirely by the project.

I would like to encourage those schools which are already involved in STEM projects and invite any others who are ready to develop an activity that focuses on STEM subjects both at Primary and Secondary levels. Even though the deadline finishes at the end of April, you can still take part in it because a one-day activity is enough. 

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