Coding is a skill that is becoming increasingly important, especially for students. It is up to the teachers to incorporate this topic into their lessons in order to prepare children and young people for the future.
Therefore, Science on Stage is now launching the European Code League. We are inviting STEM teachers and their students from all over Europe to get creative and send in their innovative coding project for STEM lessons in primary and secondary schools.
For the projects they can use digital tools such as microcontrollers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Calliope mini, etc.) and/or various programming environments and languages (Snap!, Scratch, C++, etc. ).
You can find inspiration in the teaching material ‘Coding in STEM Education‘
All European STEM teachers and STEM teachers in training from primary school to secondary school can participate with their students.
The categories are:
- Fundamental Science in 1’s and 0’s
How does the world around us work? Students simulate, analyse and explore scientific phenomena using digital tools.
- Microcontrolling the World
How do we use digital tools to connect with the world around us? Students design, code and build various applications to interact with their environment (Internet of Things, human-machine interface, remote control and automation, artificial intelligence, etc.)
- Environment 4.0
How can we use digital tools to explore and protect nature and our environment? (Implementation of simulation, microcontrollers, sensors etc. for environmental aspects)
- The complete application documents (Download)
- A poster (digital format) documenting your project designed by the students (Download poster template and instructions)
- Short film (maximum 2.5 minutes) about your project made by the students (Download video requirements and instructions)
Send the complete documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send the video using services such as Google Drive, wetransfer or Dropbox.
The closing date for entries is 1 April 2020.
More information about the competition and the application procedure can be found here: www.science-on-stage.eu/codeleague
PS: Our brochure Coding in STEM Education can provide you with inspiration!