STEM Education - Robotics - 3D Printing


This training aims to inspire and equip the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to design, implement, and evaluate effective STEM practices, basic understanding on coding- robotics-3D printing, innovative STEM learning tools, and tips to integrate STEM education with robotics and 3D printing into the classrooms. Participants will also be provided insight into how to make STEM education with robotics and 3D printing more beneficial to support students' motivation, engagement, and learning in STEM fields. Upon successful completion of the training, the participants will be able to:

·       Develop basic understanding on STEM education, including its importance and potential benefits
·       Explain the main components of successful STEM practices
·       Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate STEM practices addressing different levels of learners
·       Explore innovative ways to integrate STEM practices into their own teaching
·       Get acquainted with 3D design and 3D printing to integrate into STEM education
·       Make simple projects with Arduino set
·       Employ coding and robotics at the basic level in STEM education
·       Exchange good practices and discuss challenges with fellow colleagues and the trainers

Course Centers: Istanbul University- Cerrahpaşa Continuing Education Center




Day 1



10.00- 17.00

Theoretical Framework of STEM Education

·  Introduction

·  Ice-breaking activities/ team building

·  Identifying learner needs and expectations

·  21st century learning: Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s workforce

·  What is STEM education?

·  Importance of STEM education

·  Components of successful STEM education

·  Integration of STEM education into schools

Hands-on STEM Activities

· Engaging in STEM practices addressing diverse majors of the participants.

Day 2



10.00- 17.00

Creating STEM Lesson Plans

·  Characteristics of effective STEM lesson plans

·  Steps for STEM Lesson Planning

·  Discussing sample STEM lesson plans

·  Designing a STEM lesson plan (team-work)

Presentation and Evaluation of STEM Lesson Plans

·   Presentation of STEM lesson plans developed collaboratively

·   Evaluation of STEM lesson plans using the STEM Lesson Plan Rubric

Suggestions for Integrating STEM into your practice

·   Sharing good practice and ideas for STEM integration addressing diverse majors such as science, mathematics, environmental, engineering and technology education

Day 3



10.00- 17.00

Introduction to Coding and Robotics

·   What is coding?

·   What is robotics?

·   Introduction to coding and robotics for primary and secondary schools: Concepts, tools, and ideas

Block Based Coding with Snap4Arduino

·   Block based programming

·   Snap4Arduino interface

·   Character movements

·   Practice

Day 4



10.00- 17.00

Introduction To Basic Electronics

·   Basic concepts of electronics

·   Circuit elements (sensors, power supplies, motors, etc.)

·   Practice (Circuit setups with TinkerCAD Circuits)

Practices on Arduino using Snap4Arduino

·   What is Arduino? What can be done with Arduino?

·   Arduino types

·   What is Firmata file? How does it work?

·   Connecting with Arduino

·   Practice (working with button, led, temperature sensor, light sensor, distance sensor)

Day 5



10.00- 17.00




3D Design and 3D Printers

·   What is 3D Design? How to create?

·   What is TinkerCad? How to use?

·   TinkerCad Practices

·   What is 3D Printer? How to use?

·   What is Slicing? Using CURA Software

·   Practice 

Day 6



10.00- 17.00


Integrating Robotics into STEM Education

·   Robots and working principles

·   Introduction to mBlock 

·   Sample applications in mBlock

·   Practice (robotics projects examples)

General Evaluation and Closure

• Discussion & Feedback

• Certification of Attendance

• Closure