Lagos teachers trained on STEM education, robotics
Organisers of the Brainiacs Teachers Meetup trained teachers on the need for Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and the use of robotics at the weekend in Lagos.
The meetup with the theme: ‘Learning without borders with STEM’ gave participants the opportunity to gain insights into why STEM Education is important and the role of educators in bridging the gap in developing future innovators that will produce real-life solutions to the problem peculiar to our continent and society.
In her keynote address, the director of education, Corona Schools Trust Council, Mrs Amelia Dafeta, there is a need to stretch the minds of educators and moulders of future leaders to embrace innovations and consequently introduce these innovations to our learners.
She also advised teachers to ensure learning is tied to real-life situations.
The teachers had the opportunity to get hands-on training on the application of robotics in the classroom and drone technology. Teachers were put into groups where they learned to fly a drone and also program a robot to explain the science concept of force.
The educators were made to experience firsthand how STEM can make abstract scientific concepts more practicable and relatable. After the group projects, the teachers interacted with the Brainiacs worksheets that are used to test learners’ experience.
One of the teachers, Mrs Oloniluyi, said, “It was an amazing journey into the world of STEM Education. I cannot thank you enough @Branaics stem and Robotics. Today was really insightful and educative. The world is now digital. Our children are digital beings.
“We need to step up our game as educators. Thank you for creating a platform for us to learn.”
Another participant, Dele Bello, said, “Every second was really worth it. The sessions were highly inspiring and insightful, a very rich value-adding training.
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