Comprehensive Guide for Educators
The first output aims to design and develop a comprehensive Guide which will be comprised of guidelines and rich educational material to have as reference for supporting educators, school staff, leaders and other relevant stakeholders gain the necessary knowledge to successfully engage girls in STEAM activities and in digital technologies.
The project methodology will be based on the following steps:
1. The first step is to form a RoboGirls Committee in each partner country which will actively engage in different phases of the project.
2. Guidelines for the desk research will be provided from the responsible partner.
3. Then, in order the best practices to be identified each partner will conduct focus groups with experts (academics, women in ICT fields, experts on ICT sector and/or STEAM education and robotics).
4. The results will be analysed by the lead partner and each partner will be responsible to develop different parts of the Guide for Teachers.
5. The responsible partner will design and develop the e-learning platform.
6. The development of pedagogical material for engaging girls in digital technologies will follow: a. Development of material for 20 experiential workshops, b. Development of 10 lesson plans on coding and/or robotics, c. Development of material for thematic school days, d. Development of an online, interactive career choices simulator for girls.
7. Then, partners will develop the RoboGirls Implementation guidelines for educators.
8. Each partner country will pilot test the content developed with 200 students.
9. The e-learning modules content will be produced.
10. Afterwards, the first version of the learning resources will be developed under the topics and methodologies defined in the previous tasks.
11. The MOOC will be tested and evaluated by educators, the Robogirls Committee, associate partners etc.
12. Guidelines preparation.
13. Each partner will facilitate a focus group with the RoboGirls Committee, educators, girls, STEAM experts etc., analyze the results arose and draft a national report.
14. The findings from each partner country will be circulated in one main report.