McTech for Teachers: When teachers change roles
Role reversal at RIC2School: Where children and young people usually gain their first experience with mechatronics, 3D printing, laser technology and robotics, this time it was the turn of the teachers.
RIC2School, the RIC workshop program, includes various NAWITECH workshops for pupils and young people. The RIC trainers come to the school with all the necessary materials to teach science and technology in an exciting and age-appropriate way.
In order to be able to convey the contents and the didactic concept of the innovative program to teachers in a clear manner, the Regional Innovation Center (RIC) organizes regular training events in cooperation with the University of Education Upper Austria under the title McTech for Teachers.
This was also the case on November 3: Nine teachers from middle schools and polytechnic schools from the district of Wels-Land and the city of Wels took advantage of the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of science and technology at the RIC.
During the half-day seminar, the teachers were able to get to know various RIC2School workshops in station mode and experience for themselves how science and technology can be taught in an exciting way, for example by building or programming electric cars, science rovers and microcontrollers. The teachers were highly motivated and visibly impressed by the variety and content of the workshops.
"With McTech for Teachers, we offer teachers the opportunity to try out our innovative NAWITECH teaching concepts for themselves and provide a decision-making aid as to which workshops can be used in their own lessons," says RIC Managing Director Dr. Peter Landl, "RIC2School is modular and competency-oriented – the program can thus be easily and sustainably integrated into lesson planning!"
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