The European Science Education Academy (ESEA) is proud to announce a new series of exciting Summer Schools for 2018 under the framework of ‘Inspiring Science Education.’ The six courses offered are based on the latest educational trends, such as Open schooling, STE(A)M, Digital Storytelling, Deeper Learning, Online Labs, IBSE. The courses are held at beautiful Golden Coast Hotel & Bungalows, an A-class/ 4-star sea-side hotel which stretches on the golden, sandy beach of the Marathon Bay, near the historic location of Marathon, at the outskirts of Athens.

Courses in Week 1: 1 – 6 July 2018
The Mars Mission – Creating a Mission to Mars using a multidisciplinary approach
The participants of the Mars mission summer school will go on a unique trip on the red planet and attempt to explore its secrets. While on Mars, teachers will learn about inquiry and interdisciplinary learning as well as how to manage diverse classrooms and gender balance. The introduction of space-related careers to students and the use of ICT tools for science education will also be discussed.

Stories of Tomorrow – Storytelling to facilitate students’ deeper learning in STEM
Join us in an exciting and innovative summer school about Storytelling in the science classroom! Understand the enormous potential of storytelling to support the development of students’ inquiry skills and help them gain initial scientific experience while at the same time enable to them to use the potential of the imagination and creativity.

Open Schools for Open Societies – Open Schooling Model which puts emphasis on creating viable change to school settings that lasts and expands. Learn about the OSOS Open Schooling approach and prepare your school to participate in a strong school network which is ready to share their experiences with others. Through the OSOS Summer School Course, you will be given the knowledge and skills to assess existing learning methods and material in your school, abandon those which fail or are too costly, learn lessons, and disseminate and reproduce the successful ones on a larger scale.

Courses in Week 2: 8 -13 July 2018
Go-Lab – Using Online Science Laboratories for Inquiry Learning The Go-Lab course will introduce teachers to the use of online virtual experiments and remote laboratories as well as inquiry-based science teaching techniques in order to help them develop, improve and enhance their teaching skills and practices.

CREATIONS – CREATIONS introduces innovative approaches and activities that involve teachers and students in scientific research through creative ways that are based on the Arts. The course focuses on the development of effective links and synergies between schools and research infrastructures in order to spark young people’s interest in science and in following scientific careers.

Creativity, Arts and Science in Primary Education – CASE introduces case studies for creative science inquiry, e.g. Learning Science Through Theater, Puppetry and Learning through Art and Narratives for primary schools. The participants will learn how to implement these approaches in the primary school setting. After the completion of the Summer School the participants will be able to collaborate with schools and implement them.