THE ACTIVITY OF THE NGO “STEM OSVITA UKRAINE” IS FOCUSED ON THE POPULARIZATION OF STEM EDUCATION, WHICH WE CONSIDER ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND PREPARING THEM FOR THE FUTURE CHALLENGES OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD.
THE SYSTEM OF STEM SOLUTIONS IN SCHOOLS OF UKRAINE IS MORE THAN 7 YEARS OLD
INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS FROM FINLAND, THE USA AND ISRAEL
WITH FOREIGN COMPANIES AND UNIVERSITIES, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS
COURSE “FIVE STEPS FOR ORGANIZING STEM EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL”
SCIENCE4US AND EDUTEN STEM PROGRAMS TO THE UKRAINIAN CURRICULUM
THE PROJECT ” Tackling the learning loss in mathematics of Ukrainian primary school students with Finnish solutions in math teaching ” WAS CREATED
WE PROMOTE THE RIGHT OF EVERY UKRAINIAN SCHOOLCHILD TO AFFORDABLE AND QUALITY EDUCATION IN STEM DISCIPLINES, PAYING PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO CHILDREN AFFECTED BY WAR AND OCCUPATION.
NGO “STEM OSVITA Ukraine” helps maintain access to education for the most vulnerable age groups, in particular younger schoolchildren, in the most affected areas, where education has been resumed.
- Focuses on creating greater opportunities for those who may be excluded, such as children from areas where access to quality education is limited. We believe that we are obliged to overcome the risks of deepening inequality in education between cities and rural areas, giving children access to quality mathematics education.
- Actively uses platform applications that allow for the development of STEM competencies. We understand that the effective formation of children’s mathematical thinking contributes to the development of logical thinking, memory and the ability to solve problems and develop projects, and also affects the learning process as a whole in all educational fields. It is not for nothing that PISA international measurements of the quality of education are conducted precisely in the field of mathematics and conscious reading – key factors of success in schooling.
- Offers a variety of STEM programs that include interactive classes, trainings, workshops, hackathons and other activities that help children develop their STEM skills and purposefully prepare for the future.
- One of the key activities of the NGO is the support of teachers who teach STEM disciplines. The organization conducts educational seminars and trainings for teachers, helps provide the necessary resources and tools for conducting high-quality STEM lessons. Also, the NGO “STEM Osvita Ukraine” is engaged in research and analysis of the state of STEM education in Ukraine in order to understand what problems exist and what steps need to be taken to solve them.
- Collaborates with schools, universities, academic institutions, local authorities and other partners to ensure quality STEM education for all children and youth in Ukraine. The organization aims to achieve such a goal that STEM education is accessible to every Ukrainian schoolchild, regardless of place of residence, social status or economic situation in the family.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEMS OF MODERN UKRAINE IS THE EDUCATIONAL LOSSES OF CHILDREN DURING THE WAR AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, OVERCOMING THEM AND PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION TO SCHOOLCHILDREN. THIS IS A TOPIC THAT EVOKES STRONG EMOTIONS AND DESERVES OUR ATTENTION.
Destruction or complete destruction of objects of school infrastructure, equipment, educational literature and computer equipment.
Online or blended learning in the absence of appropriate technical means.
Insufficiently formed digital competence of teachers.
Uneven level of education of children. Today, classes can include displaced students from temporarily occupied territories; children in family education; schoolchildren who returned from abroad.
Uncertainty of the volume of educational losses and ways of compensation at the national level
The psycho-emotional state of all participants in the educational process, as well as the parents of schoolchildren – stress and post-traumatic syndromes, etc
Our team consists of professionals who have united to help the future of our country. We believe that each of us can help change the life of at least one student or teacher. Having started this project, we feel the strength of our unity and responsibility towards our country and future generations.
If you also believe in the future of Ukraine and want to help us in this project, please join our team. Together, we will be able to provide our students and teachers with everything they need for successful education, even in such difficult conditions. Together we will be able to build the future of our country on the basis of knowledge, development and unity.
CO-FOUNDER OF THE NGO “STEM OSVITA UKRAINE” PROJECT MANAGER
Executive director of the STEM OSVITA UKRAINE project, certified coach (ICF) and facilitator (ICA)
CO-FOUNDER OF THE NGO “STEM OSVITA UKRAINE”
Certified trainer of E2Young engeneers (Israel), Science 4 us (USA), Eduten FinMath (Finland) and CTC Business today (Great Britain) programs, author of a teacher training course and a textbook to implementing STEM in primary school, one of the first in Ukraine who start work on the field of STEM education.
COORDINATOR OF CHERNIHIV REGION
Expert of the “Learning Together” Project, methodologist, Novopechersk School, Kyiv, finalist of the Global Teacher Prize 2018
COORDINATOR OF THE KYIV REGION
Expert of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, consultant on digitization of education Advanced Network Consulting, excellent education of Ukraine
METHODICAL SUPPORT AND TRAINING OF TEACHERS
Head of the Primary Education Department of the Institute of Pedagogy of NAES of Ukraine, Ph.D. in Educational Sciences, senior researcher;
developer of state standards and educational programs, author of textbooks and manuals on mathematics for junior high school students, methodical manuals for teachers; Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences.
METHODICAL SUPPORT AND COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS OF MYKOLAIV REGION AND KHARKIV REGION
Senior lecturer of the National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute”, methodologist from the IT-logic direction of the Smart J International educational project, methodologist at the VET NMC in Kharkiv region
PILOTING THE PLATFORM; METHODICAL SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS; CONSULTANCY
Deputy director of the NVR of the communal institution of the Balabinsk gymnasium “Prestige” of the Kushugum settlement council of the Zaporizhia district of the Zaporizhia region; teacher of the highest category, method teacher, NUS coach, supervisor, expert in the certification of primary school teachers
PILOTING THE PLATFORM; METHODICAL SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS; CONSULTANCY
Teacher of elementary classes of Novozaporizka gymnasium “SMART”. Teacher of the highest category, teacher-methodologist, trainer of the National University of Applied Sciences, supervisor, educational expert on institutional audit, laureate of the “Teacher of the Year 2019” competition in the nomination “Teacher of an inclusive class” (III place at the All-Ukrainian level)
METHODICAL SUPPORT AND COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS OF CHERNIHIV REGION
Teacher of mathematics and informatics at the Chernihiv Secondary School of Grades I-III No. 3 of the Chernihiv City Council of the Chernihiv Region, a teacher of the highest category, a method teacher, a coach of the National University of Higher Education, author of courses on the All-Ukrainian online school platform, a finalist of the Global Teacher Prize 2017, an educational blogger
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PROJECT: Tackling the learning loss in mathematics of Ukrainian primary school students with Finnish solutions in math teaching
DONOR: EMBASSY OF FINLAND IN UKRAINE
With the support of the Embassy of Finland in Ukraine, a Finnish project to support the education of Ukrainian schoolchildren was launched, which is implemented by the NGO STEM Osvita Ukraine.
The project was deployed in the Ukrainian regions that suffered the most from Russian aggression – Kyiv and Chernihiv. The school infrastructure of these regions was almost completely destroyed. Schoolchildren have serious losses in learning outcomes, which are the consequences of the pandemic and war.
The relevance of the project is determined not only by the fact that educational support is provided to students of the most vulnerable age group – junior high school in the most affected areas, where education has been resumed. But also due to the fact that the platform’s applications make it possible to develop mathematical competences. Educators and psychologists all over the world are well aware that the effective formation of children’s mathematical thinking contributes to the development of logical thinking, memory, the ability to solve problems and develop projects, and affects the learning process as a whole, in all educational fields. It is not for nothing that PISA is an international measurement of the quality of education
GOAL OF THE PROJECT – DIAGNOSIS OF EDUCATIONAL LOSSES AND GAPS OF UKRAINIAN SCHOOLCHILDREN OF GRADES 1-5 IN LEARNING MATHEMATICS USING THE CAPABILITIES OF THE EDUTEN PLATFORM
THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS OF OVERCOMING MATHEMATICAL LOSSES
Complex diagnostic tests were compiled using Eduten materials – a separate test for each class. The tasks were selected in such a way as to ensure compliance with all the content blocks of the mathematics course at each level of education. In terms of form, part of the tasks resembled traditional exercises that are usually included in school textbooks and notebooks, and part was presented in the form of games, which made it possible to reduce children’s stress and anxiety during work.