Thermo Fisher’s STEM Teacher Training Program

5th-10th June 2023 were one of the most thrilling five days for prospective STEM learners and educators. India STEM Foundation partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for an enriching STEM teacher training program across Pune, Mumbai, and Noida. An exhilarating communion of 35 teachers from 6 beneficiary schools benefited from the expertise of our STEM trainer for an introductory STEM session in Robo Siksha Kendra labs. 

Why STEM teacher training?

At India STEM Foundation, we believe in upskilling our teachers and trainers to keep the ecosystem up-to-date with the latest technologies, tools and resources. Our dedicated group of educators delved into a world of insightful and inspiring STEM teaching methodologies. The training program provided a platform for these enthusiastic teachers to explore new horizons and discover innovative ways to engage their students in STEM and STEAM.

Our STEM Teacher training modules

In our week-long interactive workshops and practical sessions, teachers gained valuable knowledge and expertise in

1. STEM Tinkerer Module: A comprehensive training program to enhance teachers’ expertise in STEM education, focusing on tinkering activities that foster creativity and problem-solving skills.

2. AI Integration Module: Empowering educators with knowledge and hands-on experience in integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) concepts into the STEM curriculum, enabling students to explore the potential of AI in various fields.

3. Robotics Training Module: Equipping teachers with the necessary skills and techniques to effectively implement robotics education, allowing students to engage in hands-on learning and develop critical thinking and teamwork abilities.

Our STEM Workshops

1. Interactive Workshops: Engaging sessions that provide practical insights and strategies for effective STEM instruction, leveraging innovative tools and resources to create engaging learning experiences.

2. Collaboration and Networking Opportunities: Creating a supportive community where teachers can collaborate, share best practices, and build a network of like-minded educators passionate about STEM education.

Support from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

We are grateful to our partner, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., for their generous support in establishing and sustaining the Robo Siksha Kendra – STEM tinkering labs. Their commitment to fostering STEM education has been instrumental in providing the necessary resources and equipment for teachers to enhance their instructional capabilities. With Thermo Fisher’s support, we continue to pave the way for a future generation of scientifically inclined individuals.

Sustainable Approach for A Long-term Impact

The impact of this STEM Teacher Training Program goes beyond the classroom walls. The STEM Teacher Training Program conducted at Robo Siksha Kendra, in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., has been a resounding success. Through Robo Siksha Kendra, we are working to create a sustainable system, so that the STEM skills always resonate irrespective of the people modulating it. Stay tuned for more updates on our initiatives as we continue to empower educators and ignite a passion for STEM learning.