This article is part of a special series on how STEM platforms are responding to COVID-19 measures
In cooperation with the Digital Education Institute of Taiwan and the Industrial Development Bureau of the Hungarien ministry of Economic Affairs the Hungarian STEM Platform launched the online course "STEAM Learning for COVID-19 Prevention and Control" based on an existing Taiwanese model.
The course consists of a series of ten different lessons and aims to help teachers to integrate STEAM subjects into their teaching. Participants in the course receive advise on how the COVID-19 virus works, how it affects them, their school and their community. Activities for students include 3D-printing protective face shields, developing motivational LED-display boards and discussing the societal challenges related to the outbreak.
The course is suitable for teachers of children between the first and twelfth grades, as well as other school staff (e.g. school managers) and STEAM activity distributors.
In addition to the course, the STEM platform is making available free web-based learning programmes from other sources.