Sanjeev and I were part of an educational conference held in Salem called the “Mind mingle – inspiring schools to be innovative”. People from different background gave speech on their views on education. Garry Jacobs talk was very inspiring where he wanted to bring in values in education.
We gave a brief introduction on STEMland. Then we held a small workshop on Stewardship for all the speakers and participants. We received a good response from everybody.
Personal reflection: Being part of such a rich (knowledge) crowd was very different. I was nervous in the beginning but I talked from my possibilities. Listening to other speakers was very inspiring and motivating.
Heidi interviewed Sanjeev. Heidi came up with few interesting question for sanjeev. Sanjeev answered her question it was interesting for us.
She asked about Stewardship for new emerging workshop with Monica Sharma and He talked about Leadership In Action Program(LIAP).
He shared his experiance of the stewardship tools and how it helped him to progress of who am I? What do I care for? What is my stand and social fear? etc…… He shared his experience of vipaasana meditation. He shared that what he learnt from these workshops.
In STEM land children have their freedom to work on their own. End of the week children will share their projects to everyone. From this presentation I am able to see peer learning is happening in STEM land.
Every week children are having project presentation through this children confident level is increasing and it made a path to build 7th grade their project.
Baranidharan from 9th grade he made project on drums and piano by using makey makey kit. He just used the makey makey kit and few one rupees coins to play drums and piano. He did coding in scratch. Then he used makey makey and scratch program together.
It was very nice to see his project & 7th grade also excited about his projects and 7th children also got a chance to play piano and drums.
Few girls from 9th grade chose set language as their goal and were working on it. Few weeks back 10th grade children were working on set language and created a game on set theory. 9th grade children read the instruction manual to play the game and went ahead to play.
While playing the game they were able understand intersection of sets. Then to make the game more interesting they changed the rule and said that they need to find the write answer within three guesses. The sets game had three circle on a chart and each circle corresponds to a shape, colour and size. The opposite team will think of any particular piece with a color, shape and size and the other team guesses the right piece by placing it in the circles. It was interesting that children created their own teaching learning material and that it is used by others when they come to learn the same concept.