The STEM Alliance and IBM SkillsBuild are organising the “STEM Alliance – IBM Competition Integrating IBM SkillsBuild for Students and Educators” within the framework of the 2022 STEM Discovery Campaign.
What is the competition about? It calls for teachers to create Lesson Plans that integrate IBM SkillsBuild modules in class and connect them to STEM. The main goal is to familiarise students with the connection between their school subjects and prospective STEM careers and competencies required for pursuing them. The focus is on the connection between STEM subjects and career readiness as well as workplace skills. Using the IBM SkillsBuild for Students and Educators online modules, teachers will have the opportunity to enrich the STEM and work-related curriculum for students. The best Lesson Plans will be published after the competition to serve as good examples for practice.
What is the IBM SkillsBuild for Students and Educators platform? It is a free online platform that is designed to enrich the STEM and work-related curriculum for students (age 14+) at this challenging time while also providing professional development opportunities for teachers. Built using vetted open source and bespoke learning content, IBM SkillsBuild uses text, video and gamified assessments to engage students. The platform also provides teachers with content curation tools and a dashboard that allows the tracking of student progress.
Create your Lesson Plan following the template provided and submit your entry in one of the three categories depending on which module you chose: Digital Literacy, Mindfulness, and Professional Skills! If you need some guidance, you will find resources on our website to help you develop the Lesson Plan. You will have the opportunity to win a prize, consisting of vouchers with an overall value of 1,500 € to buy STEM equipment for your school. Don’t think about it twice but participate in the competition!