Go-Lab Online Summer School 2020

6-10 July 2020

Are you a STEM teacher working in secondary or primary education? Are you planning to integrate ICT in your inquiry-based STEM classes?

Would you like to learn more about how to use online labs and apps effectively in your science lessons? Are you applying inquiry learning in your school? Or do you wish to learn more about Inquiry-Based Science Education for primary and secondary education?

Have you heard about Go-Lab, but haven’t gotten the chance yet to fully get yourself familiar with it?

The Go-Lab Online Summer School is designed to be an interactive experience for Go-Lab beginners! The courses will show participants all about the Go-Lab Ecosystem (www.golabz.eu) and how to integrated online labs and apps in Inquiry Learning Spaces that will offer more exciting and interactive science lessons. We will work with you to discuss ideas and exchange experiences on how to create your own ILSs. By the end of this course, you will be able to create learning activities which will encompass all the features of successful inquiry-based inter-disciplinary science activities.

There are 20 places available! Make sure you register to secure your participation: 

The aim of the Go-Lab Course is to support the modernization of science education and training, including in school curricula, assessment of learning outcomes and the professional development of teachers and trainers.

This year, we are offering a Online Go-Lab Summer School for those with no or little experience in how to use Go-Lab.

The main objective is to introduce teachers to the use of online laboratories as well as inquiry-based science teaching techniques to help course participants to develop, improve and enhance their teaching skills and practices.

The Go-Lab tools and techniques will facilitate teachers to engage students into science topics, in order to acquire scientific inquiry skills and experience the culture of doing science, under motivating circumstances, by undertaking active, guided, experimentation, carried out in renown scientific facilities and research centers.

The course will include presentations followed by practical sessions and workshops focusing on:

  • Inquiry-based learning activities for use in the science classroom
  • Familiarization with online labs and the educational resources of Golabz
  • Preparing, uploading and sharing digital learning resources and activities
  • Introduction to 21st Century Skills and the Go-Lab learning analytic tools

The repertoire of online labs, experiments and best practices, and the educational tools that will be presented in combination with the hands-on activities will facilitate the participants in learning how to deploy and integrate them in their school environment and everyday science teaching practice and also how to contribute their own work into educational repositories and share it within a European community of practice.

Participation in this course is free!!!

The Go-Lab 2020 Online Summer School is specifically designed for teaching professionals in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with no or only little prior knowledge of Go-Lab. It will introduce to teachers the use of online labs and experimentations as well as inquiry-based science teaching techniques to develop, improve and enhance their teaching skills and practices.

The overall goal of this school is twofold:

  1. to familiarize participants with the significance and opportunities of inquiry-based science education through the use of online and remote labs in STEM classrooms;
  2. to enable teachers to successfully find, work with and apply the innovative, ICT based tools of the Go-Lab Ecosystem that will help them create attractive science lessons and foster the interest of their students in science topics.

Learn how to use and embody online and remote labs in your teaching and lesson plans!

Virtual or online labs are a great way to support the development of students’ inquiry skills and help them gain initial scientific experience. Students that have been exposed to the culture of doing science by undertaking interactive, guided experimentation, carried out in renowned scientific facilities and research centers, are more likely to develop a long-lasting motivation and interested in science topics.

Consequently, the specific objectives of the summer school are:

  • Introducing STEM teachers to the concepts and skills of inquiry learning-design and demonstrating its various applications in inquiry-based learning activities in the science classroom taking into account different teaching and learning styles;
  • Familiarizing participants with the Go-Lab portal and existing educational resources;
  • Develop teacher’s ICT skills through the use and application of the Go-lab tools and services.
  • Engage participants in preparing, uploading and sharing digital learning resources and activities using the Go-Lab authoring environment and online labs
Times are in Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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10:00-11:00 Welcome to Go-Lab How to design a good ILS
Tips and Ticks for more effective ILS design
Ton de Jong (U.Twente)
Go-Lab Apps – Part 2
The most imortant (and popular) apps
Jens Koslowsky (EA)
Introduction to  Go-Lab Scenarios
Jens Koslowsky (EA)
ILS Review
Introduction to the Go-Lab Inquiry Cycle, GoLabz, and Graasp
Eleftheria Tsourlidaki (EA)
Learning Analytics in Go-Lab
How to effectively use Learning Analytics in your ILS
Example for effetive collaboration in Go-Lab
Ton de Jong (U.Twente)
Submit your ILS and we will review it with you!
11:15-12:30 Creating your first Inquiry Learning Space (ILS)
Eleftheria Tsourlidaki (EA)
Go-Lab Apps – Part 1
The most imortant (and popular) apps
Jens Koslowsky (EA)
Break Break Break Break End of Course
14:00-16:00 Q&A Q&A Q&A Q&A
Getting familiar with Golabz and Graasp Designing your first ILS / Configuring Go-Lab Apps Designing your first ILS / Configuring Go-Lab Apps Designing your first ILS / Configuring Go-Lab Apps
Participants are asked to browse and familiarize themselves with the Go-Lab Ecosystem (especially www.golabz.eu and www.graasp.eu).
We will create a common space in Graasp for all participants. Through this space the participants will have access to all materials necessary for their preparation (suggested reading, relevant websites, guidelines etc) and a common workspace for uploading and downloading educational materials and the workshop presentations. Moreover, all the information regarding the training course such as the course description, the daily programme, guidelines will also be accessible through the website.
To prepare for the training course participants should ideally:
  • Familiarize themselves with www.golabz.eu and www.graasp.eu
  • Choose at least one online lab (https://www.golabz.eu/labs) they would be interested to use in their classroom
  • Develop a simple educational (inquiry based) activity which they would like to test with the use of the online lab(s) chosen

Prof. Ton de Jong

Ton de Jong holds a chair in Instructional Technology. He specializes in inquiry learning (mainly in science domains) supported by technology. He was coordinator of eight EU projects including the 7th framework Go-Lab project on learning with online laboratories in science and its H2020 follow-up project Next-Lab (see www.golabz.eu). Currently is on the editorial board of eight journals. He has published three papers in Science. He is AERA and ISLS fellow and was elected member of the Academia Europaea in 2014. For more info see: http://users.edte.utwente.nl/jong/Index.htm.

Eleftheria Tsourlidaki (EA)

Jens Koslowsky (EA)

Ioannis Lefkos

Ioannis is currently working as Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Educational & Social Studies, University of Macedonia. He is a member of the Laboratory of Informatics & Robotics for the Education & the Society. Ioannis has a Major in Pedagogy and a Major in Science, an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Science Education & ICT in Education. Ioannis has many years of teaching experience in Primary Education and as a Teacher Trainer in traditional or distance learning programs. He is also a Scientix Ambassador and has been involved in a number of European and National research projects, working on the development and exploitation of educational software or the development and evaluation of educational materials. His research interests focus on Teacher Training, ICT in education, Science Education and Scientific Literacy.

The GO-Lab Portal: https://www.golabz.eu/

Graasp (authoring environment): https://graasp.eu/