“STEM DIGITALIS” Crete Summer School

The “STEM DIGITALIS” Summer School will be held in Rethymno, Crete, Greece from July 11th to July 15th, 2022.

The lecture and workshop rooms are located at the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanitites, the Social and Education Sciences (UCRS) which is an autonomous interdisciplinary research unit supervised by the University of Crete (UoC) Senate and is committed to linking theory to practice, and science to society (https://keme.uoc.gr/index.php/en/).

University of Crete Research Center for the Humanitites, the Social and Education Sciences

The aim of the summer school is to implement, with preservice teachers, the innovative digital teaching scenarios on advanced STEM topics that have been developed by the partners during the first year of the project. Therefore, twenty-five preservice teachers will participate in the summer school (five from the institute of each partner). Furthermore, 15 researchers from the cooperating institutes will participate in the summer school both as trainers of the preservice teachers and as trainees of the other researchers.

During the summer school, students will engage with a variety of digital tools and teaching strategies based on the following topics:

  • Climate change
  • Energy transformation
  • Interferometry
  • Ocean Grazer
  • Water


The first day of the summer school an open lecture by Dr. Papadakis Stamatis about the use of digital tools in STEM teaching will be carried out as well as the welcome reception.

The following days, students will be divided in two groups that will work in parallel. In particular, the students will implement the digital materials developed by each partner and will get familiar with a variety of digital tools. The fourth day, students will also have time to prepare a short presentation in order to apply what “new” they will learn during the summer school. Finally, the fifth day will be devoted to students’ presentations and to a reflective discussion on digitalization in STEM education.

Besides with the students’ summer school, a summer school about the researchers will be held. The aim of this summer school is the familiarization of all the partners with the developed digital teaching scenarios and their approaches in digitalization.

In addition to the scientific part of the summer school, social events will take place in order to reinforce students’ long-term cooperation.  For further information about the structure and the schedule of the summer school, see the attached preliminary program.

Final program of the summer school(updated on 15/06/2022):