With the WeGoSTEM project, thousands of pupils from the 5th and 6th grade discover their talent for science and technology. We challenge them to build and program a creative art robot that can draw independently. In this educational workshop, a lot of STEM skills are discussed, from technology to computational thinking. WeGoSTEM is possible thanks to more than 520 passionate business IT professionals who assist teachers in class during the EU Code Week! We launched WeGoSTEM in 2017 in Belgium and in 2018 we also started in Greece.
Wide reach. In 2018 we reached about 6.000 students (about 5.200 in Belgium and 800 in Greece). For 2019 we are aiming 10.000 children for Belgium and Greece!
Inclusive approach. We are resolutely opting for an inclusive approach. That is why for WeGoSTEM we explicitly make a selection of the schools where we give a workshop. Schools with many children from disadvantaged groups and rural schools are given priority. For Belgium 29% of the children who participated in WeGoSTEM had a special socio-economic status (SES), while the average is only 20%.
WeGoSTEM would not be possible without you and the about 800 other volunteers and partners. To prepare you for your workshop, we designed this e-learning kit. The materials presented here are for rehearsal purposes only. All the classroom materials you need will be delivered to the schools.
Project summary and workshop outline
WeGoSTEM - training - NL
WeGoSTEM - training - FR
WeGoSTEM - training - EN
Instuction videos (NL/FR) - building the robot
Instuction videos (NL/FR) - programming the robot