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Action Plan – Moldova. 2013 Intel ISEF Educator Academy Phoenix, Arizona. Moldovan General Education at a glance. Population ……………… 3,559.5 thou. Schools …………………….………. 1,460 Students ………..…………. 381.4 thou. Teachers ………………..….. 36.2 thou. Languages of education …… Ro, Ru

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2013 intel isef educator academy phoenix arizona

Action Plan – Moldova

  • 2013 Intel ISEF

  • Educator AcademyPhoenix, Arizona


Moldovan general education at a glance

Moldovan General Education at a glance

Population ……………… 3,559.5 thou.

Schools …………………….………. 1,460

Students ………..…………. 381.4 thou.

Teachers ………………..….. 36.2 thou.

Languages of education …… Ro, Ru

Number of school subjects ….…. 18

Number of Nat. Olympiads …….. 17


Main stem subjects in moldovan general education

Main STEM Subjects in Moldovan General Education

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Astronomy

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Informatics

  • Geography

  • Ttechnological Education

  • Optional(14 subjects)


Current status of stem education in moldova

  • Moldova-SEF was launched in 2013

    • Ministry owned the Fair

    • 79 Projects

    • 140 participants in its 1st year

Current Status of STEM education in Moldova


High level long term goals

High Level Long Term Goals

  • Create district level feeder fairs for the National fair

  • Increase the number of students participating in science fairs by 100% within 5 years

  • Implement science inquiry in secondary schools

  • Include Inquiry Based Approach into In-Service & Pre-Service teacher professional development


High level short term goals

High Level Short Term Goals

  • Integrate Moldova-SEF into the national system of state competitions

  • Consolidate human capacities for student mentorship in the field of science research & innovation

  • Establish a bank of mentors to assist students

  • Create the web site to enable students & mentors with rules & guidance, lessons learned, on-line expertise & consultancy, on-line resources, etc.

  • Improve the quality of the research projects by extending the research original component & connecting them to national socio-economic needs


Objectives and performance indicators

Objectivesand Performance Indicators

  • The ## of student participation target: 20% increase each year; 100% increase in 5 years

  • All 35 district-SEFs launched in 3 years from now

  • Each district has an SEF-expert

  • Number of school mentors increase 5% per year

  • 400 teachers trained in Project Based Learning (eventually – Inquiry & Thinking Critically w. Data, etc.) in the 1st year

  • We-site is live


Moldova action plan steps to meet our goals and objectives

Moldova Action Plan – Steps to Meet Our Goals and Objectives


Reflection 1

Reflection (1)

  • Key learning from the Educator Academy

    • STEM is one of the key directions to accelerate economy growth

      What impressed us the most

    • Noble Laureates

    • NASA – inspiration speech, a great example to bring science to public & talk simple on complicated topics


Reflection 2

Reflection (2)

Which Shop Talks were the most beneficial for our team

  • Integration of STEM into curriculum (Liu Enshen–China)

  • Free Curriculum Inquiry in the Science Classroom (Shelley Shott)

  • How to Present to & Deal Effectively with the Media (JachFranchetti)


Reflection 3

Reflection (3)

  • What would we improve

  • More organized interaction among participants

  • More time for discussions & BKMs sharing

  • What types of Shop Talks were missing

  • On-Line Broadcasting of the Key-Note Speakers & some key workshops

  • Visiting K12 schools to observe science lessons/inquiry ( PBL/ IBL), how it works in a real classroom


Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention


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