Testing of the intellectual output begins

The testing of the intellectual output created for the Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships project “How to Raise an Inventor”. Technology and engineering learning material for schools) is beginning.

Starting in October, four modules created during the project will be taught during the lessons or after-school sessions at three partner schools – Kaunas University of Technology Engineering Lyceum, Riga Second State Gymnasium and Signum de Haren Elementary School (The Netherlands).

Seventh grade students will study modeling and programming with Lego robots and Microbit computers, technical modeling and 3D printing, and solving technological problems.

A survey will be conducted before and after the intellectual product test to assess students’ attitudes towards STEAM subjects and their technological knowledge and skills. Teachers will also provide feedback to module developers in a structured way. Test results will be analyzed and summarized at the end of the test period. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations for teachers on the use and application of the teaching aid will be provided.

Intellectual output testing will continue throughout the school year until June 2019.

Intellectual output development

Robotikos mokykla (School of Robotics) and other three partners are developing project’s intellectual output as part of the European Commission Erasmus + Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships project “How to Raise an Inventor. Technology and Engineering Learning Material for Schools”.

The “Build an Arm Wrestling Robot” module for 3D modeling and typing training uses Autodesk Fusion 360 software. The module will consist of 12 lessons in 45 minutes divided into two tasks (6 objects are designed during the module). The teaching material consists of two parts: slides for the pupil and methodological material for the teacher.

On June 6th, to receive an interim evaluation of the material, pilot classes were organized at Kaunas University of Technology engineering Lyceum. During the Creative / Design / Research Week workshops, four groups of 15 students completed tasks from a part of the 3D curriculum already created.

Intermediate testing of the training material allowed the assessment of the material’s suitability for seventh grade students, provided information on areas for correction in the student slides and clarified the needs for the remainder of the module lesson (projects).

Three other modules are being developed under the responsibility of KTU Engineering Lyceum, Fundacja ECD (Poland) and DevLab (Netherlands). Intellictual output development will be completed by August 1st. The created modules will be placed on play.gaminu.eu.

News from Latvian partners

We are sharing partner achievements of our Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships project “How to Raise an Inventor. Technology and Engineering Learning Material for Schools”!

The Elektrons competition at Riga’s 2nd State Gymnasium brought together 7 teams from various schools in Riga. Students of grades 7-12 demonstrated their creativity and electronics skills. The main task was to create a phone with integrated electronics. The results were great: the models worked well and differed from one another. The competition was sponsored by Riga City Council and organized by teachers participating in our project!

The project will continue until 2019. November 1.

Project grant agreement no. 2017-1-LT01-KA201-035284.

Project meeting in Gdansk

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An international partner meeting in Gdansk (Poland) kicked off the Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships Project “HOW TO RAISE AN INVENTOR. TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING LEARNING MATERIAL FOR SCHOOLS” coordinated by the School of Robotics (No. 2017-1-LT01-KA201-035284).

The two-day meeting was attended by representatives of partner organizations from 4 countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and the Netherlands. During the meeting, partners presented their organizations and experiences in STEM, shared examples of teaching materials and experiences in teaching STEM subjects. The most important decisions were made regarding the project execution and coordination, the timetable of activities, the development of the intellectual product and the testing process.

The project will develop 4 training modules covering:

3D design and printing,

Micro:bit programming,

Lego Mindstorms programming and

Creating and implementing ideas.

The organizers of the meeting, Fundacja ECD, not only provided an inspiring meeting space for brainstorming, but also organized a walk around Gdansk’s Old Town.

Below are some fotos from the meeting.

Project partners

We are happy to present you partners of the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic partnerships for school education project “How to raise an inventor. Technology and engineering learning material for schools”.

  • Robotikos mokykla (School of Robotics), Lithuania

VŠĮ “Robotikos mokykla” (School of Robotics) is a non-profit organisation. Since 2013, the company has been a major provider of non-formal technical and engineering education for kids in Lithuania. The topics include 3D printing, robotics, Lego, virtual reality and microBits, among others. Its activities are directed toward three groups of clients: non-formal education of children; methodology training for teachers of information technology, science and technology as well as non-formal sector teachers (volunteers, librarians, retired engineers); sales of tools and equipment for technology training, for educational institutions.

It provides non-formal STEAM training for various age-groups of clients. These are kids (starting at 5 years of age), teenagers and young people. The school hosts a wide range of activities. Most activities target children and youth, but there are also programmes for adults and in-company training, and even technology training for unemployed people throughout Lithuania. Students discover how to use the newest breakthrough technologies.

  • KTU inžinerijos licėjus (KTU Lyceum), Lithuania

KTU Lyceum of Engineering is the first school of this type in Lithuania. It specialises in engineering. The school provides primary and secondary education as well as engineering education. Students usually have particular educational needs because of their technical creativity and remarkable abilities in science. Engineering is an interdisciplinary subject uniting several educational areas. Students’ competencies are consistently developed throughout all educational levels in the school. The following engineering areas are implemented in the school curriculum: mechanical, energetic, materials, chemical, biological, design, civil, computer and audiovisual media as well as technology engineering.

  • Rīgas Valsts 2. Ģimnāzija (Riga State Gymnasium No 2), Latvia

Riga State Gymnasium No 2 is a state school with 800 students and 80 teachers located in the centre
of Riga, in Latvia. There are students aged 12-19. Students focus on programmes of Economics, Nature Sciences, Humanitarian Sciences and Maths. The school has interest groups of Robotics and Engineering. The students of these interest groups participate in annual competitions in Latvia and Estonia.For introduction of lego-robotics the school has received financial support from Riga City council. The school has participated into several Comenius, Erasmus+ and Nordplus Junior international projects.

  • Cooperatie Devlab, The Netherlands

DevLab participates in the Erasmus project “How to raise an inventor” in which 4 countries collaborate. Project goal is to create and test tools which stimulate the introduction of technology in the primary and secondary school system. DevLab’s role is to create 12 lessons based on programming and creation, making use of the micro:bit platform. The lessons are currently under development, and will be tested on the school De Haren in ’s-Hertogenbosch. In parallel to that we have invited schools to participate in a giant ‘maker’ project, to engage them into programming in combination with making. 23 schools are participating and currently preparing 975 micro:bit based maker projects in total.

  • Fundacja Edukacyjne Centrum Doskonalenia (ECD), Poland

The ECD Foundation is a non-profit for profit organization. At the Pomeranian ICT Cluster, it is dedicated to support employers in providing qualified personnel for the ICT industry. For seven years, the Foundation, as the first, such organization in Pomerania, provides various development opportunities for various groups of recipients. The Foundation’s mission is “Ensuring the availability of qualified human resources”.
The Foundation strives to fulfill its mission by acting for four target groups:
– students
– students
– potential ICT employees
– employees of ICT companies
The aim of the ECD Foundation’s activities is building a knowledge-based society and innovation, developing a network of cooperation and partnership of entrepreneurs and other entities with business environment institutions, educational institutions and public administration entities, raising the level of ICT knowledge, raising the level of qualifications on the labor market, and stimulating entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Signum de Haren, the Netherlands

The Primary school BBS Haren – Donk – Reit wants to give room to the Development of Children. Development (learning) takes place from 0-13 years and will place both inside and outside the Child Center. The world of the very young children is small and as children get older they develop and expand the world themselves. This is visible in the building.
Playing and learning takes place in the community. Children stay in groups, taking into account the individual needs and individual possibilities of each child. Children learn from and with each other. We Stimulate working together. Living en learning together starts with playing together and learning together. This is a basic principle of our primary school.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus + KA2 Strategic partnerships for school education programme.

Project agreement No. 2017-1-LT01-KA201-035284.

Project coordinator: School of Robotics, Lithuania.

Project duration: 02.11.2017-01.11.2019.

Erasmus+ project starts


Innovative and exciting learning with micro:bits, Lego Mindstorms EV3, 3D printing and engineering tasks !

We are happy to present you an innovative, easy-to-use and free product of the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic partnerships for school education project “How to raise an inventor. Technology and engineering learning material for schools “.

We hope to raise the interest of pupils in technologies from an early age and encourage teachers to teach robotics by providing them with quality learning material.

Project partners from Lithuania, Poland, and the Netherlands, each and expert in their area, will create four modules to teach engineering, 3D modelling, micro:bit and Lego Mindstorms programming.

The learning material will include not only a step-by-step material for learners, but also a teacher ‘s handbook. We aim to give teachers methodological guidelines to support them while handling the topics that may be new to them.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus + KA2 Strategic partnerships for school education programme. Project agreement No. 2017-1-LT01-KA201-035284. Project coordinator: School of Robotics, Lithuania. Project duration: 02.11.2017-01.11.2019.


“The MicroBits”

Learning to program a micro:bit with additional components, in order to make nice things.

“The Art Of Making” (Lego Mindstorms)

Building and programming robots using LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits

“Build Arm Wrestling Model” (3D)

3D modeling, printing and dynamic load testing, intuitive physics and mechanics, different tools for preschool and gymnasium

“How To Make Ideas and How They Travel”

Design thinking, innovative engineering, design ideas and solutions to engineering problems

Project partners:

  • Robotikos mokykla (School of Robotics), Lithuania
  • KTU inžinerijos licėjus (KTU Lyceum), Lithuania
  • Rīgas Valsts 2. Ģimnāzija (Riga State Gymnasium No 2), Latvia
  • Cooperatie Devlab, The Netherlands
  • Fundacja Edukacyjne Centrum Doskonalenia (ECD), Poland
  • Signum de Haren, the Netherlands