ITV Coverage of the RSETF STEM Training for Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Through US Embassy Support RSETF and OPEN are researching and training STEM Special Education teachers from five schools in Abuja on how to integrate STEM learning/teaching in special needs schools.

OPEN’s Partner – Royal School for Educational Therapy Foundation (RSETF) and OPEN were covered at a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria for our STEM for Special Needs Students with Disabilities. Through US Embassy Support RSETF and OPEN are researching and training STEM Special Education teachers from five schools in Abuja on how to integrate STEM learning/teaching in special needs schools. During our workshops we will have teachers and then students with disabilities assemble, and if successful later program and network our OPEN-RAK STEM IoT sensor kits. The output of the students’ STEM Lab school work will be to use the IoT sensors to serve their local community by monitoring weather and CO2 in the atmosphere over time to improve the productivity of food crops at school gardens and local farms, and measure climate change mitigation strategies for the agriculture sector. Students can also measure air quality levels in and around their school yards, and more once instituted. The goal is to also create STEM high-tech career opportunities for students with disabilities.