Educating the Educators

Educating the Educators III

International Conference on Approaches to Scaling-up Professional Development in Maths and Science Education

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General Information

The conference will take place from 7 to 8 October 2019 at the University of Education Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

We are pleased to announce the third conference of our conference series “Educating the educators”. After the successful first two conferences in 2014 in Essen, Germany and 2016 in Freiburg, Germany, the third conference will continue to offer participants from all over the world a platform to explore, discuss and exchange approaches to scaling up professional development (PD) in math and science education. The conference will bring together representatives of research, practice and policy with the intention of disseminating knowledge, building networks and exchanging ideas and experiences in relation to the topic. We will address three dimensions:

  • Personal dimension: Which roles, contents and activities have to be considered in professional development courses for PD course leaders and facilitators in professional learning?
  • Material dimension: Which role can materials play in professional development for maths and science teachers (classroom materials, face-to-face PD materials and e-learning PD materials)?
  • Structural dimension: How can adequate designs of projects or initiatives for scaling up PD look like and how can they be evaluated?

ETE III will feature a number of innovative as well as traditional formats such as discussion groups, paper presentations, workshops, a material market, poster sessions and a policy seminar.

Three prominent keynote speakers from mathematics and science education will provide high-quality contributions on different approaches on the topic:

  • Kara Jackson (University of Washington, USA),
  • Susanne Prediger (University of Dortmund, Germany) and
  • Jim Ryder (University of Leeds, UK).

Submissions are now open!

We welcome contributions and invite you to submit proposals for research, practice or policy-oriented paper presentations, workshops, discussion groups and posters. Moreover, we invite you to contribute to the materials market that will take place on October 8, 2019 as part of the conference.

Submissions for oral presentations, workshops, discussion groups and posters

In order to submit a proposal, please create an account with our conference management software and follow the provided instructions:

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You must submit one abstract (100-200 words) together with your proposal in the online submission system.

Upload the proposal file in two formats, word and pdf file.

Strict deadline for submission will be 16 March 2019.

 

Please refer to the following proposal template for more information on oral presentation, workshop, discussion group and poster submissions:

Word File: SubmissionTemplate_ETE_III_Presentations_Posters

PDF File: SubmissionTemplate_ETE_III_Presentations_Posters

 

 

Submissions for materials market

 

Submissions open on 21 February 2019.

You must submit one abstract (100-200 words) together with your proposal via E-Mail to oliver.straser@ph-freiburg.de

Submit the proposal file in two formats, word and pdf file.

Strict deadline for submissions will be 1 May 2019.

 

Please refer to the following proposal template for more information on materials market submissions:

Word File: Submission Template_ETE III_MaterialsMarket

PDF File: Submission Template_ETE III_MaterialsMarket

 

 

 

We are happy to present to you the official call for proposals of the upcoming “Educating the Educators III” conference (ETE III) on approaches to scaling-up professional development (PD) in maths and science education.

We call upon all interested researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to join us in this international event dedicated to the discussion and dissemination of different approaches to scaling-up PD. We invite you to contribute your work, ideas and experiences through one of the following innovative formats:

  • oral presentation sessions in the three dimensions (personal, material and structural) to report on projects, approaches and research,
  • workshop sessions actively involving all participants
  • discussion group sessions also actively involving all participants,
  • poster sessions and
  • materialsmarket, allowing participants to exhibit interesting professional development materials (including classroom materials) and learn about other materials.

Please consult the call for proposals for more detail on these formats and their thematic foci.

Please help spread the word on the conference by circulating the call for proposal in your own STEM networks.  We are looking forward to your contributions and will be happy to welcome you to the beautiful city of Freiburg next fall!

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Submissions Open                                                                     21 February 2019

Submissions Close                                                                     16 March 2019

Author Notification Ends                                                          20 May 2019

Early Bird Registration Opens                                                   1 April 2019

Deadline for Materials Market Submissions                        1 May 2019

Regular Registration Opens                                                      4 June 2019

Deadline Submissions of Final Papers                                  1 July 2019

Registration Closes                                                                   21 September 2019

ETE III Conference                                                                   7 and 8 October 2019

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Dates

Early bird registration: 1 April – 4 June 2019.

Regular registration: 4 June – 21 September 2019.

Conference fees

Early bird fee / early bird student fee:    110 € / 95 €

Regular fee / regular student fee:   130 € / 115 €

The link to our conference management system will be made available on this website on 1 April 2019.

More information on the registration process is coming soon…

If you want to find out more about the host city of Freiburg in the meantime, please click on the picture below.

Organisational Structure

 

Conference Chairs

Katja Maaß, Director of ICSE, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany

Michiel Doorman, ICSE Consortium & Utrecht University, Netherlands

Elena Schäfer, ICSE, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany

 

Programme Committee

The programme committee will support the conference chairs with scientific and conceptual advice when selecting proposals to assure a high relevance and scientific quality of the conference and possible subsequent public ation(s).

Members of the programme committee are: Digna Cousa, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Paul Drijvers, Michiel Doorman, Vincent Jonker & Monica Wijers (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Josette Farrugia, University of Malta, Konrad Krainer (Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurth, Austria), Antonio Quesada & Marta Romero Ariza (University of Jaén, Spain) and Ragnhild Lyngved Staberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway).

 

Organisational Committee

Christiane Fischer, ICSE, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany

Sabine Mickler, ICSE, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany

Barbara Becker, ICSE, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany

 

 

Hosts

 

MaSDiV (2017-2020)

MaSDiV is a EU funded project that aims to support maths and science teachers in accommodating cultural, socioeconomic and performance related diversity in their classrooms. Central to this project is the inclusion of a social and intercultural dimension in maths and science classes. Teachers shall be equipped to foster students’ understanding of fundamental values of our society through their maths and science lessons. Innovative teaching approaches, such as inquiry based learning and intercultural learning, create inclusive class environments that help to enhance the achievement levels of all students. By applyingthese approaches, teachers can actively support their students in the process of becoming well-informed and critically-reflected citizens.The concrete measures of MaSDiV are the development, the evaluation and the dissemination of an innovative professional development course for teachers, who are teaching secondary school. Research facilities and ministries from six different European countries are working closely together in this project. The evaluation process will be conducted by the renowned IPN at the Universität Kiel in Germany.

 

ICSE – International Centre for STEM Education

The International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE) is located at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany and focuses on practice-related research and its transfer into practice. ICSE sustainably links stakeholders from research, practice, policy and industry, nationally as well as internationally through the ICSE consortium. The ultimate aim of ICSE is to help improve STEM education across Europe. That is, to give students insights into authentic features of STEM subjects and their connection to real-life contexts, to raise achievement levels in STEMsubjectsand to make science literacy accessibleto all students, regardless of gender and cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds. Thereby, ICSE intends to promote the interest of young people in STEM careers.

 

The ICSE Consortium

The ICSE Consortium was founded in 2017 and endeavours to lead the field of transfer-oriented research and development in STEM education. It wants to set standards for ahigh-impact international collaboration of higher education and research institutes. The consortium is comprised of the following 14 research institutes:

  • Austria, University of Innsbruck
  • Bulgaria, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Cyprus, University of Nicosia
  • Czech Republic, Charles University
  • Germany, International STEM Centre, University of Education Freiburg
  • Greece, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Lithuania, Vilnius University
  • Malta, University of Malta
  • Netherlands, Utrecht University
  • Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Slovak Republic, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
  • Spain, University of Jaén
  • Sweden, Jönköping University
  • Turkey, Hacettepe University

 

Supporters

 

DZLM – German Centre for Mathematics and Teacher Education

The German Centre for Mathematics Teacher Education (DZLM) is Germany’s first nationwide centre providing teacher training in mathematics and is funded by Deutsche Telekom Stiftung. The DZLM focuses on developing long-lasting, continuing professional development programmes for multipliers that are research-based and practically relevant. These multipliers are teachers themselves (from pre-, primary and secondary schools) who in turn offer PD courses, advice and support to other teachers, e.g. by supervising professional learning communities. The DZLM also provides professional development courses and materials that target specific types of teachers and their educators, e.g. educators who teach mathematics out-of -field, i.e. outside their specialty area, as well as pre-school teachers. All courses are continuously improved based on empirical evidence and disseminated at a large scale. Eight universities are involved in the consortium: The Humboldt-University Berlin, Free University Berlin, University of Bochum, TU Dortmund University, the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Potsdam, Paderborn University and the University of Education Freiburg. In addition, the DZLM cooperates with further partners in the fields of mathematics, mathematics education and educational research, as well as the educational institutes of the different federal states.

 

 

Past Educating the Educators Conferences

 

The first two ‘Educating the Educators’ conferences took place in 2014 in Essen, Germany and in 2016 in Freiburg, Germany. Like the upcoming conference, the previous events offered participants from all over the world a platform to explore, discuss and exchange approaches to scaling up professional development (PD) in math and science education. If you want to find out more about the past conferences, please take a look at our conference proceedings from ETE I or the ETE II conference book.

 

Conference Proceedings ETE I                Conference Book ETE II

 

 

 

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