Educating the Educators

Educating the Educators III

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

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).

The International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE) of the University of Education Freiburg, the International Consortium for STEM education and the project MaSDiV ( will host the conference. The conference is also supported by the DZLM (German Centre for Mathematics Teacher Education, initiated and funded by Deutsche Telekom Foundation). Conference chairs are Prof. Dr. Katja Maass, (ICSE, University of Education Freiburg, Germany), Associate Professor Dr. Michiel Doorman (ICSE Consortium & Utrecht University, Netherlands) and Elena Schäfer (ICSE, University of Education Freiburg, Germany).

We would like to invite researchers, policy makers and practitioners to take part in the conference. We welcome contributions and invite you to submit proposals for research, practice or policy-oriented paper-presentations. The deadline for submission of proposals (paper presentations, interactive sessions, posters) will be March 16, 2019.

More information will soon be available on this website.

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 featured innovative formats. Please consult the call for proposals for more detail on these formats, their thematic foci as well as general organizational information.

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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