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Newsletter spring 2024

Event Announcements

Project Updates

ICSE ACADEMY EUROPEAN WORKSHOP SERIES
The workshop series takes place online on Tuesdays from 4-6 pm CET until June 11.
The focus of this workshop series is bringing participants up to date in research and teaching in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in connection with European priorities such as fostering sustainability, digital skills and intercultural learning.
Cluster 1 (tools and approaches to deal with sustainability issues in STEM education) and Cluster 2 (diversity and inclusion in STEM) are already over.
You can now register for Cluster 3 (STEM in the digital era) by April 30 and for Cluster 4 (Innovative assessment in STEM education) by May 21.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

POLICY ROUND TABLE: EVIDENCE BASED STEM TEACHING AND PISA RESULTS

The 2nd online policy round table for the ICSE Academy will take place on May 13th from 11 am – 12:30 pm (CET). The theme of the round table is
evidence based STEM teaching and PISA results, and implications for gender and STEM.

The round table will be a combination of two brief presentations to introduce the topic and group discussions in break out rooms. The event is open to all policy makers from within the consortium and beyond.

If you would like to participate, please register at the link below.

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SUMMER SCHOOL IN PRAGUE, JUNE 26 – JULY 5 2024
The focus of this STEM education summer school is bringing participants up to date in research and teaching practices in the field of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and refreshing and deepening the knowledge of meaningful and relevant educational practices. Topics will include inquiry-based learning and interdisciplinarity, cultural diversity and inclusion, connections to sustainable development goals (SDGs), and the use and impact of technology on STEM education. The summer school offers a blend of lectures, seminars and workshops on educational research and towards the diverse interests of student-teachers, doctoral students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers.
The goals of this summer school are an increased awareness with regards to diversity in STEM education and to values such as sustainability and inclusivity in STEM classrooms, an enrichment of thematic knowledge and practical skills, and first-hand intercultural experiences.

SAVE THE DATE: EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS V

Join us from May 5-9, 2025, in the beautiful city of Nicosia, Cyprus, for an unparalleled experience at the forefront of STEM education!

Educating the Educators (ETE) is an esteemed international conference series dedicated to professional development in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Each second year, ETE brings together a broad community of teacher educators, policymakers, teachers, and stakeholders passionate about advancing STEM education worldwide. At ETE 2025, we’ll delve deep into the topic of STEM Teacher Education. From innovative pedagogical approaches to cutting-edge research, we’ll explore ways to empower educators and shape the future of STEM learning.

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ICSE FACTORY: IGNITING PASSION, SHAPING FUTURES

The ICSE Science Factory project marks a pivotal first step in shaping STEM education across Europe, focusing on health, sustainability, and digitalization. By engaging students with practical initiatives like Lighthouse Activities, Open Schooling Projects, and Career Talks, it aims to inspire action for a sustainable future and promote STEM careers, especially among women. As this innovative approach continues across Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Portugal, and Turkey, the project’s impact on education and global challenges looks promising. Together we pave the way to discovery and enable the next generation to innovate beyond the limits of today’s knowledge and find solutions for a future worth living.

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TEACH4LIFE: CHAT GPT IN MATH TEACHING
Our teach4life project is coming to its end right now. As one of its final events, we dedicated one of our 1h4teachers events to the topic of artifical intelligence (AI) in STEM teaching.

During the event, Dr. Straser’s presentation offered profound insights into the utilization of AI in enhancing educational processes. He emphasized how AI, particularly ChatGPT, could revolutionize traditional teaching methods by providing tailored educational content and streamlining administrative tasks, thus allowing educators to focus more on teaching and less on bureaucratic tasks.

To celebrate the succesful end of the teach4life project and to give you deeper insights into the project outcomes, we will release an extra edition of our newsletter dedicated to the project this summer.

If you want to read more on the latest project developments beforehand, you can visit the teach4life newsblog through the link below.

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ICSE ACADEMY: UPDATES FROM PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

The project ICSE Academy is in the middle of its project duration with its major activities on their way, as we speak.

The European Workshop Series, the Policy Round Tables (for both read the event announcements above) as well as the job-shadowing activities are currently taking place. Spain, Sweden, Malta and Austria give insights into what they each have been up to in our latest newsblog article.

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS ETE IV
The ETE IV conference proceedings are now available online. The conference focused on implementing and scaling up innovative teaching approaches in STEM education with an emphasis on open schooling for sustainability education. The aim was to discuss different ways of working, the roles of teaching materials, and structures needed for innovations in STEM education. This volume reflects the main topics of discussion and the participants’ conference experiences.

You can access the full book for free through the link below.

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TEACHING MATERIAL: TREE RINGS
“Reading out of the rings of trees can be quite exciting and definitely very informative. What kind of information do you think you can receive from looking at tree rings?”

In this task, students are encouraged to look at the sketches of the stem disks carefully and find out the solution.

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QUARTERLY PROBLEM: BLUE TEA
“Anchan, or butterfly pea tea, is a blue, caffeine-free tea from South East Asia. The incredible color is not the only thing that makes this tea special. You will be surprised.

Make a tea from the flowers of the blue butterfly pea. Add honey and lemon juice. What can you observe?”

In this task, students are encouraged to try to explain what happened. They are asked to carry out further experiments: Can they
achieve the same effect with other ingredients?

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