STEM PD Net (2016-2019) is a European network for STEM professional development centres. This innovative Erasmus+ project promotes the exchange and collaboration between centres from across Europe. To ensure a successful exchange, a collection of selected and well-established STEM education materials is created and various manuals for practice are developed. Furthermore, STEM PD Net supports centres with their organisational development and with strengthening their position within the respective national contexts and within Europe.
Thereby, STEM PD Net makes a major contribution to an increase in quality and relevance of STEM teachers’ professional development. The project connects research and practice, while promoting a transnational exchange and mutual learning opportunities within the framework of a stable European network.
The European STEM Professional Development Centre Network stands behind the STEM PD Net. Since its establishment in 2014 the network has experienced a steady growth and currently encompasses 30 professional development centres from 12 European countries.
The project STEM PD Net has received funding from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (Key action 2 for ‘Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices’). The International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE) at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany, coordinates both, the network and the project STEM PD Net.