Von: "International Centre for STEM Education" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Datum: 23.06.2022, 09:30
International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE)
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NEWSLETTER June 2022
Dear Chrissi Fischer,
it is time for a new ICSE Newsletter! We have many events happening shortly and we want to invite you to join us in an event that suits you.
If you are a future STEM teacher, you can sign up for a summer school, like the ENSITE summer school on Socio-Scientific Issues in Varna, Bulgaria at the end of July. If you are a future maths teacher, you will want to look into the Summer School on Mathematics Education in Utrecht that takes place in August.
For researchers we offer several exciting events as well: Our monthly digital 1h4 Girls workshop on "Gender-Sensitive Didactics in STEM Education" is taking place soon and the Call for Proposal for our well-established "Educating the Educators" conference (May 2023 in Leiden, Netherlands) is out now!
If you are looking for inspiration, you can find out how to organize a summer school exclusively for girls or read up on the latest developments of our MOST open schooling school-community-projects. Last but not least, we are looking for STEM teachers to test our new career platform.
We invite future mathematics and science teachers from across Europe to join a unique intercultural experience preparing you for the future classroom!
Participate in our international summer school in the beautiful city of Varna, Bulgaria that is located by the black sea (30 July - 12 August). The school will deepen your knowledge about environmental socio-scientific issues in a multinational environment and teach you skills that will enrich your work as a teacher for a lifetime. Don't miss your chance and sign up now!
Are you a student teacher or someone already teaching who is interested in supporting girls in their advance in STEM and ICT? Then register now for the free online 1-hour-workshop on “Gender-Sensitive Didactics in STEM Education: Research Findings and Practice Approaches” on June 30th, 1-2pm.
The online workshop by Dr. Michael Heilemann provides you with a practical insight into gender-sensitive didactics in STEM education. Together, we will learn about effective didactic measures for sustainably inspiring girls. After an introduction to practical recommendations based on scientific findings, we will discuss challenges and successful strategies across educational levels, contexts and countries. You will receive the Zoomlink after your registration.
We are happy to share with you the call for proposals of the upcoming Educating the Educators IV conference (ETE IV) on professional development (PD) in mathematics and science education. This issue will focus on STEM & Open Schooling for Sustainability Education. In May 11-12, 2023, the fourth edition of the successful conference series is to take place at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, Netherlands.
We call upon all interested researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to join us in this international event dedicated to discussing, experiencing and co-creating PD, open schooling and sustainability education. 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 and for general organizational information. The conference is brought to you by Naturalis and Utrecht University in collaboration with ICSE and the European H2020 funded project MOST.
looking for STEM teachers to test teach4Life platform
Within our project 3C4Life, we are developing the online platform teach4Life that provides ideas and impetus for didactic development through videos, information and ready-to-use assignments, as well as information on professional development and career opportunities, specifically for STEM teachers.
Currently, we are looking for STEM teachers and student teachers to test our online platform. Starting in September 2022, you can take part in a study to help guide us to improve our service. The study will run over a period of 6 months with a total of 3 questionnaires (approx. 10-15 minutes per questionnaire). All participants have the chance to win a 30€ voucher.
If you are interested in participating, please send an E-Mail regarding "3C4Life Participant" to email@example.com
The Summer School on Mathematics Education at Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, the Netherlands is taking place on 15-25 August 2022 in collaboration with ICSE. The focus of the Summer School is on refreshing and deepening the knowledge of meaningful and relevant mathematics education. The program offers a blend of lectures, seminars and workshops on educational research and development in the fields of primary, secondary and higher mathematics education. The school is tailored towards the diverse interests of master’s students, PhD students, teachers, teacher educators, curriculum and assessment developers and researchers. The collaboration with ICSE addresses in particular the potential of inquiry-based learning for taking opportunities offered by interdisciplinary socio-scientific issues and by multicultural mathematics classrooms.
CommunitY Approaches to Solving Environmental Challenges
What are environmental challenges in your community? What can you, together with others, do to solve the problems that your local community and country face? These questions mark the starting point for our diverse MOST school-community-projects, throughout which students and their teachers develop sustainable solutions in collaboration with local actors. In our newsblog we introduce three best practice examples from Türkiye, Norway and Germany to show how community actors can develop their own approaches to solving environmental challenges.
DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOM "Can You ESCAPE?" is now available in English
The first ICSE digital Escape Room "Can you escape?" was released in late 2020 in Germany and has since become a big success in the German-speaking ICSE community. Over the past 2 years thousands of students and their teachers engaged in the exciting and educative activity. They solved mathematics riddles, cracked codes and found the right colour combination to escape.
Considering the room's big success, we decided that it was time to bring this experience to our international community as well and so we translated the Escape Room into English.
We proudly present to you our brand new english ICSE Escape Room! Good luck solving all the riddles and finding the right combination to escape.
We all associate countless images and stories with the forest and as a society we demand a number of things from the forest. In return for the many good things that the forest brings us, we must also care for it and preserve it. The topic “forest” is a good example of a Socio-Scientific Issue (SSI), as it is a topic that can be approached from many sides and that holds plenty of discussion material and contradictions.
Mobility plays a crucial role in the life of students. But it is a complex topic! Whether it is a question of equitable access to mobility, safeguarding economic infrastructure, reducing traffic-related environmental pollution or the accessibility of remote locations: measures that make sense from one point of view, turn out to be problematic from another. This makes the topic a suitable SSI for classroom use. Can students find the perfect transport concept?
GEM Guidelines: Organizing a summer school for girls
Are you interested in supporting girls in STEM and ICT? One way to do so is to organize a summer school exclusively for girls! To help you do that, we developed guidelines for facilitating a summer school for girls. Our guidelines support you in planning, performing and evaluating summer schools. They offer research-based starting points, exemplary activities and materials for projects and pedagogical formats with a STEM, ICT and entrepreneurial focus, and a roadmap description of all necessary steps (preparation-operation-evaluation-follow-up) involving possible costs, resources and infrastructure. We hope to mobilize many more allies - so please go ahead and check out our guidelines.
Our open task “Multicultural Meal”, a resource developed by the MaSDiV project, is among the two winners of the Scientix Translation Service Campaign 4! The campaign invited teachers to vote for their favourite resources in the Scientix repository, in the STEM School Label category of instruction. It took place from February 1 to April 30, coinciding with the STEM Discovery Campaign 2022, one of the biggest STEM initiatives worldwide. This year the aim was to make STEM accessible to everyone. The most voted resources are to be translated into 36 languages, giving teachers all over the world the opportunity to integrate outstanding materials in their lessons. We are very happy and proud to be among those seleced few!
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) was inaugurated in 1837 and is the largest state institution of higher learning in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. As a founding member, the NKUA team has coined the work of the ICSE consortium. At the heart of the collaboration lies a particular interest in the developmental work for teaching and teacher education including innovative tasks, materials and approaches for classroom teaching and teachers’ professional development as well as the integration of STEM perspective in teaching and research. Find out more about NKUA in our newsblog.
"There is no planet B, thus we try to do our best to ensure that STEM education contributes to education for sustainable development. Current and future generations should be able to use state of the art STEM knowledge and skills when it comes to making decisions for themselves and for future generations," says Lucas Weinberg from the University of Innsbruck. Located at a traditional north-south crossroad connecting Europe, the University is oriented internationally while positioned locally. As a founding member of the ICSE Consortium, the team around Lucas Weinberg is currently involved in the STEMKey project, as well as in MOST.