Competence

There are many opportunities to work on teachers competencies that empower teachers to work on innovative education and activities that are related to the STEM practice. A lot of inspiration can be found in meetings and materials.

Inspiration in meetings Inspiration in materials

In May 2021 we asked the partners to give feedback on ‘3C4Life – Competence’.

Question – Meetings – Give examples of annual events in your country (and maybe also on a regional level) that are organized for STEM teachers and give inspiration.

Germany
Netherlands
  • U-Talent yearly conference (regional schools, Utrecht region, but also in other regions)
  • maths: Annual Conference – Nationale Wiskunde Dagen
  • chemistry: Annual Conference – C3
  • biology: Annual Conference – NIBI
  • physics: Annual Conference – Werkgroep Natuurkunde Didactiek
  • computer science: Annual Conference – I&I
  • ELWIeR-Ecent – Annual Conference – teacher trainers STEM
Portugal There are several national meetings related with STEM research projects.
Spain
  • The summer courses organized between the International University Menéndez Pelayo and INTEF (National Institute for Educational Technology and Teacher Professional Development from the Spanish Ministry of Education)
  • The Spanish Scientix Congress
  • iii-congreso-ctem and ii-congreso-ctem
  • The STEM Congress organized by the Educational Regional Administration in Valencia Region.
Turkey STEM conferences and festivals. For instance:

Question – Classroom materials – Give examples of classroom and teacher training materials that help STEM teachers to be inspired for their lessons.

Germany The ICSE-materials and some other institutions like pik-as
Netherlands Several resources, e.g.

Portugal There are materials developed in the scope of research projects; The ME developed STEM materials
Spain
Turkey Our team develops science curriculum, books and journals

Question – Professional development materials – Give examples of PD materials that help STEM teachers to be inspired for their lessons.

Germany
Netherlands E.g.

Portugal apoioescolas.dge.mec.pt/
Spain There is a nice collection of open online Teacher Professional Development Courses offered by National Institute for Educational Technology and Teacher Professional Development from the Spanish Ministry of Education). See also portal.edu.gva.es
Turkey Our team develops science curriculum, books, PD materials, and journals