Another weekend for sustainabilty
It was a happy reunion in front of the screen: On 24 and 25 April 2021, a total of 20 primary and secondary school teachers from 11 countries came together for the virtual meeting of our current project "Sustainability in STEM Education". Together they explored the question of how STEM teachers can implement the Sustainable Development Goals in their lessons.
The teachers had already met at a kick-off meeting in October 2020 and started working on the topic - all virtually. Due to the pandemic, it was not yet possible to physically bring the participants from the different countries together, but the atmosphere was still very good. The motivation of the teachers could literally be felt through the screen.
At this second meeting, the participants discussed in six groups topics such as microplastics, smart cities or new and alternative materials. Since last October, they had already been working on ideas and approaches on how to integrate these topics into STEM classes. The ideas have now been refined in teamwork and developed into concrete tasks. When the project is completed, the newly designed teaching units will be published by Science on Stage as a teaching material.
The two project days flew by. On Sunday afternoon, we said goodbye to the participants after a very inspiring weekend. They emphasised how much fun it had been for them to meet again and exchange ideas.
We are very happy to have such motivated and creative teachers with great ideas in our project "Sustainability in STEM Education". We are looking forward to meeting again and continuing our work at the next meetings - virtually and certainly soon "in real life".
The project is organised by Science on Stage Germany and proudly supported by SAP.