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Science on Stage Germany
Science on Stage Germany enables German teachers to broaden their horizons and be inspired by the ideas and experience of their European colleagues.
Every two years Science on Stage Germany organises a national selection event to select the German delegation for the European Science on Stage festival. About 100 teachers can exchange teaching ideas and experiments with colleagues from all over Germany.
Science on Stage Germany organises two-year lasting workshops with international groups of teachers, who develop teaching materials to current topics in science teaching like 'iStage 2 - Smartphones in Science Teaching'. The developed teaching units are then published in a brochure and spread Europe-wide.
Besides organising workshops, Science on Stage Germany spreads the ideas and the spirit of the European Science on Stage festivals in teacher trainings. They invite German and foreign festival projects to be presented to science teachers throughout Germany.
Science on Stage Germany offers a wide range of multilingual teaching materials for teachers from all over Europe. They can be downloaded and ordered for cost of the postage from the webpage.
The Science on Stage festival 2013 in Słubice – Frankfurt (Oder) was organised by Science on Stage Germany and Science on Stage Poland in international collaboration. The festival 2008 in Berlin has been the first to be organised and hosted by a National Steering Committee.
Science on Stage Germany e.V. is registered as non-profit association. It was founded in 2003 and is based in Berlin.
Football offers a great variety of questions and issues for your STEM classes: From the measurement of the mass of the air inside the ball, to the influence of energy drinks on the performance of the players up to calculating the chance of scoring during a penalty shoot-out the brochure 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching' contains a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary challenges for secondary school students. The material is available in German language and can be downloaded here.
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The German selection event took place from 18 and 20 November 2016 in Berlin. About 100 German teachers presented their ideas in a fair at stands.
Teachers who wanted to apply for a workshop, seminar or on-stage-performance at the Science on Stage festival 2017 in Debrecen, presented their project additionally in a short talk at the German national event.
On Saturday, 19 November 2016, teachers from Germany and Europe were invited to visit the event within the Open Day.
Please go to Science on Stage Germanys' webpage for details (in German).
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As a follow-up activity of the Science on Stage festivals, Science on Stage Germany regularly organises teacher training sessions in Germany. At each teacher training two festival projects will be presented – a German and an international one.
Teacher training 2015/2016:
Several workshops as follow-up activitiy of the European Science on Stage festival in London took place in Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Halle/Saale, Karlsruhe, Koblenz, Mannheim, Neumarkt, Saarbrücken, Weilburg
Teacher training in Berlin 2013/2014:
Four teacher trainings took place in Berlin with projects from Portugal, France, Denmark, UK and Germany.
Teacher Trainings throughout Germany 2013/2014:
Three teacher trainings took place in Koblenz, Karlsruhe and Gießen. Teachers from the Festival 2013 from Italy, Denmark, France, Austria and Germany presented their teaching ideas to German teachers.
There are innumerable possibilities how to use smartphone apps in science teaching. Science on Stage Germany has brought a working group of 20 teachers from 14 countries together to develop teaching materials for using these handy programs in mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology classes.
The teachers worked on teaching units from October 2013 until December 2014. The materials have been published by Science on Stage Germany in a brochure and spread Europe-wide. The project is proudly supported by SAP.
For more information about the project please visit iStage 2: Smartphones in Science Teaching.
Science on Stage Germany initiated a project to build up long-lasting cooperation between teachers and scientists. Natural scientists and local science teachers do research together on current scientific topics. Like this, educators have the chance to gain insights in fields of study of universities and research institutes.
For a start, there will be four regional teachers and scientists collaborations in Germany. The aim is to internationalize the cooperative work in further countries in the future.
Students profit from the teachers’ input gained through this cooperation, while scientists profit from the exchange for their scientific communication.
Science on Stage Germany will publish guidelines with teaching units and hints about how collaboration between teachers and scientists can be established and maintained. The project is conducted in cooperation with Stiftung Jugend forscht e. V.
Tablets, smartphones and geocaching in primary school: Science on Stage Germany offered an excursion for ten primary school teachers from 14-16 April 2014 to an exceptional school in South Tyrol. At primary school Vinzenz Goller in Brixen, students learn how to use digital media early on.
Science on Stage Germany enabled ten teachers to take part in the excursion. They gained close insights into everyday school life of this primary school. On site teachers explained their concepts and teaching methods. Besides microscoping with photographs, the use of tablets in combination with smartboards plays an important role at this school.
For an outdoor experience with digital media, the teachers and students used geocaching in the surrounding area to detect nature. The teachers got to know opportunities how they can spot plants digitally with their students at home and orientate via GPS.
Science on Stage Germany aims to offer teachers a possibility to get to know how to impart digital media in their very own primary schools.
Further information can be found on Science on Stage Germany's website (in German).
Main supporter of Science on Stage Germany is the Federation of German Employers' Associations in the Metal and Electrical Engineering Industries (GESAMTMETALL) with its initiative think ING.