Teacher training and professional developments
In order to spread international STEM teaching concepts amongst teachers in the Science on Stage countries, Steering Committees of Science on Stage organise teacher training workshops with various topics. Often, these teacher trainings are based on festival projects or different follow-up activities of the Science on Stage festivals.
Further workshops open to science teachers take place all over Europe with festival projects under the name of 'Take a workshop to your country'
On 15 December 2016 David Featonby from Science on Stage UK gave a teacher training based on 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching' at the Praedinius Gymnasium in Groningen, Netherlands.
On 11 October 2016 Science on Stage Sweden offered a teacher training on 'Chromatography of Mixtures of Coloured Components at Secondary Schools' at Vetenskapens Hus, Stockholm. The workshop was based on a project of the Dutch teachers Andrea van Bruggen- van der Lugt and Wim Staal which was presented at the European Science on Stage festival 2015 in London.
From 7-9 October the national Science on Stage festival of Hungary took place at the AGORA Science Center in Debrecen. In the course of the event a teacher training based on the brochure 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching' was presented.
On 24 September 2016 the Institute of Physics teachers Conference took place at the Dublin Institute of Technology Grangegorman Campus. Philippe Jeanjacquot from France gave a workshop based on the new Science on Stage teaching brochure 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching'.
On 20 September Science on Stage Greece organised a workshop for STEM teachers based on the brochure 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching': 'Stamping on the Carbon Footprint' and 'Don't Touch the Ground' were presented as exemplary teaching units. The workshop took place at the laboratories of EKFE Aigaleo, Athens.
From 23-24 June 2016 Giovanni Pezzi from Italy went to UK to present his 'Smartphones in Physics Experiments' workshop at the Institute of Physics in Gloucester and at Exeter University. The project was presented before at the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London. About 130 teachers of physics attended the workshops. Learn more at our blog.
On 30 April 2016 the Portuguese Science on Stage festival 2016 took place in Lisbon. Heidrun Boll from Science on Stage Germany and Isabel Borges from Science on Stage Portugal presented their joint project 'Simply Paper Made – Distances and Sizes in Our Solar System' in a workshop'. Learn more at our blog.
On 15 April 2016 Philippe Jeanjacquot from France presented a workshop about 'iStage 2 – Smartphones in Science Teaching' at the Institut Français de l'Education in Lyon.
From 2-3 April 2016 the Laboratory Centre of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo organised a teacher training in Athens. 100 teachers from all over the country as well as 50 students and general public were taking part. Many projects of the Greek delegation presented at the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London were introduced to the interested audience. Find further information on our blog.
The brochure 'iStage 2 - Smartphones in Science Teaching' was developed by 20 teachers from 14 European countries. They worked out eleven teaching units that show how Smartphones and Apps are to be used for fascinating experiments in maths, physics, chemistry or biology classes. The brochure was published in December 2015 and is the second publication of the iStage-series that deals with new digital media at STEM-classes. It was proudly supported by SAP.
From January to November 2015 around 20 teacher trainings based on the brochure 'iStage 2' were held in Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden.
Find further information here.
Science on Stage Poland organised the seminar 'Innovative methods for teaching science' at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań on Saturday, 19. September 2015. Polish delegates of the European Science on Stage festival 2015 in London presented their projects and shared enthralling teaching ideas from other countries.
Find further information on the site of Science on Stage Poland.
From 11-12 September Science on Stage Italy organised a teacher training on 'Smartphone & Science' at the Città della Scienza in Naples. Based on the brochure iStage 2 various workshops on the use and benefit of smartphones in science teaching were offered. Course instructors were Jean-Luc Richter from Science on Stage France as well as Lorenza Resta and Immacolata Ercolino from Science on Stage Italy who assisted in the development of the brochure.
Find further information on the site of Science on Stage Italy.
As a follow-up activity of the Science on Stage festival 2015, Science on Stage Germany organised three teacher trainings in November. In Friedrichshafen, Lüneburg and Dortmund enthralling teaching ideas for maths, chemistry and computer sciences were presented.
Further information about dates, projects and places is provided on Science on Stage Germanys' website.
Germany, Nov 2013 - Oct 2014: As a follow-up activity of the Science on Stage festival 2013, Science on Stage Germany organised eight teacher trainings. Each time, one German and one international teaching project of the Science on Stage festival 2013 were presented from teachers for teachers. The teacher trainings were held four times Germany-wide (in Koblenz, Gießen, Jena, Karlsruhe) and four times in Berlin.
For further information visit the site of Science on Stage Deutschland e.V.
Poland, Oct - Dec 2013: Together with 20 teachers from 15 different countries, Miroslaw Los and Maria Dobkowska from Poland developed teaching materials for information and communication technologies (ICT) to be used in physics, biology and chemistry classes. The collected teaching units have been published in five languages within the iStage - ICT in Natural Science Teaching project by Science on Stage Germany.
Los and Dobkowska organised teacher trainings based on the Polish version of the brochure. The trainings were designed for Polish science and physics teachers and took place on four dates in Warsaw between October and December 2013.
Italy, 6 September 2014: Science on Stage Italy organised a teacher training with a project of the Science on Stage Germany brochure 'iStage 2: Smartphones in Science Teaching'. The workshop took place in the Mirabilandia amusement park within the 7th edition of the conference "Nuove Idee Per l'Insegnamento scientifico". Jean-Luc Richter, iStage 2 project coordinator from France, presented the European contest of measuring physics with smartphones in an amusement park.