(Berlin, 1st February 2017) With ‘iStage 3 – Football in Science Teaching‘ Science on Stage, the European network for science teachers, released its latest teaching brochure, proudly supported by SAP. 20 teachers from 15 countries developed a great variety of interdisciplinary teaching concepts to attract more students for science by connecting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects with the popular sport football. The brochure is now available in Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish.
The translation of the publication was of particular interest to Science on Stage: The aim of the non-profit association is to make good practice teaching ideas from teachers for teachers accessible to STEM educators from all across Europe. Stefanie Schlunk, chair of Science on Stage Europe, states:
‘Many teachers from all over Europe have great and inspiring ideas about how to enthuse students for science. Science on Stage brings these people together and offers them the opportunity to share their concepts not only with like-minded colleagues but with educators from many other countries that are looking for feasible and tested teaching ideas.’
The translation of the brochure was realised within the ‘European STEM League’, a new project of Science on Stage supported by SAP: The network initiates an international competition for STEM teachers all around Europe, inviting them to implement the teaching ideas of ‘iStage 3’ into their science classes in an exceptional way. The best 11 teams will be invited to present their results within the Europe Code Week 2017.
The main supporter of Science on Stage is the Federation of German Employers’ Associations in the Metal and Electrical Engineering Industries (GESAMTMETALL) with its initiative ‘think ING’.
About Science on Stage
Science on Stage organises Europe’s biggest teacher festivals, workshops, and continuing education courses to provide science teachers with a platform where they can jointly present their best teaching projects and learn from one another. Launched in 2003, the initiative reaches 100,000 teachers from primary and secondary schools in 30 countries. Science on Stage Germany receives extensive support from think ING., an initiative for future engineers from the Federation of German Employers' Associations in the Metal and Electrical Engineering Industries.
iStage 3 – Football in Science Teaching: www.science-on-stage.eu/istage3
European STEM League at Science on Stage: www.science-on-stage.eu/STEMleague
From 18-20 January 2017 David Featonby from Science on Stage UK and Fanni Vitkoczi from Hungary took part in the RDS Primary Science Fair in Limerick, Ireland and presented together the workshop 'What Happens Next?'. They also introduced Science on Stage to many primary teachers. Learn more: www.science-on-stage.eu/blog
23.11.2016To be presented: Science on Stage at the Conference of the Materials Research Society in Boston
From 27 November to 2 December 2016 the Fall Meeting and Exhibit of the Materials Research Society MRS will take place in Boston, Massachusetts. Tanja Tajmel from the Humboldt University Berlin who already evaluated the impact of the European Science on Stage festivals on the motivation and the joy in the profession of STEM teachers will take part in the conference and present her results about the Science on Stage network to an international audience. For further information about the event, see www.mrs.org
On 28 October 2016 Science on Stage Sweden will offer a teacher training based on the brochure 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching' at Vetenskapens Hus, Stockholm (1pm to 6pm). For further information about the registration get in direct contact with the Swedish NSC.