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  • 04.11.2019 EU
    These are Europe’s best Science Teachers

    Cascais, 04.11.2019: Eleven science teachers won the European STEM Teacher Award at the European Science on Stage Festival 2019 in Cascais, Portugal.  

    Making science, engineering, technology and mathematics (short: STEM) a vivid and colourful experience? The teachers at the 11th Science on Stage festival surely know how to enthuse their students for science.

    From 31 October to 3 November 2019 around 450 participants from 36 countries came together at Europe’s largest educational fair for science teachers at the Estoril Congress Center in Cascais, Portugal. Following the motto "Skills for the Future", they presented and exchanged their innovative teaching concepts in a fair, in workshops and in lectures.

    Europe’s best science teachers 2019
    Eleven teachers received the European STEM Teacher Award for their particularly outstanding projects. The prize winners hail this year from Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Norway and the Ukraine. With projects like “Optical Tweezers: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 at your school” or “Let's build a sustainable future - together!”, they not only amazed their colleagues but also an international jury.

    The jury complimented the teachers for their commitment in bringing STEM education to a higher level with exceptional ideas and teaching methods.

    Their projects will now find their way into classrooms all across Europe through teacher trainings or teaching materials disseminated by the non-profit education initiative Science on Stage Europe.

    Themis Christophidou, Director General for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport of the European Commission, emphasizes the importance of disseminating best practice examples beyond national borders: “Science on Stage contributes into building a new European home. A home where students can cultivate their talent, explore new ideas and invent new products in a world of constant change.”

    The European Science on Stage Festival 2019
    The 11th European Science on Stage festival was hosted by Science on Stage Portugal/NUCLIO with the main support of the Municipality of Cascais and in cooperation with Science on Stage Europe. It was under the high patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic, the patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics, Member of the European Commission, and was endorsed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. The next European Science on Stage festival will take place in Prague, Czech Republic.

    Full list of awarded projects
    Silke Puda and Ricarda Rustige, Grundschule Birth, Velbert, Germany: "We become insulation experts!" in the category "Science in Early Years"

    Jean-Brice Meyer, LP2I, Jaunay-Marigny, France: "A mysterious cup" in the category: "Low-Cost and Recycled Science"

    Maria Pilar Orozco, Huerta de la Cruz school, Algeciras, Spain: "Low-cost astrobiology studies" in the category "Astronomy and Space Exploration in Science Education"

    Michalis Orfanakis, General Lyceum of Makri Gialos, Makri Gialos/Gymnasium of Koutsouras, Koutsouras, Greece and Mikis Mylonakis, IESL - FORTH, Heraklion, Greece: "Optical Tweezers: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 at your school" in the category "Digital Literacy and Science Education"

    Olena Kovalova, Secondary school №8, Kramatorsk, Ukraine: "Sensory integration in mathematics" in the category "Inclusive Science"

    Honorata Pereira, Eptoliva, Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal: "Educate to Innovate" in the category "Sustainable Development in Science Education"

    Ulrike Englert, Willibald-Gluck-Gymnasium, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany; Gerald Decelles III, Skagerak International School, Sandefjord, Norway: "Let’s build a sustainable future – together!" in the category "Joint Projects"

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  • 11.10.2019 pt
    #SonS2019: The project videos are online!

    It's almost time: the European Science on Stage Festival 2019 takes place from 31 October - 3 November in Cascais! The first project videos are now online.

    More videos will be released in the coming weeks. So check them out to get a picture of projects from all over Europe.

    You can find the videos here: https://www.science-on-stage.eu/videos-2019

  • 24.09.2019 EU
    Developing Skills for the Future

    Berlin, 24.09.2019: At the European Science on Stage festival 2019, 450 teachers will be working together to shape the science education of the future.

    Whether it is digitalisation, globalisation or climate change: today's children and young people will face enormous challenges in the future. One of the tasks of STEM teachers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is to prepare them for these challenges. At the 11th European Science on Stage festival 2019 the participating teachers will be equipped with the right tools to do so.

    The three-day educational festival will take place from 31 October to 3 November in the Portuguese city of Cascais. Following the motto "Skills for the Future", 450 teachers from over 30 countries will come together to present and exchange their innovative teaching concepts in a fair, in workshops and in short lectures. From mathematical card tricks, to building an eco-friendly battery and programming a pet simulator, there will once again be a variety of practical teaching ideas from teachers for teachers.

    Particularly outstanding projects will receive the European STEM Teacher Awards at the festival and will later be disseminated internationally as training courses or teaching materials. In this way, teachers reach thousands of students throughout Europe with their ideas. They encourage them across national borders to consider a career in science, IT or engineering.  

    This year's festival is under the patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics, Member of the European Commission, and is endorsed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. It is hosted by Science on Stage Portugal/NUCLIO with the main support of the Municipality of Cascais and in cooperation with Science on Stage Europe.

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  • 12.09.2019 fr it
    Coding in STEM Education: Now available in French and Italian

    Coding is international! In cooperation with Science on Stage France and Science on Stage Italy, we have now published our popular teaching material "Coding in STEM Education" in French and Italian. 

    You can download the brochure, which is also available in German and English, here for free! http://science-on-stage.eu/coding

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