News & events


  • 2019-06-24. ICSE Newsletter June 2019 is now available!
  • 2019-02-11. Update STEM PD Net on Twitter.
    STEM PD Net is from now on integrated with the parent feed of the International Centre for STEM Education. Follow us there instead!
  • 2018-06-19. STEM PD Net on Twitter.
    STEM PD Net now on Twitter. Follow us to get the latest European STEM News!
  • 2018-05-08. STEM PD info. Sweden.
    Permanent front page information about the STEM PD project on
  • 2017-12-12. STEM PD info. Sweden.
    Newsletter from NCM, University of Gothenburg, Sweden sent to ca 5000 subscribers informed about i.a. NCM’s participation in the STEM PD project and this website.
  • 2017-06-21. Interview with STEM PD Net project partners. Lithuania.
    Interview with STEM PD Net project partners during the visit to Education Development Centre 2017 June 19-23. Delegates from Austria, United Kingdom and Germany explain aims of the visit, present the project and share experience about PD centres‘ activities.


  • 2019-10-07–08. International Conference. Freiburg, Germany.
    Educating the educators III
    International Conference on Approaches to Scaling-up Professional Development in Maths and Science Education.
  • 2019-06-13-14. International STEM Education Conference. Istanbul, Turkey
    We are happy to present the call for proposals of the upcoming International STEM Education Conference. The conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from around the world to discuss issues related to STEM Education. The conference is organized in collaboration with International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE), Ministry of Education, Istanbul Ayvansaray University, Turkish STEM Alliance and Hacettepe University as part of the STEM PD Net project. We are looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul in June.

    Important dates
    Abstract submission deadline: 01 April 2019
    Confirmation of submission: 10 April 2019
    Registration opens: 25 March 2019
    Early bird registration deadline: 30 April 2019

  • 2019-03-28–31. Sharing Inspiration – The Power of Realization, Brussels, Belgium
    Sharing Inspiration – The Power of Realization is the 2019 edition in tradition of a biennial conference format of an educator network named T³ Europe [T-cubed]. The conference focusses on sharing best practices across Europe regarding curriculum aligned STEM education.

    The 2019 conference theme is “The Power of Realization”. The conference theme has a double meaning: “to realize” in the sense of “to understand” and also in the sense of “to make something concretely happen”. This tackles the pedagogical efforts in the classroom as much as the efforts of policy makers and alike to set the right conditions.
    Day 1 (March 28) of the conference is specifically designed for policy makers, industry stakeholders, key decision makers and leading educators from across Europe.
    Day 2-4 (March 29-31) target educators and teacher trainers, exchanging ideas in various presentation and workshop formats on math, science and STEM education.
    Conference program and registration.

  • 2019-03-14. National seminar. Sofia Bulgaria
    A national seminar “Effectiveness of PD activities and resources” will be held in Sofia on 14-15 March 2019. The aim is to disseminate the results of the project STEM PD Net. Highlights will be placed on quality criteria for PD and how to implement them in day-to-day professional development for teachers, measuring the impact of professional development activities on diverse learners.
  • 2019-02-09. International conference. Sofia Bulgaria
    “Dynamic Mathematic in Education”. The participants are researchers, teachers, teams of teachers and students.
  • 2018-06-07. Transnational learning activity. Sweden.
    Transnational learning activity on How to evaluate impact of PD activities.
  • 2018-05-25. Interview.
    STEM PD Net: it‘s time for STEM PD centres to step up and be active in the processes of change
    Interview with STEM PD Net project manager Elena Schafer (project coordinating institution: International Centre for STEM Education, ICSE, at University of Education Freiburg) and the Swedish project partner Dr. Claes Klasander Centre for School Technology Education, CETIS, at Linköping University.
    Read more… (pdf).
  • 2018-05-14. Event part of the #MakeWhatsNext campaign. 23 European countries.
    Getting girls interested in STEM: How can we break the stereotypes around STEM education and career pathways? Can we raise girls’ interest in STEM by enhancing the STEM curriculum in education from early age? Microsoft and UNESCO presented their findings during the event ‘Changing the FACE of STEM’.
  • 2018-05-01. Report.
    Integrated STEM Education: A Systematic Review of Instructional Practices in Secondary Education.
  • 2018-04-23. Joint international initiative.
    The STEM PD Network in Europe is taking part in the Scientix STEM Discovery Week 2018, through its network coordinator ICSE (International Centre for STEM Education) at the University of Education Freiburg.
    STEM Discovery Week 2018 is a joint international initiative that invites projects, organisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
    Read more …
  • 2018-04-08. Workshop. Adiyaman, Turkey.
    A one-day STEM PD NET workshop on STEM Education and Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) PD models was organised in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey.
  • 2017-05-25 INTEF, Madrid, Spain
    There is a work group about Learning Technologies, GTTA, where both the Ministry of Education and the Regional authorities work together. There were some presentations about the different projects we are involved, among them this STEM PD Net.
  • 2017-05-24 Hacettepe University, Turkey
    Our team member, Dr. Gultekin Cakmakci, was invited to a Panel on STEM education at 11th International Computer & Instructional Technologies Symposium, which was held in Malatya 24-26 May 2017. 700 people participated in the conference.
  • 2017-03-24. Conference. Brussels, Belgium. Sharing Inspiration: Igniting Serious STEM Education, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2017-05-15 Universität Innsbruck, Austria
    Meeting with all teacher educators working in LehrerInnenbildung West (RECC Biologie and Mathematik & Geometrie on 05-18): We informed the audience about the aims, goals and intellectual outputs of STEM PD Net.
  • 2017-04-13 IMI-BAS, Borovets, Bulgaria
    Forty sixth spring conference of the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians. Toni Chehlarova, Petar Kenderov, Evgenia Sendova. A European network for professional development of teachers (and the role of IMI−BAS as a centre for inquiry based mathematics and informatics education)
    Read more … (pdf)
  • 2017-04-08 Hacettepe University, Turkey
    A workshop on STEM education was held in Konya Science Centers on April 8-9 2017. Our team member, Dr. Gultekin Cakmakci, run a workshop on models of STEM communication and STEM education for social inclusion. 24 participants of explainers and managers from different science centers in Turkey attended to the workshop.
    Read more …
  • 2017-02-11 IMI-BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Dynamic mathematics in education conference. P. Kenderov, E. Sendova and T. Chehlarova presented 3 European projects (including STEM-PD-Net) to the participants (40 people including teachers, researchers, students, policy makers).
    Read more …
  • 2017-01-15 Education Development Centre, EDC, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Education Development Centre attended a meeting at the Ministry of Education and Science Lithuania, where institutions under the Ministry of Education and Science Lithuania presented currently implemented international projects. The Ministry was interested in international cooperation and was willing to host a small session on PD system in Lithuania during the LTT in Vilnius, June 19th-23rd.
  • 2016-12-03 IMI-BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria
    National Seminar on Mathematics Education. In the frames of the National seminar T. Chehlarova, P. Kenderov and E. Sendova presented the STEM-PD-Net project to the participants (about 60 researchers, teachers, policy makers, and students.
    Read more …
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