Our guidelines

  1. Ready-to-use Guide for High Quality STEM Professional Development
    Instructors in STEM PD all strive for quality and want teachers to reflect on the program and adjust their teaching to the benefit of the learner. Nevertheless, what features of a PD course ensure that this happens? What determines the quality of a PD program?
    This guide presents concrete examples illustrating its theoretical content. It is easy to apply in a daily context and promotes the idea of challenging participants to reflect on their work. Read more …
  2. How can we measure the impact of a PD activity? Ready-to-use guidelines
    The guide gives pragmatic advice on the large variety of evaluation devices. It considers what they achieve and provides pros and cons for some of them. PD providers as well as authorities will find the guide useful for selecting and advising on how to obtain appropriate evaluative feedback. Read more …
  3. Guide to reflecting on PD culture and diversity and equity in the classroom
    Student diversity is perceived as a challenging issue in STEM education but it offers big advantages to teachers who know how to use it for successful teaching. The guide is a catalogue of ways to exploit diversity and will be a valuable resource for government agencies for their own national adaptations and PD providers for their own needs. Read more …
  4. Selection of PD materials with Comments
    The selection of ready-to-use STEM PD materials was collected from STEM PD Net project partners and designed in various STEM-related European projects. The expert group has provided comments on their educational approaches, applicability and compliance with the quality criteria for PD in guide 1. Read more …
  5. PD centre models: context, mission, structure and activities.
    There is a wide range of types of STEM PD centres, all with different missions and legal frameworks. The participating centres from across Europe have examined their own national landscapes and internal structures to provide a guide, which shows how PD centres might be set up, or developed within different contexts. Read more …
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