The special Conference Event “Explore Inspiring Science Education!” is taking place on the LINQ conference day 1, 12th of May 2015 from 14:30 to 18:00.
Inspiring Science Education is all about providing the tools to make science education more challenging, more playful and above all more imaginative and inspiring for today’s students, the citizens of tomorrow’s world. This large-scale learning innovation project brings together 30 European organisations and institutes actively involved in providing inspiring tools and resources for teachers to use in their science teaching. Join this special conference event to hear how the ISE portal and the resources it contains are being made available to 5000 primary and secondary schools in 15 European countries. The second afternoon session will include a demonstration of ISE and the services it offers which session participants are welcome to try out for themselves.
14.30 – 16.00
This first session will provide an introduction to ISE and the experiences of teachers in Croatia, Romania, Greece and Belgium who are starting to use the services and resources provided by the ISE portal.
- Short introduction to ISE by Sally Reynolds, ATiT, Belgium
- Presentation and Demonstration of the Inspiring Science Education Portal and the opportunities it offers to teachers and students to collaborate, create and innovate in the science classroom by Lamprini Kolovou, INTRASOFT, Greece
- How are science teachers using ISE in different parts of Europe?
- Romania – Radu Jugureanu & Monica Florea, Siveco, Romania
- Greece – Eugenia Kypriotis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Research and Development Department, Greece
- Belgium – Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium
- Croatia –Maja Quien, CARNET, Croatia (remote presentation)
16.00 – 16.30: Coffee break
16.30 – 18.00
This second session will focus live demonstrations and discussions with all participants:
- The Eratosthenes Experiment – a collaborative cross-border project involving teachers all over Europe showcased and discussed by Eugenia Kypriotis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Research and Development Department, Greece
- Round table discussions and demonstration sessions led by the ISE team to try out and discuss the demonstrators, resources and tools offered by ISE
- Closing plenary discussion session to highlight feedback about the use of the portal and how its use can contribute to innovation in science teaching in Europe.