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Gender Equality in Science Education

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The " GenderEquality in Science Education" conference organized by ARSTEAMapp Project(Partner project of SDC23 ), Women Science Teachers and  Korkmaz Yigit Anatolian High School was held 27 March 2023. IşılHasdemir, General Manager of Dell Technologies -Turkey, Dr. Fatma Caner(Marmara University) and YaseminAltınsoy, founder of Kidory Digital Story writing platform, gave information about STEM activities, technological developments in Turkey and the world, opportunities in technology professions for high school students and became excellent role models for our female students. We would like to express our gratitude to our guests for their support.

"To be a female teacher in pandemic times "

The COVID-19 pandemic put gender inequality in the global spotlight. Women and girls have suffered disproportionately across key indicators, setting back decades of work and investment towards gender equality. How did we  lead for change ? 
As a female teacher, what   did we do in pandemic  period, how did we overcome on this period ?

Dear collegaues, we talked about these topics in  " To be a female teacher in pandemic times" meeting held by  "Women Science Teachers .

This event was intended for educators, primary school teachers and secondary school teachers.

Time: 8th March  2022  

Official languages of the meeting: English

Participants :
1-    Hatice Kırmacı(Turkey )Physics teacher and founder of “Women Science Teachers” social portal
2-    Gul Ozsoy(Turkey)English teacher in highschool and admin of WST
3-    Marina Montero Aguirre (Spain) Science teacher and mentor of “Stem Talent Girls”
4-    Maria Brauchle : (Bulgaria)Assistant at the department of Education in Mathematics and Informatics atThe Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 
5-    Rosa Doran : (Portugal) ( Physics and science educator and president of the executive council of NUCLIO (Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia e Inovação na Educação)
6-    Maria-Genoveva Agape  (Romania)Primary school  teacher 
7-     Rania Kamal : (Saudi Arabia)instructor in science field and computer science
8-    Teresita Gravina (Italy ) Science teacher in upper high school.
9-    Tsetsa Tsolova (Bulgaria ) Science Teacher

10 -Moderator :Ayca Öner (Turkey ) English teacher in a highschool

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We also organised a lecture about stars . Prof .Dr. Faruk Soydugan gave this lecture to "Korkmaz Yigit Anatolian High School" .Prof . Soydugan  gave information about stars, planets, constellations, black holes.

International Day of Light : The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.

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 WST celebrated birthday of Marie Curie at 7 .11. 2020  . And, for next years, WST  decided to celebrate  the 7 th  day of November  as "Women Teachers Day"

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Science Conferences

Girls in STEM

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WST participated in GIRLS in STEM Meeting in Brussels /2017. Gender aspects continue to play an important role in science education, conditioning study choices or shaping beliefs about one's own capacities and those of others.All participants shared their works about Gender Equality in his/her countries.

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WOMEN SCIENCE TEACHERS was introduced  ın  PERFORM CONFERENCE / PARIS -2018

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WST visited  Saniye Güler Corat  (Director for Gender Equality -UNESCO)  at UNESCO. She was the pioneer in making gender equality a global priority at UNESCO in 2007. She is a senior executive in international development with over 25 years of field experience in over 30 countries.
WST also participated in Perform Conference with our projects.

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Women Science Teachers (WST)was introduced in Science Conference 2018 in HATAY / TURKEY

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We presented  to " WST" in this conference . 

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