STEM PD Community of Practice (STEM CoP)

STEM PD Community of Practice (STEM CoP), founded in 2019 as an outcome of the STEM PD Net project, is an independent body of network. It’s overall aim is providing a platform for knowledge exchange among its participants. Through each of its members the network aims to substantially improve STEM education as it happens on a day-to-day basis in schools, by investing in teacher professional development. This means to ensure that the design, provision and delivery of STEM professional development of the highest quality, research-based and corresponding to teachers’ needs. The network’s aims and activities, as currently defined are geared towards supporting these goals.

STEM Teacher Professional Development Matters

STEM PD Community of Practice (STEM CoP) aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from around the world to discuss issues related to STEM Education. STEM CoP develops STEM Curricula and run STEM PD programs in different countries. STEM CoP also publishes journals and books in STEM education.

STEM CoP organizes “International STEM Education Conference” and its social media channels provide resources to teachers, initiating an online forum for teachers and lecturers.  

We are happy to present to you the call for proposals of the upcoming “2nd International STEM Education Conference” in Cappadocia on August 28-29, 2021. The conference is organized in collaboration with International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE), Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Turkish Ministry of National Education, and Hacettepe University as part of the ENSITE project.  The theme of this year’s conference is “incorporating socio-scientific issues into STEM education”.

We want to hear what you have to say! We are looking forward to seeing you in Cappadocia in August.

Please help us spread the word on the conference by circulating the call for proposal in your own STEM networks. We are looking forward to your contributions and will be happy to welcome you to the beautiful region of Cappadocia. For thought provoking discussion and best practices in STEM education, join our “STEM PD Community of Practice (STEM CoP)”.

Kind regards,
STEM PD Community of Practice (STEM CoP)


Anatomy of the 2019 conference


Check it out to get some impression from the conference

STEM Expo session from the Conference


Highlighted Speakers, 2021

Ariel Raz

US- Stanford University

Tracey O’Connell

IE- University of Limerick

Hayden Brown

AU – Australind Senior High School

Shio K. Kawagoe

JP- The University of Tokyo

Mustafa Hilmi Çolakoğlu

TR- Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University & Ministry of National Education

Alessandro Brolpito

EU- European Training Foundation (ETF)

Mas Sahidayana Mohktar

MY- Malaya University

Carmina S. Dalida

PH- Ateneo de Manila University

Buket Akkoyunlu

TR- Cankaya University

Ian Galloway

EU – T³ Europe

Antuni Wiyarsi

ID- Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

Salima Shebbo

SA- Jeddah Private International School

Lida Kita

EU- European Training Foundation( ETF)

Ahmed Hammam

DE- Martin Luther University 

Özdemir Tiflis

UK-Brunel University London

Gulnare Islamova

AZ- Azerbaijan Baku School 141

Unsal Umdu Topsakal

TR- Yıldız Technical University

Rawda Eada

QA- Growing Thinkers

Redouane Touati

DZ-  University Yahia Farés of Médéa 

Gokhan Kaya

TR – Kastamonu University

Ramadan Aliti


Selin Kulegel

TR – Bahcesehir College

Elif Uzun

TR- Hacettepe University

Gulay Yazman

TR – Konya Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School

Norshahzıla Idrıs

MY- University of Malaya

Gladys Ann O. Malto

PH –  Philippine Science High School

Regina Kelly

IE- Unıversity of Limerick

Catherine Genevieve B. Lagunzad

PH- Ateneo de Manila University

Orhan Curaoglu

TR – Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University

Akinori Yamabe

JP- Jichi Medical University

Metin Sardag

TR- Van Yuzuncu Yıl University

Davut Saritas

TR- Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University

Mehmet Sogut

TR- Aksaray Fatih Sultan Mehmet Secondary School

Hasan Ozcan

TR- Aksaray University

Gultekin Cakmakci

TR – Turkish STEM Alliance



1st International STEM Education Conference Proceedings


1st International STEM Education Conference Program




Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University

Ürgüp Sebahat ve Erol Toksöz Turizm Meslek Yüksekokulu

 Fatih Mahallesi, Gazi Cemal Uyanık Sk. No:3, 50400 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey



Most international flights have connections from Istanbul. From Istanbul, it takes about 1 hr and 15 mins to fly to Cappadocia. Cappadocia has two airports: Nevşehir-Kapadokya (NAV) and Kayseri Erkilet (ASR) airports. There are direct flights daily from Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Turkish Airlines offers daily flights from Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Nevsehir/Kayseri while Pegasus Airlines services just the Sabiha Gokcen-Kayseri route.