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 a result of the STEM PD Net project.

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

Burcu Ozsoy

TR – TUBITAK MRC Polar Research Institute

Hayden Brown

AU – Australind Senior High School

Shio K. Kawagoe

JP- The University of Tokyo

Alessandro Brolpito

EU- European Training Foundation (ETF)

Mas Sahidayana Mohktar

MY- Malaya University

Mustafa Hilmi Çolakoğlu

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

Buket Akkoyunlu

TR- Cankaya University

Ian Galloway

EU – T³ Europe

Antuni Wiyarsi

ID- Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

Igrar Nazarov

AZ- Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan Republic

Salima Shebbo

SA- Jeddah Private International School

Lida Kita

EU- European Training Foundation( ETF)

Carmina S. Dalida

PH- Ateneo de Manila University

Ahmed Hammam

DE- Martin Luther University 

Adnan Boyaci

TR- General Directorate of Teacher Training and Education

Rawda Eada

QA- Growing Thinkers

Redouane Touati

DZ-  University Yahia Farés of Médéa 

Simge Ozen

TR – Hacettepe Science Center

Aliya Ahmedova

AZ- Azerbaijan, Sumgait City Full Secondary School


Sefa Lok

TR – Cukurova University

Gulnare Islamova

AZ- Azerbaijan Baku School 141

Unsal Umdu Topsakal

TR- Yıldız Technical University

Alper Korkmaz

TR – Bahcesehir College


TR- TUBITAK MRC Polar Research Institute

Gokhan Kaya

TR – Kastamonu University

Farida Abbasova

AZ- Azerbaijan State University of Economics

Sinan Yirmibesoglu

TR- TUBITAK MRC Polar Research Institute

Metin Sardag

TR- Van Yuzuncu Yıl University

Ramadan Aliti


Selin Kulegel

TR – Bahcesehir College

Timur Yavaş

TR – Uskudar SEV Schools

Elif Uzun

TR- Hacettepe University

Arash Kia

TR – Nesibe Aydin Private Schools

Akinori Yamabe

JP- Jichi Medical University

Gulay Yazman

TR – Konya Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School

Bengu Bozlar

TR – Istanbul Fuat Sezgin Science and Art Center

Aytac Karakas

TR- Pamukkale University

Canan Lacin Simsek

TR – Sakarya University

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

Ersan Abalı

TR – Konya Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School

Gulsum Yasemin Uz

TR- Istanbul Fuat Sezgin Science and Art Center

Elvan Inan

TR-  Bandirma Science and Art Center

Rahile Rahimova

AZ- Baku State Vocational Education Center

Aysun Oztuna Kaplan

TR- Sakarya University

Orhan Curaoglu

TR – Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal 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


STEM PD Net project was




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.