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.

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 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 “4th International STEM Education Conference” in Istanbul on July 8-9, 2023. The conference is organized in collaboration with Hacettepe Science Center, İbn Haldun University, and Hacettepe University STEM & Maker Lab as part of the SOBER project. The theme of this year’s conference is “Social skills development and STEM orientation for a better life”.

We want to hear what you have to say! We are looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul in July.

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 Istanbul. 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


Conference Venue: İbn Haldun University, Başak Mah. Ordu Cad. No:3 P.K. 34480 Başakşehir, Istanbul, Turkey.

 How to arrive Istanbul: The closest airport to the conference venue is Istanbul Airport (IST).

How to commute from Istanbul Airport to the Conference: The easiest way to commute from Istanbul Airport to the conference venue is to take a taxi. It takes around 20 minutes.

Hotels around the University Campus

Accommodation at the University Dormitory (IN CAMPUS, around 5 minutes on foot to the conference venue): Please make your reservation with this form.

Hampton by Hilton İstanbul Kayaşehir (Around 10 minutes by taxi to the campus)

Hilton Mall of İstanbul (Around 10 minutes by taxi to the campus)



Anatomy of the 2022 conference

Anatomy of the 2019 conference


Check it out to get some impression from the STEM Expo session at the Conference

Highlighted Speakers, 2022

Atilla Arkan

TR – Rector of the İbn Haldun University 

Derya Unutmaz

USA – The Jackson Laboratory

Mustafa Hilmi Çolakoğlu

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

Paulo Torcato

PT – Agrupamento de Escolas de Portela e Moscavide

Emel Löffelholz

DE – Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Ian Galloway

UK- T3 Europe

Maxim Bondarev

RU-Southern Federal University

Salima Shebbo

SA – Jeddah Private International School

Samar Zubidat

IL-  Taha Hussien Junior High School

Hasan Ozcan

TR –Aksaray University

Andrej Šorgo

SI-  University of Maribor

Emine Şahin

TR – Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa

Olesya Parakhina

RU-  The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Hakkı İlker Koştur

TR – Başkent University

Igrar Nazarov

AZ – Center of Educational Technologies

Nayif Awad

IL- Sakhnin College for Teacher Educaion

Mustafa Altunel

TR – İbn Haldun University

Armin Ruch

DE- University of Education Schwaebisch Gmuend

Aygün Cəfərova

AZ- Azərbaycan Respublikası Təhsil Nazirliyi 

Gulnar Ibadli

AZ- Bakı şəhəri 189-190 saylı tam orta məktəb

Anna Budarina

RU- Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Besmal Memedi

MK- North Macedonia

Mustafa Buğra Akgül

TR -Middle East Technical University

Sandra Porto Ferreira

PT- University of Aveiro

Ramadan Aliti

MK –Center for Education and Innovative Learning – STEMLab 

Silvia Alcaraz Dominguez

ES- Universitat de Barcelona

Rano Khamraeva

UZ – International University in Tashkent

Gökhan Kaya

TR -Kastamonu University

Panagiota Argyri

GR- Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna

Kseniya Degtyarenko

RU-The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Gaukhar Omashova

KZ- M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University

Lyazzat Zhaidakbaeva

KZ- M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University

Smaragda Lymperopoulou

GR- Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas

Albena Antonova

BG- Sofia University

Gultekin Cakmakci

TR –Hacettepe University





İbn Haldun University

Başak Mah. Ordu Cad. No:3 P.K. 34480 Başakşehir/Istanbul, Turkey