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 the network. Its overall aim is to provide 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 ensuring 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 runs STEM PD programs in different countries. STEM CoP also publishes journals and books in STEM education.

STEM CoP organizes the “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 for the upcoming “5th International STEM Education Conference” in Istanbul on July 6-7, 2024. The conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders from around the world to discuss issues related to STEM Education. The conference is organized in collaboration with the International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE), Hacettepe University STEM & Maker Lab, the Turkish Ministry of National Education, and İbn Haldun University.

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 about the conference by circulating the call for proposals in your own STEM networks. For thought-provoking discussion and best practices in STEM education, join our “STEM PD Community of Practice (STEM CoP)”.

We look forward to your contributions and will happily welcome you to beautiful Istanbul.

On behalf of the local organizing committee

Gokhan Kaya, Co-chair of the conference

Mustafa Altunel, Co-chair of the conference

STEM PD 2024 Conference

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

 How to arrive in 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.


For accommodation, Ibn Haldun University has male and female student dormitories. Accommodation in these dormitories is usually in the form of sharing a room for 2 or 3 people. A certain number of quotas are reserved for STEM PD 2024 in these dormitories. This year, due to the renovation of the girls’ dormitory on campus, an alternative dormitory will be offered, and the university will provide transportation between the conference venue and the dormitory. You need to fill out this form ( for accommodation conditions and reservations at “Ibn Haldun University Dormitories.”

Other alternatives are hotels close to the conference venue. These hotels can be booked directly. Recommended hotels:

Hotels around the University Campus

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)

Pre-Conference Guided Tour
The pre-conference guided excursion program of the 5th International STEM Education Conference will take place at the Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam (İslam Bilim ve Teknoloji Tarihi Müzesi). To be eligible for the program, kindly complete the pre-registration form (

Abstract submission is open until 1st June!



Anatomy of the 2023 conference

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, 2024

Atilla Arkan

TR – Rector of the İbn Haldun University 

Suriya Chapoo

TH – Naresuan University

Moritz Lisa

AT – Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol

Paulo Torcato

PT- ICT Robotic and Programming

Tunç Erdal Akdur

TR -Scientix Turkiye

Thitiya Bongkotphet

TH – Naresuan University

Sebastian Goreth

AT – Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol

Madeeha Kafeel

CA- McMaster University

Nil Demirag

TR – Women in STEM

Mustafa Altunel

TR – İbn Haldun University

Zeynep Bezeklioglu

TR-Women in STEM

Armin Ruch

DE- University of Education Schwaebisch Gmuend

Saltanat Sadykova

KZ – Kokshetau State University

Mehmet Burak Aygen

TR- T3 Foundation

Emel Yıldırım

TR – Mersin Yenişehir Belediyesi Science and Art Center

Adam Bennett

TR-Hacettepe University

Filiz Gülhan

TR -Turkish Ministry of National Education

Mehmet Sogut

TR- Turkish Ministry of National Education

Onur Aydın

TR – The Teachers First Foundation

Firdev İclal Karatas Aydin

TR – Giresun University

Gokhan Kaya

TR- Kastamonu University

Metin Sardag

TR – Van Yuzuncu Yıl University

İlknur Guven

TR- Marmara University

Gultekin Cakmakci

TR – Hacettepe University





İbn Haldun University

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