Prof.Dr Güler Öztürk Istanbul Medeniyet University / Istanbul - TURKEY
Women Science Teachers
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Why did you create this innovation?
Working on the gender equality is the main goal of our group. For this aim, this social platform was established 6 years ago. All efforts are being carried out to support female teachers and ensure female students deal with science.To make this happen, we have been working all over the world.
How does your innovation work in practice?
WST has organized some competitions for female teachers , their daughters and students for 4 years .WST has also organized some activities during the pandemic period(2020) for all teachers ,parents and students. ( https://womenscienceteachers.wixsite.com/europe ) . As being the first organization which organize such events ( for only female teachers and parents), we want to expand our activities to further support female teachers in the coming years. We also want to strengthen the girls' influence in science .Working as a pioneer for female teachers and schoolgirls, WST raises awareness of science and society.
In 7th November 2020 ,we celebrated "Women Teachers Day" , that day was also the birthday of Marie Curie who was furthermore a woman science teacher,too.We would like to see the 7th of November to be considered as the "World Women Teachers' Day".
How has it been spreading?
WST was founded in 2014 (on Facebook) From that day ,our group has been growing day by day. We are totally 2200 teachers and academicians from America to China , from Canada to U.K .. We would like to make our group more effective by growing .We share educational activities in Facebook , Twitter and our website.(https://womenscienceteachers.wixsite.com/europe)
Additionally ,we have organized some international events for all. Last year ,we were a partner organisation of The 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign held by European Schoolnet.(http://www.scientix.eu/events/campaigns/sdc20 )We organized some events that teachers ,academicians and students participated in from all over the world ( About 15 countries) .
If I want to try it, what should I do?
If you are passionate about innovation in science education , we'd like to hear from you.
Science is a key for our future .We think that , science is great with female science teachers.Thus ,everyone should support teachers especially female teachers .
As "Women Science Teachers " , we would like to reach more female teachers and girls . We'd appreciate it if you could support us ...