Participate in our webinar on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 from 17:00–18:00 CET! Presented by Global Talent Mentoring and hosted by Scientix, you will learn about the stages of talent development and how these can be used to design online mentoring programs in STEM for students with different needs. Register for free here: https://tinyurl.com/r7c7lkx Hurry, space is limited!
One of the reasons why we, at Global Talent Mentoring, love what we do is because we get the chance to collaborate with organizations from all over the world which want to promote learning, talent development, and advancements in STEMM. To this end, we are pleased to support the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign organized by Scientix. Scientix is one of the many offerings of European Schoolnet, a Brussels-based consortium of thirty ministries of education that was an initiative of the European Commission. Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM teachers, education researchers, policymakers, and other STEM education professionals. Below, please find a description of the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign, as well as how you can participate.
The 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign is a joint international initiative organized by Scientix that invites projects, organisations, libraries, schools, universities and youth clubs across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The tagline for this year’s campaign is “Innovative Trends in Education”. The main goal of the STEM Discovery Campaign, is to showcase the magnitude of the efforts teachers and other people interested in STEM education make during the academic year while using learning resources and engaging their students in educational activities promoting STEM.
Interested in becoming a partner?
The STEM Discovery Campaign has been funded under the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation
programme – project Scientix 4, coördinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The content of the document is the
sole responsibility of the organizer and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and
the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.
By committing to the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign, the partners agree to:
- Organise and share information about activities and actions in STEM education as part of the STEM Discovery Campaign.
- Encourage third parties to support and join the initiative by organising STEM activities or actions of their own and share information about them as part of the STEM Discovery Campaign.
- Publish on their web page information in support of the STEM Discovery Campaign, hence facilitating an active exchange of information among projects, organisations and schools.
For more information on the registration steps that potential partners need to follow, please consult the guide for partners.
Are you organising a STEM activity or action between February and April 2020?
Include it on the map! Participants organising STEM activities and actions from 1 February to 30 April 2020 may also enter the STEM Discovery Campaign competitions. Visit the competitions’ section on the Scientix online portal for more information.
Global Talent Mentoring has been highlighted on School Education Gateway. This resource is an offering by Erasmus+, a program of the European Commission to support education, training, and youth across Europe as part of the Europe 2020 strategy. We are very happy about the continuing interest in Global Talent Mentoring and the opportunity to present our program to new audiences, including potential mentees and mentors. If you are interested in cooperating with Global Talent Mentoring or want to volunteer to mentor the most talented youth in STEMM not only in Europe, but across the globe, please contact us.
Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stoeger was invited to speak at the annual meeting of the UNESCO International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 on 9 December 2019 in Dubai (UAE). She spoke about Global Talent Mentoring, our online mentoring program for the world’s most outstanding, highly motivated youths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical sciences (STEMM). Global Talent Mentoring is being developed by Prof. Dr. Stoeger and her team of researchers for the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance (Dubai, UAE). The International Task Force on Teachers for Education, consisting of 143 member organizations from 90 countries, is an undertaking by the UNESCO initiative Education for All (EFA). The task force is mobilizing governments and other stakeholders for the advancement of teachers and quality teaching. At the annual meeting of the task force, the Twelfth Policy Dialogue Forum in Dubai, Prof. Dr. Stoeger shared with the delegates the power of online mentoring and networking to help countries develop their national STEMM talent pools.
Global Talent Mentoring hosted its International Expert Meeting (IEM) in Regensburg, Germany, from 13 to 15 September 2019. The theme of the IEM was “Online Mentoring for STEM Talent Development,” and the goal was to learn from a group of international experts by jointly exploring several important topics, such as online mentoring and communication, mentor and mentee training, mentoring for the gifted, etc. Mentoring experts from Europe and the United States gathered in the UNESCO-World Heritage city of Regensburg for three days to share their knowledge and research findings on mentoring with the Global Talent Mentoring team, led by Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stoeger. Social activities in the evening included a Danube River cruise and a walking tour of the historical town.
Global Talent Mentoring has secured official partnerships with institutions in STEMM in more than thirty countries to date. Such partnerships provide Global Talent Mentoring with essential support through access to their networks of top-tier students and experts who will participate as mentees and mentors. Among the signees are the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), one of the best public high schools in the United States, the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, a non-governmental organization offering learning opportunities for highly talented youth, and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. More partnerships will follow, which will further expand the already internationally diverse list of partner institutions.
Global Talent Mentoring is a flagship offering of the future World Giftedness Center, a larger undertaking that will be an online hub for evidence-based gifted education and research. When it opens its virtual doors in late 2021, the World Giftedness Center will facilitate stronger links between research and practice by providing instructional materials, hosting training seminars, publishing a scientific journal, and establishing an international accreditation system for gifted education and research. The World Giftedness Center is a project by the UNESCO-recognized Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance.
The Project Director, Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stoeger, and part of the Global Talent Mentoringteam attended the 6th Conference of the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE) in Taipei, Taiwan in April. Prof. Stoeger gave one of the keynotes. She spoke about the importance of self-regulated learning for gifted students and talent development—a subject that will be part of the mentoring concept of Global Talent Mentoring, too.
Members of the team were also participating in the conference: Dr. Linlin Luo and Matthias Mader presented Global Talent Mentoring™ and one of its core features, the “Planning of Individualized Learning Pathways”, in a symposium on “Mentoring for High Achievers in STEM”. Dr. Michael Heilemann participated in the same symposium with his findings on “The Influence of Learning Resources on Communication Behavior and Mentoring Success in an Online-Mentoring Program for Talented Girls”. Finally, Dr. Daniel Balestrini presented his research on “Substantiating Cultural Orientations Supportive of High Academic Achievement” in East Asia and the United States.
The very well organized conference with the motto “Nurturing Potentials Into Full Bloom and Into Excellence” was a great success. The Global Talent Mentoring™ team used the opportunity to further expand the network for recruiting mentees and mentors and to establish contacts for future coöperation with talent development experts from all over the world. Among others we discussed Global Talent Mentoring™ with researchers and practitioners from the USA, India and, of course, various East Asian countries. All of them were very interested and eager to participate in Global Talent Mentoring™.
In December 2018, our project director Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stoeger talked about the Global Talent Mentoring Hub™, the goals in regard to talent development and STEM education, and the development of the project and the mentoring platform with the Wirtschaftszeitung, a regional german newspaper. The interview as well as an accompanying article, describing the project, its aims and its scope in the light of the shortage of skilled workers in the STEM area, appeared in the first edition of the Wirtschaftszeitung in 2019. You can read it here (in German):2019_01_18_0912_2019-01_die-wirtschaftszeitung_karriere_januar-2019_seite-16