The zdi student laboratory and student research center KITZ.do in Dortmund is working on breaking down language barriers in MINT courses.
Under the motto "'Winter is coming' - current crises and their effects on the content of the courses for schoolchildren", an open exchange with zdi actors took place as part of the zdi Academy.
Regional manager Johannes Böhmer from the zdi regional office visited the anniversaries of the zdi networks in Krefeld and the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and brought back a few impressions.
The "MINT Rally" is now a registered word mark in Steinfurt. It is intended to further strengthen cooperation between schools and companies in the region.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is becoming more and more important. How can the zdi community adapt their offer to the ESD quality criteria?
The first zdi network celebrated its 15th anniversary. At another appointment, Klaus Kaiser, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry for Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, gave his congratulations and spoke about STEM funding in Bochum and NRW.
For health reasons, many children and young people are unable to attend regular school classes for a long period of time. But sick students also have a right to school education in Germany.
Internship week in Cologne offers students practical insights into the professions of biologist, media technician and electrical engineer.
Last year, the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry for Homeland, Municipal Affairs, Building and Equal Opportunities initiated the “Future. Downtown. North Rhine-Westphalia.” The aim of the program is to strengthen the state-wide inner cities and centers and to prevent corona-related vacancies.
Sarah-Lena Debus was very excited at the time. As coordinator of the zdi center BeST Bergisches Schul-Technikum, she gave her first interview for a television station in 2012. Dealing with the public media was still unfamiliar to her. But she was well prepared. Because she had attended a communication seminar at the zdi Academy. Here, players in the zdi community receive special know-how for coordinating a zdi network or zdi student laboratory. The academy also offers space for exchanging experiences and networking. By the time the zdi Academy officially started in 2013, several media seminars had already been organized by the zdi state office for the zdi coordinators. “In October 2011 I took part in camera and interview training for zdi centers at the zdi Academy. This was my first training course at the zdi Academy,” Sarah-Lena Debus remembers. “I thought they were particularly great, of course everything was still new and exciting back then. Many coordinators and employees from various zdi centers came together for exchange and training. I have ... myself…
At zdi.NRW, regional MINT actors join forces to form fixed networks. The concept is successful and every year inspires thousands of students for MINT.
"MINT education along the education chain" is one of zdi's guiding principles. Successful MINT education begins in kindergarten and with the "House of Little Researchers" foundation, zdi has had a strong partner since 2012, who helps to implement this guiding principle.