Do you know ?
On 28 April 2018 we, the Albanian Scientix Ambassadors, carried out the first Albanian Scientix Conference. Was it easy? I am sure that while you are reading, you answer “of course not”. But we did it. This is the most important thing that we should remember in the future, more than the difficulties we had to face in order to achieve it.
I am so happy that I could contribute to this conference. In relation to this, my activity during this conference consisted of two parts: a presentation of the Scientix portal, during which I could tell and show something about the STEM activity with my students, and also a workshop during which I talked about online events happening on the Scientix portal.
In relation to my first activity, “Scientix portal presentation”, I first showed teachers how to create an account on the Scientix portal, then I showed all the 9 sections of the portal, with all options inside each section. At the end of my presentation, I showed some pictures of our STEM activity at our school. During my presentation I invited Albanian teachers to be part of this portal, following its pages on Facebook and Twitter by highlighting that; “Being a digital teacher may be your choice, but being a 21st century teacher is not your choice but a stubborn fact and you cannot do anything to change it”.
During my second activity, I trained teachers how to be part of online events, such as webinars, Moodle courses, how to attend a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and advised them to register on the MOOC “Opening minds to STEM careers”. For this, I invited and taught them how to create an account on the European Schoolnet Academy platform.
After the conference, I have seen many Albanian teachers that attended the Conference, frequently in the Facebook group “Science Teachers in Europe” so I think we did a good job, really we did, and I am happy that I had the possibility to contribute to this conference. With this conference, we have contributed to increasing the quality of teaching in our education system. This is an important fact.