There are various initiatives at the University of Hildesheim to support digital teaching / learning scenarios and to help children and students in learning online. The “Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research” (CeLeB) provides an overview of services for homeschooling (in German).
Dr. Bernadette Spieler is currently developing several trainings for teachers in homeschooling and online teaching. In a free online event on May 7, 2020, teachers can ask questions and spark discussions on online teaching. This will be followed in June 2020 by an advanced training series on the topic of “Teaching and learning with digital media”. In an interview, she talks about the online coding weeks for children (in German).
The computer scientist Dr. Bernadette Spieler during the online coding course for children. She researches and teaches in the field of computer science didactics at the University of Hildesheim. 21 children have developed small games with the App Pocket Code during the online coding course at the University of Hildesheim and thus learned their first steps in programming in a playful way.
20/04: all my lectures are starting ONLINE this semester – a TV team was with me during my first online lecture “School-related visual programming”; see transcript (German)
(in German): NDR Fernsehen – Sendung:
„Niedersachsen 18:00 Uhr Nachrichten“ und Nachrichtenmagazin „Hallo Niedersachsen“ (Kurzfassung)
Thema: Digitaler Semesterstart an den Universitäten in Niedersachsen / Prof. Dr. Wolfgang-Uwe Friedrich, Landeshochschulkonferenz Niedersachsen (LHK) / Dr. Bernadette Spieler, Informatikdidaktik, Universität Hildesheim
Fernsehbeitrag, ~ 2:00 Min (Min. 08:00 bis Min. 10:00)
Link: https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/niedersachsen_1800/Niedersachsen-1800-20042020,ndsmag36330.html (zeitlich begrenzt online abrufbar)
Article by Hildesheimer Newspaper (dt. “Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung”) by Sara Reinke
School always took place at school. But now, after weeks of time out, this has to be suddenly regulated in a completely new way. What has happened so far, and how it will continue now?
–> see last page “about the topic” (dt. “zum Thema”)
See the whole article (in German): Corona – and now what?
What will happen if the schools remain closed?
Article by Hildesheimer Newspaper (dt. “Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung”) by Norbert Mierzowksy
The Ministry of Education wants to launch the digital classroom after Easter – but often the technology is missing at home.
See the whole article (in German): Wie geht es writer, went die Schulen dicht bleiben?
Interview 15.12.2019 Hildesheimer Newspaper (dt. Hildesheimer Allgemeinen Zeitung (HAZ))
Dr. Bernadette Spieler trains teachers in computer science at the University of Hildesheim / She offers also for further education at the university
See the whole article (in German): https://www.hildesheimer-allgemeine.de/meldung/spielerisch-programmieren-lernen.html
The University of Hildesheim is one of the few universities in Lower Saxony that trains computer science teachers for secondary schools. In this interview (German only), dr. Bernadette Spieler give some insights for the semester.
Barbara Schmidt-Thieme, (Head of the Centre for Teacher Education and Educational Research), Bernadette Spieler, and university president Wolfgang-Uwe Friedrich.
Photo: Isa Lange
Bridge the Gap!
Is Computer Science only for men? Not at TU Graz! The engagement of girls and young women should inspire more female students to apply for technical related degree programs. Bernadette Spieler explains the magic behind Computer Science.
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