Talks & Events


Teacher Trainings [GERMAN] & Events

Forthcoming Events

Start Fortbildungsreihe “Lehren und Lernen mit Digitalen Medien”
Modul 1: 02.06.2020: Einführung
Übersicht & Anmeldung

07.05.2020: Frage & Antworten zur digitalen Lehre an Schulen – ONLINE-Veranstaltung
Details: (VeDaB)

Past Events

03.03.2020: KURZWEIL #2 – “Wie kann digitale Bildung an Schulen gelingen?” Leselounge der Universitätsbibliothek (Universitätsplatz 1, 31141 Hildesheim), Details

26.02.2020: Mentorentag 2020 – GHR300: „Lehren und Lernen mit digitalen Medien: eine Einführung“
Details (VeDaB)

20.20.2020: Strategieworkshop “Digitaler Wandel”,
Details (VeDaB)

07.11.2019: Spielerische Aktivitäten mit Smartphones im Schulkontext
Details (VeDaB)


ECGBL 2019

European Conference on Game based Learning (ECGBL)
on Gender-Sensitive Game-based Learning

Odense/Denmark, 2.- 4, October 2019

International Educational Games Competition Judge
Presenting two papers:
Girls Create Games: Lessons Learned
* “Computer Science for all” concept to engage teenagers and non-CS students in technology

GenderMINT 4.0

I was pleased to be invited for the panel discussion at the knowledge transfer event GenderMINT 4.0 in Berlin.
It’s MINT to be!

Scratch Europe

23.-25.August 2019
Scratch Europe

Scratch and the team of the Raspberry Pi Foundation invited to the Scratch Conference Europe 2019 in Cambridge. It was very inspiring to meet interesting communities from CoderDojo, CodeClub, CoolProject and many others.

It was a pleasure to present our work:

  • Workshop: Creative engaging and playful activities with smartphones for interdisciplinary school projects”,
  • poster session “Code’n’Stitch” project
  • Ignite talk Luna&Cat

Coding Courses at TU Graz

Three weeks of coding course! Many creative and innovative projects have been uploaded. Find them here.

Including our coding lab at the Maker Days – the hAPPy-Lab.

1st Wimen Symposia in Graz

TU Graz, June 26, 2019

Organizing Committee
Host for Round Table: DigiEdu – The future of digital education

Discussion rounds on digital education, digital work, how clever is smart? (cities), mobility, energy, and usability.

Our future is no coincidence!

100 years women's studies at TU Graz

TU Graz, May 10, 2019

It has been 100 years since women were allowed to study at TU Grazm Austria. “If they don’t take away any space from the men and don’t damage anything”.

For this event, the gender equality office of TU Graz created photo cards of female researchers at TU Graz with explanations to their research topics. Thanks for this opportunity.
Fotocredit: Renate Trummer

ICGR Poster Session

11-12. April 2019, Rom/Italy

Topics of the conference: Despite some advances being made in the area, topics related to gender research remain pertinent and are gaining momentum in a changing society. It is thus important to empower and to develop research on specific gender topics, in order to acquire a clearer understanding and to obtain important insights.

Poster session:
The Code’n’Stitch Project

Link to the conference

Girls Day 2019

Austrian Chamber of Labour, May 24, 2019

Pocket Code Workshop and speed-dating sessions with female technicans

Female Technicans Talk

TU Graz,April 3, 2019

Title: How feminine is Coding?

Organizer: Office for Equality and the Advancement of Women, TU Graz & Department for Women’s Policy, HTU Graz, FIT




Workshop IMAGINE / ICT2018

December 2018: Imagine

Workshops with Pocket Code, Ozobots, and Microbits. Final idea marathon with students.

Link to the conference

Remote Mentoring Sessions

Link to blog entries (GERMAN)

The project continues with units in October + November 2018 at two secondary schools. Our mentors (who are university students) help girls who share the screen of their Pocket Code program. They receive 1:1 mentoring exactly when needed. It is a great project 😀

IV Inno-Monat

October 2018: IV Inno-Monat

During October the “Innovation-Truck” of the Federation of Austrian Industry was driving through Styira: Deutschlandsberg, Weiz, Fürstenfeld, Leoben and Graz

In four hours workshops students used our app Pocket Code to create their own games and animations

Workshops @SchülerInnen Konferenz "Ich bin online" WKO Steiermark

Workshops: 18th of October @WKO Steiermark

400 students had the chance to visit one of our four workshops at this conference for students. The workshop included:

) What is programming
) What is Catrobat/Pocket Code
) Demo session
) Hands-on sessions

European Conference on Game based Learning (ECGBL) @Sophia Antipolis

Conference: 3th – 5th October

Talk: Game Development-Based Learning Experience: Gender Differences in Game Design

Talk @ TU Wien

19th of October

Title: Gender-sensitive computer science didactics to empower women in technology

Abstract (short): Mrs. Bernadette Spieler presents current research and results from her dissertation in the field of gender-sensitive computer science didactics. She presents examples / reflections on gender-mixed classes and “girls-only” coding initiatives. As a result, a new teaching model is presented (in terms of structure, material, language, games, etc.) with the aim of engaging students independently of their gender. 

Constructionism @ Vilnius

Conference: 20th – 25th August

Talk 1: Learning to program in a constructionist way
Talk 2: Female Teenagers and Coding: Create Gender Sensitive and Creative Learning Environments

Girls Coding Week

6th – 10th of August
TU Graz

This one week workshop was designed for girls between 11 – 12 years old. We used our app Pocket Code to design games, stories, and own apps. Programming is super easy and cool – and especially for girls!

Coding Day City of Graz

26th of July
TU Graz

One day coding workshop at TU Graz with 17 students between 12-15 years old. #gamecreation #createyourownapp #Pocket_Code

Workshop on "Gendersensitive CS- Didactics"

11th of June 2018
TU Graz

Content: Dr. Bernadette Spieler presents her research and experiences wit gender and CS, reflection on own practice and explains  possibilities for IT courses. Discussions on teaching in gender-mixed classes and how the lesson structure and material used can be designed so that students benefit equally regardless of their gender. In addition to a brief input, the workshop also provided space for exchange and discussion, case studies and examples for integration into one’s own practice.

Gender&IT Conference Heilbronn

15th of May 2018

Talk: Reinforcing Gender Equality by Analysing Female Teenagers’
Performances in Coding Activities: A Lesson Learned

Link to presentation:
Link to publication:

Creative Bodies & Creative Minds Graz

26th – 27th March 2018
KF University of Graz
Conference organizing committee, session chair

Workshop & Lunch Talk: For the workshop the participants worked alone or in a small team and code a game app. They learnt something about coding through direct experience, tinkering, collaboration,
and  creativity.  To  think  about  an  idea  first  can  be  hard  sometimes.  That’s  why  we  proposed initial ideas and code fragments they could use within their game.

DigBiz Talk Graz

21st of March 2018
DigBiz Award

Jury & Ignite Talk: Women in Technology – Shape the world of tomorrow


Students’ Conference “DIGITALIZATION”

25th of October 2017 Vienna/Austria

Panel discussion, expert interview, workshop

Workshops @Graz & Vienna

PH Steiermark, Game City Vienna, …

European Conference on Game Based Learning - Graz

4th – 6th of October 2017

Talk: Evaluation of Game Templates to support Programming Activities in Schools

Link to the conference

More past events will be added soon…