• Call for applications: Prize for outstanding Ph.D. graduates in their transition to postdoctoral training in Science Education abroad

    Date: 22 February, 2024 Hour: 10:30

    The Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) will award this academic year a prize of $5,000 to an outstanding Ph.D. student whose research is in science or science education, who is in transition to start postdoctoral training in science education abroad. A special committee of WIS scientists will review the nominations and select the winner. The call is open to the nomination of candidates from all the universities in Israel.

     

    For further details, please find the attached file.

  • Travel Grants Commemorating Victims of the October 7 Hamas Terror Attacks

    Date: 25 January, 2024 Hour: 12:30

    There were many applicant for the travel grants commemorating Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaplun and Dr. Hagit Refaeli Mishkin. Ten grants (5 by the Technion and 5 by the Weizmann Institute) were awarded to students from China, Germany, India, Israel, South Africa, Uganda, and the United States. A meeting with the awardees will be held on March 19 at NARST, in Denver.

  • Travel Grants Commemorating Victims of the October 7 Hamas Terror Attacks

    Date: 15 January, 2024 Hour: 14:00

    Dear NARST Colleagues,

    A consortium of two Israeli Universities – the Technion and the Weizmann Institute of Science – is offering up to 8 scholarships to support the attendance of graduate students at the NARST 2024 Annual Conference. These scholarships have been established to commemorate two Israeli science educators and members of NARST who were murdered by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 – Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaplun and Dr. Hagit Refaeli Mishkin.

    For further reading and application

  • We mourn the death Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaploon

    Date: 18 October, 2023 Hour: 09:30

    The Weizmann Institute of Science family, the Department of Science Teaching and the Science and Technology in Junior High School group mourn the death of Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaploon, who was murdered in the terror attack on Kibbutz Beeri.
    Marcel, a PhD graduate of the department, was a central pillar in the Science and Technology in Junior High School group - developing learning and teaching materials and actively participating in the professional development of teachers.
    We send our sincere condolences to her family in this difficult time and join them in their grief.

  • All departmental activities have been suspended until further notice

    Date: 11 October, 2023 Hour: 10:00

     

    Dear Friends,

    Given the current situation, all departmental activities have been suspended until further notice.

    The resumption of our activities is pending instructions as will be provided by the Home Front Command.

    We all hope for better days.

     

    The following is a list of contact persons and phone numbers which can be useful in these times.

     

    1. :National Emergency Portal
      https://www.oref.org.il/en

       

    2. The Social Services staff

      Dr. Stavit Kochva
      054-4763872
      stavit.cochva@weizmann.ac.il

       

    3. Other assistance, available outside the Institute:

      • Ministry of Education hotline: *6552, extension 5
      • ERAN (Emotional First Aid) association: on phone 1201
      • SAHAR (online mental support) aid and attentive listening on the web:
        on the website www.sahar.org.il
      • NATAL (war and terror related trauma) association: 1800363363
  • Congratulations to Reut Stahi-Hitin, who won the 2023 Orly Kaplan prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 12 June, 2023 Hour: 14:00

    The prize is awarded to Reut for her study on “Religious tensions surrounding evolution education in Israel: Experiences and thoughts from the field”, conducted under the supervision of Prof. Anat Yarden.

    The prize will be awarded at a ceremony which will take place on June 12th 2023,14:00-16:00, Schmidt Auditorium.

  • Congratulations to Tanya Nazaretsky, who won the 2023 J.F. Kennedy prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 02 May, 2023 Hour: 10:30

    The prize is awarded to Tanya for her study on “Learning analytics for personalization in blended learning environments for science teaching”, conducted under the supervision of Dr. Giora Alexandron

    The prize will be awarded at the graduation ceremony which will take place on May 31th 2023.

  • The registration for the Rothschild-Weizmann master's degree program is opened!

    Date: 26 February, 2023 Hour: 12:15

    If you’re a science or mathematics teacher - We are welcome to register

     

    Registration link
    Contat Us

    For more details about The registration for the Rothschild-Weizmann master's degree program is opened!

  • Call for applications: Prize for outstanding Ph.D. graduates in their transition to postdoctoral training in Science Education abroad

    Date: 18 January, 2023 Hour: 15:00

    The Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) will award this academic year a prize of $5,000 to an outstanding Ph.D. student whose research is in science or science education, who is in transition to start postdoctoral training in science education abroad. A special committee of WIS scientists will review the nominations and select the winner.  The call is open to the nomination of candidates from all the universities in Israel.

    For further details.

  • Congratulations to Eran Zafrani, who was chosen to receive the 2022 Prof. Meir (Maxim) Bruckheimer prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 09 August, 2022 Hour: 14:15

    The prize is awarded to Eran for his study on “Constraints and affordances for the implementation of dialogic argumentation in science classrooms”, conducted under the supervision of Prof. Anat Yarden.
    The prize will be awarded at the ceremony which will take place on September 21 14:15-16:15 in the Schmidt Auditorium.

  • Congratulations to Yael Feldman-Maggor, who received a 2022 prize named after Avishay Bar-Ner for the excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 14 February, 2022 Hour: 15:15

    The prize is granted for the study “Organizing learning and teaching in online information-rich environment: Higher education chemistry courses for teachers and students”, onducted under Prof. Ron Blonder mentorship.
    The awarding ceremony will take place on June 13 14:30-16:00.

  • Congratulations to Anna Hoffman, who won a 2022 prize named after Orly Kaplan for the excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 14 February, 2022 Hour: 15:15

    The prize is granted for the study “The contribution of academic mathematics studies to teaching mathematics in secondary schools: The case of knowledge about the discipline of mathematics”, conducted under Prof. Ruhama Even mentorship.  
    The awarding ceremony will take place on April 16 14:30-16:00.

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  • Call for applications: Prize for outstanding Ph.D. graduates in their transition to postdoctoral training in Science Education abroad

    Date: 22 February, 2024 Hour: 10:30

    The Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) will award this academic year a prize of $5,000 to an outstanding Ph.D. student whose research is in science or science education, who is in transition to start postdoctoral training in science education abroad. A special committee of WIS scientists will review the nominations and select the winner. The call is open to the nomination of candidates from all the universities in Israel.

     

    For further details, please find the attached file.

  • Orly Kaplan prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies

    Date: 29 January, 2024 Hour: 09:30

    Congratulations to Rachel Zaks for winning the 2024 Orly Kaplan prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies. The prize was granted for the study “Creating opportunities for problem solving in mathematics classes as a teaching practice related to anticipating students' solutions”, conducted under the mentorship of Prof. Boris Koichu.

    The award ceremony will take place on April 1, 2024, 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Travel Grants Commemorating Victims of the October 7 Hamas Terror Attacks

    Date: 25 January, 2024 Hour: 12:30

    There were many applicant for the travel grants commemorating Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaplun and Dr. Hagit Refaeli Mishkin. Ten grants (5 by the Technion and 5 by the Weizmann Institute) were awarded to students from China, Germany, India, Israel, South Africa, Uganda, and the United States. A meeting with the awardees will be held on March 19 at NARST, in Denver.

  • Travel Grants Commemorating Victims of the October 7 Hamas Terror Attacks

    Date: 15 January, 2024 Hour: 14:00

    Dear NARST Colleagues,

    A consortium of two Israeli Universities – the Technion and the Weizmann Institute of Science – is offering up to 8 scholarships to support the attendance of graduate students at the NARST 2024 Annual Conference. These scholarships have been established to commemorate two Israeli science educators and members of NARST who were murdered by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 – Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaplun and Dr. Hagit Refaeli Mishkin.

    For further reading and application

  • We mourn the death Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaploon

    Date: 18 October, 2023 Hour: 09:30

    The Weizmann Institute of Science family, the Department of Science Teaching and the Science and Technology in Junior High School group mourn the death of Dr. Marcel Frailich Kaploon, who was murdered in the terror attack on Kibbutz Beeri.
    Marcel, a PhD graduate of the department, was a central pillar in the Science and Technology in Junior High School group - developing learning and teaching materials and actively participating in the professional development of teachers.
    We send our sincere condolences to her family in this difficult time and join them in their grief.

  • All departmental activities have been suspended until further notice

    Date: 11 October, 2023 Hour: 10:00

     

    Dear Friends,

    Given the current situation, all departmental activities have been suspended until further notice.

    The resumption of our activities is pending instructions as will be provided by the Home Front Command.

    We all hope for better days.

     

    The following is a list of contact persons and phone numbers which can be useful in these times.

     

    1. :National Emergency Portal
      https://www.oref.org.il/en

       

    2. The Social Services staff

      Dr. Stavit Kochva
      054-4763872
      stavit.cochva@weizmann.ac.il

       

    3. Other assistance, available outside the Institute:

      • Ministry of Education hotline: *6552, extension 5
      • ERAN (Emotional First Aid) association: on phone 1201
      • SAHAR (online mental support) aid and attentive listening on the web:
        on the website www.sahar.org.il
      • NATAL (war and terror related trauma) association: 1800363363
  • Congratulations to Reut Stahi-Hitin, who won the 2023 Orly Kaplan prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 12 June, 2023 Hour: 14:00

    The prize is awarded to Reut for her study on “Religious tensions surrounding evolution education in Israel: Experiences and thoughts from the field”, conducted under the supervision of Prof. Anat Yarden.

    The prize will be awarded at a ceremony which will take place on June 12th 2023,14:00-16:00, Schmidt Auditorium.

  • Congratulations to Tanya Nazaretsky and Rotem Israel-Fishelson who won the 2023 prize for outstanding Ph.D. graduates in their transition to postdoctoral training in Science Education abroad

    Date: 06 June, 2023 Hour: 15:45

    The prize committee decided to award this year's prize to two winners:

    1. Tanya Nazaretsky, who recently completed her doctoral studies under the supervision of Giora Alexandron at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and recently started a postdoc in Tanja Käser's lab at EPFL, Switzerland.
    2. Rotem Israel-Fishelson, who recently completed her doctoral studies under the supervision of Arnon Hershkowitz at Tel Aviv University, and recently started a postdoc in David Weintrop's laboratory at the University of Maryland, USA.

    Congratulations and best wishes for continued success in their academic endeavors to both the award winners and the other excellent candidates who submitted an application.

  • Congratulations to Tanya Nazaretsky, who won the 2023 J.F. Kennedy prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 02 May, 2023 Hour: 10:30

    The prize is awarded to Tanya for her study on “Learning analytics for personalization in blended learning environments for science teaching”, conducted under the supervision of Dr. Giora Alexandron

    The prize will be awarded at the graduation ceremony which will take place on May 31th 2023.

  • Congratulations to Ella Yonai, who won the 2023 Avishay Bar-Ner prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 18 April, 2023 Hour: 16:45

    The prize is awarded to Ella for her study on “The affective experience of authentic science education environments: Design and research”, conducted under the supervision of Prof. Ron Blonder.

    The prize will be awarded at a ceremony which will take place on June 26th 2023,14:00-16:00, Schmidt Auditorium.

    For more details about Congratulations to Ella Yonai, who won the 2023 Avishay Bar-Ner prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies.

  • The registration for the Rothschild-Weizmann master's degree program is opened!

    Date: 26 February, 2023 Hour: 12:15

    If you’re a science or mathematics teacher - We are welcome to register

     

    Registration link
    Contat Us

    For more details about The registration for the Rothschild-Weizmann master's degree program is opened!

  • Call for applications: Prize for outstanding Ph.D. graduates in their transition to postdoctoral training in Science Education abroad

    Date: 18 January, 2023 Hour: 15:00

    The Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) will award this academic year a prize of $5,000 to an outstanding Ph.D. student whose research is in science or science education, who is in transition to start postdoctoral training in science education abroad. A special committee of WIS scientists will review the nominations and select the winner.  The call is open to the nomination of candidates from all the universities in Israel.

    For further details.

  • Congratulations to Eran Zafrani, who was chosen to receive the 2022 Prof. Meir (Maxim) Bruckheimer prize for excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 09 August, 2022 Hour: 14:15

    The prize is awarded to Eran for his study on “Constraints and affordances for the implementation of dialogic argumentation in science classrooms”, conducted under the supervision of Prof. Anat Yarden.
    The prize will be awarded at the ceremony which will take place on September 21 14:15-16:15 in the Schmidt Auditorium.

  • Congratulations to Eran Zafrani, who won a 2022 FGS prize named after Elchanan E. Bondi for the excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 13 June, 2022 Hour: 08:30

    The prize is granted for the study “Constraints and affordances for the implementation of dialogic argumentation in science classrooms”, conducted under Prof. Anat Yarden mentorship.
    The prize will be awarded at the 2022 graduation ceremony on June 22 19:00

  • Congratulations to Anna Hoffman, who won a 2022 prize named after Orly Kaplan for the excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 14 February, 2022 Hour: 15:15

    The prize is granted for the study “The contribution of academic mathematics studies to teaching mathematics in secondary schools: The case of knowledge about the discipline of mathematics”, conducted under Prof. Ruhama Even mentorship.  
    The awarding ceremony will take place on April 16 14:30-16:00.

  • Congratulations to Yael Feldman-Maggor, who received a 2022 prize named after Avishay Bar-Ner for the excellence in Ph.D. studies.

    Date: 14 February, 2022 Hour: 15:15

    The prize is granted for the study “Organizing learning and teaching in online information-rich environment: Higher education chemistry courses for teachers and students”, onducted under Prof. Ron Blonder mentorship.
    The awarding ceremony will take place on June 13 14:30-16:00.

  • AI – ASSISTED GRADING

    Date: 09 February, 2022 Hour: 08:15



     

    For more details about AI – ASSISTED GRADING

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