We started a  collaboration between our consortium members and teachers from the teacher education program of Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. A network is set up by Marijn van Nijhuis (see WP 7) to both get researchers into teacher education programs, and to provide site visits and short-term intensive research internships for several teacher education candidates. 

Below a profile list of the teachers that are enrolled in our internships!

Renske Poppelaars

Renske works as a physics teacher in secondary education. She is currently doing her Masters degree in Education at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. Together with Stefan Vandoren she is working on improving the syllabus for the first-year BSc course on black hole physics.'

Joris Coenders

As a physics teacher you are always busy with education children. But most of the time you'll discuss the theory until the 1900's. With this short internship I get the opportunity to see more of the modern age of physics. Space has always fascinated me, and i'm always trying to implement some space-related physics in my lessons, but with this experience I can tell my students a lot more about the most recent discoveries in the field of astrophysics. Together with Gijs Nelemans i'm improving the "zwaartekrachtsgolven.nl" website and adding some lessons plans for teachers and students about gravitational waves.