IPN Is a global network of business and education, working a lot with community organizations in partnership to achieve both social and economical benefits.
My International English class is going to the 13th International education business Partnership Conference (IPN) in Lillestrøm. The conference is from the 14th to the 16th of September. There, we will listen to conferences and present how we learn through using communicative technologies.
We will talk about our experiences attending Sandvika vgs, a school that is advanced in its learning ways, using several medias as learning platforms. We are currently attending vg2, and spent a lot of 1st grade using tehcnological devices to broaden our learning oppurtunities. We also have had the chance to take Information Technology (IT) as an oppurtunitive class, a class many students have both chosen and enjoyed the first weeks. The class is extremely popular, though girls are underrepresented with 80% (approx.) in the class being boys. Attending the conference, Ellen Therese Rasmussen is representing Union Consult on the the topic girls and technology.
After our presentation, the winner of the IPN International enterprise challenge will be announced. The contest is for high school teams, and was founded in 2000. The contest has been held in many different countries, such as Scotland, Canada and South Africa, with participants from all over the world. The award is presented by NASA.
Describing themselves as “The community for science education in Europe”, is Scientix a part of the main frame of European Education. The community promotes and supports collaboration across Europe for STEM and STEM education professions. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
We are excited to meet and listen to the former NASA astronaut Richard Hieb. His experience and expertice within the aerospace industry is something we find interesting, and we are really looking forward to his speech at the International education business Partnership Conference in Lillestrøm, 16.September 2016. He will be talking about the role of space exploration in inspiring the engineers and scientists of the future, accommodated by engineer and NASA scientist, Sue Lederer. Hieb graduated from Jamestown High School, Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1973. Where he received a bachelor of arts degree in math and physics from Northwest Nazarene College in 1977, and a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado in 1979. After graduating from the University of Colorado Mr. Hieb went straight to NASA to work. He has logged over 750 hours in space, including 17 hours of space walk.