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Even in or maybe because of this strange year it is important to broaden your mind and horizon. So become inspired and meet international student teachers for primary and secondary education and coaching staff Higher Education at the Teacher in Europe student conference, TIE2021, Zwolle, the Netherlands, on 28, 29 and 30 April 2021!
Our successful international conference will be aimed at students from international teacher trainer colleges for both primary (age group: '4–12') and secondary education (age groups: '12–15' and '15-18').

Although everything will be online, we will have a very interesting program with key note’s to be inspired by, workshop to discuss with professionals and group sessions where you will be challenged to work together with peers and maybe find friends for life.

Theme of the conference will be: ‘Teacher in Europe: Futureproof Education!’. How to practice United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) in the classroom. A range of experts will provide you with theoretical reflections and practical tools to prepare you for this task!


Singer/songwriter Nynke Laverman ‘Your ancestor’ Video and ‘live’ interview. 

Nynke Laverman 
Nynke Laverman - Photo by Martje van der Heijden 

Keynotes (2)

Elena Lengthorn, Senior Lecturer Teacher Education, Worcester University, UK

Elena Lengthorn

Elena Lengthorn

In preparation for the conference and the SDG goals, the students also receive a preparatory assignment that they have to do in the weeks prior to the conference. The student must be in contact with an internship school to complete the assignments.

During the conference days the students will work in international groups on an international project plan; they will be guided by coaches. During the final day of the conference each group will present their plan to the other groups. A special programme for coaches will provide support in guiding the students during the process if working on their projects.

To enjoy this conference we ask student participants to pay 20 euro's. Students from HU, KPZ or Viaa are free to come.
Please check this schedule to determine your conference fee (participant type).

Overview Participant types:

A - Students
A1. KPZ, Viaa, HU (International Class or Dutch) student 
(No conference fee)
A2. All other (international) students. (Conference fee: € 20,-)

B – Teachers and Academic Staff of Teacher Training Colleges
Teachers and Staff will participate as a coach during the conference. (No conference fee).

C. Conference Lecturers and Organisation
 Lecturer at the TIE conference (No conference fee)
C2. Conference Organisation (administrative, coordinators ..) (No conference fee)

Deadline for registration: Thursday 1 April 2021.

Cancellation policy
All participants, students and teachers are obliged to pay € 20,- administration costs if they withdraw within 4 weeks before the conference.

Please note: This cancellation policy is also effective for students from Viaa, HU or KPZ.
If you withdraw after Thursday 1 April 2021, within 4 weeks before the conference starts, you are obliged to pay € 20,- for registration.

Organisers of the TIE student conference are: HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Hogeschool KPZ (Zwolle) and Viaa Christian University of Applied Sciences (Zwolle).

TIE Poster 2021
TIE2021 Preliminary Programme (to get an idea of this event)

Registration procedure participants. Information and instruction:

1. Click on the title ‘Student conference Teacher in Europe 2021’
(or: click on ‘Log in’ - right corner of the home page)
2. You enter the page to register. First time here you create a new account by clicking on : ‘Create new account’
3. Fill out the questions to create your account (For the question about participant type, read also the information at this homepage)
4. You receive a link in your mailbox to confirm your registration.
5. Please confirm your registration by following the instructions in the 'confirmation email' and enter the Teacher in Europe Moodle environment.
6. Click on the conference title: 'Student Conference Teacher in Europe 2021'
7. 'Enrolment options' appears (above the conference title) on the screen.
8. 'Log out' and wait until you receive an email about the further procedure.  
9. You have registered now for Teacher in Europe 2021.
10.We will check all registrations regularly
11.You will receive an email informing you about the conditions to admit you as participant (coach or student).
Students need to pay the conference contribution first (except students from HU, Viaa or KPZ).
If your home university pays the conference contribution for you; we wait until the contribution has been paid.
12. You will receive an email as soon as you are admitted.
13. When you are admitted, you have access to the Moodle environment of Teacher in Europe 2021.
14. Click on your username (at the top, right side of the home page), select 'preference' and 'edit profile'.
Please add your picture and maybe additional information about who you are.
15. Several weeks before the conference starts we will inform you about the preparatory assignment for the conference.

If you have any question about the procedure or if you have other questions, please contact Ria Posthumus (email: r.posthumus@kpz.nl)

Please note:  Because we expect many registrations from students and because we want a fair share of participants from different universities, we use the following policy for admission.

  • Maximum of 5 students per institution

Non-Dutch students from Europe will be accepted in balance with Dutch students and in the same way we maintain balance between different nationalities and students for primary education and secondary education. This means that we will have to make a decision based on this balance. Be aware of this, it can result in some time between your application and our answer.
If larger groups - from the same home university - want to register they should contact us (email: r.posthumus@kpz.nl). We (the organisation) will see what is possible. We have places for approximately 100-120 participants.

Procedure payment conference fee
Conference contribution  20,- (20 euros).
Please pay the required contribution to:
Beneficiary name: Stichting Hogeschool Viaa
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): NL19RABO0314622802
Please add the following description (reference) to the payment: 'TIE2021 + your name'
The BIC (bank identification code)/ SWIFT number of the bank is: RABONL2U
Name and address bank: Rabobank, Willemskade 1, 8011 AC ZWOLLE

If applicable, please send proof of your payment to: Ria Posthumus, email: r.posthumus@kpz.nl.
For enquiries about the payment procedure or other questions related to the Teacher in Europe student conference send an email to: r.posthumus@kpz.nl (Ria Posthumus)

Conference organisation:
Timon Koster - Policy Officer Internationalisation - Hogeschool KPZ
Ria Posthumus - International Office Assistant - Hogeschool KPZ
Bert Kuiper - Coördinator PABO 1-4, Internship Office - Viaa Christian University of Applied Sciences
Marlinde Lieffijn - International Officer - Viaa Christian University of Applied Sciences
Geert van Rooijen - Teacher Trainer Institute Archimedes - University of Applied Sciences Utrecht