Launched in 2014, Amgen Teach is a European programme funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by European Schoolnet. The programme is designed to deepen student interest and achievement in science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry based teaching strategies in the classroom.
The programme consists of a series of face-to-face, enquiry-based training workshops offered in multiple languages and supporting national curricula. The workshops are delivered by appointed training providers in each participating country as well as a number of pan European Distance Learning activities per year.
For face-to-face training, teachers are invited to register their interest in participating. Please note that teachers may only apply to courses available in their country of residence.
Distance learning activities are open to all teachers. Up until now, Amgen Teach teachers have had the chance to participate in seven different DLAs.
The launch of Amgen Teach follows a successful two-year pilot in four European countries (France, Germany, Ireland and Poland), which saw over 500 science educators improve their skills.
European Schoolnet is a network of 30 Ministries of Education from across the European member states, leading educational innovation at European level. As a major international think tank, European Schoolnet operates key European services in education on behalf of the European Commission, member Ministries of Education and industry partners.
The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. To date, the Foundation has donated over $200 million to local, regional, and international nonprofit organizations that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways. The Amgen Foundation brings the excitement of discovery to the scientists of tomorrow through several signature programs, including Amgen Scholars, Amgen Biotech Experience, and Amgen Teach.