Katharina Leitner, Austria
School: GRG 16 Maroltingergasse
Subject and Grade Taught: High School; 10-18 age group
Years' Teaching: One year
Participation in Amgen Teach: One year
Katharina is a high school teacher early in her career, who has just joined the Amgen Teach Community.
When asked about Amgen Teach, she said, "Amgen Teach has enhanced my confidence in teaching in a more open inquiry-based way. The experiments that we learned are ideally suited to show the students complex processes in a simplified way."
When speaking about how Amgen Teach has affected her delivery of the lessons, she explained: "It has transformed my idea of teaching because of the switch in focus from reproducing knowledge to concentrated learning. Nearly all the experiments, presented during training, and the materials provided can be easily adapted for the classroom. In fact, several experiments, such as the archeologist project, definitely make the students think more deeply and trigger discussions on additional topics."