STEM Alliance & Scientix & T³ Europe & Texas Instruments Webinar Mini Series

Date & time: Thursday, 10 June 2021 at 17:00 CEST & Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 17:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)


This webinar series, co-organised by the STEM Alliance, Scientix, Texas Instruments and T3 Europe, took place online on Thursday, 10 June 2021 at 17:00 CEST and Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 17:00 CEST. The series consisted of two separate webinars:

Computational Thinking with Python in Math(s) – June 10

Explore & Code

Challenge students to solve and explore problems by coding and executing logical algorithms, helping them to understand mathematical concepts which are often the fundaments of our surrounding digital world. Based on specific examples we show how mathematics and Python coding can be complementary and how computational thinking fits in the math curriculum.

Physical Computing with Python in the classroom – June 17

Designing & Coding

With Python coding in combination with a microcontroller, you can easily bring the basics of physical computing into the classroom and let students interact with the real world. Physical computing motivates students to explore and to get a notion of scientific concepts as light, sound, heat, … Students will be able to design feedback and control systems, to get data out an experiment, to analyze the data and to decide on the appropriate actions to be taken. One of the examples demonstrated is a Pet Car Alarm.


Koen Stulens

Koen Stulens,
Texas Instruments for The Netherlands and Flanders

Koen is responsible for teachers' training and educational content at Texas Instruments for The Netherlands and Flanders. He has been connected to the Math department of the Hasselt University and author of activities and books about the value to technology in Learning and Teaching Mathematics.



Koen Stulens

Bert Wikkerink,
Member of T3 Netherlands

Bert was a math teacher in secondary education for many years and is member of T3 Netherlands. He is an experienced user of TI technology in the classroom and currently he develops Python coding content and activities for math education.



Cathy Baars

Cathy Baars,
Member of T3 Netherlands

Cathy is a physics teacher and member of T3 Netherlands. In 2013 and 2021 she was second in the Physics teacher of the year election because of her innovative and creative teaching. She provided T3 professional development around the world and she recently joined U-Talent of the Utrecht University to organize activities for teaching and learning Math, Physics and Computer Science.




The codes mentioned in these recordings are available here:

These py-files use specific TI Python modules. Some changes may be needed to run the codes in other Python environments. The TI-Nspire CX software (trial) is available via



STEM Alliance

STEM Alliance partners


In collaboration with:

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) seeks through strategic investments, long-term relationships and partnerships with educators and their organizations to develop and support proven, successful education programs that can be scaled and replicated. Through these partnerships, we believe all students can move forward and experience greater success in STEM. TI's commitment to education dates back to the company's inception and remains our highest philanthropic priority. Education is as well a top passion for TI employees.

T³ Europe - Teachers Teaching with Technology™

The unique international T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) network for teachers, supported by Texas Instruments Education Technology, makes it possible for educators to share teaching ideas, visions and strategy among the educational math, science and STEM world. The main activities of T3 Europe are Professional Development & Content Development around the valuable integration of graphing technology in Math, Science and STEM education, by educators for educators.



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