[TYPES/announce] 2013 Best Practices in Education Award - " Informatics Education in School"
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Mon Mar 25 05:47:52 EDT 2013
2013 BEST PRACTICES IN EDUCATION AWARD
"INFORMATICS EDUCATION IN SCHOOL"
EUR 5,000.00 PRIZE
Funded by Microsoft
Informatics Europe proudly announces its 2013 Best Practices in
Education Award devoted to curriculum initiatives for promoting the
informatics education in primary and secondary schools.
The Informatics Europe Best Practices in Education Award recognizes
outstanding European educational initiatives that improve the quality of
informatics teaching and the attractiveness of the discipline, and can
be applied and extended beyond their institutions of origin.
The Award will reward a successful teaching effort in Europe that:
- has made a measurable difference in informatics education in schools
- is widely applicable and useful for the teaching community
- has made a measurable impact in its original institution and beyond it
The 2013 Award is devoted to curriculum initiatives for promoting
informatics in schools as a mandatory subject for all students. The
Award will honor original contributions who emphasize successful
initiatives for teaching of informatics fundamentals in schools.
Experiences and reports showing how to use software or hardware tools in
order to improve learning in other disciplines than informatics will not
Examples of impact include course results, student projects, textbooks,
influence on the curriculum of other schools.
The 2013 Award is devoted to curriculum initiatives promoting
informatics education in primary and secondary schools and funded
through a generous grant from Microsoft.
The Award carries a prize of EUR 5,000.00
The Award can be given to an individual or to a group. To be eligible,
participants must be located in one of the member or candidate member
countries of the Council of Europe (www.coe.int), or Israel. Members of
the Informatics Europe Board and of the Award Committee are not eligible.
The Award Committee will review and evaluate each proposal. It reserves
the right to split the prize between at most two di
fferent proposals (individuals or teams).
The proposal should include:
* Names and addresses of the applicant or applicants;
* Indication of whether the submission is on behalf of an individual
or a group;
* Description of the achievements (max 5 pages);
* Evidence of availability of the curriculum materials to the
teaching community (max 2 pages);
* Evidence of impact (max 5 pages);
* A reference list (which may include URLs of supporting material);
* One or two letters of support. The letters of support may come for
example from school management or colleagues in the same or another
Proposals should be submitted only at:
Abstract: May 1, 2013
Full proposal: June 1, 2013
Notification of winner(s): August 1, 2013
The Award will be presented at the 9th European Computer Science Summit,
in Amsterdam, 8-9 October 2013, where the winner or winners (one
representative in the case of an institution) will be invited to give a
talk on their achievements.
Walter Gander (chair)
(More names to be announced)
For up to date information see the Award website:
curriculum-award at informatics-europe.org
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