UCM develops a contest targeting Spanish-speaking sciences teachers

Discover the Cosmos is holding a contest on educational scenarios developed by Spanish-speaking sciences teachers. The contest ('El Universo a tu manera' or 'The Universe at your own way') is being carried by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) from Spain.

Inscriptions are open since February 1st and will be available until May 31st, 2013.

The aim of this contest is to motivate teachers on developing new educational scenarios derivate form the original ones that Discover the Cosmos makes available. Teachers are given examples of educational scenarios promoting an inquiry-based science education and, based on them, are asked to propose original new scenarios using interactive applications, e-tools for Astronomy and science repositories.

Thus the contest is being launched in Spain, the participation is focused on any Spanish-speaking teacher, thinking for example on Latin American science teachers. This opens a wide bunch of possibilities for networking and sharing experiences throughout distant but close related classrooms.

Moreover, the contest on educational scenarios that UCM is carrying collaborates directly (as a member of the Jury) with León J. Restrepo Quirós, a Colombian engineer that works on interactive educational contents for secondary school proposes. The contest also counts on Rosa Doran (NUCLIO, Portugal) as a member of the Jury.

The aim of networking brings UCM to collaborate with the Royal Spanish Society of Physics (Real Sociedad Española de Física - RSEF, by its name in Spanish) for dissemination purposes.

The best educational scenario will be awarded with a 300? prize.

Awards will be given during the XVIII Bienial Reunion of the RSEF on July the 19th, 2013 in Valencia, Spain.

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