DOST-SEI urges sci, math teachers to join innovation contest

To catch up with a rapidly changing educational landscape, teachers are embracing new roles as innovators and designers of learning environment.

This is the idea behind “InnoBox” or Innovation in a Box, a nationwide search for the most innovative teaching and learning resources (TLR) which can be used in teaching both science and mathematics.

A student from the Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus flies drone to collect data on different environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and gas concentration.

The competition, organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI),is open to all public and private elementary and secondary school teachers who are currently teaching science and/or mathematics. It aims to encourage teachers to be innovative, creative, and practical in teaching science and math concepts to improve students’ performance in the subjects.

“We’re always on the lookout for teachers who are keen on improving science and math education in the country,” says DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo. DOST-SEI, known for implementing various DOST scholarship programs, recognizes the crucial role of educators in strengthening science and technology in the country.   

DOST Undersecretary for S&T Services, Dr. Carol Yorobe (rightmost), and DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo (leftmost) with one of the winners of the 1st InnoBox competition, Marc Vener Del Carmen of Congressional Integrated High School, Dasmariñas, Cavite.

Now on its second run, InnoBox continues to challenge science and math teachers to come up with ideas for a more engaging learning experience in the classroom. Nine teachers/group of teachers (three per category) will be given P50,000 each to develop their project prototype, while top three winners (one per category) will receive a plaque of recognition and P100,000 each.

DOST-SEI invites all qualified teachers to submit proposals in any of the following search categories: Grades 3-6; Grades 7-10; and Grades 11-12. The deadline for submission of proposals is on July 12, 2019. For details, interested parties may go to email the InnoBox Secretariat at [email protected]


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