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Informatics Europe proudly announces its 2015
Best Practices in Education Award devoted to initiatives promoting 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.
As in 2014, the Award will reward a successful teaching effort in Europe that :
The 2015 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 be considered.
Examples of impact include course results, student projects, textbooks, influence on the curriculum of other schools.
The 2015 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 5 000 euros.
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 different proposals (individuals or teams).
Proposals should be submitted only at :
The proposal should include :
The Award will be presented at the 11th European Computer Science Summit, in Vienna, 12-14 October 2015, where the winner or winners (one representative in the case of an institution) will be invited to give a talk on their achievements.