/ 1 April 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology’s Science Education Institute has launched its search for the most innovative STEM teachers.

The “2022 Search for the Brightest STAR” or the Science Teacher Academy for the Regions aims to honor science and mathematics teachers who effectively integrated their STAR training in their profession.

The program aims to cultivate a culture of innovation among teachers.

“We aim to empower teachers through several trainings like Project STAR to be innovative and cause positive change in their classrooms, schools, and community,” SEI Director Josette Biyo said.

“But on top of that, we want to make sure that their learnings will be translated into actions, and we reward them for that too through programs like Search for the Brightest STAR,” she added.

Teachers who have attended a regional level STAR training for the period 2014 to 2021 can be nominated.

They must be teaching at the basic education level and should also be endorsed by their school principal and school’s division superintendent.

Qualified teachers may submit the scanned Nomination Information Sheet on or before June 3, 2022.