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24 March 2022

If you are an innovative science or math teacher, this new program might inspire you even more.

While best known for honing science professionals through its various scholarship programs, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) also seeks to further capacitate teachers to ensure a holistic approach in developing science education in the country. To this, the Institute recently launched its 2022 Search for the Brightest STAR, a recognition program under its Science Teacher Academy for the Regions (STAR) training program.

The Brightest STAR award is given to exemplary science and mathematics teachers who have been effectively integrating their STAR training in their teaching practice. The program aims to cultivate a culture of innovation among teachers.

“We recognize that providing scholarships to deserving students is not enough,” says DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo. “We aim to empower teachers through several trainings like Project STAR to be innovative and cause positive change in their classrooms, schools, and community. 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.”

Nomination is open for teachers who have attended a regional level STAR training for the period 2014-2021 and are in-service during their time of attendance to the training. They must currently be teaching at the basic education level and should also be endorsed by his/her school principal and school’s division superintendent. Teacher-participants who have been a national finalist in previous searches shall no longer be allowed to join this year’s search.

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

For more information, visit e-star.ph of the Facebook page Science Teacher Academy for the Regions. (30)