Brazilian educators participate in the 1st edition of STEM TechCamp Brasil 2018

The U.S. Embassy initiative, in partnership with Poli-USP and Group +Unidos, aims to create a network of innovation multipliers in public education networks

 

Sixty educators from 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District have been selected to participate in the first edition of Stem TechCamp Brasil 2018 – an initiative focused on the active learning of STEM in Brazilian public high school. The program lasts 12 months and aims to offer innovative tools for high school teachers from public schools to teach subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and better prepare Brazilian youth for 21st century challenges. STEM TechCamp Brasil 2018 will also offer regular meetings for educators, the first one will be held from February 19 to 23, at the University of São Paulo (USP).

During the event, educators will engage in activities with the TechCamp teams from Washington – USA and specialists selected by USP, lectures with educational and entrepreneurial leaders, group discussions, collective building and dynamics using techniques of Design Thinking and elaboration of the first version of the respective proposal based on the strategic planning for implementation in their school communities.

STEM TechCamp Brasil 2018 is an initiative of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, in partnership with the Laboratory of Integrated Technological Systems (LSI-TEC) and support from Poli-USP, Grupo +Unidos, Febrace – Brazilian Fair of Science and Engineering, and the National Council of Education Secretaries (Consed).

During this training, each teacher will have the opportunity to present a scientific experiment that he or she has already developed in his or her school.  Some of the best projects will be part of FEBRACE’s showcase at the  International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel-ISEF 2018), in Pittsburgh, USA, as well as being included in the “Strategies and Prominent Actions Focused on STEM in Public Education,” panel in the 2019 edition of FEBRACE.

Media outlets interested in interviewing the educators should contact the Integrated Technological Systems Laboratory’s press office:
Elena Saggio
Tel: (11) 3091-4248/Tel. Mobile: (11) 98111-4487
Email: elena.saggio@lsitec.org.br

For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.