[ecoop-info] Call for Submissions - 2017 Informatics Europe Best Practices in Education Award

Irene Contreras irene.contreras at informatics-europe.org
Tue Mar 14 13:35:19 CET 2017

*Best Practices and Education Award 
*2017 Edition

* *"Making Informatics Education Available to All"*

*Presented by Informatics Europe
*Call for Submissions Now Open 

Informatics Europe proudly announces its 2017 Best Practices in 
Education Award devoted to initiatives *making Informatics education 
available to all.*

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.

The Award will reward a successful teaching/dissemination effort in 
Europe that:

•    has made a measurable difference in Informatics education
•    is widely applicable and useful for the teaching community
•    has made a measurable impact in its original institution(s) and beyond

Examples of impact include course results, traditional and online 
courses, learners’ projects, textbooks, professional development, and 
influence on the curriculum of other institutions/countries.

The 2017 Award is devoted to curriculum and professional development 
initiatives for making Informatics education available to all. The Award 
will honour original contributions that emphasize successful initiatives 
for teaching of Informatics fundamentals in one of the following areas:

•    Reaching out to non-traditional audiences, e.g., in continuing 
professional development or to senior citizens.
•    Educating the general public, e.g., with respect to data security 
and privacy.
•    Including Informatics education in other curricula, e.g., in 
general teacher training.

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.

The Award carries a prize of EUR 5000.

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:
•    Names and addresses of the applicant or applicants;
•    Indication of whether the submission is on behalf of an individual 
or a group;
•    Description of the achievements (max 5 pages);
•    Evidence of availability of the curricula materials to the teaching 
community (max 2 pages);
•    Evidence of impact (max 5 pages);
•    A reference list (which may include URLs of supporting material);

•    Proposal: June 1, 2017
•    Notification of winner(s): August 1, 2017

The Award will be presented at the 13th European Computer Science Summit 
<http://www.informatics-europe.org/ecss/home.html>, in Lisbon, 23-25 
October 2017, where the winner or winners (one representative in the 
case of an institution) will be invited to give a talk on their 

*Award Committee:*
•    Jan Vahrenhold, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Chair)
•    Mordechai Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science
•    Michael E. Caspersen, Aarhus University
•    Kathi Fisler, Brown University
•    Lisa Kaczmarczyk, Lisa Kaczmarczyk PhD Consulting LLC
•    Aiko Pras, University of Twente

*Further inquiries:*
education-award at informatics-europe.org 
<mailto:education-award at informatics-europe.org>


Irene Contreras
Communications & Membership Manager

Informatics Europe
Sumatrastrasse 25
8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 558 8542
Cell: +41 79 137 79 28

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