Inspire Science is the basic education teacher training programme run by the Museum of Tomorrow, IDG – Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Gestão and the British Council to promote a vibrant science education that brings together schools, museums and universities. The programme is sponsored by IBM.
The four editions of the programme so far have attracted the participation of over 300 teachers from the public and private school networks throughout Brazil, covering more than 136,000 students and around 500 schools. This is tangible proof of the impact of investing in teacher training.
Universe and Solar System, Earth and the Biosphere and Humanity and Culture
Theory and practice
Inspire Science provides participant teachers the opportunity to explore fundamental issues in Astronomy, Geology, Palaeontology, Biology and Ecology in a cycle of encounters with scientists and university professors.
The teachers also try out new technologies and approaches to education in workshops with professionals from museums, scientific publication and schools teachers to encourage learning through investigation.
Participants also create class plans in interdisciplinary groups to apply their new knowledge, exchange experiences and take advantage of the wealth of collections of the museums for teaching and learning.
Inspire Science in numbers
Inspire Science according to the teachers
The course was a surprising! I enjoyed every minute, from the reception at the Museum, to professionals who gave talks. I learned a lot!
The training freshened me up, like a new shoot. I was able to reflect on just how important my profession is, and that education is the path to a future of hope.
Inspire Science expanded my outlook and helped me to think about new dynamics for working with science content in the classroom.
Those were unforgettable, motivational and inspiring Saturdays. All the activities were highly relevant for updating me as a teacher.
I gave a practical exercise on the rotation and translation of the planets in the System Solar and the seasons of the year that I had learned on the program to my groups, and they adored it.