TFC is an official project in 6 cities
Six municipal departments of Education (SMEs) have decided to adopt TIM Faz Ciência as an official project for their education networks. In the cities of Florianópolis-SC, Porto Alegre-RS, São Bernardo do Campo-SP, Santo André-SP, Teresópolis-RJ and Itapevi-SP, the program will contribute to the curriculum of municipal schools in 2015. Last year teachers participated in the project on a voluntary basis.
“We had very positive results. That’s why this year we have enrolled all 4th and 5th grade teachers that did not participate in 2014,” says Cecília Prado, head of the Teaching Enhancement Department of the São Bernardo do Campo SME. A total of 11,000 students in the municipality will have access to the material. “The program contributes not only to the teaching of science, but to all the teacher’s work in the classroom,” she says.
In Porto Alegre, Santo André, Teresópolis and Itapevi, all 4th grade teachers and students from municipal schools will participate in TIM Faz Ciência. In Florianópolis all 4th and 5th grade students will take part in the program.
Among the many positive comments received by teachers, Prado highlights the activities involved, which attract children to the learning process, criteria-based assessment forms, interdisciplinarity and the interesting and thought-provoking stories used at the start of each operation. In January, the São Bernardo do Campo SME organized a meeting between school head teachers and coordinators, educational advisors from the SME and the TIM Faz Ciência team to introduce the program. Teachers from São Bernardo will take part in four TIM Faz Ciência training sessions over the course of the year.