Education launches l’Escola TIC to train Primary students in scientific culture
The Department of Education will launch next October l'Escola TIC, an initiative with which "we intend to promote the so-called 'scientific culture' among primary school students, bringing it closer to information and knowledge technologies" , as noted by the councillor of the area, Maite Moreno. In this way, l’Escola TIC collects the witness of l’Escola de Frikis that was developed during the 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 courses by the University of Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH).
Moreno has pointed out that “with this ICT School from the Department of Education we want to continue the line of promotion of the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics among students from 6 to 12 years old that we started with that Escola de Frikis, which during the three school years he had very good reception and results ”.
The Councilor for Education has stressed that "we have found that the dynamics of this initiative favors participants to develop problem solving skills, encourages the use of logic and awakens their creativity." He also clarified that for "students receive personalized attention has set a maximum of 12 participants per level."
L’Escola TIC is divided into six levels that correspond to the different grades of Primary, and will take place between the months of October and May in José Llorca Linares social center. Throughout the course, each group will receive a total of 30 one-hour sessions; and at the end of each level, participants will create their own interactive game or story to share by applying the knowledge and skills acquired.
Interested families will be able to enroll from Thursday, October 10 until the 18th in the Department of Education. The general registration price is 46.23 euros; while students of large families must pay 23.12 euros. The Department of Education has also approved a bonus for families with more than one participant, who must pay 36.99 euros per student. L’Escola TIC will be free for families who receive Valencian Income.