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SMART and European Schoolnet to reward excellence in the teaching of Maths, Science, and Technology with the eLearning Awards 2010

Brussels --- October 21, 2010 --- SMART and European Schoolnet are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Maths, Science and Technology Award, for the best use of technology in the teaching of Maths and Science.

The eLearning Awards, organized by European Schoolnet is Europe’s leading competition to reward excellence for the best use of technology in education. The awards recognise the best practices of innovative teachers, and demonstrate the benefits of interactive communication technology (ICT) in the classroom to improve teaching methodology and student learning.

Thousands of teachers from across from across Europe and beyond have participated in the competition, displaying their best use of new technologies and innovative ideas in education.

“We are very pleased to sponsor the eLearning Awards 2010, in the Maths, Science and Technology Award category,” says Patrick Lelorieux, SMART’s Vice President and General Manager, EMEA. “SMART has a long-standing commitment to education around the globe, and the belief that ICT in the classroom enables teachers to develop dynamic and creative lessons, improving student engagement and learning outcomes.”
“It is essential to encourage teachers to adopt 21st century teaching and learning: ICT has now as crucial role to play in all sectors of society and education should not be left apart,” said Marc Durando, Executive Director of European Schoolnet.

The winner will receive a prize for its school (cash prize and/or ICT equipment) and an invitation to the prize-giving ceremony. The winning entry will be announced via the Learning Resource Exchange.

The Award ceremony will take place in Copenhagen, on 8 November 2010, during the annual EMINENT conference. The EMINENT conference is a major European event in education, which brings together ICT policy makers from Agencies and Ministries of Education, experts, researchers and leading eLearning suppliers from the commercial sector.

This year, EMINENT is associated to the Uddanelsesforum, a national forum on education organised by UNI-C, the Danish agency for ICT in education, to held the first EMINENT for teachers. This special event aims to encourage the sharing of best practices among teachers and highlights the opportunities offered by ICT to improve pedagogy and learning.


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