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  • Outstanding teachers awarded the “Excellence Awards”

  • On January 4th, 2012, University of Latvia (LU) Science and Mathematics Education Centre organized the event "Nāc un dari kopā ar mums!" ("Come and do with us!") Four teachers received the "Excellence Awards" for outstanding and innovative work with students.
  • The "Excellence Awards" honor and support most innovative and professional teachers in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, assessing the tremendous work they have invested  to prepare knowledgeable, skilled and diligent young people- future labor market success.
    All four winners of "Excellence Awards" were nominated by schools. Winners of the awards approved their professional dedication for teaching which is certified in their daily work, as well as in person - in competition which was organized by the University of Latvia where all contestants could present how their teaching methods meets the requirements of 21st century.

    Teachers receiving "Excellence Awards" were Sanita Baumane, Ingrida Brizga, Diana Sviklane and Ilze Cirule.

    This year the event was supported and the winner’s money prize of 1000 LVL was provided by the Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry Association, "ELME MESSER L" Ltd. in cooperation with the Association of Latvian Chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the merged entity of stock company "Rīgas piena kombināts" and stock company "Valmieras piens" enterprise "Food Union" as well as „METRUM” Ltd..

    Rewarding physics teacher Ingrida Brizga of Cesis secondary school, Normunds Bergs, member of the Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry Association, expressed the joy to support the" Excellence Awards" ceremony from the ERDF project "Latvian Electrical and Electronic industry cluster" for an outstanding, selfless and innovative physics teacher work. " "Excellence Awards" ceremony becomes a great tradition that promotes the importance of science related subjects in general education schools and gives the opportunity to once again highlight the important role of teachers in shaping students' interests. This event should be continued in the coming years", said N. Bergs.

    This information was prepared using the information published by the LU Science and Mathematics Education centre.

    Photo: Toms Grinbergs, LU Press centre