DOST-SEI seeks for teaching innovations through ‘InnoBox’ competition

By Dhel Nazario

To catch up with a rapidly changing educational landscape, teachers are embracing new roles as innovators and designers of the learning environment.

DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo (DOST-SEI) DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo (DOST-SEI)

The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is calling on public and private elementary and secondary school teachers who are currently teaching science and/or mathematics to partake in a nationwide search for the most innovative teaching and learning resources (TLR) which can be used in teaching both subjects.

This is the idea behind “InnoBox” or Innovation in a Box, a competition, organized by (DOST-SEI) which aims to encourage teachers to be innovative, creative, and practical in teaching science and math concepts to improve students’ performance in the subjects.

“We’re always on the lookout for teachers who are keen on improving science and math education in the country,” says DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo.

DOST-SEI, known for implementing various DOST scholarship programs, recognizes the crucial role of educators in strengthening science and technology in the country.

Now on its second run, InnoBox continues to challenge science and math teachers to come up with ideas for a more engaging learning experience in the classroom.

Nine teachers/group of teachers (three per category) will be given P50,000 each to develop their project prototype, while top three winners (one per category) will receive a plaque of recognition and P100,000 each.

DOST-SEI invites all qualified teachers to submit proposals in any of the following search categories: Grades 3-6; Grades 7-10; and Grades 11-12. The deadline for submission of proposals is on July 12, 2019.

For details, interested parties may go to or email the InnoBox Secretariat