The City of Arts and Sciences organises special days for teachers year-round
Oct 5, 2012
Throughout the year, the City of Arts & Sciences puts on special teacher days to demonstrate the City’s educational provision. In these sessions, which are entirely free of charge, teachers can become familiar with its facilities and teaching resources.
The aim is to exploit to the full school visits and give support to the vital role of the teacher, whose importance is acknowledged, 5 October, during World Teachers’ Day, celebrated jointly by Education International and UNESCO.
Such teacher days are one element of the Special Programme for Schools, launched by the City of Arts & Sciences. To date, more than 21,000 teachers from all over Spain have taken part. Participants enjoy a range of privileges such as free entry to the City, supplementary teaching resources and plenty of tips from specialists, all available on our website, www.cac.es/didactica.
From this website, teachers can download in anticipation of their visit information, practical guides and supplementary teaching materials, packed with ancillary activities and suitable for a variety of educational levels.
In both the Hemisfèric and Science Museum, teacher days take place each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm (for junior and senior high school levels) and also every Saturday between 10am and 3pm for junior and senior high school levels, plus infant and primary.
The Oceanogràfic welcomes teachers and their classes daily from Monday to Thursday between 8am and 4pm, Fridays from 8am to 1pm, plus one additional afternoon each month. Each session can accommodate up to 30 teachers. Reserve either by calling 902 100 031 or filling in the form on line at http://www.cac.es/didactica.
Participants in our teacher days enjoy guided visits around the City complex and various other activities too. We aim to show how the educational potential within the City can be both stimulating and of use to teachers in their daily work.
Our support for teachers embraces special activities, workshops and guided visits for students, led by trained professionals. New initiatives include La Mar de Cuentos (The Sea of Stories) and Te MARticos, a special journey around the Oceanogràfic, plus the Science Museum’s exhibition, A Very Particular Physics and the Garden of Astronomy within the complex’s Umbracle walkway.