Events

Final conference of the project was held

2014-03-16

On February 10, at Teachers’ House, final conference of the project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” was held.

The projects launched in 2013 and aimed to introduce the teaching methodology and novelties in Georgia for opening the innovative education initiations in the local communities and schools. This would strengthen the involvement of the leaders and NGOs acting in education field.

In the frames of the project the teachers were selected who passed through the 4 round trainings conducted by Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian and Czech experts. The trainings covered following topics: „Active teaching“; „Creativity in education”; “Innovative education tools” and “Debates and other advisory models for introducing complex and controversial issues”.

During the final conference the project implementation, the activities implemented in the frames of it, using the innovative methodology tools in practice were discussed, as well as 6 workshops were conducted by Georgian, Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian and Czech experts.

Besides the main part of the conference the participants had opportunity to choose and attend one of the workshops.

The workshops topics were as follows: “Art in Education”; “Workshop about Georgian Experience”; “Visual Creativity in School”; “Young discoverers club”; “Games and Simulations in Education” and “Interactive Styles and Their Usage in Practice During Teamwork”.

The aforementioned project is financed by Visegrad International Fund and is implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and Innovative Education Foundation.

 



Project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” – 10 Successful Projects

2014-01-30

Project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” financed by International Visegrad Fund and implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and the Innovative Education Foundation comes to an end.  

The key aim of one year project (April 2013, March 2014) was to introduce the teaching methodology and novelties in Georgia for opening the innovative education initiations in the local communities and schools. This would strengthen the involvement of the leaders and NGOs acting in education field. 

The teachers selected in the frames of the project passed through the 4 round trainings conducted by Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian and Czech experts. 

After the trainings, the participants were able to use the new experience and skills in their schools.

In the frames of the abovementioned project, the project participant teachers and the scientists implemented 10 mini projects, they were as follows:  

1)Project “Bad Habits against Healthy Lifestyle”, the key aim was to be aware of the healthy lifestyle and to promote it.  To achieve this, various methodology including experiments, statistics researches, information brochures distribution etc. were used.  Tbilisi Private School “Binuli” and Rustavi Public School #7 students (9th, 10th, 11th form) participated in it. 

2)Project “Healthy Lifestyle”, the key aim was to conduct trainings regarding negative influence of alcohol, tobacco, drugs etc. on the people’s health. Khashuri Municipality village Osiauri students (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th form) participated in it. 

3)Project “Science-Creative Conference – Contest “We Love Math”, the key aim was to prepare the best creative work, to conduct the best creative lesson in Math, to organize an exhibition Math in Art.  Tbilisi, Vazha-Pshavela Public School #87 students participated in it. 

4)Project “Galvanoplastic” (a chemical method for forming metal parts that exactly reproduce a model) Abkhazia Public School #2 students (11th form) participated in it.  

5)Project “Smart Farmers for Strong Village” in the frames of which the students learnt about the methodology for conducting successful and profitable business. Village Tkemliani Public School #11 students (11th form) were involved in it.  

6)Project “Ecology and We” the key aim was to inform the students regarding the danger of ecological disasters. The project also aimed to involve students in various initiatives connected with the issue. Buckswood International School students (1st – 4th form) participated in it.  

7)Project “Why are Enzymes Important in Food” the key aim was to use all the methodology learnt during trainings. Tbilisi Green School students (8th form) were involved in it. 

8)Project “CAMERA OBSCURA“ – the key aim was to share innovative education methodology learned during the trainings. Kutaisi Public School #17 students and LTD Private School “Georgian School” teachers were involved in it. 

9)Project “Be Smart, Do not Start … (Smoking)” the key aim was to inform students about negative influence of the tobacco on health. Village Khidistavi Public School Scientific Club “Bio” members were involved in it.  

10)Project “We Chose Healthy Lifestyle” the key aim was to show the statistics of tobacco, alcohol and overweight negative influence existing in Georgia and in the world in General.  Batumi Public School #1 students were involved in it  

It is noteworthy that all 10 projects appeared much successful, interesting and amusing for the students. It is also important that besides the project participant schools other public or private schools were actively involved that gave chance the experience to be shared and widely used.  

 



“Local Leaders of Innovative Education” – Forth Round of Trainings

2013-10-04

On September 22- 24, 2013 in Tbilisi, in the frames of the project – “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” forth round of trainings were conducted.  

The trainings topic was debates and other debatable models for introducing complex and controversial issues.   

The project leading organization “Partners Czech” representative was conducting the trainings.

Totally 4 rounds of trainings were planned to be held during the project.  

The first trainings, attended by 18 teachers and scientists selected via open competition launched on April 24-26 and the topic was: Active teaching: methodology, effectiveness, influencing values, students’ behavior and students’ relationship towards learning. Second round topic was: creativity in education: methodology and opportunities in everyday school practice. As for the third round the topic was: innovative education tools: simulations, games, role games during teaching.

After the trainings the participants were able to use new experience and skills in their schools as well as they had chance to implement joint projects. 

The aforementioned project is financed by Visegrad International Fund and is implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and Innovative Education Foundation.

 

 



“Local Leaders of Innovative Education” in Media

2013-06-27

Information about the third round of trainings, conducted in the frames of “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” project, supported by International Visigrad Fund was published in the newspaper “The Messenger” June 27 issue (#122). 

The article contains the news about the series of trainings conducted in the frames of it on June 24-26, 2013.

To see article click on the link. 



“Local Leaders of Innovative Education” – Third Round of Trainings

2013-06-26

On June 24- 26, 2013 in Tbilisi, in the frames of the project – “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” third round of trainings were conducted.  

The trainings topic was as follows: 

Innovative education tools: 

The project leading organization “Partners - Hungary” representative, Janos Wagner was conducting the trainings.

Totally 4 rounds of trainings are planned to be held during the project.  

The first trainings, attended by 18 teachers and scientists selected via open competition launched on April 24-26 and the topic was: Active teaching: methodology, effectiveness, influencing values, students’ behavior and students’ relationship towards learning. As for the second round, the topic was: creativity in education: methodology and opportunities in everyday school practice. 

After the trainings are over the participants will be able to use new experience and skills in their schools as well as they will have chance to implement joint projects. 

The aforementioned project is financed by Visegrad International Fund and is implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and Innovative Education Foundation.

 

 



“Local Leaders of Innovative Education” – Second Round of Trainings

2013-05-24

On May 22- 24, in Tbilisi, in the frames of the project – “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” second round of trainings were conducted.  

The trainings topic was as follows:  Creativity in education: methodology and opportunities in everyday school practice.  

The project leading organization “Partners for Democratic Change - Slovakia” representative, Dusan Ondrusek was conducting the trainings.  

Totally 4 rounds of trainings are planned to be held during the project.  

The first trainings, attended by 18 teachers and scientists launched on April 24-26and the topic was: Active teaching: methodology, effectiveness, influencing values, students’ behavior and students’ relationship towards learning. 

After finishing the abovementioned course the participants will be able to use new experience and skills in their schools as well as they will have chance to implement cooperation projects. 

The aforementioned project is financed by Visegrad International Fund and is implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and Innovative Education Foundation

 



“Local Leaders of Innovative Education” in Media

2013-05-16

Information about the project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education”, supported by International Visigrad Fund was published in the newspaper The Messenger  May 16 issue (#92). 

The article contains the news about the project itself and the events planned to be implemented in the frames of it.

See full text on the link: 

 



“Local Leaders of Innovative Education” - First Trainings Launched

2013-05-13

On April 24-26, 2013 in Tbilisi, in the frames of the international project – “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” first trainings launched. 

The trainings topic was as follows: 

Active teaching 

The project leading organization “Partners Poland Foundation” representative was conducting the trainings attended by 18 teachers and scientists. 

Totally 4 rounds of trainings will be organized in the frames of the project. 

The aforementioned project is financed by Visegrad International Fund and is implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and Innovative Education Foundation

 



Project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” Launched

2013-05-11

In April, 2013 implementation of the project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education”, supported by International Visegrad Fund started. 

The project aims to introduce the teaching methodology and novelties in Georgia for opening the innovative education initiations in the local communities and schools. This will strengthen the involvement of the leaders and NGOs acting in education field. 

The teachers selected in the frames of the project will pass through the 4 round trainings conducted by Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian and Czech experts. 

The trainings topics will be: 

  1. Active teaching: methodology, effectiveness, influencing values, students behavior and relationship towards learning [April, 2013]
  2. Creativity in education: methodology and opportunities in everyday school practice [May, 2013]
  3. Innovative education means: simulations, games, role games during teaching [June, 2013]  
  4. Debates and other advisory models for introducing complex and controversial issues [September, 2013].

After the trainings, the participants will be able to use the new experience and skills in their schools. Besides this the project participant teachers, together with their co-partner scientists will have chance to plan and implement certain school projects or events by using innovative methodology. 

The students involved in the school projects, events or innovative lessons, by coordination of the teachers chosen for the project, will take part in the students’ virtual conference. 

In the beginning of 2014, for the final round of the project the summarizing conference will be held.

The project is implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and the Innovative Education Foundation

 



Youth thinks for Europe - the students and great politics

2009-10-15

Between October 6 - 9, 2009, a debate was held at Johann Wolfgang Goethe High School, in Warsaw on the changes in the European Union energy policy. 30 students assumed the roles of politicians. For 3 days – at the same time as their peers in Germany and France - teenagers from Goethe High School discussed issues concerning energy policy, climate change and its impact on everyday life. Through "brainstorming", active workshops and consultations with experts, they developed a vision of environmentally friendly Europe of 2020. They presented the results of their work in the form of political manifests to the school community and the invited guests on October 9, 2009. The report summarizing the recommendations of students from 17 participating countries will be submitted to the European Commission.



We are establishing the Ambassadors of Development Club

2009-10-10

We are establishing the Ambassadors of Development Club - an informal group of students and teachers who take joint action to promote access to education for children on all continents. Our goal is to allow every young person, regardless of whether they live in Otwock or in the slums of Nairobi, to go to school. For more information about the Club visit www.fpp.org.pl.



Events

Final conference of the project was held

On February 10, at Teachers’ House, final conference of the project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” was held.

The projects launched in 2013 and aimed to introduce the teaching methodology and novelties in Georgia for opening the innovative education initiations in the local communities and schools. This would strengthen the involvement of the leaders and NGOs acting in education field.

In the frames of the project the teachers were selected who passed through the 4 round trainings conducted by Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian and Czech experts. The trainings covered following topics: „Active teaching“; „Creativity in education”; “Innovative education tools” and “Debates and other advisory models for introducing complex and controversial issues”.

During the final conference the project implementation, the activities implemented in the frames of it, using the innovative methodology tools in practice were discussed, as well as 6 workshops were conducted by Georgian, Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian and Czech experts.

Besides the main part of the conference the participants had opportunity to choose and attend one of the workshops.

The workshops topics were as follows: “Art in Education”; “Workshop about Georgian Experience”; “Visual Creativity in School”; “Young discoverers club”; “Games and Simulations in Education” and “Interactive Styles and Their Usage in Practice During Teamwork”.

The aforementioned project is financed by Visegrad International Fund and is implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and Innovative Education Foundation.

 

Project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” – 10 Successful Projects

Project “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” financed by International Visegrad Fund and implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and the Innovative Education Foundation comes to an end.  

The key aim of one year project (April 2013, March 2014) was to introduce the teaching methodology and novelties in Georgia for opening the innovative education initiations in the local communities and schools. This would strengthen the involvement of the leaders and NGOs acting in education field. 

The teachers selected in the frames of the project passed through the 4 round trainings conducted by Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian and Czech experts. 

After the trainings, the participants were able to use the new experience and skills in their schools.

In the frames of the abovementioned project, the project participant teachers and the scientists implemented 10 mini projects, they were as follows:  

1)Project “Bad Habits against Healthy Lifestyle”, the key aim was to be aware of the healthy lifestyle and to promote it.  To achieve this, various methodology including experiments, statistics researches, information brochures distribution etc. were used.  Tbilisi Private School “Binuli” and Rustavi Public School #7 students (9th, 10th, 11th form) participated in it. 

2)Project “Healthy Lifestyle”, the key aim was to conduct trainings regarding negative influence of alcohol, tobacco, drugs etc. on the people’s health. Khashuri Municipality village Osiauri students (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th form) participated in it. 

3)Project “Science-Creative Conference – Contest “We Love Math”, the key aim was to prepare the best creative work, to conduct the best creative lesson in Math, to organize an exhibition Math in Art.  Tbilisi, Vazha-Pshavela Public School #87 students participated in it. 

4)Project “Galvanoplastic” (a chemical method for forming metal parts that exactly reproduce a model) Abkhazia Public School #2 students (11th form) participated in it.  

5)Project “Smart Farmers for Strong Village” in the frames of which the students learnt about the methodology for conducting successful and profitable business. Village Tkemliani Public School #11 students (11th form) were involved in it.  

6)Project “Ecology and We” the key aim was to inform the students regarding the danger of ecological disasters. The project also aimed to involve students in various initiatives connected with the issue. Buckswood International School students (1st – 4th form) participated in it.  

7)Project “Why are Enzymes Important in Food” the key aim was to use all the methodology learnt during trainings. Tbilisi Green School students (8th form) were involved in it. 

8)Project “CAMERA OBSCURA“ – the key aim was to share innovative education methodology learned during the trainings. Kutaisi Public School #17 students and LTD Private School “Georgian School” teachers were involved in it. 

9)Project “Be Smart, Do not Start … (Smoking)” the key aim was to inform students about negative influence of the tobacco on health. Village Khidistavi Public School Scientific Club “Bio” members were involved in it.  

10)Project “We Chose Healthy Lifestyle” the key aim was to show the statistics of tobacco, alcohol and overweight negative influence existing in Georgia and in the world in General.  Batumi Public School #1 students were involved in it  

It is noteworthy that all 10 projects appeared much successful, interesting and amusing for the students. It is also important that besides the project participant schools other public or private schools were actively involved that gave chance the experience to be shared and widely used.  

 

“Local Leaders of Innovative Education” – Forth Round of Trainings

On September 22- 24, 2013 in Tbilisi, in the frames of the project – “Local Leaders of Innovative Education” forth round of trainings were conducted.  

The trainings topic was debates and other debatable models for introducing complex and controversial issues.   

The project leading organization “Partners Czech” representative was conducting the trainings.

Totally 4 rounds of trainings were planned to be held during the project.  

The first trainings, attended by 18 teachers and scientists selected via open competition launched on April 24-26 and the topic was: Active teaching: methodology, effectiveness, influencing values, students’ behavior and students’ relationship towards learning. Second round topic was: creativity in education: methodology and opportunities in everyday school practice. As for the third round the topic was: innovative education tools: simulations, games, role games during teaching.

After the trainings the participants were able to use new experience and skills in their schools as well as they had chance to implement joint projects. 

The aforementioned project is financed by Visegrad International Fund and is implemented by NGO networks “Partners for Democratic Change” (including 5 organizations) and Innovative Education Foundation.

 

 

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