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The geography of “Digital Skills” project is expanding

Many more students and teachers are involved in the project

Webinars for students and teachers organized in the "Virtual School" within the "Digital Skills" project have finished. Overall, 10 webinars with the participation of 7451 teachers and students were held during July-September on the trending topics for the development of digital skills.

The purpose of the webinars organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the international company “Algorithmic” in "Virtual School" is to improve participants' IT skills, demonstrate tools for organizing interactive lessons, as well as to ensure that students spend their spare time efficiently.

In turn, since September, information and interactive headings have started on the official pages on the social networks of the project. Their goal is to develop logical thinking among students and bring innovations to the public, as well as useful information from the field of IT.

An online conference was held with the principals of the new general education institutions where “Digital Skills” project will be implemented. The event was attended by Vusal Khanlarov - Head of the Education System Informatization Department of the Ministry of Education, Nilufar Rahimova - Head of the Digital Skills Project, Gamar Mammadova - Project Director of “Algorithmic-Azerbaijan” and directors of educational institutions.

Vusal Khanlarov, who has participated in the event, spoke about the rules of organization of the educational process in the quarantine regime in the new academic year. Afterward, Nilufar Rahimova and Gamar Mammadova gave detailed information about the stages of implementation of the project in new schools. It was mentioned that “Digital Skills” project has been implemented in Azerbaijan since the 2017-2018 academic year in order to develop students' algorithmic and logical thinking skills, programming skills.

It was noted that 100 new schools will be involved in the project in the new academic year. Thus, in the 2020-2021 academic years, the project will be covering more than 1,100 teachers and more than 100,000 students in the II-IX grades, from 222 schools in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Mingachevir, Bilasuvar, Shamakhi, Lankaran, Shirvan, and Sheki.

 

CNC/Azerbaijan

October 2020