Azerbaijan to be represented at world innovative teacher competition in South Africa
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 31 / Trend H. Valiyev /
Azerbaijan will be represented at the world competition of innovative teachers, to be held in Cape Town (South Africa) in October, Microsoft Azerbaijan said.
The right to participate in the competition was received during the European Innovative Education Forum (EIEF), held in Berlin March 23-25.
EIEF Annual Forum is a part of Microsoft non-commercial initiative "Partnership in Education". Its main goal is to help teachers and students to realize their potential by using information technologies in education.
Today, Microsoft signed 27 memorandums within the global initiative "Partnership in Education" in Central and Eastern Europe. The memorandum on Microsoft initiative was signed with the Ministry of Education in December 2009.
EIEF forum is held for the seventh time. It traditionally gathered teachers from Europe and the CIS, as well as IT-professionals engaged in introductions in educational institutions.
About 250 teachers, principals and representatives of administrative agencies from 41 countries of Europe and the CIS countries met to discuss the future education, success in reform processes, as well as innovative use of ICT in education. Innovative school projects that demonstrated new possibilities of using modern technologies have been considered within 3 days.
The main participants of the forum were teachers actively using information and communication technologies in their work, winners of regional competitions of teachers-innovators. A teacher of Baku school No 8 Ilhama Akperova represented Azerbaijan. She is the winner of the Azerbaijani stage of the competition of innovative teachers, conducted by Microsoft together with the Ministry of Education. She was among the top 20 teachers by representing Azerbaijan with the project "Polyhedron around us" in Innovation in Content.
Akperova won the right to participate in a worldwide competition of innovative teachers, to be held in Cape Town in October.
The winners, chosen by the international jury consisting of 26 experts in the field of education, were awarded with diplomas for contribution to the introduction of modern technologies in education.
Leading world experts demonstrate the latest technologies, knowledge and information within EIEF. Master classes were conducted with leading world experts in the field of transformation of education for teachers and school leaders.