Training Course for Teachers of the UNESCO Associated Schools Took Place at the University of Management «TISBI»

Unesco 13 june 2019

The topic of the course was about the increasing of the intellectual and informational activities of students of UNESCO Associated Schools via ICT tools.

The training courses are held annually in June for directors and teachers of the UNESCO Associated Schools. This year, the main task was to find methods for intensification of the intellectual and informational activities of students of UNESCO Associated schools via ICT tools. The duration of the program is two weeks and includes full-time and part-time modules.

On the first day, Nella Pruss, the Rector of the University of Management «TISBI», UNESCO ASPnet National Coordinator in the Russian Federation, spoke about three international educational programs of UNESCO that run at the Unversity of Management «TISBI»: UNESCO Chair, UNESCO ASPnet and the UNEVOC Centre. Natalia Larionova, ASPnet Executive Director in the Russian Federation, made a speech on the activities of the schools in Russia.

The most relevant activities are: education for sustainable development, preservation of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, sustainable development goals, etc. Every participant was given the opportunity to describe one of these goals of sustainable development and their implementation in schools.

Elena Afanasyeva, the Head of the Social and Psychological Centre of the University, held training for participants on the development of emotional intelligence, where she shared practical recommendations for managing emotions.

After a city tour, the participants met Tatyana Larionova, a Deputy of Chairman of Tatarstan State Council, CEO of the Non-profit organization «The Republican Fund for the Revitalization of Historical Monuments of Tatarstan». She made a speech about the results of the recovery of the ancient city of Bolgar and the town-island of Sviyazhsk, as well as the Tatarstan project to create modern multilingual educational centres. After the meeting, the participants made a tour around the Kazan Kremlin — the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Teachers attended a training workshop at the Volga-Kama State Natural Biosphere Reserve, which is a part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Museum of the Nature and the Man, the Arboretum of the Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve and the Raifa Bogoroditsky Monastery.

There is a lot of information on UNESCO sites, we need to absorb it and probably come back again, because we can still learn a lot about the life of people and the development of the field. Olga Ilyina Tertiary teacher of foreign languages at School № 59, Cheboksary, Russia

Teachers had an opportunity to immerse themselves in the practice of processing the information, formatting the results of information activities using the Microsoft office programs. Elena Aleksandrova, PhD, Head of the Department of Vocational Education Technologies, Deputy Head of the UNEVOC Centre at the University of Management «TISBI», gave a speech about creation of presentations and information processing using Microsoft Excel. Participants created the final document via Microsoft Word text editor and learned how to design it.

Ilya Popov, Assistant at the National History Chair of KFU, the Expert of UN volunteers, Founder of the project «Goodsurfing» shared his experience with the audience in creating projects and successful grant activities. He made a speech about current trends in the organization of project activities for schoolchildren subject to the international experience and about the research work before the project.

He discussed the principles of the survey and teamwork. He also held a practical part on the use of computer technology for organizing a project. A separate lecture was devoted to the application system for the implementation of the project, the forms for evaluating and description.

Tatyana Murovana, a program specialist of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, spoke about the features of the teacher’s media and information literacy in digital age and demonstrated the possibilities of visualization of research and information activities.

At the end of the course, Olga Volik, the senior researcher at the Laboratory of Informatization of Professional Education of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology of Vocational Education of the Russian Academy of Education, made a review of network services as tools for organizing intellectual and informational activities.

There was a round table discussion on the joint projects of school teachers, students, parents and public organizations and implementation of the UNESCO ASPnet projects, where participants shared their experience in organizing work at their schools.

All teachers, who worked with us, are true devotees, and it gives a great joy. They work with what they like and bring it to us. Olga Ilyina Tertiary teacher of foreign languages at School № 59, Cheboksary, Russia

Each participant received a certificate of the National Coordination Centre for ASPnet in the Russian Federation.

See also:

Training course 2018

UNESCO ASPnet training program