Watch Live: ‘School in the Cloud’ Project for Digital Transformation of the Schools in Sofia
Watch live the presentation of the “School in the Cloud” project and the „One to One” model for a complete digital transformation of primary and secondary education, which will be held online on 29 October, Thursday, between 10:30 and 11:30 am. The highlight of the event: the Second English Language school “Thomas Jefferson” Sofia has just become the second Google reference School for Central and Eastern Europe.
As part of the event, Sofia Municipality will present its vision for the digital transformation of the educational process in the city and will present the “School in the Cloud” project for implementation of the “One to One” educational model in 16 schools in Sofia, with the support of the Regional Inspectorate on Education – Sofia.
The event will be joined by:
- Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia Municipality
- Gencho Kerezov, Deputy Mayor of Sofia for Digitalization, Innovation, and Economic Development
- Marc Sanz Lopez, Head of Education – Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa at Google
- Stefan Stefanov, Deputy-Mayor of Plovdiv for Education and Business Development
- Vanya Kasteva, Head of Regional Inspectorate on Education – Sofia city
- Prof.Dr. Galin Tsokov, Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”;
- The team of the Center for Creative Training
A discussion will be held at the end of the event. Online participants will be able to join the Q&A session. Register here to get your link to the event.
About the project
“One to one” is a model for managing the learning process via a device for each teacher and student and is part of the Sofia Municipality’s pilot project “School in the Cloud,” starting from the beginning of the second term of the 2020/2021 school year. The project is at the initiative of the mayor Yordanka Fandakova and is realized with the cooperation of RIE-Sofia and the “Center for Creative Training”.
The first step in introducing the “One-to-One” model is to organize training for the teachers in the schools involved in the pilot project. The training will cover increasing digital literacy and skills for using the latest technologies and applications, good practices on the “One-to-One” model, methodology, and strategic guidelines for organizing the learning process, planning, managing, and class dynamics.
The first stage of the initiative will include over 200 teachers from 16 schools.
“School in the Cloud” aims to make the capital a leader in using digital technologies in education, following the example of already implemented projects in the Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, and others. The goal is to develop it successfully and implement it in more schools to help their digital transformation.