A new school year, more opportunities for educational institutions across the country. Starting in September, another 157 schools will be members of the most revolutionary educational program in the country – “Tekwill in every school”. Thus, in the school year 2021 – 2022, several hundred other students will have access to courses that will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to be better prepared for the professions of the future.
Moreover, in the next period, the approximately 400 selected teachers will benefit from a complex program of continuous development in order to be prepared to teach optional subjects. The new phase of the project also comes with new optional courses, such as Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Application Design and Development and Entrepreneurship, in addition to the 3 already existing: C / C ++ Algorithm Programming, Web Design and Development, but also Graphic Design. At the same time, the courses taught in the school year 2020-2021 will be available in Russian for next year.
Currently, the project “Tekwill in every school” is implemented in 77 general secondary schools in the Republic of Moldova, which will continue to be members of the initiative in the future. Once the new schools are selected, in the 2020-2021 academic year, 234 schools and a total of 590 teachers will be connected to the program. Also, the estimated number of students who will study at least one of the 6 courses available on the platform is at least 20,000.
The list of selected institutions can be consulted here.
“Tekwill in every school” is committed to having more than 90% of high schools across the country by 2024. The courses taught in this initiative are placed on an eLearning platform – tekwill.online – which is intended for teachers and high school students, and so far, 5,327 students in grades 7-12 have already enrolled. Each course includes 34 lessons, which could be studied during an academic year, and each weekly lesson includes educational resources such as digital text, video, simulation exercises, interactive assessment tests, and for promotion a final project needs to be developed.
The program is developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova. The creation of courses within the project “Tekwill in every school” was possible by mobilizing the financial efforts of the private sector, citizens of the country and the diaspora and external development partners – USAID, Sweden, EU4Moldova and UNDP Moldova.