From March 14h through April 14th, 2017, PH International successfully held the DigiGirlz campaign in Russia within Microsoft IT for Youth project. The goal of the campaign was to ignite girls’ interest in technology studies and IT careers, and give them the opportunity to discover their full potential with the help of technology and explore their possible IT-career paths.
PH International, GE CALLS program has created a new resource: “Collection Of Games And Cheerful Activities.” The aim of this tool-kit is to inspire public schools to use non-formal education methods, as a tool for improving social skills and building positive relations.
The tool-kit is actively used in one of the components of GE CALLS programs -“Kids, Police & Safety.” The collection of games improve team performance, helps build attention, opens creativity, establishes positive relations and develops children’s thinking about several important topics.
In 2016-2017 "Journey From Fort Ross” competition teams have created colorful, exciting and informative resources about the former Russian settlement in California and the mutual Russian-American history. We would like to share these quests with you!
On February 23, IDEA center "Volyn’s Perspectives", together with experts of Kovel City Employment Center, held a seminar "Free opportunities for Programmer Skills Development: Prometheus Resources, and Hour of Code" for the 10-11th grade students of Kovel City School # 8. The students got familiar with virtual platforms, where they can start their own way as programming beginners. In a fun way and in the form of practical work, alternating with on-line lectures of Harvard University professors, young people will be able draw new knowledge on the way to getting their dream profession - a programmer.
Also, the school’s teachers received information about free resources, ready planned lessons, and handouts, which were developed by Microsoft specialists, for use in the educational process.
On February 25, 2017 Youth Palace in Tbilisi hosted students from Tbilisi partner schools of civics education Momavlis Taoba program. Students presented projects carried out for the benefit of their schools and communities. Exhibition of posters reflecting the work of students was presented as well.
On February 27, 2017, the trainer of IDEA educational Center in Rivne, held a training on programming for the 3rd year students of Rivne Agricultural College. When performing simple tasks, students developed visualization skills. Also, the students were able to get familiar with a free platform that they can use during their studies in college. The students enjoyed a simple process and forms of presenting the training material, and some are even got interested in learning a more complex material.
The training was held thanks to support from IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.
IDEA Center of NGO Volunteer held a training session for students Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University at which students improved skills in creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Participants learned about the tools to create a bright, unique design and effective presentation, about the basic requirements for a presentation, of various methods of slide show, and more.
It gave opportunity to students to gain knowledge that they can use during the presentation of their reports at seminars, conferences, "round tables", and visualisation of their research. Participants learned to highlight key information, and organize it for effective representation. At the end of the class, students created their presentations on the chosen topics.
On February 10, 2017 Center for civic engagement in Gori hosted students from Shida Kartli region partner schools of civics education Momavlis Taoba program. Students presented projects carried out for the benefit of their schools and communities. Exhibition of posters reflecting the work of students was presented as well.