On June 27, 2016, IDEA Training Center of NGO "Ternopil Oblast branch of Labor Associations of Youth” held a training session for school age students on the theme ‘Scratch-Programing’. Students learned about the Scratch-programing, worked with ‘sprites’, and earned how to create scripts and animate the ‘sprites’." The participants learned instructions in the ‘Scratch’ cycle, and learned to use variables and arithmetic blocks to create scripts.
In June, 2016 MT program school-based civics clubs students participated in the end of academic year events to present their civics activities work that brought benefits to their schools and communities. Civics clubs displayed the photos and posters, featuring their initiatives for civic participation, advocacy efforts for disadvantaged groups of society, environmental cleaning and greening actions, and initiatives to support their peers in need.
The IDEA Center in Tokmak held a training "Hashtag" - a tool to find information easy. Young people who attended the event were able to find out what "hashtag" means and what it is used for. A trainer of IDEA Training Center in Tokmak provided substantial information to young people on "hashtag", its types and particularities of using it in various social networks. The participants noted that much of this information was new for them.
On June 10, 2016, a training of coding took place at the Internet Center of the Children's Library in Tokmak. All children who come to the training love to play, but none of them have ever thought about how easy it would be to learn to program. During the event, students were introduced to the very concept of programming and creating games in KODU GAME LAB. The children were very interested in the opportunity to create their own games and asked for new events on creating training games in KODU GAME LAB.
On May 26, Natalia Znaydyuk, a trainer of Rivne’s IDEA Training Center, held a training sessions on opportunities to work with software for students of the specialty "Maintenance of Computer Systems and Networks" at Rivne Economic, Humanitarian and Engineering College. Students learned about the possibilities of the Kodu visual design tools. In particular, they considered the work with landscapes while using a timer and the possibility of counting points. Students were able to fully implement all tasks and were very excited to learn about Kodu.
On May 30, students of the Ivano-Frankivsk College named after Hranat who participated at a training on coding learned about simple coding examples in the Java programing language. This language is similar to C ++, but has some differences. ‘The college students study C ++ as the core programing language, so the study of simple examples of the use of Java is very relevant and interesting to students. It is also a motivation for them to continue their studies in the summer on their own’ - says Oleksiy Buchenko, trainer of the local IDEA Center.
On May 28, 2016 Ms. Lia Gigauri, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Ms. Marina Ushveridze, Chief of Party of “Momavlis Taoba” program and Ms. Nino Buachidze, USAID representative welcomed participants of Civics Teachers’ National Fair-Conference at the Tbilisi Exhibition Center.
On May 30, 2016, trainers of NGO Parostok (Sprout) in Vinnitsa conducted a training "Steps to Successful Employment" for 15 students of the Vinnytya National Medical Universitynamed after Mykola Pirogov. The training was held within the IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark. During the training, students discussed such issues as ways of finding work, the use of new technologies the Internet in search of work, types of resumes, resume and cover letter writing, communication with the employer during the interview, and the self-presentation skills.