Deputy Minister Denitsa Sacheva: The Education for Tomorrow project is the largest in the field of digital education in secondary schools15 November 2019 | 12:02 | FOCUS News Agency
"The project has already started, it was signed last week. The project has invested BGN 105 million. It is expected to include 220,000 children and students in Bulgaria and 27,000 teaching specialists. Its duration will be 3 years," Sacheva said. In her words, BGN 23 million was given for the purchase of equipment for kindergartens and schools – laptops, projectors, interactive boards. The teachers will get trained to develop their digital skills, Sacheva said. “Open source cloud platform – over 10,000 units will be funded. Each unit – study tool, film, test, game will go through a validation system, Each resource will be paid to the specific specialists at 160 BGN," said the deputy minister of education.
"This measure aims to encourage teachers to use digital technologies. It will be tailored to the needs of Bulgaria. In 16 months, we will have such a platform and will start testing it. All security measures will be up-to-date. The content will be accessible to Bulgarian schools abroad. There will be resources adapted for children with special needs. The schools participating in the project will receive funds to purchase technology for children with special educational needs," she explained.
Sixty kindergartens are involved in the project, Sacheva said. "They were selected according to three criteria. Available space in the kindergarten with potential for digitisation. Trained teachers ready to experiment. Consent of parents their children to participate in the project," Sacheva said.
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