On February 25, at the Center of Innovative Educational Technologies “PNU EcoSystem” at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, a roundtable “Gadgets in education: pros and cons” was held within the framework of the EU ERASMUS + project “MoPED – Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education by Innovative Teaching Instruments ” 586098-EPP-1-2017-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP), organized for teachers of the Department of Pedagogy of Primary Education.
The participants were informed of the opportunities of the spatial, pedagogical and technological design of the Center for the implementation of digital innovations in the training of future educators. Director of the Center, Professor Olena Budnyk acquainted her colleagues with educational programs for the training of pedagogical staff planned on the basis of the Center, and invited to cooperate in conducting training sessions. Associate Professor Tetyana Blyznyuk demonstrated the ability of mobile applications for instant feedback to the audience, and Associate Professor Inna Chervinska spoke about the importance of increasing the digital literacy of educators in the present.
The academic staff of the Department had the opportunity to participate in the interactive discussion of the positive and negative aspects of the use of gadgets in the educational activity of the teacher and in the training form to discuss the feasibility and peculiarities of their use in the practice of the New Ukrainian School.
On January 15, 2020, an informative meeting and an interactive workshop “Digital and Media Competence of Educators” was held at the Biloberizka Lyceum (a supporting institution) of Verkhovyna District of Ivano-Frankivsk region. Educators of preschool education institutions and general secondary and out-of-school education institutions of Beloberizka United Territorial Community participated in the event. The event was a part of the EU Erasmus + Project MoPED (No. 586098-EPP-1-2017-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). Read more
On January 13, the Center of Innovative Educational Technologies ”PNU EcoSystem” of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University hosted a workshop for children on robotics to promote STEAM education. The event was a part of an international project of the EU Erasmus + «Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education by Innovative Teaching Instruments (MoPED)» (No. 586098-EPP-1-2017-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP).
The training began with a Ukrainian Christmas carols and sincere greetings of our school students, who were welcomed by Professor Galyna Mykhailyshyn, Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work of the university.
The training participants worked on creating robots in pairs in two groups. The youngest, as born researchers and inventors, willingly studied the basics of mechanics based on the constructor ”Simple mechanisms”; teens designed and programmed robots based on WeDo 2.0 kits and LEGO Education software. According to Mykhaylo Kotyk, a trainer, Candidate of Engineering, a team member of the Center “PNU EcoSystem”, it is in these types of activities children have great opportunities for creative development and engineering thinking training. Robotics is the science without which the future of our children cannot be imagined. Children must be able to design and program robots since an early age.
All the participants received certificates for participation in the robotics class.