On May 12, a Webinar of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network Webinar was held on the topic “Practices of implementing distance learning in UNESCO Associated Schools in the Russian Federation”. It became a virtual platform for the exchange of experience and discussion of the possibilities of distance technologies in education, the concept of which was presented at the online meeting of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network on April 20.
The webinar was organized by the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, the National Coordinator of the Network of UNESCO Associated Schools in the Russian Federation, and the University of Management “TISBI”.
The following participants took part in the Webinar: Executive Secretary of the RF Commission for UNESCO G.E. Ordzhonikidze, rector of the University of Management "TISBI", national coordinator of the network of UNESCO Associated Schools N.M. Pruss, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan R.T. Burganov, President of the Russian Academy of Education Yu.P. Zinchenko, Head of the Department of National and International Studies, Quality of General Education, Department of State Policy in the Field of Assessing the Quality of General Education, Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation Bulanova, Advisor to the Secretariat of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, coordinator of educational programs "UNESCO initiatives in connection with the transition of education to distance learning" K.A. Khaverdovskaya Department of Professional Educational Technologies, Deputy Head of the UNEVOC Kazan Center “Didactic and methodological features of the organization of distance learning at school. Work experience" E.V. Aleksandrova, executive director of the network of UNESCO Associated Schools in the Russian Federation, moderator of the webinar N.B. Larionova, as well as 378 representatives of UNESCO Associated Schools of the Russian Federation from 29 regions of the country, including 25 educational institutions from the Republic of Bashkortostan (from the cities of Ufa, Beloretsk, Ishimbay, Meleuz, Salavat, Sibay, Belebeevsky, Zilairsky, Karmaskalinsky, Nurimanovsky, Tuimazinsky regions).
As part of the online meeting, participants presented their successful experiences, best practices, links to resources and good practices for organizing training in the framework of UNESCO. One of the pressing topics has become the theme of the implementation of educational programs using distance technologies. In addition, UNESCO initiatives were presented in connection with the transition of education to distance learning. Representatives of different regions and schools shared their experience in organizing the educational process.
The participants in the Webinar appreciated the work experience and the contribution of educational institutions of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the city of Ufa to the development of cooperation with UNESCO and foreign colleagues. It should be noted that Ufa is the only city of the Russian Federation in the Global Network of Learning Cities of UNESCO.
Participants in the online meeting also made proposals for the creation of joint virtual projects to support and promote the ideas of UNESCO, such as the project “Immortal Letters of Victory,” which April 29, presented at a joint video conference of the Russian Commission for UNESCO and the network of UNESCO Associated Schools, UNESCO Artist for Peace, Honored Artist of Russia Alsu Abramova. This initiative is aimed at perpetuating the feat of the participants of the Great Patriotic War, which is especially important in the year of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory. Thanks to this project, hundreds of letters found and digitized from the front, poems written by soldiers in the trenches and respite between battles, and songs of the front years will be heard at events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.
Following the results of the UNESCO Webinar “Experience in the introduction of distance learning in UNESCO Associated Schools of the Russian Federation”, a collection of reports and speeches will be published in print and electronic versions.
Press-Service of the Committee of Bashkortostan Republic for UNESCO