Center for Creative Training Association, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Center for Creative Training Association (CCTA) is a non-profit organisation working for quality change in training and education – a change towards more practical education, which effectively develops key competences and enhances learners’ potential for successful professional and social realization. The Association is active in both formal and non-formal education.
CCTA’s work is focused on lifelong learning, with emphasis on youth activities and teacher training.
The Center has 15 in-service teacher training programs endorsed by the Ministry of Education and Science and listed in the National register for the approved training programs for pedagogical specialists. Among the most popular programs are “School in the cloud” and “Media literacy in education”,
CCTA is initiator and active participant in projects, addressing the teachers’ qualification and the needs of the students and young learners. In addition to a number of successfully implemented international projects and initiatives, supported by LLP and Erasmus+ program, CCTA works on topics related to the education and integration of children from the national minorities and collaborated in projects, funded by the governmental Centre for Educational Integration of Children and Students from Ethnic Minorities (CEICSEM).
Associazione Formazione Professionale del Patronato San Vincenzo, Bergamo (Italy)
Associazione formazione professionale del Patronato San Vincenzo (AFP Patronato) was founded in 1956 with the aim of giving to young people in economic and social difficulties professional and technical competences and abilities. Its three offices, in Bergamo, Clusone and Endine, are recognised by “Regione Lombardia” and they work within its vocational training and lifelong learning projects framework.
- AFP Patronato leads three vocational training centers with about 1200 pupils and about 100 teachers/trainers.
- Agenzia per il Lavoro, is an agency offering services for the job seekers and unemployed, in order to help them to get in or to reintegrate in the job market and to reskill themselves.
- Continuous education and lifelong learning courses.
Thanks to its experience AFP has developed expertise in the field of preventing ESL. AFP has created a local networking where it proposed workshops dedicated to students of all schools with difficulties or de-motivated to give them new inputs, new methodologies and above all new self-esteem in themselves and their skills. AFP has improve its expertise in this field also thanks to the KA 3 project called EMPAQT. AFP has and is leading several regional projects based on preventing dropout.
Socialna akademija, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Socialna akademija (Social Academy) is a non-profit private institute that has been formally operating since 2004 with activities in the fields of education, research and culture.
The mission of the Social Academy is to contribute to active citizenship and social responsibility of youth and young adults through training, education, research and the promotion of a culture based on common values, such as respect for human dignity, solidarity, justice and the common good.
In the area of youth work, the Social Academy encourages active citizenship, media literacy, develops non-formal education of youth leaders and workers, encourages youth activities in the field of multimedia production in our own multimedia center, and promotes intergenerational cooperation.
Institute is consisting of an educational center, an incubator where people are coming together and developing their civic initiatives, and think-tank where various initiatives gather and together try to contribute to the better world.
Smichovska stredni prumyslova shkola a gymnazium, Prague (Czech Republic)
Smíchovská střední průmyslová škola a gymnázium is a successful secondary industrial school in Prague with a long tradition. The school was founded in 1901 and currently educates more than 600 pupils from Prague and Central Bohemia. It prepares pupils for further study or work in three very popular fields – Information Technology, Cyber Security and Technical Lyceum.
Information Technology: Focuses on elements of ICT – hardware, software, computer networks, CAD systems, multimedia, programming, operating systems, cyber security. Students are acquainted with related technical subjects and are prepared to solve complex problems.
Technical Lyceum: The emphasis is on the general knowledge that extends further on ICT and science subjects.
English language is taught in both disciplines; the technical lyceum also offers a second language – German.
In addition to their own learning, pupils are also involved in other events such as cooperation with other schools, companies, or international projects. Here they can gain valuable experience from the practical use of their knowledge and skills, self-sustaining and creative approach to problem solving.
Cloud Education Solutions, South Africa
CloudEDU works throughout South Africa and Southern Africa and has partnered with both provincial and national government to deliver quality teacher professional development to thousands of educators. We work with schools to help them design sustainable, cost-effective technology strategies that will transform their administration, management, teaching, and learning outcomes. We believe that schools can succeed with educational technology implementation regardless of their socio-economic context.
CloudEDU is an authorised Google Education Partner that works with schools to simplify the process of moving into the cloud, improving productivity for schools, and impacting teaching and learning with educational technology. We support schools with change management support as well as longer term strategic and ed tech visioning.