Scoala IT, a 100 per cent Romanian IT educational program, with over 11 years of teaching experience, has launched the online courses in a free system, in support of all those who stay at home at this moment.
In partnership with F64 and Lenovo, www.scoalait.ro will offer robotics and programming courses, fun experiments and educational projects, but also challenges for the home, projects for children and parents. And to reduce the time spent by the little ones in front of the screens, the video material will be short, 4-8 minutes. Also, it will not be necessary to log in at a certain time, because the sessions will be able to be accessed at any time and any time, as users have access to the entire video gallery.
Improving education, teaching and learning through technology is a hotly debated topic in today’s Romanian society. Over the last decade, it has become clear that computing technology is an integral part of contemporary life, and using it correctly can bring huge benefits – both to the individual and to society. Less debated, however, was the need for technology education, the role of which is to provide the public with the necessary knowledge for proper use. This is how the SCHOOL IT was born, which for over 11 years offers technology, robotics and programming courses for kindergarten and school, as well as weekly interventions at RADIO ITSY BITSY. At each moment, about 500 students are enrolled in the ȘCOALA IT program, the activity taking place in 28 kindergartens and schools in Bucharest, as well as at the Grigore Antipa National Museum.
“We try to help the students during this time and we wish we could do this as long as the schools are closed and the children are home, until we get back to the normality we knew. It was not an easy decision, given that the workload in this situation is very large and the courses are offered free of charge. But we also want to help as much as possible and to get through this period more easily. The materials are new, filmed right now, at home. We will upload each day a video clip for the group 5-7 years and one for the group 7-13 years, from Monday to Friday. I hope the initiative will help the children staying at home, either learning new things or having fun in the family with our ideas. We are supported in this activity also by F64 and Lenovo, through the solution designed for the school: the mobile class, who joined us in this wonderful project ”, said Cristian Lăcraru, the founder of the ȘCOALA IT program.
Launched in 2009, the educational platform ȘCOALA IT is built following its own market research, conducted every year, together with the RADIO partner ITSY BITSY, thus taking into account the evolution of technology, access of children, age, needs, interests and expectations. Currently, about 500 new students enter this program every year, which ensures 130 hours of teaching every month in 28 kindergartens and renowned schools in Bucharest. At this moment the SCOALA IT educational platform offers technology courses.