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Education Ministry and High-Tech Park launch Programming is the New Literacy project across fifteen educational institutions

Education Ministry and High-Tech Park launch Programming is the New Literacy project across fifteen educational institutions, in Lida, Voronovo, Vasilishki, Krasnoselsk, Novopolotsk, Vitebsk and Orsha, to help schoolchildren form logical and algorithmic thinking and to master programming skills, while learning team work


Training as part of Programming is the New Literacy educational project

HTP Press Secretary Yulia Katash tells us that the first group of those being trained for regional children’s IT-academies, alongside university teachers and those from regional education development institutes have received coaching certificates in Scratch programming: a visual object-oriented programming environment for teaching junior and middle schoolchildren.

Teachers will now share their knowledge with colleagues: elementary school teachers, as well as subject teachers and senior students on pedagogical courses. From September, pupils in the 2nd-4th grades will be offered optional lessons on Creativity in the Scratch Programming Environment. Those studying in 5th-6th grades are to be offered The Creation of Computer Games via Scratch Visual Programming.

The First Deputy Education Minister of Belarus, Vadim Bogush, believes that these skills will be useful to schoolchildren regardless of their future professions.

By Natalia Govorova
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