|Theme||Coding for Education|
|Date||16-20 November 2015|
On 16-20 November 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, ASEF ClassNet teachers conversed in the 21st century language of coding. They shared good practices and received practical training from business and government representatives on the use of coding, web-based tools, and other technology in secondary, vocational and high-school education
Over 100 teachers from 74 schools in 38 ASEM partner countries gathered to share good practices and received practical training from business and government representatives on the use of coding, web-based tools, and other technology in secondary and high-school education.
A variety of expert talks and panel discussions on “Coding, Technology and its possible Application” gave teachers knowledge and inspiration to take back to their classrooms. Practical workshops which exposed the opportunities for coding in wider education, as well as sharing of case studies and a market place for the best practices of ICT in education, equipped teachers with practical actions to help their students speak the language of the 21st century. Teachers and students also took a deep dive into the Bulgarian school system, which culminated in visits to 2 local schools.
34 new Online Collaborations which would improve intercultural understanding and ICT skills of students were planned by teachers from schools across Asia and Europe. 6 of the previous year’s Online Collaborations were showcased by the participating teachers and students before being presented with ASEF ClassNet Awards in recognition of their outstanding work.