UTM involved in the ICT training of pre-university institution teachers

The management and teaching team of the theatrical gymnasium “Ion Luca Caragiale” made its debut in the new year of studies through the municipal forum of educators with the generic title “The key to the gate of the Future is in the hands of the devoted teacher”, organized on August 20, 2019, under the auspices of the General Directorate of Education, Youth and Sport of the Chișinău Municipal Council, within the Technical University of Moldova.

The event started with a festive moment, during which a certificate of gratitude was handed to the UTM vice-rector Dinu ȚURCANU, signed by Rodica GUȚU, head of the General Directorate of Education, Youth and Sport of the Chișinău Municipal Council, and Elena BOLDURESCU, director of the theatrical gymnasium “Ion Luca Caragiale”, through which the pedagogical community of Chișinău expressed its gratitude for the openness manifested in organizing and conducting the event and, in particular, the workshop “Integration of WEB tools and educational software in the teaching-learning-evaluation process”.

For his part, vice-rector Dinu Țurcanu has appreciated the openness of pre-university teachers for the implementation of information technologies in the teaching process, emphasizing that UTM’s mission is to establish and maintain a close connection with the pre-university institutions, in which future university students are educated each year.

Moreover, the director of the theatrical gymnasium “I. L. Caragiale ”, Elena Boldurescu, mentioned that the event in question has been preceded by an active involvement of FCIM-UTM students in the creation of the gymnasium website, and the ongoing maintenance of the computing machines of the gymnasium. The collaboration with UTM teachers – specialists in the ICT field, is vital for the representatives of the pre-university education, who have to constantly learn from them and improve their digital practical skills.

As a pre-university educational institution, the theatrical gymnasium “Ion Luca Caragiale” aims to be a guarantor of quality and efficiency of the educational process, through its educational services and effective use of partnerships and cooperation relations. One of the educational partners during the last years of activity, which contributed to fulfilling the needs of training the digital skills of teachers and students, but also to promote the image of the institution, has proved to be the Technical University of Moldova, which excels in the field of information and communication technologies. We bring sincere thanks from the entire pedagogical community of Chișinău and implicitly from the gymnasium “Ion Luca Caragiale” to the UTM administration, mainly the vice-rector Dinu Țurcanu, the dean of FCIM Dumitru Ciorbă, the university lecturers Svetlana Cojocaru and Nina Sava, but also to the students of UTM who volunteered to collaborate in the process of training teachers from pre-university institutions about Web tools.” said the director, Elena Boldurescu.

The organizers of the event included over 140 master classes, structured on various topics of importance and value. The session “Integration of Web tools and educational software in the teaching-learning-evaluation process”, organized together with the Technical University of Moldova and held at the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics (FCIM), was held by the trainers: Elena BOLDURESCU, professor of mathematics, director of the gymnasium “Ion Luca Caragiale”; Tatiana FRUMUZACHI, teacher of gymnasium “Ion Luca Caragiale”; Dinu ȚURCANU, vice-rector for Informatization, Partnerships, Institutional Image and Communication, UTM; Nina SAVA and Svetlana COJOCARU, university lecturers, heads of study program “Information Technology”, UTM, FCIM, DISA.

Some of the topics debated: “Digital strategies for creating a good environment in school” (moderator: Elena Boldurescu), “Educational software – an alternative to traditional methods” (moderator: Tatiana Frumuzachi), “Making educational management more efficient by using web tools. Digital products – a transdisciplinary approach” (moderator: Svetlana Cojocaru), “Digital teaching methods. Web tools for learning and evaluation” (moderator: Nina Sava). There will also be workshops – “Creating an address group on Google groups”, “Google drive – storing, creating and editing documents and online forms” (moderator: Svetlana Cojocaru), “Creating posters and editing images online using www.crello.com“, “Creating video presentations using Powtoon”, “Creating exercises using learningapps.org” (moderator: Nina Sava).