We will narrow this gap and teach our experts to transfer their knowledge

We will narrow this gap and teach our experts to transfer their knowledge

On the other hand, the challenge for 2018 is to optimize our programs in terms of methodology. We are increasing the pool of methodologists who, together with expert teachers, will build the very educational trajectories and work out scenarios for specific lessons. The amount of information that an expert can give in a lesson is far from what a student can learn in the same lesson. We will narrow this gap and teach our experts to transfer their knowledge. 

About formats. We are actively moving towards blended learning, translating all possible theoretical part of our programs into pre-recorded video lessons. We want our students to study theory and accompanying instructional materials in a convenient way. Ultimately, live lectures and webinars should become a place for students and teachers to work together on practical projects – in the format of workshops, master classes, etc. We have already transferred Internet marketing and SMM programs to this format, and we plan to transfer most of our online and offline programs to this format.

On December 13-14, in Moscow, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and the Center for the Implementation of State Educational Policy and Information Technologies on the basis of the Moscow hero essay example Center for the Development of Human Resources in Education held an All-Russian meeting of heads of organizations implementing programs of additional professional pedagogical education in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The meeting was opened by Maria Khlopotnykh, Director of the Pedagogical Staff Development and Resource Management Department. In her speech, she drew attention to the correct understanding of the role of the head of an educational organization and the assessment of his activities. The competence of the director of an educational organization is of particular importance, and his work should be assessed according to a number of parameters.

Representatives of the regions shared their experience in transforming models of training and advanced training of management personnel.

Rector of the Primorsky Regional Institute for Education Development Elena Grigorieva reported on the Primorsky Forum of Educational Initiatives, which has become a platform for the formation of new educational and managerial practices and competencies.

Rector of the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Education Development Nikolai Barmin shared his experience in conducting both full-time and part-time programs to improve the professionalism of leaders of educational organizations. 

Alexei Rytov, Director of the Moscow Center for the Development of Human Resources in Education, spoke about the Moscow experience of training and advanced training in the programs “Effective Leader”, “I want to be a director”, “Next to the director” and others.

The program of the first day continued with work in groups, where the Moscow model for certification of managers, professional retraining of management personnel, advanced training of school teams and a convergent approach to advanced training of deputy directors were discussed.

The second day of the seminar was focused on the development of practical skills of the participants – the application of trainings for the formation of soft skills and simulation technologies in advanced training were studied using the example of the “Management simulator of the Moscow director”. The participants discussed the practice of using educational digital systems in improving the qualifications of management personnel.

Summing up the results of the meeting, Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Tatyana Sinyugina noted that the main result of the work of the system of additional professional education is the results of children. 

“We talk a lot about professional skill contests. Participation in them is important, necessary, but growth should go towards improving the quality of education that our children receive, ”she stressed. 

The Deputy Minister expressed confidence that the seminar was informative, and the experience presented at it will find practical application in the regions. 

The seminar ended with a meeting of the National Association of Organizations of Additional Professional Pedagogical Education. 

Representatives of the Coordinating Council for Youth Affairs in Scientific and Educational Spheres under the Presidential Council for Science and Education spoke about the books they recommend to read to students and everyone who is interested in science.

Nikita Marchenkov, 30 years old, Moscow – candidate of physical and mathematical sciences; Graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, heads the Kurchatov complex of synchrotron-neutron research at the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”.

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

“This book briefly and very accessible, without formulas, describes how a person’s understanding of the world around him developed, from the very first arguments of Greek philosophers to the most modern theories and hypotheses, for example, and the scientific substantiation of the possibility of time travel.”

“Crystallography” M.P. Shaskolskaya and “Contemporary Crystallography” B.K. Weinstein

“The books describe in detail how crystals are arranged, what causes their unique properties, etc. Believe me, the structure of a crystal is like art, at least as beautiful. “

Tatyana Mamontova, 31 years old, Stavropol – Candidate of Agricultural Sciences; graduated from the Stavropol State Agrarian University; leading researcher of the North Caucasus Federal Scientific Agrarian Center.

“A Brief History of Biology. From Alchemy to Genetics “Isaac Asimov 

“In general, all of Isaac’s books can be recommended as useful for young people, since the combination of a biochemist and a science fiction writer in one person makes his works unique. He writes about science in artistic language, accessible to the common man, in fact, therefore, he can be called a successful popularizer of science. “

Anton Pyrkin, 33 years old, St. Petersburg – Doctor of Technical Sciences; three-time winner of the international student Olympiad in automatic control “BOAC”; graduated from ITMO, currently the dean of the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics at his native institute.

“How to Become a Genius” by G.S. Altshuler

“An extremely useful book that can help you define goals and objectives in your professional career, looking at the experience of outstanding people who have made extraordinary deeds or scientific discoveries. The book also contains references to the theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ), which helps to find a way out of very difficult situations faster. “

Ilya Gurov, 32 years old, Moscow – candidate of agricultural sciences; graduated from Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov; currently – First Deputy Executive Director at the Russian Geographical Society.

“Region and country” V.P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky

“For geographers and all those interested in this important science, I recommend the recently republished RGS book“ Region and Country ”. This is one of the best books on the theory of geography in the world, which has been undeservedly forgotten for many years! “

Alexandra Kalashnikova, St. Petersburg – laureate of the Russian President’s Prize for Young Scientists (2014); graduated from ITMO, now works in the laboratory of ferroic physics at the A.F. Ioffe RAS.

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

“This is a science fiction story written in the form of diaries of a person with intellectual disabilities who gets a chance to be healed through scientific research. Sad, but light, and “multi-layered” story, reading which you can live a piece of the life of people different from the majority. You can think about the value and fragility of human intelligence, or you can think about the ethics of science: how far researchers can and should go. “

Mikhail Varfolomeev, 36 years old, Kazan – candidate of chemical sciences; graduated from Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University (KFU); now he is the head of the “EKoneft” direction at his native university.

“Physical chemistry” P. Atkins

“Despite the complexity of such a field of science as physical chemistry, the author was able to show with simple examples how important it is and how it is used in real life.”

Konstantin Chesnokov, 29 years old, Yekaterinburg – graduated from the Ural Federal University named after B.N. Yeltsin; works at the Institute of Solid State Chemistry of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICHT UB RAS).

“Live with Lightning” by Mitchell Wilson

“I really liked the plot. In short, the book tells about a physicist who was not lured away by money and fame, and he does not immediately, but consciously choose his path in science and in life. It is noteworthy that excerpts from this novel are used in Soviet English textbooks for technical universities. “

“Chemistry is simple” Alexander Ivanov

“There are no abstruse chemical formulas and words in the book, but there is an interesting and understandable story for everyone about the history of human development through the prism of chemistry.”