• Dr. Neli Koleva, Chief Officer of Public Partnerships at Teach For Bulgaria, Prof. Galin Tsokov from Plovdiv University, Rosen Bogomilov, Teach For Bulgaria alum and history teacher, and Denitsa Kombishkova, English teacher and current participant in the program and in the NEWTT pilot, took part in the panel to share their experience with over 400 guests attending the annual Education Conference which took place in Sofia on Nov 10, 2017.
  • The NEWTT project was one of the highlights of the 'Education Rewrites the Story' Conference hosted by Teach For Romania in November 2017. Neli Koleva, Lead Project Manager from Teach For Bulgaria was invited to speak about the project in her capacity as Lead of the NEWTT Consortium to an audience that included School Principals, Teach For Romania participants and staff, Government Officials and students.
  • The "New Ways into Teaching: Gemeinsam Zukunft bilden" event took place in Austria on the 4th April 2017 and was organized by our Austrian project partners Teach For Austria (TFA), the Federation of Austrian Industries (FAI) and the Vienna Board of Education (VBE).

Welcome to NEWTT!

The “New Way for New Talents in Teaching” project, also named NEWTT, was proposed to define innovative, value-added ways to bring new talent into teaching, and ultimately provide a meaningful solution for EU-wide challenges in providing equal access to school education due to teacher shortages, teaching quality and limited teacher force diversity. This project is co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ grant and is run by a consortium of 15 partners. 

NEWTT consists of piloting and testing different alternative pathways to teacher certification in 5 European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania, and the Basque Region of Spain) that are currently or will soon be facing shortages of effective teachers overall and especially in schools serving underprivileged communities (e.g., poor students, students from ethnic minorities, students from disadvantaged groups).

In this website, you can find more information about the NEWTT project, the national pilots and consortium partners involved, and all related news and events. If you have any questions or comments about the project, please do not hesitate to reach out via our  Contact Us page.

 

The annual Education Conference, co-organized by Education Bulgaria 2030 and Teach For Bulgaria, took place in Sofia on Nov 10, 2017 and was attended by over 400 guests. One of the panels was called “A New Way for New Talent in Teaching” and it was dedicated to the NEWTT project. Dr. Neli Koleva, Chief Officer of Public Partnerships at Teach For Bulgaria, Prof. Galin Tsokov from Plovdiv University, Rosen Bogomilov, Teach For Bulgaria alum and history teacher, and Denitsa Kombishkova, English teacher and current participant in the program and in the NEWTT pilot, took part in the panel to share their experience, and took questions from the audience.

    

A round table organized by Teach For Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Union of Teachers presented the White Paper - a collection of best practices for the recruitment, selection, training, support, and retention of motivated professionals in the teaching profession

        

 

On Nov 8, the 2017 Innovators in Education award ceremony took place at the literary club Peroto in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. This year the annual Innovators in Education initiative was organized by ERP Academy. Over 50 education projects participated in the competition. Plovdiv University was nominated in the University Category and won first prize for the innovative university programs for its work as part of the NEWTT project with Teach For Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. Professor Galin Tzokov from Plovdiv University and Dr. Neli Koleva from Teach For Bulgaria accepted the prize at the official ceremony.