News & Events
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.
The NEWTT project was one of the highlights of the 'Education Rewrites the Story' Conference hosted by Teach For Romania. 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. She shared some of the interim evaluation results from the project to an audience including School Principals, Teach For Romania participants and staff, Government Officials and students.
On Tuesday 4th June 2017 the dissemination event "New Ways into Teaching: Gemeinsam Zukunft bilden" took place in Austria. It was organized by our Austrian project partners Teach For Austria (TFA), the Federation of Austrian Industries (FAI) and the Vienna Board of Education (VBE). At the beginning of the event Heinrich Himmer (VBE), Christian Friesl (IV) and Walter Emberger (TFA) stressed the importance of different ways into the teaching profession. More than 60 stakeholders from the school edcuation area in Austria used this opportunity to learn more about the project, and the alternative and traditional pathways into the teaching profession. They also had the opportunity to discuss the challenges and developments in the education system. Marie Hamer from the Institute of Teaching in the United Kingdom did the keynote speech on "The teacher’s developmental journey towards mastery".
In March 2017 in Riga, Mission Possible's Teacher Forum took place and it brought together around 250-300 teachers and school principals. The forum made it possible for all participants to share thoughts and ideas and the theory of change of Iespējamā misija (Mission Possible) was presented. NEWTT was also introduced to those attending. There were various workshops for teachers and head teachers form different schools of Latvia, led by fellows and alumni.
On April 4th 2017 the "New Ways into Teaching: Gemeinsam Zukunft bilden" event will take place in Vienna. This event is organized by the three Austrian project partners Teach For Austria, Vienna Board of Education and Federation of Austrian Industries in order to promote the NEWTT project. The keynote will be delivered by Marie Hamer (Institute for Teaching, UK) who will be speaking about new ways into teacher training. The entire event will be focusing on exploring different ways into teaching. Please note: The event will be in German, except for the keynote speech by Marie Hamer which will be done in English. Details: Title: New Ways into Teaching:Gemeinsam Zukunft bilden Date: 4th April 2017, 3p.m. – 7p.m. Location: Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1031 Vienna Registration: If you are interested in participating in the event please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 17th at the latest.
The new bipartisan political agreement sign in November in the Basque Country has decided to include and give full support to the NEWTT project as one of the main contributors to the education priority 2016-2020 around “improving the training and stability of teachers”. You can read more here (page 33).