Best practices on the recruitment, selection, training, professional support, and retention of motivated teachers were presented at The Future of Education. Driven by the desire to make education in Bulgaria even better, 11 leading organizations joined efforts to organize The Future of Education Conference 2018.The two-day forum took place at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, on November 23-24. Over 1000 people registered for the event which gave them the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 30 organizations at a special expo and learn more about a variety of successful practices on public-private partnerships, vocational and digital education, financial literacy, and NEWTT-inspired best practices on the recruitment, selection, training, professional support, and retention of motivated teachers.
Prof. Dr. Herman Abs, Chair of Educational research and Schooling at the University of Duisburg-Essen gave a compelling presentation on how to attract young talent to the teaching profession and cited some successful practices implemented by all non-governmental organizations, part of the Teach For All global network and partners in NEWTT. He also participated in a panel which discussed how to make teaching more attractive and accessible.
Prof. Galin Tsokov from Plovdiv University participated in a panel dedicated to teacher professional development and qualification. He also talked about the innovative qualification programs which the university had the opportunity to develop and test thanks to NEWTT.