School in the cloud
National Practical Conference
30-31 March 2020, PLOVDIV
There are over 300 schools in Bulgaria that actively and fully use cloud platforms. After the widely acclaimed success of the first and second conferences in 2018 and 2019, the National Practical Conference “School in the cloud” is organised for the third consecutive year in partnership with the Plovdiv Municipality, Acer Bulgaria and GEG (Google Educators Group) Plovdiv and Center for Creative Training.
The conference will support the brightest examples of transformation of Bulgarian schools through technology and will give special emphasis to schools in the Cloud. The conference brings together headmasters, teachers, educational experts, university professors, students and doctoral researchers, Ministry of Science and Education representatives, local authorities and other stakeholders from around the country. The conference is expected to attract around 250 participants from all over the country.
The themes of the conference are:
- Stories of transformation and international cooperation
- Managing the school in the cloud
- Technological support for the development of competencies - the 1:1 model
- Educational communities and the development of school teams
- Project-based education aided by digital technology
- Tools for attractive education
The conference is a two-day event and will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on March 30-31, 2020 at the House of Culture Boris Hristov. The conference will be in Bulgarian and in English with translation available.
Co-founder and director of the Center for Creative Training
Мember of the Innovative Schools Committee at the Ministry of Education and Science, and the first Google Certified Innovator in Bulgaria, PhD student at the University of Plovdiv on the topic “Changing the educational organization during the implementation of cloud technologies”.
Alexander is committed to the qualitative change in Bulgarian education and to putting Bulgaria on the world map with the most striking examples of the meaningful use of technologies in education.
Speaker of TEDx Varna 2017 (bit.ly/tedxvarna) and TEDx Stara Zagora 2019.
Born and raised in Sofia (though recently is connected with Plovdiv), he has attended over 800 schools and worked on 4 continents, a proud father.
Natalia Miteva is Program Director for Education at the America for Bulgaria Foundation. She manages a portfolio of investments targeted at improving the quality of teaching at schools and universities, preparing students for jobs of the future, promoting educational innovation and analyzing education policy. Natalia holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland in College Park, U.S., and has specialized with the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group.
I started as a teacher in 2000, and have mostly been a teacher for children with special needs. After spending time, on lots of projects, education and eTwinning Ambassador.
I have since 2017 been working as consultant for Randers commune teaching centre, where I am responsible for all digital platforms at the 22 schools in the municipality. For the last years, the primary task have been to support the schools moving to an cloud based environment.
Mail: kk@Randers.dk | Twitter: @Klokkerholm
I have been promoting playful learning experiences with LEGO Education for almost 6 years, and in the last 2 ½ years I have been focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. Before joining LEGO Education, I had a 15- year career in solution sales, where a customer-centric approach was key to success. This has been incredibly useful within LEGO Education, and its mission to enable every student to succeed. Having the purpose to empower and support educators in equipping their students with the skills they will need to thrive certainly motivates me to get out of bed on a cold and frosty morning! With my degree in visual arts, the move towards STEAM is of particular interest to me, especially highlighting the value of the skills at the core of “Arts” education. Home is the North West of England, where I live with my wife and 3 year old son, splitting my time between there, London, and many fascinating places across Europe.
Pedro Díez, an army officer (Major retired) from the Spanish Army, is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Houston, MBA from the University of Houston; Managing Director Program from the IESE of Navarra; and Master of Science in Computer Science Engineer at Harvard University.
He has extensive experience as a manager in multinational companies. In 2004 he launched himself as entrepreneur and since then, he has dedicated himself to building a value proposition through technology. In 2011 he founded ieducando, one of the main Google for Education partners in Europe and Latinamerica.
Assen Alexandrov is the director of the 51st Secondary School "Elisaveta Bagryana". He had the good fortune to study mathematics and computer science in both Plovdiv and Sofia. He is currently chairman of the Association of Directors in Secondary Education in the Republic of Bulgaria and is the vice-chairman of the Innovative Schools Committee. In the last 10-12 years he has been actively involved in the development of programs, strategies and projects of the Ministry of Education and Science.
Founder of Gorichka NGO
Magdalena Maleeva is among the 10 most influential women in Bulgaria, known for her successful tennis career - in 1996 she reached fourth place in the world rankings. Maleeva is also the founder of Gorichka NGO, manager of educational activities at Tennis Maleevi Academy and mentor of young teachers under the "Teach for Bulgaria" program. She is an ambassador of various causes incl.in the fight against climate change, and founder of a fashion company.