Civic Education in Ukraine


2 July 2018

How to organize EdCamp for your community – a new course on VUM online

On July 2, 2018, we launched a new course “How to organize EdCamp for your community” on the platform of civic education VUM online.

Why is it important?

In the NGO OUM we believe that teachers’ personal development is crucial for Ukrainian community. When teachers work in an ineffective educational system and have no idea how to improve the situation, there is no chance for changes in the education sphere. (Un)conferences are the EdCamp innovation model that offers one of the most effective ways to solve this problem. We explain how EdCamp model works and how to use it in practice.

What will you learn?

The course participants will learn about modern methods of the school education improvement: from the value foundations and the explanation why EdCamp works – to a step-by-step plan for organizing such an event, with feedback and advice from educators who already have experience in the organization of the (un)conferences.

This course is for those who are:

  • working in a school or kindergarten,
  • really care about the education level of the Ukrainian children,
  • ready to cooperate,
  • trying to find a practical and effective tools for improving the skills;
  • forming local educational communities, and transforming teacher initiatives into changes at the state level.

Course authors:

Oleksandr Elkin, the inspirer of the EdCamp movement in Ukraine, the adviser of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on Innovation and Horizontal Relations in Education, the chairman of the subcommittee of general education at the Public Council under the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the founder of the Education Production Agency, the candidate of technical sciences. For over 10 years he has been working on IT projects in teacher education and trainings, initiator and head of national educational projects – School Champion, Khan Academy in Ukrainian and others.

Olena Malakhova, the program director of EdCamp Ukraine, adviser of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on issues of gender equality policy and anti-discrimination in education, expert of the Gender Information and Analytical Center “KRONA”, candidate of philological sciences. For more than 10 years she has been working in the field of interaction between secondary and higher pedagogical education, anti-discrimination in education, and gender sensitive problems.

Iryna Minkovskaya, the PR & Partner Manager of EdCamp Ukraine, European Projects Management Specialist. She is graduated the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative 2017 program, a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, a master’s degree in Economic Cybernetics.

The course is freely accessible and open to everyone!