One of the goals of SAP ITversity is to enhance the quality of education in the field of IT. We are very proud that our colleagues at SAP Labs Bulgaria actively contribute towards achieving this goal by taking part in various education initiatives aimed at high-school and university students.
At ITversity we have a variety of initiatives for high-school students, such as Back2School, SAP GeekyCamp, summer programming camps in different cities, Robotics for Bulgaria and other. Nevertheless starting from last year we added an initiative aimed to support the further education of IT teachers from schools all over the country.
For a second consecutive year SAP Labs Bulgaria supports motivated teachers by funding a one-year curriculum for further professional qualification in informatics and IT. The curriculum is organized by Sofia University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics. It is designed for IT teachers, who want to develop further their skills and to implement the new knowledge into their classes and thus boost the development of their own students.
The program includes mandatory and elective disciplines such as object-oriented programming, databases and information systems, computer networks, cloud technologies and others. One of the elective disciplines is Lego robotics and it will be delivered by one of our colleagues.
7 teachers from Sofia, Dobrich, Pirdop and Sliven took part in the first edition and finished successfully their curriculum in November 2016.
This year 11 teachers applied and after having personal conversations with each of them, we selected 5 – from Sofia, Blagoevgrad and Shumen.
We believe that this curriculum will help the teachers to acquire new knowledge and to enhance the school program in their classes. It will also boost their self-confidence and motivation.
At SAP Labs Bulgaria we are happy to collaborate with the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of Sofia University towards achieving this initiative, which will bring us one step closer to having better education for students from over the country.