This year the Festival has a civic-patriotic orientation
The XII International Festival of School teachers has started today at Elabuga Institute of KFU. The annual festival of pedagogical excellence gathered about 2,500 teachers from all over Russia. 740 of them will take part in person. For example, among the participants is the teacher-organizer Elena Berezhnova, who represents one of the most inaccessible regional centers of the country – Magadan. Participants of the event will be able to follow the progress of the event and get acquainted with advanced ideas in the field of pedagogy in an online format as well.
The theme of the XII Festival this year has a civil-patriotic orientation – "Fatherland pro". This is a dialogue about the Motherland, its history, law, culture, economy, family values, traditions. The key concept of the Festival is to talk about patriotism and education boldly.
The opening ceremony took place in the City Palace of Culture Elabuga, where Elena Merzon, Director of Elabuga Institute of KFU, welcomed the honorary guests and participants of the Festival as the hostess.
After the introductory video dedicated to the diversity of the culture of the Motherland, at the origins of which are great composers, scientists, statesmen – real geniuses who began their journey behind the school bench under the guidance of the main guide to the world of knowledge – a teacher, the address of the acting Rector of KFU Dmitry Tayursky to the participants was made:
"Dear colleagues, participants and guests of the XII International Festival of School Teachers! I am glad to welcome you to our Festival, which has become one of the largest and most famous forums on pedagogical topics in Russia and a recognizable brand of Kazan Federal University. The importance of the festival as one of the most effective forms of professional development can hardly be overestimated. This is a real holiday for teachers. A holiday where new professional connections are formed, pedagogical experience is exchanged, new ideas are born and there is a natural increase in the level of general pedagogical culture. Dear colleagues, mentors of youth, I wish you further success in the work of the Festival!", - said Dmitry Albertovich.
Then Vice-Premier of the Republic of Tatarstan Leyla Fazleeva addressed the participants of the XII Festival of School Teachers with a welcoming speech:
"We are always close to our teachers. Each of us took place thanks to a meeting with a teacher – both you and me. We decided to become teachers because there were teachers with a capital letter next to us. Today you will hear lectures that will be devoted to the actual problems of education in Russia and the whole world. At all times, even the most difficult, there is always a teacher next to the child. We will be able to discuss a lot, share our impressions. Dear colleagues, I want to wish you the brightest pages in the history of our Russia!", - Leila Rinatovna greeted the guests and participants of the Festival.
The opening ceremony of the festival was also attended by Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Ildar Gilmutdinov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan on Education, Culture, Science and National Issues Lyudmila Rybakova, Chairman of the Tatar Republican Committee of the Trade Union of Workers of Public Education and Science Irina Protsenko, head of Elabuga Municipal District Rustem Nuriev, Vice-rector of Kazan Federal University Timirkhan Alishev, Rector of the Institute of Education Development of the Republic of Tatarstan Lyudmila Nugumanova and others. Irina Frolenkova welcomed the participants on behalf of the President of the Russian Academy of Education, Professor Olga Vasilyeva.
The honored guests, speaking to the participants, greeted the teachers with special warmth, noted the strategic importance of the noble profession: "As it was already mentioned, the state pays great attention to the education system. I believe that "teacher" and "student" are the two main people at school, and we have to do everything so that the child gets a good education, and the teacher does it sincerely and would like to go to work every day," - Ildar Irekovich Gilmutdinov said in his speech.
As part of the grand opening, the traditional action "Help to get ready for school" was held. Children of KFU employees who will go to the first grade this year received their first backpacks from the hands of honored guests. The guys, in turn, promised to study well.
The honored guests visited the exhibition of suppliers of goods and services in the field of education. Modern developments that can be used to modernize school education from the publishing house "Russian Word", the official partner of WorldSkills in Russia Avanti Education, one of the first manufacturers of goods for creativity, games and self-expression "GAMMA", authors of original techniques, games "Workshop of Voskobovich", "Lemport", manufacturer of prefabricated large-scale models and board games in Russia "ZVEZDA", a publishing project of literature for teachers "KFU – school".
The festival of school teachers will last three days. The event is based on a dialogue between practical teachers and specialist, scientists, between secondary and higher vocational schools. This year, in Elabuga, as in previous years, participants will attend public lectures, workshops, trainings, presentations of advanced pedagogical experience. We remind you that most of the intensive courses are devoted to patriotic education.