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14.10.2017  Tokmak

Presentation of Kodu Game Lab during ITBabyFest in Zaporizhzhya

During the ITBabyFest, the first IT-festival for children in Zaporizhzhya, the IDEA Training Center of NGO Institute of Public Development ‘Ortega-y-Gasset’ made a presentation on using the visual designer of the HomeGame Lab, which allows participants of ‘IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark’ creating 3D games without profound knowledge of the KODU programming language. Participants of the IT-festival, including parents and their children asked a lot of questions and were interested in taking part in further training programs of the IDEA Center.

04.10.2017  Tokmak

KODU GAME LAB for school students

A presentation of Kodu Game Lab for students of the 7th grade of secondary school №11 of Tokmak city was held on October 10. The trainer taught the students how to create KODU GAME LAB computer games and tools, and showed how they work. The students forgot about the ring for the class break and dreamed about creating their own characters. Everyone without exception was struck by how fast on bright landscapes, characters of the game, interesting visual effects and even sound support can be created at the computer. Guys and girls have plunged into the fantastic world of adventure, which previously seemed inaccessible to ordinary schoolchildren. The children were so enthralled with the theme of the event that they expressed their wish to study programming in the future in more detail.

23.09.2017  Kyiv

Kodu training for students of Kyiv Higher Professional School of Technology and Clothing Design

Within the framework of the IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark, a training was held on the basis of the Kyiv Higher Professional School of Technology and Clothing Design on the topic "Introduction to the Kodu Programming Visual Environment". The event was conducted by a trainer of the IDEA Training Center of NGO ‘Volunteer’. During the class, students got acquainted with the new platform for programming, the process and the main stages of working in it, and created their characters in the game space."

14.09.2017  Rivne

Training for children with special needs

Training for children with special needs On September 14, 2017, a trainer of the IDEA Center of NGO ‘Chayka’ (Gull) again visited Klevan specialized boarding school for children. The trainer of the IDEA Rivne Educational Center Oksana Salivonchyk, together with the Rivne District Center for Social Services for the Children and Youth Family, again held a training session for students of this educational institution. During the training, IDEA trainer introduced the participants to one of the most popular professions, a programmer. Students were able to try themselves as a programmer by performing simple tasks. It was especially useful for children to work as a single team. While forming simple logistical blocks children developed logical thinking and imagination. Teamwork helped children understand that it's easy to program !!! Teachers of the institution were also involved in the process, and they were very surprised how easy the children were able to cope with the difficult tasks. The event was conducted through the IDEA project with the support of Microsoft YouthSpark.

13.09.2017  Rivne

Training workshop for unemployed youth at the Rivne district employment center

Training workshop for unemployed youth at the Rivne district employment center On September 13, 2017, the IDEA Training Center "Seagull" (Rivne) hosted a training workshop for unemployed youth at the Rivne district employment center. During the seminar, the participants got acquainted with free online resources for self-education, raising their skills in civic education, computer skills and programmer skills. It was especially interesting for young people to find new educational opportunities in the areas of programming and entrepreneurship. According to young people, these areas are among the most promising in the labor market. The training took place thanks to the IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.

05.09.2017  Tokmak

Training of trainers of the IDEA Center in Tokmak

Within the framework of the IDEA Center work of NGO Institue of Public Development ‘Ortega-y-Gasset’ in Tokmak, a training of trainers was conducted on coding and other Computer Sciences topics. The training included practical exercises on Kodu Game Lab and Wordpress, which greatly improved the competencies of the 10 trainers who participated in the event.

04.09.2017  Vinnitsya

Web Design training sessions in Vinnytsya

During several Web Design training sessions held by the IDEA Center of NGO "Protection" (Vinnytsya) on September 4-29, 2017, the participants had classes on such topics as including "Basics of Web Design and Web Programming", "Using CSS in Website Design Simulation", and "Fundamentals of PHP to create a website's dynamics". The classes were held within the framework of the IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.

31.08.2017  Tokmak

In Prymorsk, children created the virtual worlds in Kodu

In Prymorsk city library, a training for children on programming in Kodu was held on August 27, 2017. By their activity, children created an incredible atmosphere during the activity. They were very attentive to what the trainer tough them. During the training, children worked in teams that were given a task to create their own virtual worlds. As the mother of one participant noted, "if my daughter likes it, then the training is successful." After the classes, the children rushed home to continue the on-handed case on their own computers.

28.07.2017  Ternopil

Microsoft Visual Basic course

At the classes, the participants studied Microsoft Visual Basic. This course is introductory for all those who want to understand the principles of programming. The Microsoft Visual Basic development environment provides tools for visual design of the user interface and is considered a powerful tool for rapid development of applications. It is used for the component way of creating programs that run almost all versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.

20.07.2017  Rivne

Hour of code for children living at a family-type children home in Rivne Oblast

Hour of code for children living at a family-type children home in Rivne Oblast The trainer of the IDEA Rivne Training Center of NGO “Chaika” (Gull), together with specialists of the Center of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth, visited a family-type children home on July 20, where more than 15 underage children are raised. During the visit, representatives of the social center communicated with the caregivers about the peculiarities of preparing children for independent living and the development of children's creative and intellectual abilities. At this time, the IDEA coach held a training for the young people on the selection of the future occupation, with particular emphasis on the IT sector. Also, by using special cards, the trainer carried out a class on the topic "Hour of Code without computers". Children willingly accomplished simple tasks and plunged into the world of programming. Some children got interested in this development platform and have already tried to use it online.

14.07.2017  Tokmak

Training on the use of the WordPress content management system

For youth of Chernihivka town, a training session on the use of the WordPress content management system was held at the Chernihivka Rayon (district) library. During the training, the trainer at the IDEA Training Center told about all the steps needed to create a web-site. The subject of the event was very relevant to the participants, so they asked many questions. The participants were informed about the importance of reading the domain name of the web-page, as well as the possibilities of choosing and changing a design of a site, and points to be taken into account when publishing information. The attendees at the training were struck by the opportunities that the WordPress content management system opens, since even beginners can work with it. The trainer also told about a lot of templates that help make the creation of a web-site even easier.

30.06.2017  Tokmak

IT services and applications for time planning at IDP HUB in Tokmak, with IDEA Project assistance.

The world has been dramatically accelerating recently. Most people simply can not cope with the infiltration of information, tasks, ideas, and opportunities that dump them. Therefore, the ability to effectively manage time become of utmost importance. It is important to be able to distribute time so that, in the first place, the really important things that are moving us forward, and then all the others, are actually fulfilled.
Services and applications are now actively beginning to appear, which allows one to organize lists, plan a day, and control the execution of tasks. The trainer told about the benefits of such programs, the main tools for working with them, the ability to synchronize these applications between the PC and the smartphone at the IDP HUB TOKMAK resource center in Tokmak, and answered all the questions of those present.

22.06.2017  Kropyvnytsky

Hour of Code - training of trainers in Kropyvnytsky

Within the framework of the regional librarians' seminar held by the Kirovohrad Oblast Library for Youth, four training workshops were held at the IDEA Center of the Public Organization "TIMO" Open Doors ". In these workshops, librarians of the region learned how to create algorithms using the code.org curriculum and get acquainted with the materials that can help them in conducting the Hour of Code in December this year.

20.06.2017  Lutsk

Training-contest "Hour of Code" at the Children's Health Camp "Svitanok" (Daybreak)

In Volyn Oblast, in the summer, children not only rest, but also use their time for more learning. Exactly so, on June 20, 207, at the Children's Health Camp "Svitanok" (Daybreak), the Coordinator of the IDEA Training Center, Volyn Perspectives, hosted the "Hour of Code" game-competition. Children learned the beginnings of programming during an interesting team game, without using any equipment. Formation of algorithms in the form of a game contributed to the development of coding skills for young programmers. These activities became possible thanks to the IDEA P Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.

09.06.2017  Tokmak

A training on using the WordPress content management system

For youth of Chernihivka town, a training on using the WordPress content management system was held in the rayon library. During the training, the trainer of the IDEA Tokmak Training Center told about all the steps needed to create a site. The participants were informed about the importance of reading the domain name of the page, as well as the possibilities of choosing and changing the design of a site, and the points to be taken into account when publishing information. Teenss had a lot of questions that the trainer immediately answered. The attendees at the training were struck by the possibilities that Wordpress's content management system offers, since even beginners can work with it. The trainer also told about a lot of templates that help make the creation of a site even easier.

08.06.2017  Rivne

Programing at a school camp in Klevan

Programing in the school camp On June 8, at the children summer camp of Klevan Town Lyceum children took a trained in programing conducted by the trainers of the IDEA Rivne Training Center. During the camping in the lyceum, children not only played and participated in sports games, but also tried themselves as programmers and created computer games that they shared with friends. "It's simple and fun about the complex and useful" - it was the motto of their computer programing lessons. The training was conducted within the framework of the IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.

30.05.2017  Tokmak

KODU GAME LAB for students of the Professional Lyceum in Tokmak

A presentation of the Kodu Game Lab was held for student of the Professional Lyceum in Tokmak. The trainer has shown several games created by other participants of the training course "KODU GAME LAB: Visual and Object-Oriented Programming". Students were surprised that even small kids created such games. The participants tirelessly asked the trainer about the process of creating their own game. Teens were so curious that they have expressed the desire to immediately try to create their own characters in the game. With the help of the trainer, it was easy for students to program the actions of characters. It turned out to be very easy and interesting.

24.05.2017  Rivne

Training on programing for unemployed youth of Rivne Oblast

On May 24, 2017, a training for the unemployed was held at the Rivne District Employment Center. During the training, 30 young people learned about the work of free platforms, where they can learn how to program. The information on education in the field of programming and opportunities for obtaining work in the field of IT was particularly interesting for the participants of the training. During the training, the participants not only learned about the possibilities of education and employment, but also tried to program at the elementary level. For most of them, it was the first attempt to program. But now the participants are aware that the IT sphere is a place where they can get a job. The training was conducted within the framework of IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.

22.05.2017  Tokmak

How to effectively use the Internet to find information

A training session for students of Tokmak Mechanical College with a very relevant theme "How to effectively use the Internet to find information" was held. Now, every user of the computer, through the Internet,has the ability to find any information. However, the search may not always be fast, and sometimes we do not find what we need, for example, when looking for additional materials, deepening knowledge on a particular topic, and or preparing reports. All this is now an important element in the learning process. That is why the trainer told the students how to make the search on the Internet effective. Event participants found out that you can use special characters and words to set up search options. In addition, the trainer told about a large number of search engines, their capabilities, and search by image. Participants immediately expressed a desire to test the knowledge gained in practice. Students were surprised and did not hide their grip when they saw a quick and accurate search result. It seemed that all the participants felt themselves to be "hackers" who know how to get secret information!

22.05.2017  Vinnitsya

Basics of Programing

On May 22, 2017, trainers of the IDEA Center of the Public organization "Parostok" (Sprout) from Vinnytsia conducted the Hour of Code training for 24 pupils of Vinnytsia vocational school №1. The training was conducted within the framework of IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark project. It aimed at familiarizing students with the basics of informatics with the use of cartoon characters.

18.05.2017  Tokmak

Quick Keyboard Printing training in Tokmak

For students and students of the Professional Lyceum in Tokmak, a "Quick Keyboard Printing" training took place. The main advantage of speed typing on the keyboard is the saved time, because, in the learning process, it is necessary to print large abstracts, courseware, etc. The method of fast printing on a computer will help to type characters and texts much faster, and thus to be less tired.
The trainer told the audience how to start by remembering the location of the keys on the keyboard. Students learned that certain keys are assigned to each finger, which greatly increases the speed and convenience of typing. Everyone tried to apply the acquired skills in practice. It turned out not so easy, because you need to rebuild your typing habits with two fingers. However, the coach encouraged the boys and girls to say that the main thing in mastering any skill is a regular training and practice. After several days of intense exercises, everyone can easily see the difference in the speed and simplicity in typing of texts.

11.05.2017  Tokmak

IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark helped Tokmak school youth to learn WordPress

For students and schoolchildren of School # 11 in Tokmak, a training was held on using the Wordpress content management system to create websites and blogs. During the class, students were introduced to four steps to create a free website: domain name registration, template selection, design settings and content publishing. The trainer told about the possibilities of choosing and changing the design of the site, and the moments that need to be taken into account when publishing information. Some students shared their plans: some want to create their own blog page, others in the future will create a website promoting their own professional services. With the help of IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark, the school youth got basic knowledge to implement these plans in life.

11.05.2017  Rivne

Progrmming training for students of the Kornyn School

Progrmming training for students of the Kornyn School On May 11, 2017, a trainer of the IDEA Rivne Training Center Oksana Salyvonchyk conducted a progrmming training for students from the Kornyn School. During the implementation of simple tasks, the participants developed visualization skills. Also, students were able to master their knowledge in practiceby going through simple tasks and creating their own games. The students were pleased with the process and the uncomplicated form of presenting the training material. Some have even become more interested in a more complex training. The training took place thanks to IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.

11.05.2017  Lutsk

Training "Possibilities for Programing" for unemployed youth in Volodymyr-Volynsky

On May 11, 2017, a training for unemployed youth was held at Volodymyr-Volynsky Municipal and Rayon Employment Center. During the exercises, the participants of the event got opportunities for programming and self-development. The coordinator of IDEA Center in Lutsk told the unemployed youth about the free resources they could use for self-development and start a programing career. In parallel, the coordinator demonstrated all the resources live on the Internet. After the completion of the training, many participants are applying to the IDEA Center for individual consultations.

25.04.2017  Rivne

Kodu for students of Sarny Rayon Liceum

Kodu for students of Sarny Rayon Liceum On April 25, 2017, Oksana Salivonchyk, trainer of the IDEA Training Center in Rivne, carried out the Programing Basics training for students of the 9th grade of the Sarny Rayon (District) Lyceum. The children successfully and with curiosity fulfilled all the tasks offered by the coach. Each participant had an opportunity to understand that it was easy to program. By performing simple tasks, children made algorithms. During the training, children developed coding skills and could consider whether they want to become IT-programers in the future.

12.04.2017  Rivne

IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark helped students in Internet search of digital literacy resources

IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark helped students in Internet search of digital literacy resources On April 12, 2017, the trainer of Rivne IDEA Training Center, Oksana Salivonchyk conducted a workshop for students of Rivne State Agricultural College. During the event, students were introduced to free online resources for self-education and raising their skills in civic education, computer skills and programing skills. For students, it was especially interesting to find new educational opportunities in the field of processing large volumes of information. The training took place thanks to IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.

07.04.2017  Tokmak

IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark helps Tokmak youth to study WordPress

At the school # 11 of Tokmak, a training was held on using the WordPress content management system for 10th grade students. During the class, the schoolchildren, together with the trainer of the IDEA Tokmak Training Center, completed all the steps necessary to create the site. The students were informed about the importance of reading the domain name of the page, as well as the possibilities of choosing and changing the design of the site, and the moments to be taken into account when publishing information. The students had a lot of questions that the trainer immediately answered. The attendees at the training were impressed with the possibilities offered by the content management system WordPress.

04.04.2017  Tokmak

Kodu Game Lab presentation

On March 14th, the central city library of Tokmak was crowded. The next Hour of Kodu was visited by schoolchildren from the city school №5. From the beginning, boys and girls listened to the trainer’s presentation of Kodu Game Lab with a great interest. However, the most interesting was waiting for them later, when the students began to create games on their own. At first, they acted step by step. Repeating for the trainer, the students created the landscape and the simplest characters. But in 30 minutes on each screen, plants, trees, cannons and other objects were rolled out, programmed to perform simple tasks. Everyone was convinced that it's not difficult to create one's own game – it is quite simple, and most importantly - incredibly interesting!

27.02.2017  Lutsk

Seminar "Free opportunities for Programmer Skills Development" for the 10-11th grade students of Kovel City School # 8

On February 23, IDEA center "Volyn’s Perspectives", together with experts of Kovel City Employment Center, held a seminar "Free opportunities for Programmer Skills Development: Prometheus Resources, and Hour of Code" for the 10-11th grade students of Kovel City School # 8. The students got familiar with virtual platforms, where they can start their own way as programming beginners. In a fun way and in the form of practical work, alternating with on-line lectures of Harvard University professors, young people will be able draw new knowledge on the way to getting their dream profession - a programmer.
Also, the school’s teachers received information about free resources, ready planned lessons, and handouts, which were developed by Microsoft specialists, for use in the educational process.

27.02.2017  Rivne

Programming for students of Rivne Agricultural College

Programming for students of Rivne Agricultural College On February 27, 2017, the trainer of IDEA educational Center in Rivne, held a training on programming for the 3rd year students of Rivne Agricultural College. When performing simple tasks, students developed visualization skills. Also, the students were able to get familiar with a free platform that they can use during their studies in college. The students enjoyed a simple process and forms of presenting the training material, and some are even got interested in learning a more complex material.
The training was held thanks to support from IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.

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