International UNESCO IITE / ASPnet Workshop “Learning for the Future” 

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE)in close cooperation with UNESCO Moscow Office, Latvian National Commission for UNESCO and Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, supported by Riga City Council, Microsoft Latvia, Publishing House “Lielvards” and Valmiera City Council, organizes a two-days International UNESCO IITE/ASPnet Workshop “Smart School for the Future” to be held on 28-29 March, 2012 in Riga (Republic of Latvia). This Workshop is a sub-regional meeting of UNESCO IITE experts, high-level officials of the National Commissions for UNESCO, regional national ASPnet coordinators, representatives of the UNESCO Associated schools and Private sector on the implementation of the UNESCO IITE/ASPnet Project “Smart School for the Future”.

Main objectives of the workshop are to develop collectively a plan of implementation of the UNESCO IITE/ASPnet Project “Smart School for the Future”; to summarize and distribute among UNESCO Associated schools an advanced experience of ICTs application at schools; to motivate the UNESCO ASPnet to contribute more effectively to  research, collection and dissemination of good practicesfor expansion of partnership and their sustainable development. The main themes for discussion are the following: - presentation and discussion of the UNESCO IITE/ASPnet Project “Smart School for the Future”; - interaction between UNESCO IITE and UNESCO Associated schools on the basis of realization of the Guidelines for the launching of UNESCO IITE/ASPnet Project  “Smart School for the Future”; - partnership of UNESCO Associated schools with the UNESCO IITE Network of UNESCO Chairs working in the field of ICTs in education and innovative pedagogy; - ICTs and professional development of teachers and administrators of UNESCO Associated schools.

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