Moscow Electronic School listed among 100 international education projects
The Moscow Electronic School was also named the best project in a category dealing with the creation of favourable conditions facilitating expanded regional information-and-technological potentials at the All-Russian competition of the best practices and initiatives for the socio-economic development of Russian regions.
There are plans to continue expanding the capital’s education megaprojects throughout 2019, Head of the Department of Education Isaak Kalina said at a Moscow Government Presidium meeting.
Work will continue on the Moscow Electronic School project stipulating the introduction of modern electronic systems at city schools.
In 2018, Helsinki, Finland, hosted the HundrED educational summit, with the participants listing the Moscow Electronic School among the 100 main international education projects. In 2019, the Moscow Electronic School won the All-Russian competition of the best practices and initiatives for the socio-economic development of the Russian regions.
The Moscow Electronic School includes the following aspects:
- online enrolment at kindergartens and schools
- the electronic record and mark book
- the electronic/online library
- admission and public catering arrangements using electronic cards
- video surveillance
- the My Achievements electronic diagnostic system
- an online system for submitting applications to take part in the Final State Certification and the final composition (rendering)
- a teacher-certification service based on electronic systems
- an automated accounting, HR registration and pay-calculation service for the staff of the city’s state educational institutions.
Today, the Moscow Electronic School’s library has over 33,000 lesson scenarios, 348 textbooks from various publishing houses and 883 electronic teaching aids, as well as 42,500 interactive apps, that can be accessed by anyone.
The city will also focus on pre-specialised, specialised, pre-professional and professional education.
The city is implementing a megaproject called The Integration of Various Education Levels for Achieving High Education Results. It allows students to master the required professional skills and aptitudes as well as to obtain the highly popular mid-level specialist qualifications.
Universities, colleges, research agencies, industrial enterprises and companies, technoparks, museums, theatres and other organisations are actively involved in developing the programme.
The following city-level education initiatives have become part of the project:
- the Moscow School’s Engineering Class that involves 103 schools, over 8,000 students, 22 universities and high-tech enterprises/companies
- the Moscow School’s Medical Class that involves 69 schools, over 4,000 students, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and medical organisations
- the Kurchatov Centre of Continuous Convergent Education that involves 36 educational organisations and over 65,000 students (including under additional-education curricula), and the Kurchatov Institute National Research Centre
- the Moscow School’s Academic/Science and Technological Class that involves 13 schools, 800 students and research agencies
- the Moscow Pre-University School that involves 12 universities and over 5,000 pupils
- the Moscow School’s Cadet Class that involves over 195 education organisations and over 16,500 pupils.
Starting with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Moscow School’s IT Class project will be added to these projects, and 20-30 schools are expected to take part.
In 2018, over 2,000 city school graduates successfully passed their pre-professional exam and scored additional points for enrolling at universities.
The improved pre-professional education system helps to increase the share of city residents studying at local universities free of charge. In 2018, 33 percent of freshmen studied at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology without having to pay any fee (for comparison, in 2010 their share was13 percent). The breakdown for the National Research University - Higher School of Economics and the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University was 45/36 percent and 44/17 percent (2018/2010), respectively.
18 march 2019