"Successful Models for the Introduction of Innovative Instructional Technologies in Kindergarten" Open Class Event

Leading Sofia's kindergartens to smarter education, "Successful Models for the Introduction of Innovative Instructional Technologies in Kindergarten" Open Class Event on April 20th perfectly presented how to implement preschool education with ICT, which was participated by officials from Regional Department of Education - Sofia, near a hundred principals from Sofia's kindergartens, and Dr. Sams Wang, professional in both theory and practice of ICT in education.

The event was extremely fascinating with experience sharing from principals of 65 Sunny Childhood, 67 Winnie the Pooh, and 47 Forget-Me-Not Kindergarten as well as theory sharing from Dr. Sams Wang. Each principal shared how their teachers implement teaching and learning with TEAM Model Smarter Classroom in IRS in preschool education through classroom clips, which allowed participants to more personally observe the power of the integration of education and technology.

Dr. Sams Wang also gave an inspiring keynote - "The Way of Teaching: The Determinant of Learning Outcome" (Start at 50:20 of below video link). Starting with the three focuses of smarter education: Pedagogy & Theory, Supporting System, and Teachers' Professional Development, Dr. Sams Wang highlighted the theory of Cognitive Development by Jean Piaget and ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) by Lev Vygotsky as well as introduced duplicable teaching models for kindergarten teachers to modify and implement in their lectures.

Through the experience sharing from kindergarten principals and theory sharing from Dr. Sams Wang, the event certainly help generate more momentum for kindergartens in Sofia City and for leading the way to smarter education together!