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On January 31, a partnership agreement was signed between the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and the St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education named after K. D. Ushinsky (SPb APPO), the leading organization in St. Petersburg that provides training for teachers and managers of the education system in additional professional pedagogical programs. The document was signed by the rector of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Andrey Rudskoy and the acting rector of the St. Petersburg APPO Andrey Bogdantsev.

The partnership will open a new stage in the direction of work with educational institutions and will increase the level of interaction with teachers and staff who are responsible for career guidance activities in schools in St. Petersburg. The agreement is aimed at developing relations, implementing joint network programs for additional professional education, as well as using the competencies of SPbPU in the field of development of the digital educational environment.

The agreement with St. Petersburg APPO is not a simple formality, but a fixation of existing and development of new promising projects. The key task is not only the training of school teachers in specialized subjects, their advanced training to work with new equipment, but also the development of human resources for teachers in higher education, including pedagogical universities. Therefore, we agreed on potential network programs, joint methodological solutions at the regional and federal levels, as well as cooperation in the field of pedagogical sciences,” noted Andrei Rudskoy.

The working meeting on behalf of the St. Petersburg APPO was also attended by Daniil Brezgunov, vice-rector for academic cooperation, Yulia Glagoleva, vice-rector for methodological work, Ekaterina Kalinina, vice-rector for development of project activities, Simona Petrova, vice-rector for academic affairs. From the Polytechnic were Dmitry Tikhonov, vice-rector for additional and pre-university education, Lyudmila Pankova, vice-rector for educational activities.

As part of the visit, the guests attended a historical sightseeing tour of the university campus, studied the experience of the Open Education Center in the field of creating and supporting online courses for the educational process, and also visited the “Industrial Stream Data Processing Systems” laboratory. There they got acquainted with the experience of SPbPU implementing virtual laboratories and digital simulators in the educational process.

The second half of the day was spent at a round table, where the participants discussed the prospects for cooperation in an open dialogue.

During the discussion, the director of the Center for work with applicants, Artyom Egupov, spoke about the university’s interaction with schoolchildren. Artem Andreevich noted that the Center attracts talented children through project activities, organizing both its own events and in partnership with educational organizations. He emphasized that the emphasis is on the comprehensive development of schoolchildren. At the first stage of getting to know the university, the entire school class is invited on a tour. This academic year, starting in September, more than 5,000 schoolchildren from different cities of Russia have already attended excursions. In addition, the Polytechnic Museum has its own versions of programs for children of different ages, starting from 8 years old, on the history of the university, physics, chemistry, and the development of science and technology.

We have experience interacting with schools. We maintain a closed telegram channel for teachers, where we inform employees of educational institutions about ongoing events. We give career guidance lectures at schools, talk about the possibilities of the university and organize project activities. Also, four times a year, lectures on physics are held in the Large Physical Auditorium, where teachers and researchers demonstrate experiments on a pre-selected topic. These classes are interesting not only for high school students, but also for physics teachers,” commented Nikolai Snegirev, head of the Directorate of Continuing Education and Marketing Communications.

Director of the Humanitarian Institute Natalya Chicherina noted in her speech that this is one of the largest institutes in the Polytechnic. It includes five higher schools. The mission of the institute is to combine humanities and technical education. The university trains teaching staff in programs for teaching Russian as a foreign language. This direction is popular. Natalya Vasilievna also said that there are programs for improving the qualifications of teachers: These are modular programs that are organized in the format of a designer. That is, the student can put together an individual retraining program based on their own knowledge and goals.

Natalya Leonova, associate professor of the Department of Physics of the Physico-Mechanical Institute, who is responsible for career guidance work with schoolchildren, spoke at the round table. Natalya Alekseevna spoke about close cooperation with the regional center for identifying and supporting gifted children “Intelligence”. Open lectures, master classes on solving Olympiad problems, educational sessions, workshops, video conferences, preparation for Olympiad competitions and educational seminars for physics teachers are held for schoolchildren.

The delegation members actively participated in the discussion and shared their experience in interacting with schools and organizing professional development programs, as well as retraining of teachers.

At the end of the meeting, the acting rector of the St. Petersburg APPO Andrei Bogdantsev summed up: This agreement is a great start to cooperation, primarily in matters of training teachers of exact sciences for the education system of St. Petersburg. We are ready to share practices of pedagogy, andragogy and teaching methods in various disciplines. I think that this will be a mutual enrichment of joint educational programs, and in the future, the implementation of network educational programs.

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