The results of the Russian national “Sochi 2014 Teacher” contest have been announced. This contest is the first event in the comprehensive programme for the preparation and certification of primary and secondary school teachers, which is a part of the Sochi 2014 Education System. Some 38 teachers from 10 Russian cities were nominated for the contest, and three of them were awarded with “Sochi 2014 Teacher” certificates and prizes, provided by the Sochi 2014 partners MegaFon and Rosneft. The contest was organized by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee with the support of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
The award ceremony took place as part of the announcement of the Russian national “2010 Teacher of the Year” prize. “Sochi 2014 Teacher” competition certificates were awarded by the President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko to Lyudmila Strutinskaya-Fedorova, a mathematics teacher at Gymnasium No. 5 in Sochi; Elena Barkova and Arina Barkova, English Language teachers at High School No. 72 in Krasnodar; and Natalya Afanasjeva, Head of Physical Education at the Zheleznogorsk children’s home. The nominees and winners will participate in the Sochi 2014 Education System, which will connect them with leading global research, educational and training programmes.
The competition included the invitation to develop an extra-curricular Sochi 2014 lesson on the “Values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games” - the first of four lessons planned for the 2010-2011 academic year. These lessons will give pupils a systematic introduction to the key aspects of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, including the process of preparing for the Games and the special features and overall purpose of the Sochi 2014 Games.
The winners of the “Sochi 2014 Teacher” contest were chosen by an expert committee which included the winners of the 2007 and 2008 national “Education” projects, representatives of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, and representatives of Russian universities. The winners were chosen on the basis of their innovative approaches to the generation of the content for the Sochi 2014 lessons and their development of new methodologies.
The “Sochi 2014 Teacher” competition started on 25 August 2010. Russian teachers, active creative groups, representatives of public educational bodies and educationalists from 76 regions - from Magadan to Krasnodar - and even neighboring states and countries further afield, such as Canada, Germany and Ukraine, all took part. The expert committee chose 172 entries to continue on beyond the first stage of the competition. The overall leader in terms of the number of entries was Sochi.
The President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko stated: “Today’s pupils will live in a new Russia, a country which is going to host a range of major international sporting events. We are pleased that thanks to our enthusiastic teachers we are already shaping active leaders in our Educational System who will be capable of addressing the challenges of involving the younger generation in the Olympic movement. The new generation will not only personify youth, but also commitment to an active way of life, sport and the Olympic and Paralympic values of “friendship”, “respect”, “excellence”, “courage”, “equality”, “determination”, and “inspiration”.
The Sochi 2014 Educational System offers continuous primary to secondary Olympic education on three levels: popular, academic and executive. The system has been introduced at the local (Sochi, Krasnodar Region), federal and international levels.
In addition to traditional Olympic education and active support for the history and philosophy of the Olympic movement, the system analyses the methodologies behind preparing for and performing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The concept of the Sochi 2014 Educational System was developed by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and approved by the International Olympic Committee in December 2009.
As part of the realization of the “Sochi 2014 Educational System”, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee is collaborating with key federal and regional agencies: the Russian Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation, the Department of Education and Science for the Region of Krasnodar, and the Board of Educational and Scientific Administration of the City of Sochi, among others.
Winners of All-Russian contest «Sochi 2014 Teacher»:
· Lyudmila Strutinskaya-Fedorova, mathematics teacher, gymnasium N 5, Sochi
· Elena Barkova and Arina Barkova — English language teachers, Gymnasium No.72, Krasnodar Region, Krasnodar
· Natalya Afanasjeva, physical training teacher, Zheleznogorsk children’s home, Krasnodar Region, Zheleznogorsk
Laureates of All-Russian contest «Sochi 2014 Teacher»:
· Avdeeva L.V., High school No. 25, Sochi
· Andrianova V.V., Pozdnyakova L.O., Troshin N.M. — Lycee No. 40, Orel
· Antonova I.N., Penza Region, Zasechnoe village
· Beselova-Kotova I.V., High school No. 87, Sochi
· Brykalina N.P., Gymnasium No. 76, Sochi
· Gramakova Y.A., High school No. 66, Sochi
· Dubikova S.V., Gymnasium No. 8, Sochi
· Zemlyanskaya I.V., Sochi Education Development Center, Sochi
· Zubovsky V.G., Children's and Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve, Sochi
· Kalistratova O.V., Lycee No.23, Sochi
· Kvartenko L. N., director of the center of the supplementary education ‘New Generation’, Krasnodar Region, Ust-Labinsk
· Kirdanova M.A., Center of out-of-school work, Sochi
· Kolganova E.P., High school No. 65, Sochi
· Kolenetsky D.N., High school No. 16, Vologda
· Komarova T.S., High school No.62, Kemerovo Region, Novokuznetsk
· Kochkonyan M.R., Gymnasium No. 8, Sochi
· Kravets V.V., High school No. 25, Sochi
· Lymar A.P., High school No. 10, Sochi
· Marochkina M.A., High school No.71, Krasnodar
· Mishina N.V., High school No. 11, Sochi
· Petrenko E.V., NOU Business School, Sochi
· Popova O.V., Academic College, Sochi
· Rybakova L.A., High school No. 24, Sochi
· Sapiton L.N., High school No. 7, Sochi
· Semeryakova M.N., High school No.71, Kaliningrad Region, Gurievsk
· Sokolova T.N., High school No. 90, Tomsk Region, Seversk
· Strelkova T.G., Gymnasium No. 76, Sochi
· Tyurina Z.A., Gymnasium No. 76, Sochi
· Urbanaytes O.V., High school No. 13, Sochi
· Shamova A.V., High school No.12, Krasnodar Region, Uspensky district, Marino village
· Shurdumova V.G., High school No.11, Krasnodar Region, Armavir
· Chelokyan Z.A., High school No. 4, Sochi
· Chernobrovkina G. P., High School No. 9, Krasnodar Region, Novokubansky area, Sovetskaya village
· Cholakyan V.G., High school No. 3, Sochi
· Yakushenko O.A., Malneva N.P., Lycee No. 23, Sochi
· Yalovitskaya A.V., Gymnasium No. 76, Sochi
· Yankovich S.K., High school No. 12, Sochi