International Workshop:
Children in the Information Age

3 September 2011

  • Goal: The aim of the workshop is to revive the "Children in the Information Age" Conference, conducted under an UNESCO initiative 20 years ago. The new format is intended to give an example of successful collaboration and synergy of efforts of all participants in the educational process (experts in education, business representatives, teachers, students, and parents) for effective contemporary education.

  • Organizers: UNESCO* Department-State University of Library Studies and Info Technologies, Bulgaria

  • Workshop Format: The workshop will start with a panel discussion on innovative educational practices and opportunities for development. It will continue with an exhibition "School for Ideas" that will provide a platform for students and teachers to demonstrate their products and practical examples of effective contemporary educational strategies to experts in education, business representatives, parents, and colleagues. The presented in the exhibition examples and ideas will be the basis of the roundtable discussion. The last part of the workshop will focus on supporting teachers for an effective implementation of technology in education. A practical training is envisaged for use of interactive whiteboards, e-learning systems and tools for collaboration.

Preliminary Program

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:15 Opening


Panel Discussion
(Presentations of international experts on their vision for the implementation of innovative educational practices)

11:15-11:30 Coffee break


Exhibition „School for Ideas”
(Demonstration of best practices in ICT enhanced education by teachers and students)

13:00-14:00 Lunch break


Practical Seminar „Technologies in Action”
(New technologies and sample approaches for their effective application in education)

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


Round Table
(Discussion on innovative educational practices)

18:00 Closing


* In process of UNESCO approval

Important Dates:

May 04, 2011

Extended May 16, 2011 Submission deadline

June 12, 2011

Notification of Acceptance

July 01, 2011

Camera Ready Papers

July 05, 2011

Early Registration

July 25,2011