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City stage of “Teacher Of The Year” all-Russian contest begins in Penza

13:37 | 25.03.2015 | Society

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Penza, 25 March 2015. PenzaNews. The 21st city-wide teachers’ contest “Teacher Of The Year 2015” began with an official ceremony held at the Yanichkin children’s art school in Penza on Wednesday, March 25.

City stage of “Teacher Of The Year” all-Russian contest begins in Penza

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The contest for the Top Teacher title pitted together 10 final winners from schools No. 4, 6, 12, 32, 46, 47, 48 and 70, boarding school No. 1, and St. Innocent of Penza school. Their names are Maria Volodina, Ekaterina Kulikova, Natalya Maksimova, Tatyana Minina, Maria Peretochkina, Roman Sergachev, Nailya Stepanikhina, Tatyana Tefanova, Oleg Funtikov, and Marina Cherevatenko.

The winners of the contest will receive money prizes from the prize fund of 100,000 rubles.

This year’s event, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, began with tolling of the bell, followed by performances of a wartime poem and a wartime song by “Zerkaltse” theater ensemble of the children’s (youth) arts center.

In his address to the audience, the head of Penza city Education Department Yuri Golodyaev said the contestants of this year’s event are teachers who are constantly improving their professional skills.

“If a teacher stops own development, has no knowledge of new teaching methods and technologies, he has no right to be truly called a teacher,” he noted.

In his turn, head of the Penza administration Yuri Krivov added that the professional contest is a great platform to exchange professional experience.

The teachers’ contest will last three days, during which the contestants will present themselves, give a public lesson “Tribute to 70th anniversary of the Great Victory,” hold a tutorial seminar and a workshop.

The best teachers of Penza will be awarded at 13.30 on Friday, March 27. 

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