The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, in cooperation with Georgian Public Broadcaster’s First Channel, and with an active involvement of the Chairman of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture of the Parliament of Georgia, are launching an educational project titled - Teleskola. Starting March 30, Georgian Public Broadcaster’s Second Channel will be live transmitting lessons for school students. The project envisages the execution of tele-lessons provided by the national curriculum.
Moreover, Teleskola will be one of the formats for distance learning that will enable all students, regardless of whether they have access to the Internet, to find interesting and cognitive lessons across all subjects.
Airtime (Lesson Timetable) covers all class subjects. Classes provided by the National Curriculum will be taught by experienced teachers from both the public and private sectors and will offer students a tailored module.
Undoubtedly, the interest of students with special educational needs is also taken into account in the initial planning of live lessons. Needless to say, all transmissions are provided by a gesture translator.
In its first phase, lessons will be conducted for ethnic minorities in Georgian as a second language, Azeri and Armenian languages, while other subjects in Azerbaijani and Armenian languages will be gradually added.
Additionally, the project also factors in holding an Entry Hour, where specialists in the field will advise entrants on national exams.
Classes will be held Monday through Friday and begin each day at 9 AM. Various cognitive-entertainment programs will also be added on the weekends. The timetable and other associated detailed information can be found by clicking the following links: http://mes.gov.ge/; https://1tv.ge/ and https://stopcov.gov.ge/
Because of its importance, Teleskola will remain a long-term project and will continue even after overcoming the threat of coronavirus. The new project will also use various media platforms of Georgian First Channel - web portal 1tv.ge, Georgian First Channel Youtube and Facebook pages.
It is noteworthy that within the scope of the project the Second Channel of Georgia will be gradually transformed into an educational platform - "First Channel - Education", which will translate and showcase the world's best educational programs in the future.
As you know, the Prime Minister-led Interagency Coordination Council has decided to temporarily suspend all learning activities for the prevention of coronavirus. The Council instructed the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia to maximize access to distance learning in order to facilitate the teaching-learning process. The joint project of the Ministry and the First Channel of Georgia Teleskola serves to accomplish this precise task.