The reality around us transforms through education, starting with every single child and through our involvement.

Through education every child becomes able to turn his world into something more. He gains new beliefs and values that will help him act autonomously and with integrity in society. Due to his involvement in the educational process, the teacher also turns his world around by helping and guiding the child’s development. The school’s universe is remodeled. The community’s world gains new colors.

On 2nd November 2017 took place the Annual Impact Conference of Teach for Romania, “Education rewrites the story”, edition held under The High Patronage of the President of Romania, financed by a A New Way for New Talents in Teaching, an Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.

One person can change a world. What about together?

Teach for Romania believes that real transformation can only happen through collaboration among educational institutions, private sector, organizations and individuals who take an active role in making the change happen.

The event agenda included a panel with representatives of organizations that together have contributed to transforming the community: Călărași School Inspectorate, UniCredit Bank, ANPCDEFP, Fundeni teachers and Teach for Romania alumni.

The school principal, teachers and children shared how they have created together development contexts and have changed their world through education.

Teach for Romania believes in each child’s potential.

Through primary and secondary school teachers supported by the program, the association has worked, in only 4 years, with 7000 children in approximately 70 schools from communities with socio-economic challenges.

The agenda included panels with alumni of Teach for Romania program who have shared information about their ongoing projects like PLEED Association and developing literacy among students and moments with children and teachers. When asked what how a good teacher is, the children have answered: “He’s like a parent who teaches you how to act in life. He’s like a mother or a father who guides us. A person that educates, teaches and gives us courage.”

Aside from the results mentioned before, during the event were presented the results of the first year of NEWTT project which is being run in 5 pilot countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Austria and Latvia). The project is being implemented throughout 36 months by a consortium of 15 partners from 7 European countries, coordinated by Teach for Bulgaria. In our country it’s being run by Teach for Romania with The Ministry of National Education and University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Education Science.

Teach for Romania impact in figures

Thank you for being one of the people who believe in each child’s potential and who invest time, energy and passion to rewrite the future of each child, each community and the country itself through education!

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How was the event agenda?

8:30 – 9:30 Welcome! Participants registration

9:30 – 10:20 National strategy for performance in education: collective efforts and Teach for Romania’s model of intervention

  • Liana Alexandru, event moderator, journalist and host at Digi24 HD
  • His excelency Hans Klemm, Ambassador of the United States of America to Romania: The power of inclusive and value-based education in the development of a sustainable society

  • Ligia Deca, State Counsellor, representative of the Presidential Administration; presentation of the Presidential project, ”An Educated Romania” – project aiming to re-establish society on values, to develop a culture of success based on performance, work, talent, honesty and integrity;

  • Ministry of Education: National Strategy for Performance in Education and Partnership with Teach for Romania
  • Corina Puiu, CEO of Teach for Romania: Teach for Romania Approach to Increase Performance in Education

10:20 – 10:40 Break

Networking. Photo Expo – students from Budesti, Calarasi.

10:40 – 11:00 Teach for Romania children are rewriting their story

  • Panel: Children from Frumuşani, Călăraşi and Brăneşti counties, Ilfov County, along with their teachers: Cristina Şerban and Mihaela Stere
  • Panel: Children from Comarnic, Prahova County and Budesti, Calarasi County, together with their teachers: Mirela Ivanciu and Tiberius Hodoroaba

11:00 – 11:20 Teach for Romania teachers are rewriting their story

Teaching rewrites my story – teachers from all generations share their experience

Panel participants:

  • Marius Bogdan
  • Emilia Dinică
  • Ioana Morar
  • Rodica Bistran

11:20 – 11:50 Rewriting the story together. Success story of a community

For systemic change, Teach for Romania coagulates resources, creates synergies and develops sustainable partnerships.

Case study: Fundeni community, Calarasi county.

Panel participants:

  • Representative of Calarasi School Inspectorate
  • Representative of ANPCDEFP
  • Ina Solomon, CSR & Corporate Sponsorships UniCredit Bank
  • Anca Mărgineanu, Teach for Romania

11:50 – 12:00 One person can change a world

Rewriting the story is possible with the help of each of us.

12:00 – 12:20 Break

Networking. Students from Frumușani, Călărași county are holding a workshop

12:20 – 12:50 Teach for Romania contribution to increasing performance in education

  • Aura Stan, Chief Program Officer Teach for Romania: Teach for Romania Performance in Education and Strategic Intervention.
  • Neli Koleva, Head of Participant Impact at Teach for Bulgaria and NEWTT Consortium Coordinator: Results of the first year of the Erasmus + project “A New Way for New Talents in Teaching”. Strategic Partnerships for Research and Innovation in Education.
  • Cosmina Mironov, PhD, Assistant Professor, NEWTT Project Manager University of Bucharest: A year of Primary and Preschool Teaching

12:50 – 13:10 Rewriting the story of education, together: the contributions of Teach for Romania alumni

Increasing performance in education through the initiatives and contribution of alumni.

Panel participants:

  • Teofil Pârvu, Alumnus Teacher for Romania
  • Ivona Munteanu, Alumnus Teach for Romania
  • Ivan Gospodinov, Alumnus Teach for Bulgaria

13:10 – 13:20 Looking to the future

Systemic change and the contribution of Alumni generals to the performance of other Teach for All networks.

13:20 – 13:30 Closing. Thank you for your participation!

  • Liana Alexandru, event moderator, journalist and presenter at Digi24 HD
  • Corina Puiu, CEO of Teach for Romania

13:30 – 14:30 Brunch & Networking

They were the speakers

Hans Klemm

Ambassador of the United States of America to Romania

Ivan Gospodinov

Teach for Bulgaria Alumnus

Mărioara Ene

Technical Expert, ANPCDEFP

Rodica Bistran

Social Education Teacher, supported by Teach for Romania, School No 1, Fundeni, Călărași

Mihaela Mustățea Stere

Teacher supported by Teach for Romania, School No 1, Brănești, Ilfov

Teofil Pârvu

Teach for Romania alumnus, Co-founder of PLEED Association

Mihaela Purcaru

Teacher supported by Teach for Romania, Bulgarian Theoretical High School ”Hristo Botev”

Ligia Deca

State Counsellor, representative of the Presidential Administration

Cosmina Mironov

Associate Professor, FPSE, University of Bucharest

Ina Solomon

CSR & Corporate Sponsorships UniCredit Bank

Marius Bogdan

Teach for Romania alumnus

Anca Mărgineanu

Teach for Romania alumna, member of Teach for Romania Team

Tiberius Hodoroabă-Simion

Math and Informatics Teacher, supported by Teach for Romania, Gheorghe Manu School, Budești, Călărași

Cristi Ormuz

Student in 5th grade, Hristo Botev High-school, Bucharest

Anca Petrache

Director of the Lifelong Learning Directorate of the General Directorate for Higher Education and Permanent Education, Ministry of Education

Neli Koleva

NEWTT Consortium Coordinator

Călin Nicușor

School Inspector - Human Resource Management

Florina Grigoriu

Teacher supported by Teach for Romania, School No 4 „Pasărea”, Călărași

Emilia Dinică

Teach for Romania alumna, Teacher at Vocea Părinților Creation Workshops , București

Mirela Ivanciu

Arts Teacher supported by Teach for Romania, School No 2, Comarnic, Poiana Comarnic, Prahova

Mircea Racoviceanu

Private Donors Manager, Teach for Romania

Liana Alexandru

Event moderator, Journalist and TV Host at Digi24 HD

Aura Stan

Chief Program Officer Teach for Romania

Corina Puiu

Co-founder and Executive Director Teach for Romania

Cristina Șerban

Teacher supported by Teach for Romania, School Nr 4 „Pasarea”, Călărași

Cristina Sînziana Spistyak

Tutor Coodinator & Alumni Coordinator, Teach for Romania

Ivona Munteanu

Teach for Romania alumna, Technological High School No. 1, Fundulea, Călărași

Marinela Stancu

Student Teach for Romania

The event took place in Aula Magna, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest – see the map here.

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