Crisis did not stop education in Croatia

Given the new situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic, and the need to adapt the everyday life and thus the education system, we asked our partners about the situation in their countries. Our Gen-D partner from Croatia has sent us a video reporting on how the educational system in their country responded to this pandemic.

Programerko on education in Croatia during COVID-19

In Croatia all educational institutions stopped working a month ago, however education did not stop, says our partner Udruga Programerko.Elementary school children are learning via national television, while older students have their classes online, through an e-learning platform.Since nobody can predict how long the teaching will proceed in these changed circumstances, starting from the 1st of April, all students are being graded in online classrooms.

Posted by on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Programerko is an association of citizens engaged in the promotion of the development of computer skills in pre-school children in Croatia. The Association cares about the professional training of its members and promotes the creativity and innovation of children in the area of software development and information technology. As part of the Association’s activities, they set up a program for school children. Kids, with the guidance of their volunteers, have the opportunity to learn how to create interactive stories, animations, games or music in the Scratch tool that was created at the famous American University of MIT. In addition, in 2016, they became a partner of the Code Club International organization. The Code Club International organization was established in the United Kingdom, and the Association became a partner and coordinator for Croatia.

Programerko noted that all schools stopped working as of March 16th, but education did not stop. It is continuing over national TV for elementary school kids, and through e-learning platforms for older kids. Both teachers and students adapted to this emerging situation and are communicating via emails, where teachers are assigning additional tasks for their students.