IT school Samsung: how does an innovative school for future software engineers

IT-школа Samsung: как работает инновационная школа для будущих программистов

Today more and more young people strive to gain knowledge in the field of IT and become part of the fastest growing spheres in the world. However, many of them the question arises: “where to start?”.

Thanks to the company Samsung in Ukraine for two years, working with free schools that prepare young tech lovers future professionals of the IT sector. How schools work, who can become a part of them and how to get there – read below.

The mission of the school

IT Samsung school is an educational project of the company Samsung, implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine and aimed at the development of IT sector in Ukraine in General and teaching students programming in particular.

Samsung has long found its niche in the social sphere of Ukraine and conducts educational campaigns for more than ten years (such as the project “towards Kiev citizens ‘Samsung snanam”). And from 2016 till today, the company opened the first IT school for school students in several cities of Ukraine. Them high school students can totally free to obtain not only basic knowledge in programming, but also to develop their own projects.

Among the main skills which the school develops in students information literacy and algorithmic thinking. For high school students, which is already determined by the choice of the future profession and prepare for admission to educational institutions, to acquire such knowledge will be particularly useful.

In addition, IT-Samsung school – an opportunity for able pupils to reach their potential and make the first confident step into the profession, which has become the most popular in the world and the fundamental development of the entire planet.

Where there are schools

Samsung IT School is a global initiative within the framework of which in different cities around the world work more than 2,5 thousand such schools. In Ukraine, the first two classes opened in Kyiv in 2016, and in 2017 or 2018, after the successful launch of the programme in the capital, the company expanded the geography of the project and “IT school Samsung” earned in three cities of Ukraine – Vinnytsia, Lviv and Dnipro.

IT is specially equipped classrooms in five secondary education schools, each with 16 work places (15 student and 1 teacher).

In their schools Samsung assembled the main components for the successful implementation of the educational project: modern technology, qualified teachers and motivated students.

 

 

What is taught in IT school Samsung

The program consists of 5 core modules and is designed for one academic year. Students are taught the basics of programming in Java and C++, basics of information security, the introduction of the World Wide Web and databases for example SQLite.

As final exam students are offered to develop mobile application in Java under Android. Therefore, the graduates of IT schools who have successfully completed training in 2016-2017, can now boast its own finished product. This apps and games that can be monetized and produce to a wider audience. Some students continue work on projects after graduation and are planning to link their future with IT sector.

The training is conducted by representatives of the Ukrainian center of research and development Samsung, as well as practicing programmers, who communicate with students on an equal footing and create an environment for team work. In school there are no grades and the traditional educational hierarchy, where the master takes precedence over students here prefer to study in a relaxed atmosphere where the teacher is the mentor and helper.

How to become a student of the school

IT school designed for pupils of 8-11 classes. To become a pupil of one of schools operating in five cities of Ukraine, should submit an online application on the website and pass the entrance exam.

How to become a school teacher

Part IT school Samsung can be not only students but also professional programmers, who will get the opportunity to be mentors for the younger generation and get useful experience.

 

IT school Samsung is a real chance each child is able to start building your future today, to learn easily and with interest. This is an opportunity to promote the appetite of the student to the technologies and to guide her in the right direction thanks to equipped schools and experienced teachers.

 

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