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European Innovative Teaching Award

Digital competencies of educators for contemporary pedagogical practice

School: Kindergarten Čigra


Topic(s) addressed

The project effectively tackled innovative teaching methods including the use of digital toys and robotics. The attention was focused on developing analytical skills through programming and coding, automation processes. Personal data protection in communication with parents was also addressed.

Target group(s)

The following groups of participants were involved: 35 teachers and other non-teaching staff, 150 children over three years old, and about 400 parents.


The extensive use of digital technologies was implemented into teaching and learning but also communication between teachers and stakeholders. the innovative methods made learning intuitive and fun. It contributed to the development of analytical and practical life skills. Some processes in the kindergarten were automated and accelerated which enabled individualised learning for children with special needs. Secure digital platform and QR codes were used for quick and safe sharing of ideas and materials.

Innovation environment

The project succeeded in creating a safe and stimulating environment for children. It managed to build trust through transparent presentation and sharing of practice. The endeavour proceeded in the atmosphere of cooperation and support with the interdisciplinary approach and focus on the benefits of using digital tools and methods.

Teachers’ role

The educators went through comprehensive training which contributed to upgrading their competencies with a focus on digital skills. They had a chance to immediately put their newly acquired abilities into practice by creating digital educational output. It took the form of digital tasks, animated stories and podcasts. The teachers assumed digital methods as a standard, which brought the quality of the programme to a higher level.

Impact and output

The kindergarten curriculum has been upgraded thanks to the teachers’ newly gained competencies. The digital security policy has been improved and a digital support system for parents established. Hopefully, through activities, international cooperation, and the display of knowledge and skills on the proper use of digital technologies, the project changed the participants’ perception of the educational process and showed the advantages of using modern technologies in everyday practice.



Project category
Early childhood education and care
Project year



Kindergarten Čigra



Euneos Oy


Europass SRL