British Council Kosovo informs all the schools which have participated in the third (3) training cycle, as part of the 21st Century Schools programme, that in coordination with the implementing partners of the project, the deadline for submision of the applications to participate in the National Coding Challange 2021 is postponed for September 2021. The Coding Challange 2021 event will also be held at the beginning of the school year 2021/2022.
We will provide more specific details in the meantime.
Before you start the application process, you should first express your interest through the Survey available here. You will then be sent a link to your personalized online file where you can upload your application with all the required documents.
The Coding Challenge is open from May 28 and will close in September 2021.
The COVID-19 crisis continued to cause education disruptions and teachers faced many changes and challenges, whether they practiced online or combined teaching. Although the temporary suspension continued to have substantial effects for all schools, for teachers and students, we are very proud of all the schools that were part of the trainings in these difficult times and those which will participate in this Challenge.
In accordance with government preventive measures and because we want all children and teachers to be safe and healthy, the Coding Challenge will be organized in online format. If there are any changes, participants will be notified in a timely manner.
The goal of our Challenge is to engage children from all over the country and inspire young people to solve everyday problems in their schools and communities through physical equipment programming. The Coding Challenge will use the micro: bit device to help children to design a project in response to the Sustainable Development Goals and to explore solutions to the problems they face in their daily lives. The challenge is organized in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Kosovo and funded by the Government of the United Kingdom.
To apply, simply follow our instructions at the bottom of this page and take a look at the stages of the Coding Challenge.
The 2021 Coding Challenge is open to all students in grades 6 to 9 from schools that meet the following criteria:
- They have participated in the third cycle of our trainings on critical thinking and problem solving and have accepted micro:bit as part of the 21st Century Schools programme. The full list of eligible schools can be found in Annex 1.
- Schools that teachers have completed an online course on the use of micro:bit device.
The Coding Challenge will open on May 28, 2021, and the application process will close September 2021, the evaluation process will take place in three (3) stages: