Habitat Association, ING Turkey and Middle East Technical University (METU) signed a new cooperation in this period, during which digital skills gained importance and trainings moved to digital. The “Digital Teachers” Project, with the purpose of digitalizing teachers and having them convey these digital skills to students of primary and secondary schools, was actualized in October. Within the scope of the project, it is targeted to reach totally 1.000 teachers from primary and secondary schools by means of the trainings which at the first stage will be online but planned to be face-to-face in the ongoing process depending on the conditions of the pandemic.

In cooperation of Habitat Association, ING Turkey and METU and with support of ILKSAN (Primary School Teachers Health and Social Aid Fund), The Digital Teachers Project has been actualized. The project, aiming at supporting the digital transformation in Turkey, making teachers have equal digital skills and improving their digital competencies, started to accept applications in October. It is targeted to make teachers and students be parts of the digital transformation by means of particular trainings, that 1000 primary and secondary school teachers from İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Ağrı, Kahramanmaraş, Adana, Samsun, Gaziantep and Erzurum will able to participate. The curriculum of the project, targeting to ensure the equality of regional digital capability by means of the teachers who get a training from the Digital Teachers Project and convey the same training to the students in their locals, contains the following topics: “Digital Citizenship and Security” including informatics ethics, security, protection of personal data, digital health, digital commerce; “Critical Thinking and Assesment&Evaluation” that will be told by Web 2.0 applications; and “Creativity and Graphic Design” including infographic, video, photo creation and editing, and preparing an effective presentation.