Educational Project of Belarus Hi-Tech Park and Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus

Scratch Masters Approved!

On the eve of the New Year, winners of the open competition for school teachers – Scratch Master were determined in Orsha.


45 teachers – participants of an innovation project providing for the introduction of Scratch into extracurricular school students' activities – competed in 5 categories. The finals were held in the form of public project presentation.


Jury Chairman Irina Vasilyeva, Deputy Director at the HTP Educational Center:

"The main objective of the competition was to improve the professional skills of Scratch teachers through dissemination of the best methodological experience of the innovation project participants."

The winners in the categories:

Open Elective Class for 2nd-Grade Students

1st prizeElena Pleshkova, Baran Secondary School No.15

2nd prizeAlla Mirankova, Orsha Secondary School No.21

Open Elective Class for 3rd-Grade Students

1st prizeRaisa Yakusheva, Baran Secondary School No.15

2nd prizeGelena Butkewich, Lida Secondary School No.4

Open Elective Class for 4th-Grade Students

1st prizeElena Kemstach, Novopolotsk Gymnasium No.1

2nd prizeNatalia Chitrun, Lida Secondary School No.17

Open Elective Class for 5th-Grade Students

1st prizeOksana Lovkis, Lida Secondary School No.4

2nd prizeAngela Tereshchenkova, Lida Secondary School No.17

Open Elective Class for 6th-Grade Students

1st prizeNatalia Snytko, Orsha Secondary School No.12

2nd prizeOlga Hitrik, Baran Secondary School No.15

All the winners were awarded diplomas and useful devices (notebooks and tablets).


The jury also distinguished the projects of the following teachers:

Irina Karpichenko, Krasnoselski Elementary School

Galina Titova, Baran Secondary School No.15

Natalia Tsyganchuk, Orsha Secondary School No.2

Svetlana Hanko, Orsha Secondary School No.6


During the competition, the contest for the best photo of a Scratch class was conducted. The winner – Irina Shibeko, Orsha Secondary School No.2 – was chosen by the participants and received a digital camera.

The competition was organized by the Education Department of the Vitebsk Region Executive Committee, the Hi-Tech Park, the Education, Sport and Tourism Department of the Orsha District Executive Committee, and the HTP Educational Center.

The HTP resident-companies Adform BY, SaM Solutions, and StyleSoft provided financial support.