Gymnasia # 1540 (Moscow ORT Technology School)
Centre of Education № 1311 “Techiya”
Moscow national Jewish school N1311 was opened in October, 1991.
In 2006 the school was awarded with the status of the Educational Center, it is united the Children's Center "Tinok", elementary, second and high school with the Jewish ethnocultural component and powerful system of optional courses.
At school work more than 100 teachers being highly skilled experts. Among teachers of the Jewish subjects there are teachers from Israel.
ORT Technology Centre was opened on the 31st of October 2002. The inauguration took place on the 3rd of March 2003. It is aimed to involve students and teachers into the information and telecommunication technologies. On the base of the Centre students of the 9th-11th grades get professional oriented education in the field of modern Internet and video technologies. The ORT Technology centre provides with the support the educational process on following subjects of technology cycle: technology, office technology with deep study of desktop-publishing activity, web-design and design of dynamic web-pages. A special accent is made on teaching the technologies of multimedia and video and television technologies. There are all favourable conditions for efficient work for students and teachers created: optional courses on Programming, Databases and Virtual Reality, School‘s Digital Animation Studio and School’s TV Studio are operating. There is also a cable television system functioning in the School, which allows using as educational programmes of the over-in-air and satellite TV so the video materials created in the School.
All computers are connected to the local net providing access as internal informational resources so to Internet ones as well.
The third year of City’ experiment on video technology is continues at school. The tele-, digital cartoon- and photo- studios are functioned, Optional studies on several Hi-Tech directions are conducted.
On April, 20th, the school television studio became the absolute winner of 9th City festival of children's and youthful creativity "Young talents of Moskovia". The Educational Center #1311 was declared the winner in the nomination "The Best establishment of the year" at the 5-th annual Moscow contest of video projects “Moscow toy-ship of dream”.
Technology Centre also provides in-service training for teachers in the sphere of using of informational technologies in teaching activity.
School also provides students with the big out-of-class work. Circles, studios, optional courses, sports sections function, school newspaper "Anahnu" is issued, there is a school theatre and vocally-instrumental ensemble. The school organizes various years trips, camp for pupils and parents with children, Contests, cooperates with the Jewish schools in the USA, Europe and Israel.
On the basis of school the Jewish communal center which organizes various programs for people of different age functions. Pupils, parents and teachers of school together organize and mark the Jewish holidays. The special attention is given work of pupils with elderly and lonely people, projects on delivery of charitable dinners to the house and psychological support of lonely people are developed.
The Moscow ORT Technology College
Since 1996 World ORT operating in the Moscow Technology College no. 14 which is the leading educational institution of vocational training of Design, Advertising, Economy and Technology not only in Moscow but in Russia as well. As result of modernisation of the Moscow educational system in 2005 there were 3 vocational training schools included into the Moscow ORT Technology College and each of them realises vocational training program on specialities which are of great demand on labour market.
The main aim of Moscow ORT Technology College is to provide young people with high quality further education and ensures its graduates real competitive advantage when seeking employment opportunities in fields of finance, media, advertising, publishing, fashion, .
Moscow ORT Technology College’s audience is about 1500 full-time students. There are five faculties at the College: Advertisement Technology, Fashion Design, Economics, Technologies of Restaurant Management and Merchandising.
The faculties have all compulsory subjects of the National State Education Curriculum.
In 2001 ORT Vocational Training Centre was opened at the College. More than 10 training programs help their students to be in tune with the labour market changes. The range of courses is very wide: from the elementary level such as Computer Literacy and Internet up to special professional courses of Video Editing, Web-design, 3D Modelling, Publishing, etc. Training is provided not only in Moscow but in the other regions of Russia by using Distance Learning System.
3 years ago the project of distance learning for disabled children was developed. Within the frames of this project senior school students of the boarding schools for deaf people are trained in some subjects of Advertising specialty.
In summer, 2007 according the order of Moscow Government College received the status “The College of the Future” and educational grant.
On March, 4, 2008 the Opening Ceremony of the HP-ORT "GET-IT" Centre on the basis of Moscow ORT Technology College took place. The project is realized by Hewlett Packard jointly with World ORT within the frames of global НР program GET-IT (Graduate Entrepreneurship Training through IT) which provides training for emergent entrepreneurs on IT and is a training initiative for young or unemployed or graduates between the age of 16 and 25. This program is successfully realised in Moscow ORT Technology College providing its graduates with much wider opportunities for their future career and employment.
In April, 2008, Moscow ORT Technology College became the winner of competitive tendering within the frames of the priority national project "Education". Since 2007 the national project "Education" included a new direction - annual government support on a base competitive tendering for preparing of employees and specialists for hi-tech industries in the state educational establishments of basic and initial vocational training, implementing innovative educational programs. Choice of establishments is conducted on a competitive basis. The College received this grant among the other 72 Russian colleges.
In autumn 2008 during the visit of ORT Strasbourg Principal Claude Sabbah and ORT Lyon Director Michel Benoilid to Moscow ORT Technology College the agreement between the College and ORT Strasbourg was signed. The two colleges are looking at short term student and staff exchanges and the cultivation of professional contacts in areas such as curriculum design and training programmes.