Prometheus: World-class online courses for Ukrainian teachers

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Nova Ukraine is partnering with Prometheus to translate MIT online courses for Ukrainian teachers’ professional development


Prometheus is the leading online education platform in Ukraine with over 700 000 online registered students and over 90 online courses. We are working in close cooperation with top Ukrainian universities, leading professors, international organization and government. Our main goal is to bring the world’s best education to everyone in Ukraine.

Why we got involved

Today, the state system of training and professional development for teachers in Ukraine is in a catastrophic state. Fortunately, the new education law destroys the state’s monopoly and allows teachers to take their pick from a variety of educational institutions for their mandatory yearly professional development.

Taking advantage of this unique opportunity, Prometheus obtained a license for Ukrainian translation and dubbing massive open online courses for the teachers by the legendary Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia Teachers College and Queensland Universities. From now on, Ukrainian teachers will get an opportunity to improve their qualifications through advanced online courses created by the best universities in the world and hosted on Prometheus. The certificates they receive will be recognized by the Ministry of Education.

What have we raised money for?

We asked you to support the full translation and dubbing of three online courses that has open access to the state-of-the-art teaching science for half a million Ukrainian teachers. Instead of outdated textbooks from the 90s in regional institutions, the educators gained access to the results of cutting-edge research and teaching methods of the most prestigious world universities.


🔵 Nova Ukraine created a campaign on Facebook and collected $4,029

🟡 Fundraiser created by a dedicated volunteer Yana Ratman has collected $2,693.


🎉 In less than a year, three courses had more than 75,000 students.

🎉All three courses have an impressive completion rate. A free online courses on other online educational platforms, on average, are successfully completed by 7% of registered students. For Prometheus, this figure is 15%, and for these three online courses the average rate of completion is 30%!

🎉 The certificate of completion are officially recognized by the Ministry of Education as an official teachers’ training.

Here is a brief description of courses::

  1. Launching Innovation in Schools by MIT helps teachers to become a change leader and take the first step towards launching initiatives to improve teaching and learning. Through experiential activities and assignments, teachers will begin to work with their colleagues to envision the next level of work for their team or organization, to launch a new initiative and measure their progress along the way.
  2. Design Thinking for Leading and Learning by MIT is a hands-on course for educational leaders to learn about the famous design thinking originated at Stanford and explore how it can transform classroom learning and school communities. It will help teachers find a way to introduce creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills to Ukrainian students.
  3. The Science of Learning – What Every Teacher Should Know is designed to introduce teachers to the science of learning and show them how to use current research to improve classroom outcomes.

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