The clock is ticking, we must act
is the average result of Bulgarian students on the mathematics exam after the 7th grade.
of Bulgarian students are below the critical minimum in mathematics according to PISA 2022
of students choose STEM matriculation in 2022 compared to 25% in 2019.
Let’s reverse the negative trend
“Khan Academy is a miracle for me. It helps me to understand mathematics in an easy way.””Bora Niyazi
a student at the "Vasil Levski" elementary school, city of Razgrad
We guarantee success with the world's best free educational resources
We are adapting the scientifically proven Khan Academy online resources for Bulgarian children. 30 minutes per week with the Khan Academy online courses guarantee better results in mathematics.Learn more
"For me, Khan Academy is a fun and interesting game."Emanoela Georgieva
a student at the "Hristo Botev" elementary school, Bozhurica village
Creating growth mindset
Studies show: using Khan Academy makes children more confident in their abilities to cope with learning. It also increases their behavioral, emotional and cognitive engagement. Learning can be easy and motivating.Learn more
"For me, Khan Academy is the number one learning platform. The lessons are comprehensible and there are exercises for filling the gaps as well”Gergana Atanasova
mathematics teacher at "Hristo Botev" elementary school, Enina village,
"Teach For Bulgaria" class of 2020
With our materials, we support teachers and schools in achieving high educational success in mathematics and natural sciences.Free resources
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Find out about "Education without backpacks" and Khan Academy in Bulgarian
World-class education, anywhere, anytime.
World-class education, anywhere, anytime. A free globally recognised platform, accessible through any device, incl. mobile.
The platform is based on a ">Mastery learning system – algorithms encourage the student to achieve a 100% mastery on a topic before moving on, as well as to go back and fill in existing gaps.
Rich, expert-created content
Rich, expert-created content. Not just thousands of video tutorials, but also tens of thousands of exercises and articles. Unrivaled - even globally, especially when it comes to math and science. Mastery learning is based on an algorithm that is testing through numerous exercises how well the skills have been mastered.
Powerful tools for the teachers that save their time.
Powerful tools for the teachers that save their time. With Khan Academy, teachers can create and manage virtual classrooms. They can also give assignments for homework or independent work, which the system automatically checks. And they have access to all the detailed information about student progress. As a result teachers can work individually with each student, despite having to constantly race through the material.
Proven to deliver better results
Proven to deliver better results: Just 30 minutes per week of learning with Khan Academy are sufficient for students to improve their skills and success in mathematics.
Students who want to learn
Students who want to learn: Khan Academy has some game features and motivates students with a system for earning points and badges, “unlocking” avatars, as well as easy tracking of the progress achieved. The platform measures this progress in “levels,” including for the entire class using the tool called LearnStorm/Khanoniada. Additionally, it fosters a growth mindset among students.
Personalized approach to every student.
Personalized approach to every student.Students progress at their own pace based on their level, which the platform’s algorithm continuously monitors. When solving tests, they receive immediate feedback. In case the students struggle, the system directs them to a detailed solution for the task, along with a related video lesson.
Integration with established and widely used tools
Integration with established and widely used tools. For instance, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, EdPuzzle, and others. In Bulgaria, the platform is integrated with Shkolo.bg, the new national platform by the Ministry of Education and Science called ‘Digital Backpack’, and more. In the United States, Khan Academy offers a special tool called Khanmigo, which integrates artificial intelligence based on GPT-4. We hope it will soon be accessible in Bulgaria as well.
How we help bulgarian teachers, schools and institutions
In ‘Education without backpacks,’ we actively support teachers, schools, and institutions, including the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, in implementing digital educational technologies and practices.
In addition to creating and sharing free resources for teachers, such as webinars, manuals, and more, we also support teachers and schools through the following programs:
More successful in mathematics
More successful in mathematics at the progymnasium with Khan Academy: A pilot program for catching up on math gaps in the progymnasium and achieving higher exam success after 7th grade, including through the use of the free course for preparation in 7th grade mathematics. The program builds upon our experience with the project “Mathematics is for everyone” and the good practice of addressing math gaps during the pandemic with Khan Academy.”
Trainings for teachers
Trainings for teachers: over the years we have implemented dozens of trainings for teachers on topics such as "Innovative educational practices", "Tools for attractive education" and others.
Digital school leaders
Digital school leaders: a new program for building school capacity in the management of digital educational processes.
Khan Academy teacher ambassadors
Khan Academy teacher ambassadors: a program for aspiring math and science teachers to “pass on” their experience with Khan Academy so that more teachers in the country know and use the platform with their students.
Competitions with Khan Academy
Competitions with Khan Academy: since 2020 we regularly run competitions with prizes to motivate students to learn and develop, and since the spring of 2023 we run the team spirit challenges Khanoniada .
A 13-year journey
It all started with Ivan Gospodinov - now a philosophy and civics education teacher, teacher trainer and chairman of the "Education without backpacks" association. While studying in Germany, he had difficulties with statistics. He stumbled upon the Khan Academy platform and the soft-spoken Sal Khan guided him through the complex mathematical concepts. When Ivan learned that it is possible to translate the content of Khan Academy into the main world languages, he immediately wrote to them to unlock this possibility for Bulgarian as well. Thus, in 2011, the long process of localization of Khan Academy in Bulgarian began - and it never stops. Today, students can study mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, informatics, history, philosophy, music, economics, etc. in Bulgarian language. In order to advance the product faster and to start its more active implementation in the educational system, at the end of 2014 we created the association "Education without backpacks".
About "Education without backpacks" association
We in the association "Education without backpacks" believe that in order to have a modern education in Bulgaria, the ways of learning should be updated constantly, that technologies should be used in the classrooms, that the students' curiosity and potential should be developed in a balanced manner to reach their full capacity. The role of technology is to support and facilitate the learning process. To make this possible should be used the best quality and proven online platforms. With their help, teachers could even more easily fulfill their main task, which is to inspire students to learn and help them progress at their own pace, so that absolutely everyone receives a world-class quality education.
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