Programul SEA din 22 decembrie 2018

La data de 22 decembrie 2018, A.O. ,,Centrul pentru Educație Continuă” va organiza Sesiunea de Evaluare Anuală și Matineul de Anul Nou.
Locul: Sala de conferințe a hotelului Vispas, Bălți
 
Program:
 
12:00 – 12:30 Înregistrarea participanților & repartizarea agendei și materialelor.
                       Completarea și colectarea chestionarelor pentru tombolă.
 
12:30 Deschiderea sesiunii de evaluare 
 
12: 40 Christmas Plays:
  • Christmas New Friends (gr. 1.3.)
  • Christmas News from Around the World (gr.6)
  • New Year’s Eve (gr.2.1GC)
  • The Ant and the Cricket (gr. 2.1 SV)
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes (gr 2.2)
  • Lester’s Christmas Wishes (gr 3)
  • The Town Santa Forgot (gr 4)
  • The Magic Antlers (gr 5 a)
  • Duffy’s Christmas Message ( gr 5 b)
 
2:45 – 3:45  Înmânarea certificatelor participanților la următoarele evenimente:
 
  • Concursul Jocului Didactic în Limba Engleză (Runda 1, an 2018-2019),
  • Certificatele de participare la cursurile de limba engleză,
  • Certificatele de participare în cadrul proiectelor FELT School și Știri pe Alese,
  • Certificatele de participare la vizitele de schimb de experientă de la Școala Primară nr 11 din Piraeus, Grecia.
 
3:45  – 4:00 Tombola cu vouchere și cadouri.
 
4:00 – 4:30 Fotografii de grup
 
 
PS.
Vă sugerăm să  îmbrăcați haina festivă preferată, sau uniforma școlara și caciulița lui Moș Crăciun!
 
Vă multumesc pentru colaborare și contribuție în planificarea și organizarea acestui eveniment.
Vă așteptăm cu drag!

Are you a teacher? These Q&A are for you!

I have been brought up in a culture where there was a powerful association between a teacher and knowledge in general. Later, I became a teacher myself and began questioning how to share my knowledge and help the learners improve their English skills.

I worked as a university lecturer for 10 years and I had other short term or summer jobs as a teacher, teacher trainer, or language instructor. I have experienced many interviews, either as a candidate or as a HR panel. I have also been working as FELT School project coordinator for another 10 years and recently, I asked myself “If you were going to hire a new teacher, what would you ask in the interview?” I made my Interview Question List. Then, I wondered how I would answer these questions myself.

I’d like to share with students, future English language teachers,  and interested colleagues three of these questions and my answers.

  1. What are your most valuable abilities?
  • the ability to reach expected outcomes,
  • the ability to personalize learning,
  • the ability to use online tools in English language teaching that best meet learner’s needs,
  • the ability to teach the learners how to learn (metacognitive skills),
  • the ability to create a strategy that motivates learners to study English (and inspires them to ask for more individual workJ)

 

  1. How do you manage your own professional growth?

I am committed to grow professionally and I have developed an annual plan for continuous learning. During the last three years I worked as a project coordinator, teacher trainer and resource developer and we had a budget of around 5000 Euros for professional development. The funds were available via the kind financial support of the Foundation Liechtenstein Development Service.

Our organisation is a member of  IATEFL – International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language – and I attend online webinars and annual conferences. We are members of three special interest groups: Material Writing, Teacher Training and Education, and English for Specific Purposes.

I also developed and participated in summer schools and exchange visits at partners schools from Greece and Italy.

I keep working with teachers from EU via educational platforms and joint projects, I participate in professional communities online and I take online courses.

I implement the acquired knowledge and skills during our English courses and involve the learners in the feedback process in order to critically consider the efficiency of my teaching style and collaborative projects. I improve our communication and collaboration strategy with the parents and value their feedback.

 

  1. Give an example of how you encouraged your students to self-assess their work and publish it for a wider audience?

I use different tools to raise student’s awareness of how to self-assess their work as it helps them develop active listening, critical thinking and a sense of autonomy. I encourage the primary learners to make live presentations for their parents, I taught the 5th and 6th form pupils how to work collaboratively via educational platforms and encouraged them to join our High Tech High Content English course.

I involved the students from the vocational schools in the process of making video recordings for the course English for Gastronomy and published the video resources on YouTube, on the educational platform we use and some of them on the blog of the Gastronomy Club. Some students have also participated in interviews and the videos are also available as part of the e-portfolio on the blog.

My next step is to encourage the learners taking our course in Guided Reading to take the role of bloggers and publish their essays or share their thoughts via our Guided Reading Blog or create and shares stories via Instagram.

 

Bobocei Poligloți cu Inimă de Leu

La data de 25 mai 2018 a avut loc sesiunea de evaluare a programului de internship ,,Predarea Limbii Engleze în Clasele Primare”.

La eveniment au participat 15 profesori de limba engleză din raioanele Hîncești, Leova, Cantemir, Nisporeni, Briceni, Soroca,  40 de elevi ai claselor a 1-a de la 3 instituții din or. Hîncești, 40 de elevi ai claselro a doua de la L.T. ,,M.Eminescu” din or. Hîncețti, L.T. ,,L.Blaga” din or. Iargara, rn Leova, Gimnaziul Bălăurești din raionul Nisporeni și 7 părinți.

Elevii claselor 1-a din raionul Hâncești au participat la o sesiune de instruire unde au învățat cum să utilizeze jocul didactic în procesul de învățare a limbii engleze. În plus, începând cu luna septembrie 2018, profesorii vor putea utiliza această tehnică pentru a integra evaluarea formativă interactivă în procesul de învățare a limbii engleze în acest grup țintă în concordanță cu metodologia privind evaluarea criterială prin descriptori în clasele primare.

 

Elevii claselor a doua au participat la prima ediție a concursului jocului didactic. Ei au jucat în grupuri mici concurând cu semenii lor de la instituțiile prezente la eveniment. În cadrul concursului au fost utilizate diverse seturi de fișe didactice axate pe diverse teme conform curriculum-ului școlar. La finele rundei a doua a concursului au fost nominalizați 9 elevi care au primit medalia ,,Bobocei Poligloți cu Inimă de Leu”.

Prin mesajul ,, Bobocei Poligloți…”, medaliile vin să recunoască rezultatele foarte bune obținute de elevi și promovează importanța studierii limbii engleze în clasele primare. În același timp medaliile subliniază importanța  integrării abilităților metacognitive aduse de jocului didactic în cadrul lecțiilor de limba engleză în clasa 1-a și a 2-a pentru a educa o ,,Inimă de Leu” – un elev cu încredere în sine, care comunică asertiv, își formează strategii de lucru în timpul jocului, argumentează opinia sa, se autocorectează, își organizează procesul de învățare-evaluare și își formează anumite deprinderi de lucru individual  prin intermediul jocului didactic, depune un efort intelectual mărit și își dezvoltă motivația spre învățare.

Pe parcursul anului de studii 2017-2018, 14 instituții școlare au participat în cadrul programului de internship. Trei din aceste instituții, L.T. ,,M.Eminescu” din or. Hîncețti, L.T. ,,L.Blaga” din or. Iargara, rn Leova, și Gimnaziul Bălăurești din raionul Nisporeni,  au reușit să integreze fișele didactice în procesul de  predarea și evaluarea formativă interactivă a limbii engleze în cadrul a minim 5 lecții, iar în cadrul acestei sesiuni de evaluare au fost acceptate în calitate de membru în cadrul platformei ,,Predarea Limbii Engleze Centrată pe Elev”.

Evenimentul a fost organizat în cadrul proiectului FELT School nr 414_2015-2018 în colaborare cu biblioteca publică din incinta complexului istorico-arhitectural Manuc Bey, or. Hâncești, consiliul raional Hîncești, complexului istorico-arhitectural Manuc Bey, și instituțiile partenere din cadrul programului de internship.

 

Proiectul FELT School nr 414_2015-2018 este implimentat cu suportul financiar al Fundației ,,Serviciul de Dezvoltare din Liechtenstein”.

Results of the exchange visit at a Greek school

In the period of 7-13 May 2018, Daniela Murgulet and 3 primary pupils from Moldova participated in an exchange visit which was hosted by  the 11th State Primary School from Piraeus, Greece.

20 teachers and a team of aproximatily 300 pupils have welcomed the Moldovan peers with songs, dances and activities in English.

During a one week intensive programme the pupils attended English lessons on guided reading activities, teambuilding activities targeted to raise awareness about cultural similarities and differences between the two countries, and sessions about 8 different Greek regions. The sessions were based on student- generated course content and relied on almost 6 months of planning activities guided by Mrs Maria Mexi, the English language teacher in collaboration with the colleague from the local school. One ELT reader was piloted in two target groups of Greek pupils and the draft of another ELT reader was discussed and revised as to be published soon.

The almost 300 Greek pupils involved in the project had worked hard under the supervision of Mrs. Trotis Dionyssia, the music teacher and Mrs. Bitsiou Panagiota, the physical education teacher to helped us feel the pride and joy of Greek people via the traditional Greek dances and songs. They made us feel as if we were at a great festival.

The cultural programme offered by the school with the kind approaval of Mrs Angeliki Martinou, the school headmaster, included  the Parthenon, the Acropolis museum, and the Archeological museum and a workshop on baking the Greek bread.

The exchange visit was organised in the farmework of two projects FELT School 414_2015 /2018 implemented with the financial support of the foundation “Liechtenstein Development Service” and HTHCE implemented with the own funds of the association Continuing Education Center.

 

 

Evaluarea Criterială prin Descriptori

La data de 30 aprilie 2018 9 profesori de limba engleză din 8 instituții școlare din raioanele Briceni, Soroca, Ungheni, Leova și Cantemir au participat la un atelier de lucru privind evaluarea criterială prin descriptori.

În următoarele două săptămâni profesorii vor integra un set de fișe didactice în cadrul lecțiilor de limba engleză organizând evaluarea formativă interactivă în grupul țintă de elevi de la școala în care activează.

Atelierul de lucru a fost organizat în cadrul proiectului FELT School nr 414_2015/2018 cu suportul financiar al Fundației Serviciul de Dezvolatre din Liechtenstein.

High Tech High Content English

The association ”Continuing Education Center” is pleased to announce the call for participants to our new course HTHCE- High Tech High Content English!

  • Target group: 5th and 6th form pupils
  • Time: Every Saturday, from 4pm till 6pm
  • Place: FELT School Office

 

Bring your smatphones, laptops or other devices we will show you how you could use them in order to

  • to increase your learning opportunities,
  • improve your digital skills,
  • improve your English skills and presentation skills.

The course will focuss on all 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Inject some fun into your learning, become part of a commited group heading to make a difference in their learning style and the results they can achieve!

Why HT- because our students use a diversity of divices and online tools in their learning process.

Why HC- because our learners read, discuss or write about different topics using classic tales, online articles from the British Counsil site, podcasts, and

Planning Sessions for Joint Activities in 2018-2019

The Association “Continuing Education Center” is pleased to launch the planning session of the joint activities for the academic year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.

Schools and educational projects,

teachers, students, groups of students, groups teachers, groups of parents

are invited to join our planning process.

Participating in the planning session is a manadtory process for organising activities togethre as well as for joining our activities.

The process last for 2 or 3 months, and finishes with a clear proposal of joint activities, excpected outcomes and means of verification that document that these results have been achieved. Then, these activities will be included in our aplication forms as we continue our fundraining initiatives (via grants, economical activities, paticipation fees, ect.)

Proposal can be related to 4 broad domains.

  • Teaching Eglish to Primary Learners
  • Teaching English for Gastronomy (esp. vocational schools)
  • Educational Marketing
  • Volunteering in ELT, ESP and organisational development.

 

Interested candidates and school representatives are kindly asked to submit a first proposal of activities via the email (apply.felt.school@gmail.com) and provide a short description of

(1)

  1. the proposed activities
  2. or type of activities we are already organising and you’d be interested to apply. (We reccommend you to spend a few minutes on our blog and inform yourself about the activities we are organising on an annual basis.)

(2) type of financial contribution, if  available.

(3) period of the activity you are suggesting or you are applying

(4) your expectations and motivation to organise or to join the given activities and how they relate to our organisations’s values and annual activities.

We would like to mention that the planning process implies investing valuable time from the behalf of all the parties involved.

Some of the proposals need to be discussed with other partner institutions we are already working with that is why responding to an email may take from 1 week up to 2 weeks.

We aim to have an effective communication process that will ensure the success of the joint activities. Additional application forms might be required once we start the fundraising process.

The first approved activities wil be announced in June 2018.

Please follow our blog for more updates and detailed information.