Concursul Jocului Didactic (2018)

A.O. Centrul pentru Educatie Continua va organiza ediția a doua a concursului Jocului Didactic în Limba Engleză.

Regulamentul concursului poate fi accesat aici:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CwNsHo4wxVDdOOL3LmxN3PmvRsUEczqY/view?usp=sharing

Concursul jocului didactic în limba engleză se desfășoară în trei runde:

  • Runda 1- proba de evaluare semestrială (semestrul I al fiecarui an de studiu) – 8 decembrie 2018,  la L.T. George Coșbuc, mun. Bălți

 

Scop

Concursul jocului didactic în limba engleză are drept scop promovarea tehnicilor de predare-învățare-evaluare centrate pe elev.

Obiective

  1. Evaluarea semestrială și anuală a participanților și calificarea la concursul jocului didactic în limba engleză;
  2. Motivarea învățării și stimularea obținerii unor rezultate bune și foarte bune la limba engleză;
  3. Monitorizarea învățării, îmbunătăâirea predării și facilitării activităților în cadrul lecțiilor (conform orarului școlar);
  4. Adaptarea stilului de predare al profesorului la stilul de învățare al elevului;
  5. Adaptarea stilului de învățare al elevului la stilului de predare al profesorului și curriculum-ul școlar la limba engleză;
  6. Formarea deprinderilor metacognitive ale elevilor și formarea abilităților de asculater activă, lucru în perechi sau grupe mici, comunicarea asertivă, autocorectarea, autoevaluarea, și respectiv marirea gradului de responsabilizare și implicare a elevilor în procesul de predare-învățare-evaluare.
  7. Informarea cadrelor didactice și instituțiilor școlare despre oportunitățile de utilizare a seturilor de fișe didactice, atât setul profesorului cât și setul elevului, care sunt elaborate în concordanță cu programa școlară, și anume prin împrumut lunar, abonament semestrial, achiziție și oferte unice;
  8. Informarea părinților despre beneficiile utilizării fișelor didactice în procesul de consolidarea a noului material și pregătirea temelor pentru acasă;
  9. Extinderea ariei geografice a școlilor care au integrat jocul didactic și tehnicile interactive în procesul de predare-învățare-evaluare a limbii engleze în clasa 1-a și în clasa a 2-a;

 

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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.

 

IATEFL ESP SIG / ZHAW International Conference

Daniela Murgulet, president of the sssociation ‘Continuing Education Center’ has attended the stimulating international conference organised by the IATEFL ESP SIG and Zurich University of Applied Sciences on the 29-30 of June 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland.

The results of developing video resources and integrating them in the ESP couirse book ‘English for Gastronomy’ were presented at the conference as part of the workhsop organised by Daniela Murgulet. It was a privilege to be able to discuss the FELT School project and the video resources developed for the English courses for the vocational schools from Moldova with teachers from different countries. New contacts have been established with teachers interested in exploring the use of videos in language teaching and encouraging student generated course content in the ESP courses.

IATEFLThe conference provided a unique opportunity to attend workshops delivered by teachers from all over the world and discover new apps and platforms used in language teaching as well as tools that can be used in evaluating and monitoring learners’ progress.

We are enthusiatic to share the newly acquired knowledge and resoucres with the English language teachers from the vocational schools and we are honoured to announce teachers from different countries, IATEFL members, have generously accepted to contribute to the development of the CPD programme for the teachers from the vocational schools from Moldova, organising online trainings and sharing valuable resources and experiences during the academic year 2018-2019.

The association ‘Continuing Education Center’ is a member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language and a member of the ESP SIG group since March 2018.

Our participation in the conference was possible due to the partial funding from the behalf of the Foundation ‘Liechtenstein Development Service.’

The FELT Shool project has been implemented over the last 5 years due to the kind financial support of the Foundation ‘Liechtenstein Development Service.’