Grant number: SMD700-14-GR107
Report on ETRC events in April 2015
All the vents planned were successfully organized. Regular weekly seminars were held every Thursday.
Two of the sessions were also held via google+ hangout so it gave the chance to teachers from other regions and
even countries to attend.
On the 2nd of May Irina Pomazanovschi
spoke about “Secrets of Collaboration in an
EFL Class and Online”. At the session
participants learnt 1) when a a task is truly
collaborative; 2) benefits and obstacles to
collaboration; 3) how to plan effectively
collaborative activities; and also y
practiced hands-on activities in small
groups and online using StoryBird tool.
On the 9th of April Tatiana Popa spoke
about “E-twinning – a collaboration
platform for teachers”. The session was
joined online by teachers from Falesti,
Comrat and a teacher from Bangladesh.
On the 23rd of May Irina Pomazanovschi
presented “Hit Youtube Videos to Enlarge
Vocabulary and Teach Values”. During the
seminar attendees discussed benefits and
challenges associated with using video
materials in teaching and learning;
discovered phases of effective lesson plan with integrated video material; were provided with a list of trusted
video resources for teachers; defined values – what are the most important things in life? and practiced
narrative tenses and idiomatic expressions related to empathy and envy. The session included theoretical part,
hands-on activities and work in a computer lab.
On the 30th of May, Anna Gabur presented material on
“Improving Students’ Grammar through Crearive Writing”.
Weekly seminars in average were attended by 7 teachers. A
special session was presented by Eve Smith, Senior ELF on
the 17th of April, “Culture and Critical Thinking through Film.”
Usual Friday discussion were regularly held and this month
were facilitated entirely by student-volunteers: Valentine Serjant,
Olga Slobodeniuc from IRIM; Elena Pusca, Cornelia Popusoi
from I. Creanga lyceum; Marina Cojocaru from IRIM. The topics
discussed during the meetings were the following:
Animals are our little friends; (03.04.2015)
General facts about English; (10.04.2015)
Super Heroes. (24.04.2015)
of April ETRC was closed for Easter Vacation.
On the 6th
of April Advisory Board meeting was held.
Photos from all the events are available online: