уторак, 19. април 2016.

IATEFL Conference 2016 - Day 3

 Friday 15 April

Creating an online teacher training course
by
Deirdre Cijffers (Cambridge University Press)



The talk that Deirdre gave explores the challenges facing teachers who are beginning to deliver blended learning courses using Cambridge University Press publications. She shared findings from research conducted with teachers doing a Cambridge online training course at the start of their semester to see how effective this kind of training can be and to establish criteria for creating practical teacher-participant centred training.


She explains that online teacher training should cover the following categories like challenge, context, response, approach, results, data and feedback. The challenges for teachers are various like - functionality, methodology, self-perception, integrating technology without losing focus on effective teaching and putting the puzzle pieces together in a way that makes sense for them and their students.

Also regarding the approach to the teacher, there are two main questions to be concerned
1. What is the experience of the teacher who is using the digital materials?
2. Assumptions:
  • Teachers are intelligent
  • Teachers are busy



An inductive story means that the sample teacher is a person like you who is put in a situation with a challenge and has to give a certain feedback on the Cambridge LMS. The data obtained show that 77% improved test scores and 83% improved 'can do' response.


My impression from this talk is that Deirdre is the extraordinary professional ELT trainer who is yet to be heard of in the ELT world 

понедељак, 18. април 2016.

IATEFL Conference 2016 - Day 2

Thursday 14 April

ELTJ Signature Event


This house believes that teacher training is a waste of time


Many people assume that a training course is an important - even essential - preparation for professional English language teaching. But does training really help....or is it just a waste of time and money? Should we call a halt to teacher training? 

The two speakers with the opposed views were 
the fabulous Peter Grundy and the pretty shy Penny Ur

Chair: Graham Hall






 




I really enjoyed the debate, listening to the two extraordinary and outstanding teachers giving their opposed arguments to the ever lasting question is the teacher training a waste of time or not

Penny Ur is one of my favourite persons from the ELT world and 
Peter Grundy with his way of presenting the ideas and his special laugh, from this point on is 
the number one in my ELT world






IATEFL Conference 2016 - Day 1

Wednesday 13 April


Jim Scrivener


The naive teacher walks into a classroom

"I have a suspicion that much guidance for teachers tends to obscure more than it illuminates. I  will suggest that training could be improved by initially only exploring some very simple, basic ideas. For example, in a listening lesson, get them to listen as much as possible. Help them (push them) towards understanding more." 



 In his wonderful talk Jim explains that being a teacher comes from the heart not from the insitutional titles and asks the teachers to think for themselves -
 Are you a complicator or a simplifier?

 

 



  A wonderful teacher in his wonderful speech explains that being a great teacher and still remain naive in the hearth and eager to learn and help others is not something beyond us but within us




петак, 01. април 2016.

ELTons 2016




This year, my dear friend and fellow teacher and a teacher trainer Marijana Nikolic and I have been nominated for an English language Teaching -ELTons 2016 award. The ELTons are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). They reward educational resources that help English language learners and teachers to achieve their goals.
CLIL in my classroom was nominated by a panel of expert judges in "The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing" category. The various categories are mainly dominated by big publishing companies and products that are already well established, but the Macmillan award is open to people who have not yet had books published.
The nominees compete in the following categories:
  • Excellence in course innovation
  • Innovation in learner resources
  • Innovation in teacher resources
  • Digital innovation
  • Local innovation
  • The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing (sponsored by Macmillan Education)
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at BMA House, London on 2 June 2016.

понедељак, 21. март 2016.

HIPPO 2016 - REGIONALNO POLU-FINALE

HIPPO 2016 - REGIONALNO POLU-FINALE

održaće se u subotu 2.04.2016. 


polufinalisti iz našeg grada su:


HIPPO 1


1. Marković Ivan, IV razred
2. Aksentijević Marko, IV razred
3. Petrović Bogdan, IV razred
4. Iva Lazarević, V razred
5. Đurđa Blanuša, V razred

HIPPO 2


1. Nikola Radojčić, VI razred
2. Marija Bojanić, VI razred

HIPPO 4


1. Milica Vučićević, Valjevska gimnazija





Svim učesnicima čestitam na trudu,

 a polu-finalistima želim puno sreće 2.4.2016!

HIPPO LANGUAGE COMPETITION 2016


U  subotu 5. marta 2016., u našoj školi je održan prvi krug međunarodnog takmičenja iz engleskog jezika Hippo Language Competition 2016


 

Rezultati Hippo takmičenja 2016






Student ID
First and Last Name Level Reading Listening Total
416271 Miailovic   Nevena . 1 35 30 65
416272 Jakovljevic  Matija  1 26 9 35
416273 Miskovic  Anja   1 26 21 47
416274 Radic Tamara  1 16 19,5 35,5
416275 Milosevic Mihailo  1 29 25,5 54,5
416276 Ilic Andrej   1 27 13,5 40,5
416277 Likic Jana  1 24 27 51
416278 Savic Sara  1 18 10,5 28,5
416279 Mitrovic Milos    1 28 24 52
416280 Tankosic  Andjela   1 17 21 38
416281 Mitrovic Vanja    1 36 24 60
416282 Despotovic djor    1 28 22,5 50,5
416283 Omerovic Kris . 1 32 21 53
416284 Radovanovic Iva    1 26 9 35
416285 Krstivojevic And 1 37 19,5 56,5
416286 Krstivojevic Iva  1 33 30 63
416287 Rankovic Pavle   1 35 22,5 57,5
416288 Masa    Marsel   1 31 22,5 53,5
416289 Markovic  Ivan   1 40 30 70
416290 djenic  Jovana  1 25 16,5 41,5
416291 Mitrovic Mateja  1 21 15 36
416292 Milutinovic  Nina  1 18 10,5 28,5
416293 Anicic  Bojana    1 0 0 0
416294 Simic Anastasija    1 25 6 31
416295 Aksentijevic  Mark  1 40 30 70
416296 Mitrovic Milan  1 36 22,5 58,5
416297 Negic  Natalija    1 33 22,5 55,5
416298 Miailovic Despot  1 27 28,5 55,5
416299 zivkovic Jelena 1 0 1,5 1,5
416300 Stefanovic Simon  1 0 0 0
416301 Godjevac Janko   1 6 4,5 10,5
416302 Krunic  Anja  1 32 28,5 60,5
416303 Nenadovic Sofija 1 31 13,5 44,5
416304 Vujic Stefan 1 35 27 62
416305 Simeunovic Luka 1 38 28,5 66,5
416306 Petrovic Bogdan 1 40 30 70
416307 Simic  Nadja   1 36 22,5 58,5
416308 Jakovljevic Dusica 1 35 27 62
416309 Bogdan Pavlovic 1 39 30 69
416310 VukasinVeselinovic 1 34 22,5 56,5
416311 Aleksa Perisic 1 38 9 47
416312 Iva Lazarevic 1 40 30 70
416313 Viktor Arsenovic 1 39 30 69
416314 Dragana Krstic 1 0 0 0
416315 Marko Radovanovic 1 38 30 68
416316 Valerija Belusevic 1 0 0 0
416317 David Aleksic 1 19 18 37
416318 Djurdja Blanusa 1 40 30 70
416319 Aca  Grozdanovic 1 38 28,5 66,5
416320 Pavle Tulimirovic 1 38 30 68
416341 djurdja Petrovic 1 35 22,5 57,5
416342 Jovana Petrovic 1 37 30 67
416343 Anica Petrovic 1 37 28,5 65,5
416321 Petrovic Lana 2 37 30 67
416322 Reljic  Jana 2 28 27 55
416323 Rankovic David  2 29 25,5 54,5
416324 djedovic  Masa  2 38 28,5 66,5
416325 Mitrovic Teodora  2 34 27 61
416326 Tufegdjzic  Janko  2 17 18 35
416327 Radojicic  Nikola  2 38 28,5 66,5
416328 Bojanic  Marija  2 39 30 69
416329 Godjevac  Mihailo   2 20 13,5 33,5
416330 Stepanovic Isidora  2 28 28,5 56,5
416331 Petrovic Kalina 2 0 0 0
416332 Andrea Savcic  2 25 24 49
416333 Sofronic Jana  2 34 28,5 62,5
416334 Brankovic Aleksan 2 19 24 43
416335 Nikola Radojicic 2 40 30 70
416336 Bogdan Lesic 2 31 30 61
416337 Sasa Panic 2 28 13,5 41,5
416338 Djordje Krsmanovic 3 33 30 63
416339 Jovana Boskovic 3 0 0 0
416340 Luna Milutinovi 3 0 0 0
416344 Jovan Rankovic 3 35 28,5 63,5