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Professional development workshop for teachers of forms 7-10

Lithuanian History in English Lessons: past and present

Date: April 3rd
Venue: Vilnius, LEU, Studentų st. 39, Room 250 (Hemingway's Auditorium)
Fee: 15 eur for members / 30 eur for non-members
The fee covers workshop training, printed materials and a certificate.
Registration and payment by March 26th
LAKMA SEB bank account: LT977044060004578304
11:30 - 12:00 Registration
12:00 - 14:00 PART ONE
14:00 - 14:30 Lunch break (we recommend LEU canteen)
14:30 - 16:30 PART TWO
16:30 - 17:00 Closing, certificates
Workshop trainers and task designers:

Nida Burneikaitė, Neringa Šakinienė (English teachers), Vaiva Urbelionienė (History teacher)


The workshop aims at developing English teachers' skills to integrate various themes of Lithuanian history in their lessons, including historical events, important dates, heritage, traditions, language and literature, famous people etc. Participants of the workshop will have an opportunity to try out a number of activities for students and discuss how they could be adapted for various age groups. Learning technologies will be used for some activities.



LAKMA and the US Embassy in Lithuania invite teachers of young learners to a professional development course with Cristina Berry, US Embassy Language Fellow.
Title: Assessment FOR Learning: A course for teachers of young learners
Target group: teachers of grades 2-6. Teachers of other grades are also welcome to join.
Abstract: Today’s educators have the responsibility of teaching far more than subject content. To prepare students for life, it is imperative that teachers focus on skills such as creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. In order to develop these skills, educators should change the focus of assessment from achieving grades to valuing the learning process through reflection and goal-setting. This course will help teachers to use formative assessment diagnostically to create a student-centered classroom. The course is 22 academic hours long and consists of three parts:
Part 1.  Introductory workshop. The participants will revise formative assessment strategies; get the tools to collect evidence of student learning; learn ways to provide feedback; create plans for learning to promote student accountability (8 acad. hours).
Part 2. Online communication with the instructor through an online platform to reflect on the assessment techniques which teachers try out in the classroom (8 acad. hours).
Part 3. Closing workshop. Reflection on what the participants have learned as they have implemented formative assessment in the classroom (6 acad. hours).
Part 1 - Introductory workshop, February 21st 
Part 2 - Online work with the course instructor
Part 3 - Closing workshop, April 6th (program to be confirmed)
Venue: LEU, Studentų str. 39, Vilnius, Room 250 (Hemingway's Auditorium)

Cristina Berry is an educator from the US. She was an elementary school teacher for thirteen years and has first-hand experience using and understanding the power of formative assessment in the classroom. Cristina currently works in Vilnius as a participant of the U.S. State Department’s English Language Fellows cultural exchange program and collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Science.