JUBILIEJINĖ LAKMA ASAMBLĖJA IR KONFERENCIJA

Minėdami asociacijos 30-etį, maloniai kviečiame LAKMA narius, partnerius ir draugus į šventinę asamblėją-konferenciją prisiminti anglistų bendruomenės entuziastingo kūrimosi, nuolatinio augimo ir džiuginančių pasiekimų kelią, aptarti šiandienos kalbų mokymo(si) aktualijas ir pasidžiaugti kolegišku bendravimu.

DATA / DATE: 2022 m. spalio 22 d.
VIETA / VENUE: Vytauto Didžiojo gimnazija, Augustijonų g. 8, Vilnius
MOKESTIS / FEE:
30 EUR LAKMA 2022 metų nariams / 30 EUR for LAKMA 2022 members
60 EUR ne nariams / 60 EUR for non-members
nuolatinių studijų studentams LAKMA 2022 metų nariams mokesčio nėra / no fee for full-time student LAKMA 2022 members
5 EUR nuolatinių studijų studentams ne nariams / 5 EUR for full-time student non-members

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Dalyviams bus išduodami Kauno švietimo inovacijų centro akredituotos programos pažymėjimai (programos akreditacijos Nr. 213003277)

Į dalyvio mokestį įeina: pranešimai, akredituotos programos pažymėjimas, kavos / pietų pertraukos, vakaronė, grupės „Kitava” koncertas, šventinės staigmenos.


REGISTRACIJA / REGISTRATION iki 2022 m. spalio 14 d. / by October 14, 2022

PROGRAMA / PROGRAMME (bus pildoma / continuously updating)

09:00 – 10:00 Registracija / Registration
10:00 – 10:10Renginio atidarymas/ Opening (Aktų salė / Assembly Hall, II aukštas/ 2nd floor)
Kristina URBONIENĖ, LAKMA prezidentė
Rytis KOMIČIUS, Vytauto Didžiojo gimnazijos direktorius
10.10 – 10.45Nacionalinė asamblėja 2022 / National Assembly 2022
LAKMA prezidentės 2021-2022 m. asociacijos veiklos ataskaita
10.45 – 11.15Sveikinimo žodis / Words of Welcome (tbc)
11.15 – 11.45Kava ir užkandžiai / Coffee break
11.45 – 12.45Plenariniai pranešimai I / Plenary talks I
Ona Marija VYŠNIAUSKAITĖ, Britų taryba Lietuvoje
Jennifer UHLER, Anglų kalbos specialistė Lietuvai, Latvijai, Estijai, Lenkijai,
Grenlandijai, Rusijai ir Baltarusijai (JAV)
12.45 – 13.00Pertraukėlė / Comfort break
13.00 – 14.30Plenariniai pranešimai II / Plenary talks II
Fiona MAUCHLINE, Macmillan leidykla
Flo FEAST, National Geographic Learning leidykla
Anna KOLBUSZEWSKA, Pearson Education leidykla
14.30 – 15.00Pietų pertrauka / Lunch break
15.00 – 15.45Paralelinės sesijos 1 / Parallel sessions 1
Fiona MAUCHLINE, Macmillan leidykla Room (tbc)
Flo FEAST, National Geographic Learning leidykla Room (tbc)
Anna KOLBUSZEWSKA, Pearson Education leidykla Room (tbc)
15.50 – 16.15Paralelinės sesijos 2 / Parallel sessions 2
Marija KLEČKOVSKA, AMES Room (tbc)
Miglė OGORODNIKOVIENĖ, Oxfordo universiteto leidykla Room (tbc)
16.30 – 17.30„KITAVA“ koncertas / „KITAVA“ festive concert (Aktų salė / Assembly Hall)
17.30 – 19.00Uždarymas. Loterija. Bendravimas / Closing. Raffle. Celebration

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AND ABSTRACTS

Ona Marija Vyšniauskaitė – Director of the British Council Lithuania. Before joining the British Council in 2020, Ona Marija worked in various fields including political advisory, education and energy. For the past 8 years, Ona Marija has also been a lecturer at the Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

In 2016, the British Council initiated the People to People programme to strengthen social partnerships and cultural ties among various communities in Lithuania. The programme supported projects that helped to develop 21st century skills, create change through social action and broaden perspectives through the arts. Many projects of the programme are dedicated to support teacher personal and professional growth, and in this presentation examples of teacher engagement will be presented.

Jennifer Uhler is the Regional English Language Officer based Tallinn and works with the U.S. embassies and consulates in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Russia, and Greenland to support Public Diplomacy programs that promote quality English language teaching and learning. She previously served as a RELO in Brazil, Washington, D.C., Indonesia and East Timor, and Central Asia. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Jennifer taught in various U.S. and international settings as a teacher and teacher educator, including as an English Language Fellow (Estonia), a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Romania), and a Peace Corps Volunteer (Slovakia). She holds degrees in TESOL and Language Program Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. Her professional interests include using technology to enhance teaching, content-based instruction, and language policy. She grew up in Wyoming and still considers the wild, open skies of the West her true home in the United States.

Good teachers constantly seek ways to grow and learn. This presentation looks closely at the professional cycle of career teachers with the aim of self-reflection and goal-setting. Participants will use TESOL 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching to assess their current needs and learn about some tools for continued collaboration and professional growth.

Fiona Mauchline is a materials writer, teacher trainer and teacher. She is the author of resources on teaching vocabulary, using Graded Readers and writing materials, and author or co-author of various secondary courses including All Clear and Motivate (Macmillan Education). She is also co-editor of the IATEFL Teacher Development SIG ebulletin and co-founder of EVE: Equal Voices in ELT. She has a keen interest in the psychology and neuroscience of language learning photography, and also in art, creative writing and theatre, and this spreads to her work. She’s now based in Oxford after 28 years in Spain.

As many classrooms move from being monolingual environments to being multilingual spaces, teachers can feel they’ve lost a tool from their ‘teaching toolbox’: their first language. This plenary will pick out and polish five other tools – or strategies – to make your multilingual classroom a supportive, positive, productive, and memorable place where learning happens.

Working together on micro- and macro-projects both in and out of the classroom is the ideal way for our learners to really get involved with their English, get motivated, and make the language their own.  Engaging, collaborative projects, whether fifteen minutes long or nine months long, are also the perfect antidote to the strangeness of the last two years, and a way to help coursebooks ‘come alive’. Come along for an hour of ideas and chat – and you may also get some eggs…

Flo Feast has been working in ELT since 2010 and is CELTA and Delta-qualified. She has worked as a teacher, CELTA and Delta trainer, content developer and examiner in the UK, Italy, Vietnam, China, and Malta. She has run workshops and delivered seminars and webinars on a range of ELT topics both in Europe and Asia. Flo has worked for a number of ELT school groups including seven years at International House in a range of roles, and is currently the National Geographic Learning ELT Sales Executive for Central and Eastern Europe.

To be effective, language learning needs to be both comprehensible and meaningful for our learners. In any language classroom, students need to be able to connect what they’re studying to their prior learning, to themselves, to other subjects and to the real world. On top of that, and arguably most importantly, they need to make connections with each other in the classroom environment. In this session, we’ll explore how teachers can facilitate learning and help students make the connections they need. We’ll be using the National Geographic Learning series Our World 2nd Edition, and introducing practical ideas and teaching tips.

Teenagers often get a bad rap. If asked for an adjective to describe a teenager, you may hear ‘moody’, ‘lazy’ or ‘uncooperative’, but we were all teenagers once, so what’s going on? Why can’t we find ways to tap into all that teenagers have to offer? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the challenges we and our teenage students face in the classroom, and how we can help to ensure that our teenage learners get the most out of their English language learning opportunities. During the talk, we’ll utilise National Geographic Learning’s New Close-up, as well as practical tips and techniques.

Throughout her career Ania Kolbuszewska has worked internationally as a language teacher, trainer, manager and consultant, providing business and academic consultancy in mainstream and private education at primary, secondary, tertiary and further education level. Ania is also a mediator with a keen interest in conflict management theory and practice (check out Ania’s youtube channel focusing on successful conflict management: https://cutt.ly/dk5vBAy ) A former Eaquals Board member and Director of Eaquals Accreditation and Consultancy Services, she now continues to work as an auditor for this international quality assurance organisation. She is the author of the “Eaquals Self-help Guide to Teacher Development” and co-author of Eaquals management competency framework. Together with her husband Andrzej Stęsik she has written Use of English materials for Pearson. Ania is a founder member of IATEFL Poland and a member of Leadership and Management SIG of IATEFL.

Together with undisputed changes to the world around us, the role of the English teacher has undergone a dramatic change in the past few decades: from someone whose responsibility was to impart knowledge about the language, to a coach and facilitator who creates opportunities for learning the language as a tool for successful communication in a plurilingual environment. Throw into the mix a growing demand for including 21st century skills, as well as soft skills training becoming part of the language teaching curriculum, and we have a very clear picture of the challenges facing English teachers these days. Luckily, we are not on our own in this difficult situation.
In the plenary session I will look at what exactly these changes mean for us. These themes will be elaborated on in the workshop following the plenary. Together we will look at the support available for teachers to deal with the challenges of teaching in the 21st century.

Marija Klečkovska, Director of Studies at “AMES Education”, Assessor trainer, EFL teacher, international projects’ coordinator.

Plurilingualism has always been a key part of the linguistic policy promoted by the European Union both as a symbol of the EU ideals and as a means to facilitate intercultural exchanges and foster a common identity. In today’s multicultural world, companies hire qualified bilingual employees to provide services. However, it is not always easy to asses if a candidate is proficient in more than one foreign language. AMES Education operates as an official Exam centre for many international exams, like IELTS, Internatonal Certificate, PTE Academic and others, and in this talk, we would like to give a few examples of plurilingual tasks and share our understanding and experience of assessing pluriligualism. 

Miglė Ogorodnikovienė, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Baltics at Oxford University Press.

In this session we will look at some inclusive teaching strategies and approaches that address the needs of students with variety of backgrounds, learning modalities and abilities.