2019 WINTER SCHOOL for English teachers with Rhonda PETREE and Cristina BERRY, USA
Date: 22-23 February 2019
Venue: Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy, T. Ševčenkos st. 31, Vilnius.
Target audience:
Day One | Friday 22 February -  for teachers of young learners (grades 2-6)
Day Two | Saturday 23 February -  for teachers of young teenagers (grades 7-10)
You can register for either Day One, or Day Two, or for both days.
Duration: 6 academic hours each day (11:00-16:30)
NOTE:The first 10 teachers to register for both days will be provided with accommodation (2 persons sharing a double room) at the Corner Hotel. These teachers must be LAKMA members 2019.



Topics for Day One / Young Learners (grades 2-6)
  • Project-Based Learning: Models, resources, and techniques
  • Gaining content through Readers Theater 
  • Active teaching strategies to promote language and content development
  • Vocabulary in Action
  • Getting a HANDle on Grammar
Topics for Day Two / Young Teenagers (grades 7-10)
  • Using TED Talks in structured student discussions.
  • An oral history project: Accessing untapped resources
  • Students engagement through guided reading groups
  • MORE vocabulary in action
  • Grammar games


Rhonda PETREE is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar serving as a visiting Teacher of EFL at the University of Tartu in Estonia. For seven years she was the founding director of an English language program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She began her international career 20 years ago as an EFL teacher in Kazakhstan. She is a member of many professional organizations and presenter at international conferences. Her areas of expertise include teaching methods and techniques, content-based instruction, professional development, program administration, and leadership.

Cristina BERRY is an educator from the USA. She was a school teacher for thirteen years and has first-hand experience using and understanding the power of various methods and techniques as well as the importance 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 specialists at the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science.