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International Conference "Values Education in ELT"


The conference aims at exploring the possibilities of integrating values education into English language teaching and learning. We invite papers which focus on activities that promote the development of the learner's social and emotional intelligences as well as the values of democracy, diversity, inclusion etc. ELT professionals from all educational levels are invited to share their ideas and practices in this area.

Date: 18-19 October 2019

Venue: Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy, T. Ševčenkos St. 31, Vilnius



      British Council speaker Nicholas Peachey

              US Embassy speaker Adam Mastandrea

    Macmillan Education speaker Grzegorz Spiewak

                Pearson speaker to be confirmed

                  NILE speaker to be confirmed

     KRISOSTOMUS speaker to be confirmed





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LAKMA and the US Embassy invite English teachers to a professional development workshop


Workshop instructor Cristina BERRY

Target group: English teachers of young learners and young teenagers.

Workshop themes: vocabulary games, grammar games, oral communication games. Workshop participants will discover techniques that make vocabulary come to life as they learn by doing. Teachers will become students as they play games and learn about activities that can be tailored to meet the needs of any classroom. The workshop will also introduce teachers to 3-dimensional tools for learning known as foldables. Teachers will make their own sample foldables and have access to a number of foldable templates. They will  also learn about grammar task cards and the various ways in which they can be used in the classroom. In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to try out various language board games, make their own board games as well as learn about popular websites for English language learning.

A special gift: All participants will be presented with a set of 11 ready-to-use board games with directions for  43 extra activities. The games are donated by the Regional English Language Office and the U.S. Embassy.

Dates and venues:

14 May
Panevėžio r. švietimo centras, Beržų g. 50, Panevėžys. Salė.
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15 May
Šiaulių Didždvario gimnazija, Vilniaus g. 188, Šiauliai. Kabinetas Nr. 205.
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21 May
VDU Švietimo akademija, T. Ševčenkos g. 31, Vilnius. Auditorija Nr. 305.
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Duration: 6 academic hours including the coffee break (13:00-17:30).

Registration starts at 12:30.

13:00-15:00 Part One

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:30 Part Two

Fee: 10 Eur for LAKMA 2019 members / 25 eur for non-members. The fee includes workshop tuition, materials, coffee with snacks and a certificate.

Payment: by 12 May for Panevėžys and Šiauliai; by 19 May for Vilnius. Participants will be issued an invoice (sąskaita-faktūra) upon registration at the venue. Advance payment invoice available upon request.

LAKMA SEB bank account LT977044060004578304

Online registration HERE

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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 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, Science and Sports.
Professional development course FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT for teachers of young learners and young teenagers.
Course instructor - Cristina BERRY, USA.
Part One. Introductory workshop - Friday 5 April.
Part Two. Online consultations with the instructor.
Part Three. Closing workshop - Friday 24 May.
Venue: VDU Švietimo akademija, T. Ševčenkos g. 31, Vilnius. ROOM 305

Registration             10:30-11:00
Session One            11:00-13:00
Coffee Break           13:00-13:30
Session Two           13:30-15:30
Closing/Certificates   15:30-16:00
ABSTRACT. Today’s educators have the responsibility of teaching 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 One. 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 that promote student accountability. (6 acad. hours).
Part Two. Online communication with the course instructor through an online platform to reflect on the assessment techniques which teachers try out in the classroom (10 acad. hours).
Part Three. Closing workshop. Reflection on what the participants have learned as they have implemented formative assessment in the classroom (6 acad. hours).   
During each session, attendees will participate in hands-on formative assessment activities that can be taken back to the classroom, including group/pair discussion, playing games, and completing short projects. Yes, assessment can be interactive and fun!