«A teacher must posess educational freedom». What we discussed at «Teachers of the Future» in Lviv
Over 700 educators, more than 50 speakers, 80 educational events – «Teachers of the Future» Festival took place in Lviv.
Two days were filled with theory and practice, and gave the participants the necessary instruments for raising the real innovators and professionals.
What a future teacher must be like? – Happy! From this very topic the festival was started by Lilia Grinevych, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Zoia Lytvyn, the Head of «Osvitoria», Iurij Nazaruk, co-owner of «!FEST» Holding of Emotions.
Co-founder of CISC network Lidia Bilas told us about the parents’ real expectations from a school, how they see the process of a child’s adaptation to life, and what is usually understood by «high quality education». Ms Lidia inspired the audience, shared the ideas for effective communication between the school and the parents, and provided us with astonishing statistical facts:
Turns out that 31% of the parents questioned in 27 countries of the world (27 400 participants) realize that, in their opinion, they don’t pay enough attention to their children’s education.
«Correctly formulated expectations of the parents and their inclusion into the educational process result in the highest rate of efficiency and uniformity of a child’s education in family-school co-relation».
CISC psychologist and fairytale therapist Olena Petrushkevych gave us the ideas for applying a fairytale as an educational instrument.
«Do you really know all the opportunities a fairytale provides? Traditionally, a fairytale is used in education for development of language skills and imagination, or as a form for transferring the knowledge. In practice, the range of its application is essentially wider. It is crucial that we learn to use the fairytale wisdom correctly».
Ms Olena told us that we can correct certain aspects of a child’s behaviour through a fairytale. In order to do so, we must not only read the fairytale, but fix it symbolically, i.e. draw illustrations, model a character, perform a play. And we can also compose fairytales together with children. All this will increase the fairy effect.
Teacher of junior classes in CISC_lviv Ivanna Ryzhak shared the secrets of using EdPro interactive panels in primary school and showed us how we can create «magic» at the lessons.
The guest had an opportunity to practice – by dividing into groups, they prepared a creative lesson in literature reading on EdPro and presented their works.
Teacher of English language in CISC_Lviv Olena Biletska told us about the advantages of using media content at the lessons. After her speech, Ms Olena practiced English with the guests in an interesting form.
«Olena Biletska showered us with so many hacks and tricks, how to use pictures at the lessons. The atmosphere was very friendly and the participants are extremely grateful, we had a lot of practice» – Participant Olena Pavliuk shares her impressions from the festival.
The participants also had an opportunity to:
– communicate with the finalists of Global Teacher Prize – the most prestigious international award for practicing teachers;
– visit the DocuDays presentation of documentary films;
– visit the «Teachers of the famous and successful» excursion and learn about the teachers who stand behind the success of famous Lviv citizens;
– participate in interactive quests and receive an energy load at the parties.
Those two days became the landmark for Ukrainian educators. We are sure that such concentration of the best experience will bear its fruit, and Ukrainian educational system will keep enhancing. Step by step, we will reach new mountain tops!