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Advisory Board Meeting Report
May 2010

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  • 1. ETRC Advisory Board Meeting May 25, 2010
  • 2. AGENDA
    • To compare daily visits and references in demand;
    • To present topics discussed in 2009-2010 academic year;
    • To report about the Fall and Spring Schools Activities;
    • To discuss seminar attendance;
    • To report about new members, donations, ETRC promotion, web site
    • To present feedback from teachers and plans for the next academic year
  • 3. ETRC Daily References 2010 Books Computers Audio/Video January 38 47 4 February 171 188 9 March 128 155 12 April 61 112 13 M ay 83 173 8 TOTAL: 481 675 46
  • 4. ETRC Daily Visits Totals for 4 years 2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 school teachers           0 0 11 27 23 55 107 univer.lect.           60 25 37 126 120 153 47 students           0 1 0 8 17 97 70 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 school teachers 27 55 35 26 44 76 12 7 13 30 28 24 univer.lect. 68 125 124 91 100 54 36 12 50 75 79 59 students 31 49 102 69 119 33 11 7 31 85 110 138 2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 school teachers 14 21 14 7 10 7 5 0 20 16 21 27 univer.lect. 49 60 84 32 62 25 10 11 55 39 56 81 students 63 241 255 212 164 75 21 7 128 95 125 141 2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 school teachers 45 10 12 5   0               univer.lect. 15 57 38 36   33               students 18 289 237 137   230               school teachers 834 univer. Lecturers 2184 students 3416
  • 5. Topics discussed during 2009-2010
    • Demonstrative Lessons. Sharing Experience – September 2009
    • Grammar – October 2009
    • Teaching Skills (RDG;WRI;SPK) – November 2009
    • Culture and Traditions – December 2009
    • Great personalities in History - January 2010
    • Amazing places Around the World – February 2010
    • Great Women – March 2010
    • Teaching Writing – April 2010
    • Diverse – May 2010
  • 6. Fall School 2009
    • November 02-05
    • 4 days – 10 seminars
    • Total number of participants – 92, it means that every seminar was attended by 23 teachers in average.
  • 7. ETRC Fall School November 02-05, 2009 Teaching Skills - Final -
  • 8. Presenters
  • 9. Day 1
  • 10. That’s how it all started …
  • 11. Thinking Critically
  • 12. It was so cold …
  • 13. … that everybody wanted to go to Miami
  • 14. The thinking made everyone warm
  • 15. Presenters discussing the topic
  • 16. Put down all ideas on paper
  • 17. Example how it works in class
  • 18. Coffee break: hot tea was all we needed!
  • 19. Getting acquainted with the American southeast!
  • 20. Lorraine Wallace
  • 21. Group Photo
  • 22. Day 2
  • 23. William Wallace
  • 24. Listening about crime and punishment
  • 25. The speech of the lawyer was long
  • 26. Talking about Brats
  • 27. Sharing impression about the childhood
  • 28. Diana was an angel
  • 29. Elena put her brother in the bucket of water. She was a brat !
  • 30. Ms. Scrupschi brought stinky things to school and upset the lessons!
  • 31. Luminitsa Super Brat – a star in her family! Put injection to her baby-sister…
  • 32. When cat is away, mice will play!
  • 33. Illustrating idioms
  • 34.  
  • 35. So many variants …
  • 36. Day 3
  • 37. Early in the morning …
  • 38. We were discussing difficult children
  • 39. Exercise for brain is good for health!
  • 40. Practiced our writing skills
  • 41. Our drawing skills
  • 42. Our speaking skills
  • 43. Presented the results
  • 44. In a friendly atmosphere
  • 45. Masterpieces
  • 46. After a short break …
  • 47. We went to the “courtroom”
  • 48. Carefully listened to the case …
  • 49. Members of the jury, what is your verdict?
  • 50. Another case in the courtroom
  • 51. Silvia could have become a nice defense attorney
  • 52. The jury is holding a consultation
  • 53. Deciding for or against euthanasia
  • 54. In front of a choice
  • 55. Stick to one opinion!
  • 56. Presenting elements of culture
  • 57. Relevant Topic - taken from 12 th form textbook
  • 58. Repetition is the mother of learning
  • 59. Comparing Britain and USA
  • 60. Day 4
  • 61. Introduction to Debate
  • 62. Our active participants
  • 63. Interested in the topic
  • 64. Ready to start a debate
  • 65. Now we have to select the topic for debate
  • 66. Let’s vote!
  • 67. Who votes for sex education in schools?
  • 68. Who is against sex education in schools?
  • 69. Preparing for debates
  • 70. Discussing pros and cons
  • 71. The opposite groups is also getting ready
  • 72. Preparing arguments
  • 73. Getting ready
  • 74. Ready! Steady! Go!
  • 75. “ We will fight sex together!”
  • 76. Cross-examination
  • 77. “ Homosexuality is not a problem in Moldova!”
  • 78. “ What about spread of AIDS?”
  • 79. Handing over the certificates
  • 80. Spring School 2010
    • March 01-04
    • 4 days- 10 seminars
    • Total number of participants: 154 – it means that in average every seminar was attended by 38-39 persons.
  • 81. Spring School 2010 March 01-04 Modern techniques and methods of teaching English
  • 82. Some of the Participants
  • 83. 21 st century teaching integrates all skills
  • 84. Reading
  • 85.  
  • 86. Writing
  • 87.  
  • 88. Listening
  • 89.  
  • 90. Speaking
  • 91. We practiced all these skills!
    • Let’s see how
  • 92. All about letter writing
  • 93.  
  • 94. Teaching with CNN Resources
  • 95. Talking about Fables
  • 96.  
  • 97. Coffee Break
  • 98. Teaching Grammar Creatively
  • 99. Tools of a modern teacher
  • 100. Moments to remember
  • 101.  
  • 102. Serious work: essay writing
  • 103.  
  • 104. Dialects of English
  • 105. Shooting the breeze
  • 106. Communication in the neighborhood
  • 107. Galina and Mihai Chira
  • 108. Using card games
  • 109. Choice theory
  • 110.
    • PROMETEU students present :
  • 111. Basic needs: love and affection
  • 112. Basic needs: fun
  • 113. Basic needs: freedom
  • 114. Basic needs: survival
  • 115. HANDING OVER THE CERTIFICATES
    • CLOSING CEREMONY
  • 116.  
  • 117. Seminar attendance December 2009 - May 2010 2009-2010 # of seminars # of participants Average December 4 47 11.75 January 3 38 12.6 February 5 60 12 March 4 55 13.75 April 6 95 15.83 May 4 57 14.25
  • 118. Seminar attendance COMPARISON In the table are presented averages of attendance (# of participants divided at number of seminars each month) 2007 2008 2009 2010 September 23,3 10,25 October 21,25 14,6 November 18 12 December 14 11,6 11,75 January 8,5 10 12,6 February 20,2 12 12 March 18,25 13,5 13,75 April 13,75 7,83 15,83 May 16 9
  • 119. New members in 2010
    • January – 2 students
    • February – 15 students and 1 school teacher
    • March – 16 students
    • April – 2 students
    • May - 1 student
  • 120. ETRC Promotion
    • Methodological Center for English Teachers, November 25, 2009
    • December 02, 2009 – Children’s Academy
    • Requalification courses for English teachers, April 19, 2010
  • 121. FACE Club and Debates
  • 122. Movie Sessions 8-9 persons attend each movie session in average
  • 123. Donations and Web site
    • From US Embassy:
    • DVD Player – Panasonic
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Home Cinema
    • 5 new computers
    • From IRC:
    • “ American Authors” poster
    Contract with MoldData expires on August 8, 2010
  • 124. ETRC Wish List
    • Headphones
    Author Book’s name Edition Virginia Evans Succesful Writing (Intermediate) Express Pulishing, 2000 P. Wateyn-Jones Target Vocabulary 2 Penguin Books S.J. Molinski, B. Bliss Word by Word Picture Dictionary Prentice Hall Inc., White Plains Guru Rattana The Destiny of Women is the Destiny of the World Chris Turner Activate! Grammar & Vocabulary Pearson. Longman Maria Toth Heinemann Children’s Games Heinemann, 1995 M. Fetcher, R. Munns Activating Vocabulary Brain Friendly Publications J. Gascoigne Activities & Games for Pair work Black Cat Erickson, Calvin, B. Peters Teaching first year college students D. Biber, S. Conrad Register, Genre & Style Cambridge Jeff Zetter, C. Malarcher Extensive Redaing for Academic Success, Advanced (A. B. C. D) Compass Publishing
  • 125. Closing Ceremony
    • Planned for May 27 th 16:50
  • 126. Feedback from teachers
    • Future plans