Ms. Hristina Hristeva, Ivan Vazov Public Chitalishte in the village of Iskra: “The Global Library in the Village of Iskra in Support of Formal Biology, Chemistry, Bulgarian Language and History Education

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Ms. Hristina Hristeva, Ivan Vazov Public Chitalishte in the village of Iskra: “The Global Library in the Village of Iskra in Support of Formal Biology, Chemistry, Bulgarian Language and History Education

  1. 1. LIBRARY AT IVAN VAZOV 1896 PUBLIC CHITALISHTE, VILLAGE OF ISKRA, PLOVDIV DISTRICT GLOB@L LIBRARIES – BULGARIA PROGRAM District Thematic Meeting “Good Practices of Target Libraries from Plovdiv District” 4 September 2012 The Global Library in the Village ofIskra in Support of Formal Education
  2. 2. Content:• Library open lesson implementation steps• What’s new• Ideas• Exemplary open lessons (photographs)• Challenges• Results• Recommendations
  3. 3. Library Open Lesson Implementation Steps 1 TEACHERS’ AND SCHOOL GOERS’ 8 INTERESTS AND 2 NEEDS GAMES TOPIC SELECTION ASSESSMENT 7 3CONSOLIDATION DETERMINE AND LESSONRECAPITULATION DURATION, DAY OF STUDY AND TIME MATERIAL 6 5 4LESSON DELIVERY PRELIMINARY LESSON OBJECTIVES PREPARATION BY LIBRARIAN AND SCHOOL GOERS
  4. 4. Objectives• Consolidate and build on the knowledge of a subject studied at school• Develop further school goers’ skills for working with maps, boards, crosswords, tables, tests and drawings for coloring• Gain presentation, group-work and public speech skills
  5. 5. Lesson Delivery The lesson should be delivered in a way conducive to achieving planned objectives.• Activities: * Knowledge update * Communicate lesson subject, goals and objectives * Brief presentation of study content * Practical problem solving: - Divide students into groups and assign tasks - Looking for solutions in the groups - Report and analyze results - Summarize results
  6. 6. What’s New• A room equipped with new computer and modern peripheral equipment• Free high-speed internet• Qualified staff trained in ICT : - Librarian – ½ staff position employed under the program - Secretary – a librarian with library studies and pedagogical background – 1 staff position• Training and modern services
  7. 7. The Idea• Be attractive to children not only to use traditional services but also promote library activities as a modern information center• Educational and entertaining library open lessons• New opportunity for school goers’ preparation for the learning process• New environment different from the school environment• Long-term partnership with the local school Otets Paisii Primary School, Ivan Vazov 1896 Public Chitalishte, Iskra Iskra
  8. 8. Biology Open Lesson“Masters of the Sky”, 7th – 8th grades
  9. 9. Chemistry Open Lessons 1. “Chemical Formulas of Two-element Compounds” (7th – 8th grades) 2. “Water Solutions of Acids, Bases and Salts. Activity of Metals” (8th grade)1.2.
  10. 10. History and Man and Society Open Lessons 1. “Vasil Levski: the Genius of Patriotism”, 6th grade 2. “Bulgarian National Revival Leaders”, 4th grade1.2.
  11. 11. History Open Lesson 3. “Bulgaria’s Treasures”, 5th – 6th grade3.
  12. 12. Bulgarian Language Open Lesson 3. “The Word in the Lexical Stock of Bulgarian Language”, 5th – 8th grade3.
  13. 13. Organizational Challenges• Small number of school goers (85 students: 1st – 8th grade)• Merged classes (1st with 3rd grade; 7th with 8th grade)• Roma school goers: 80%• Electricity and equipment troubles• Prove to teachers and school goers that what we do is helpful
  14. 14. Results• First place in the “National Revival Leaders and I” contest held in the local school• Third place in the “National Revival Leaders and I” municipal contest held in Parvomay (plaque and diploma)• Improved results from the biology and chemistry external evaluation
  15. 15. Recommendations• Teachers’ council meeting to identify partnership initiatives - promotion, questionnaires and a plan by months• Mandatory feedback following each lesson• Work with volunteers
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention!Hristina Hristeva, Chitalishte Secretary and LibrarianLibrary at Ivan Vazov 1896 Public Chitalishte, village of Iskra, Plovdiv districtContacts:e – mail: biblioteka_xr@abv.bg

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