Access Program Moldova, Kiev 2013


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The presentation shows the main achievements of Access Microscholarship Program from Moldova, presented at the Regional Access Summit in Kiev, Ukraine, October 2-4, 2013

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Access Program Moldova, Kiev 2013

  1. 1. ACCESS Program in Moldova
  2. 2. In April, 2011 there were recruited 80 students, 4 local teachers of English, and 4 Flex Alumni to participate in the program. The instructive philosophy of ACCESS is Project-based Instruction, where teenagers are involved in different online activities and projects, thus, contributing to their digital competence development. In October, 2012 there were 200 students, 10 local teachers of English, and 10 Flex Alumni to join the program.
  3. 3. *Classes: 6 hours per week *Subjects: Basic English Culture class Poetry and Folk songs Skype classes iEARN classes (online projects)
  4. 4. This blog is about a group of students who don't like to wait and miss opportunities, a group of teenagers that are firm believers that we do the changes and that our future depends only on us. It is important to start…
  5. 5. "Horse Alert!!!" Flash mob by Ungheni-Access Because of bad economical situation, the horses from many sanctuaries from Moldova are starving to death since there is no left food for feeding them. Ungheni Horse Hippodrome is one of the places where horses are "queuing to die" of starvation. To alert the civic community about the existing problem, on April 20, 2013 the Access group from Ungheni organized a flash mob , trying to help as they could by bringing some food and hay; thus tressing on the necessary care these animals need to have to survive.
  6. 6. Independence Day Picnic
  7. 7. “Talking Kites Around the World” iEARN project On March, 20 (on the March Equinox) Access program joined "Talking Kites Around the World" iEARN project , a universal movement enhancing the important values, such as tolerance, acceptance of the "other", love, co-existence, listening, choosing dialog over force, universal solidarity etc. among participants from all over the world. This way, Access students from all 6 regions made kites to fly as a massive tribute dedicated to advancing the cultural and social dialog, a symbol of bridging the gap and understanding the "other." While making kites each group has used original shapes, a rainbow of colors and unusual decorative materials; such way transmitting worldwide their messages. Thus, the romantic kite of students from Ungheni, the happiest Sponge Bob kite of Balti, the lovable kites of Varnita/Bender students or the creative ones from Cahul, Chisinau and Comrat flew into the sky to tell everybody how beautiful the world should be. Moreover, this action inspired greatly Rodica Aculov, an English teacher from "Mihai Eminescu" Lyceum, Cimislia, who motivated her students to decorate and fly Talking Kites. The most wonderful messages were sent by the kindergarten kids from Cimislia who drew valuable pictures of a world with peace they hope, dream and want to live forever.
  8. 8. "Access Youth in Action" Flash mob To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the American Councils, the Access Micro- scholarship Program organized the "Access Youth in Action" Flash mob in 6 regions of the country. This way, on February 22, 2013 at 3p.m. 6 groups of teenagers gathered almost 400 people from Ungheni, Balti, Cahul, Comrat, Chisinau and Varnita/Bender to support the idea of a better education for young generation and inform about the possibilities to participate in many educational programs provided by the American Councils, such as Open World, LFP, Flex, Access, ALC, Carnegie and others. The information about flash mobs was advertised through promotional video posted on our web site and social networks. Each region organized the event in a special way, trying to send to their community the general message in form of dance performance, posters, flags, thematic songs and represented American Councils' symbols. In Ungheni "Access Youth in Action" flash mob involved 40 youth participants including students of Access program who in the center of their town represented the symbols of the American Councils from Moldova such as the house, the book, etc. The most impressive moment was when teenagers formed the puzzled flag of the USA as a sign of gratitude for the US Embassy for the students' possibility to study English within Access Micro scholarship Program.
  9. 9. Team Building Activities as a Part of the Access Project One of the main goals of the Access program is to create a comfortable educational atmosphere where students might feel themselves as unique representatives of a very unite team. This way, periodically we organize different teambuilding sessions where students may express their feelings and thoughts a real members of one group.
  10. 10. IN GOD WE TRUST-a new iEARN project developed by Access-Balti group The Access students from Balti participated in Computer Chronicles Learning Circles of iEARN, and proposed to collaborate internationally on their project idea called "IN GOD WE TRUST". The project aimed to: to identify the values of money in different countries; the origin and description of currency in different historical period of human civilization evolution. The final reflections and shared information was joined in a nice media work on History of money.
  11. 11. PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE HISTORY- the iEARN Project of Ungheni-Access The Access students from Ungheni participated in Computer Chronicles Learning Circles of iEARN, and proposed to collaborate internationally on their project idea called "People Who Make The History". The project aimed to : *to identify the greatest presidents in different countries; *to prove why they are thought to be the greatest ones; *to learn more about their history. This way, the participants did their best in looking for the information and facts on 1. Who was/is the greatest presidents in the world? 2. President's brief historical background. 3. President's the most outstanding doings. The final reflections and shared information was joined in a nice media work entitled "People Who Make the History"-an iEARN project.
  12. 12. Angela Dorothea Merkel, born 17 July 1954 is the Chancellor of Germanyand party leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Merkel is thefirst woman to have become Chancellor of Germany. After her election asChancellor following the 2005 federal election, she led a grand coalitionconsisting of her own CDU party, its Bavarian sister party, the ChristianSocial Union (CSU), and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).Until 2009 Angela Merkel was awarded the Vision for Europe Award for hercontribution toward greater European integration. Merkel was the Presidentof the European Council and chaired the G8, the second woman (afterMargaret Thatcher) to do so. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration On June 16, 2010, theAmerican Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns HopkinsUniversity in Washington D.C. awarded Chancellor Merkel its GlobalLeadership Award (AICGS) in recognition of her outstanding dedication tostrengthening German- American relations. Merkel is seen as playing acrucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and internationallevel, and has been referred to as "the decider." In domestic policy, healthcare reform and problems concerning future energy development have beenmajor issues of her tenure. Angela Merkel has been described as "the de factoleader of the European Union" and is currently ranked as the world's secondmost powerful person. President Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. InChicago he worked as an organizer to help rebuild communities devastatedby the closure of local steel plants. He went on to Harvard Law School,where he was elected the first African-American president of the HarvardLaw Review. After graduating, President Obama went on to lead one of themost successful voter registration drives in state history, and continued hislegal work as a civil rights lawyer and a professor teaching constitutionallaw at the University of Chicago. Barack Obama was first elected to theIllinois State Senate in 1996. During his time in Springfield, he passed thefirst major ethics reform in 25 years, cut taxes for working families, andexpanded health care for children and their parents. Elected to the U.S.Senate in 2004, he reached across the aisle to pass the farthest-reaching
  13. 13. Access Program at Radio Moldova
  14. 14. Susan Iannuzi, English Language Specialist, visiting Access-Balti Group , April, 16
  15. 15. US Ambassador William H. Moser visits in Cahul Moldovan Access students and Alumni from Ceadir Lunga
  16. 16. Senator Mike Brubaker and Mrs. Cindy Brubaker visited Access Students from Balti and Varnita/Bender at the Summer Camp.
  17. 17. Special Education Needs Students at the Access Summer Camp, 2013
  18. 18. ACCESS Leadership through Language Training
  19. 19. Webinar on "Incorporating grammar, writing and assessment into your classes“ with Sussan Iannuzzi
  20. 20. Workshop “Teaching Children with Special Education Needs: Methodology and Practice”