Two very intensive days of TESOL-Ukraine Teacher Development Winter Institute in Lviv gathered the educators of from all areas of Ukraine. TESOL-Ukraine and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine have been running a number of ELT projects over several years aimed at providing continuous professional development and sustaining an ELT professional network in Ukraine. The topic for TESOL-Ukraine Teacher Development Institute this year is “Teaching Writing as a 21st Century Skill”. It was the first session of the Institute in 2020.
The program introduced teachers to different types of tools they could use in their teaching writing. The training were provided by Wendy Finlayson – English Language Fellow, U.S. Department of State, Francisco Resto – English Language Fellow, U.S. Department of State and Maryna Tsehelska – Director, Educational Centre “Interclass”, Associate Professor, Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University.
Trainers focused on such important issues as Teaching Writing in the 21st Century, Essay Writing, Collaborative Writing and many others. They were equipped with the ideas on how to develop writing stills of the students of different levels. On the final day of the Institute participants presented their ideas in groups.
Now they are disseminating the gained knowledge in their institutions and reporting about the events to TESOL-Ukraine community.