I've created this blog almost two years ago - actually 19 months ago. I was the participants of the TEA-2008 program. It is a program sponsored by the US government for the teachers from different countries. If you are interested, visit this site. During 6 weeks I studied at UAH (University of Alabama in Hunstville). We were taught about problem-based learning. Also we had an internship at the Buckhorn High School.
After that terrific fall in Alabama my life has changed a lot. I hosted an American teacher Kate English (April 2009), I took part in two pre-departure orientations for teachers, who was going to the USA (July and November 2009) , I was the participant of the Alumni conference in Kyiv (September 2009) and I became the Teacher of a year - 2009 in our district. So I can say that year 2009 was really lucky for me.
And this new year 2010 prepared for me another surprise. This year gave me the oppotunity for self-education. From 15th of January to 10th of April I was the participant of the on-line course by British Council "Teaching English to Young Learners"
And now I have another American adventure - on-line course "Building teaching skills throught the Interactive Web".
I began to feel the atmosphere of the American University. From the beginning we introduced ourselves, established the rules of a good discussion, and created the rubrics for evaluation of our achievements.
Our tutor's name is Deborah Healey- University of Oregon, Linguistics Department, American English Institute. Her website: http://www.uoregon.edu/~dhealey/
What was new for me at our first week: using Nicenet
What I have already known : using Blogger
What I was wondering : there are teachers from different countries, from different continents. I even tried to create the Google-map of our participants
What did I like : quotes or sayings about technology and teaching (see the next post)