Hello!

I'm Alice (Milica).

My online students call me Alice. I am an ESL teacher, teacher trainer, materials designer, and Word Press designer for education.

I create English storytelling & environmental lessons to promote early literacy and the love towards books and nature young learners. 

age

29

location

Novi Sad, Serbia

email

milica.vukadin17@gmail.com

organizations

ELTA Serbia, IATEFL

My name is Milica (Alice) Vukadin, and I live in Europe, Serbia. I am a preschool teacher and a primary English teacher.

I am currently finishing my Master’s studies, with an additional course program for English methodology for young learners. My biggest passions are environmental education and distance learning.

In my free time, I volunteer online with the Granny Cloud where I have sessions with children from India, and in my city, where I conduct a storytelling-based learning program for children coming from low-income communities.

Last, but not least, despite being an early childhood educator, I also teach adults. I am an online ESL teacher – head of language studies in B.Y.Mafit IELTS center in Nigeria and freelance English teacher on Preply. In the past year, I started conducting teacher trainings, and I hope to develop more professional development programs in the future. 

My middle name and a nickname is Alice, so don’t let that confuse you while you go through my portfolio.

P.S. I became a board member of the ELTA organization in Serbia in 2020!

Scroll down through my portfolio for more information!

Languages spoken & Skills

English
92%
Word press design
86%
Spanish
42%
serbian
100%
Distance learning
92%
dramatization & storytelling
98%

[2018] - [Present]

Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education

[Faculty of Education in Jagodina, University of Kragujevac, Master Studies + additional English Methodology minor - ongoing]

[2006] - [2011]

Graduated Philologist

[Philological Grammar High School in Smederevo]

[2011] - [2015]

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

[Faculty of Education in Jagodina, University of Kragujevac, Bachelor Studies]

10.0 GPA - English Methodology, 9.30 GPA M.eD.

Average GPA without the thesis (currently in progress)

A selection of my favorite professional development courses/webinars

Courses
  • National Geographic Certified Educator Course
  • Teaching Global Climate Change in Your Classroom
  • Geo-inquiry Process in Your Classroom
  • Teaching Grammar Communicatively
  • Teaching Young Learners English
  • Empower Every Student With an Inclusive Classroom
  • Teaching Assistant Course Certification
  • What Children’s Perspectives Tell us About Inclusion
  • Attachment in the Early Years
  • Games for skill-building
  • Apps for the classroom and self-study
  • Optimizing classroom time
  • Differentiation for language and special needs
  • Formative assessments
  • How to encourage risk-taking in the classroom
  • Understanding Child Protection
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Engaging With Reading – skills development
  • Active listening – skills development
Webinars
  • Assessment and Intervention – Autism and Anxiety
  • Inspiring STEM Learning for Young Girls: Tips from Research and the Classroom
  • Connecting Young Children and Nature: How to Educate and Enchant
  • Supporting Young Children’s Emerging Math Skills with Developmentally Appropriate Music Activities
  • The Flipped Classroom – The Role of TED and Technology Can Play to Get Students Speaking
  • Nurturing Reading Success in Young Learners of English
  • 21st Century Skills in Young Learners
  • The Value of Gamification for Language Learning
  • Immersive Games and English Language Learning
  • Bilingual Learners, Bilingual Brains: Language Acquisition Patterns in Different Types of Learners
  1. Cambridge University Press – Collaborative Learning and Project Work
  2. Oxford University Press – Enquiry-based learning in the Primary Classroom
  3. British Council – Developing cross-cultural awareness in the monolingual classroom

National Geographic Certified Educator

Genial.ly Ambassador

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Edmodo Certified Trainer

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Work Experience

Only highlighted work experience. For the full experience, visit my LinkedIn page.

[2016]–[2019]

Bibo Global Opportunity, now Engoo

Online English & Spanish Teacher - Teaching Young Learners & Teenagers

Working with students from Asia and Europe mostly. The students were all ages (from children to adults) and all levels (from beginner to advanced). Rating 5.00 based on more than 700 student ratings!

[2016]–[ongoing]

Preply

Online English Teacher Specialized in Teaching Young Learners, Independent Curriculum Designer

Teaching predominantly teens and children.
Developing original lesson materials and individualized curriculum.
Selected as one of the top 10 tutors on the platform to teach group webinars for children. For the lesson recordings, click here.
Held an official professional development training for tutors on how to teach young learners. For the webinar recording and a reflection article, click here.
More than 1200 lessons conducted so far, rating 4.93 – click for my profile here

[2018]–[present (part-time)

Word Press, freelance

Freelance WordPress Designer for Education, Instructional Design

Website development in WordPress (education only), design, branding, LMS design, e-commerce store design, blog design, digital portfolio design, and e-commerce store for courses.

Hosting, domain purchase, installing the website to the server, working in cPanel, creating subdomains, installing WordPress. Worked on website optimization and SEO.

The highest SEO score – 79 out of 100! More than 10 pages and posts ranked on the first page of Google.

[2019]–[present]

IELTS support center Nigeria B.YMafit

Head of language studies, instructional designed

Developing a full interactive distance learning IELTS preparation course and curriculum for more than 1900 students.

Designing the course, developing the curriculum, communicating with the students after the lessons, conducting the assessment, writing articles, and giving live group IELTS lectures online.
The course was presented at EdmodoCon in Miami 2019

[2019]–[2020]

Culture corner now Culture Station Barka

English Teacher (Young Learners) and Curriculum Designer - Storytelling-based Learning

Developing and teaching a storytelling-based curriculum with a collection of more than 35 books for primary school students in English. Focusing storytelling and crafting as the main tools for language acquisition. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade – organized in the suburbs to include children from socially deprived environments by providing free education. Click here for an example of a storytelling workshop – Class 2 at the Zoo

[2020]–[present, on hold due to pandemic]

Erasmus+ Courses, Primera, Slovenia

Teacher trainer, professional development consultant

From Distance to Blended Learning: Design Your Instruction from top to bottom, 5-day long face-to-face training.

Click here to apply to join this training! If your institution has an active Erasmus+ grant, the training is free!

[2021]–[present]

Gallery Teachers, UK

TEACHER TRAINER, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Developing asynchronous teacher training and live workshops with a focus on teaching English to young learners. Click here for the latest workshop about teaching YL through storytelling.

Featured online lesson

100+ kids present: Let's talk routines (ages 8-10)

Selected to teach public lessons for children on Preply in 2020! Explore the lesson recording to see a webinar-based group lesson.

Peek into my online and offline classroom and scroll through the image gallery

An example of a fully interactive lesson material, which can be used both in the online and the regular classroom

[Organizing inclusive workshops to promote violence prevention and explaining children’s rights. Developing children’s motor and language skills. Working on inclusion and interactive communication. ]

Inclusive project in Smederevo – ”Svi plovimo istom rekom”

The project was realized under the auspices of Save the Children. The project was presented in the
Belgrade Center for Human Rights. The project consisted of organizing an inclusive
ballet show with a girl with down syndrome. She was supported by another project
leader who is also a ballerina. The project had a charity rock concert and all of the
money raised through the ballet show and through the concert was donated to the preschool.
The third part of the project consisted of raising awareness about the problems
children with difficulties face through local radio, newspapers, and workshops and last but not least, organizing an inclusive rugby practice so that the participants can work on developing their motor skills in a motivating environment. Click here for the project presentation.

[In August 2019, association KIBITZ KOLEKTIV participated in a project organized by our Swedish partners Föreningen Framtidståget from Stockholm, Sweden. This Youth exchange named “Learn 2 be intercool2ral” gathered 30 youngsters from 6 European countries: Austria, Serbia, Sweden, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Italy. The main aim of this project was to encourage diversity amongst young people, as well as promoting tolerance and peace in our society. The project was implemented from 28th of August till the 4th of September 2019. in Stockholm, Sweden. This project was co-financed by Erasmus plus program of the European Union. Click here to read the program reflection.]

[A workshop organizer and presenter for a current ImpactECO project ‘’Cool KidsFor Eco Beats’’ In this project, we are conducting workshops in elementary schools with a goal to connect children with their environment and develop their ecological awareness. Click here to see the topics of our workshops.]

[A session facilitator for The Granny Cloud volunteer organization which aims to develop language and 21 st century skills in deprived children in India. Facilitator’s obligations are: stimulating children’s curiosity, exposing them to people and worlds beyond their context, fostering independent thinking, improving English conversation, improving literacy skills, familiarizing with the internet, developing search skills, strengthening social skills, encouraging collaboration with peers and developing habits for lifelong learning. Click here to visit the website of the Granny Cloud.]

📢 Accountability:

English Language Teachers’ Association in Serbia – the youngest board member.🎉
In charge of technical support, website development, design, social media marketing & distance education professional development programs.

🥇 Achievements:

Created branding for ELTA, developed an online professional development program in March 2020 to help teachers with emergency remote teaching, created 2 websites for the association.

elta.org.rs
conference.elta.org.rs

ELTA SIG day Conference: Game On! Engaging Young Learners – Workshop: Learning English Through Music and Movement

Digital Learning Day in Miami – Blended Learning Practical Applications workshop

International conference – EdmodoCon 2019 Miami – From Blended to Distance Learning: Engaging Large Student Groups Online

International conference – Professional Competencies for Teaching in the 21st Century conference at the Faculty of Education in Jagodina, University of Kragujevac
Research presented: Developing 21st Century Skills Through Theme-Based Instruction and by Applying Multiple Intelligence Theory: Teacher Competencies

Teaching Young Learners English Following the CLIL Methodology and Developing 21st Century Skills

International School Savremena in Belgrade– 4-hour workshop – Harry Potter Escape Room – Development of Literacy Skills, STEAM, and Various 21st-century Skills in Students (teenage learners)

International Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece – TESOL conference – ELT Reimagined – Using Drama in the ESL/EFL Classroom with Young Learners – Official ELTA representative

Asynchronous training for the Institute of Contemporary Education – Practical use of Edmodo+Genial.ly+Zoom in the distance learning instruction

Introduction to Teaching Young Learners Online – Preply – https://www.facebook.com/preplycompany/videos/710186706473452/

Distance Learning in 10 steps – ELTA Serbia – https://youtu.be/1Fgc8_K7E68

Content creation tools (Canva and Genial.ly) and lesson interactivity (young learners and teenagers) ELTA Serbia

Formative Assessment and Edmodo– (teenage learners) ELTA Serbia

Flip your Classroom to Promote Communication and Collaboration – ELTA Serbia

ELTA conference: Fantastic Journey – Destination Digital Classroom. A lecture titled: Digital Competencies of Educators Needed for Distance Learning – Professional Development

FlipTech Conference 2020. Interactive Q and A session titled: Flipping the Professional Development

4th PanEuropean Conference, Primera Slovenia – Storytelling and ICT with Young Learners

Nurturing Reading Literacy in Second Language Learners: A Sociocultural View (young and very young learners) – British Council Colombia & Secretariat of Education in Bogota https://www.facebook.com/redacademica/videos/364374268184229/

Synchronous and Asynchronous Interactive Tasks for Distance Learning (young learners and teenage learners) – IATEFL LTSIG

Designing an Interactive Infographic and How to Use it in Your Young Learner Classroom

British Council Teaching English – Engaging Young Learners with Environment Issues

How to ‘Green’ your Language Lessons with Ben Crompton and Owain Llewellyn from eltsustainable.org (focused on YL)

Gallery Teachers, UK – Teaching Young Learners Through Storytelling 

Gallery Teachers, UK–  Telling Stories through Songs: Exploiting Lyrics for Storytelling 

19th Annual International ELTA conference – Let’s be Little Scientists – Teaching VYL by Using CLIL and Science Experiments

Faculty of Pedagogical Sciences in Jagodina, University of Kragujevac: Children’s Literature in Science and Instruction Conference – Bibliotherapy in Storytelling with Young and Very Young Learners

English Language Teaching Conference by English UK, national association of accredited English language centres in the UK – Practical Ways of Including Sustainability in your Language Classroom
(focus on YL) with Ben Crompton and Owain Llewellyn from ELTsustainable

Teacher trainer gallery

Explore my latest teacher trainer presentation from a workshop called Teaching Young Learners through Storytelling.

Published paper

Developing 21st Century Skills Through Theme-Based Instruction and by Applying Multiple Intelligence Theory: Teacher Competencies

Published in УЗДАНИЦА; 2019, XVI/2; стр. 235–251, December 2019

The paper was presented at Professional Competences for Teaching in the 21st Century conference at the Faculty of Education in Jagodina, University of Kragujevac.

Contact me if you need a:

Curriculum and material designer for:

  • Young learners – CLIL & Theme-Based Instruction;
  • Teenage learners – contextualized & communicative methods with a lot of digital tools.

Specialized on designing courses on Canvas Instructure LMS.

Help with designing classroom flow on Edmodo, Class Dojo, Google Classroom, and plenty of other social-media based LMS platforms.

Available for any kind of professional development connected to early childhood education & English language teaching (along with the use of digital tools in the classroom.)

Collaborating on official, large-scale projects or individual classroom collaboration online.

Available for collaboration on research connected to:

  • Environmental education;
  • Teaching English to young learners;
  • Applying digital tools in the educational context (all ages).
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