My name is Milica Alice Vukadin, and I live in Europe, Serbia. I am a preschool teacher and an ESL teacher for very young learners.
I have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, 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 Greenland, and in my city, where I conduct a storytelling-based learning program for children coming from low-income communities.
I have launched my own English language school for children in 2021, elloquent.org. I also conduct teacher trainings and I hope to develop more professional development programs in the future.
My middle name is Alice, so don’t let that confuse you while you are going through my portfolio.
P.S. I became a board member of the national English teacher association in Serbia in 2020, and registered Alice in Methodologyland as a nonprofit organization in 2022!
Scroll down through my portfolio for more information!
Languages spoken and skills
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[Philological Grammar High School in Smederevo]
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Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
[Faculty of Education in Jagodina, University of Kragujevac, Bachelor Studies]
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Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
[Faculty of Education in Jagodina, University of Kragujevac, Master Studies + additional English Methodology minor]
A selection of my favorite professional development 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
National Geographic Certified Educator
Edmodo Certified Trainer
Only highlighted work experience. For the full experience, visit my LinkedIn page.
Bibo Global Opportunity, now Engoo
Online English & Spanish Teacher - Teaching Young Learners & Teenagers
Working with students from Asia and Europe mainly. The students were of all ages (from children to adults) and all levels (from beginner to advanced). Rating 5.00 based on more than 700 student ratings!
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.
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.
–[present, on hold due to pandemic], project-based
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.
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.
Gallery Teachers, UK
Teacher trainer, professional development consultant
E-LEARNING DESIGNER, MATERIAL DESIGNER
Developing complex storyboards, designing highly interactive digital materials with a focus on escape rooms, adapted for phone use, aimed at student self-study.
Director of language studies
Online English school for young learners. Outdoor learning programs. Following the student-centered method where instead of lessons the students participate in language workshops.
British Council – Think Like a Teenager – 10 Methods to Motivate Teenage Learners – FEATURED ARTICLE OF THE WEEK IN JANUARY 2020
British Council – Contextual Grammar Teaching – Activities for Making Grammar Meaningful to Your Students – FEATURED ARTICLE OF THE WEEK IN OCTOBER 2019
British Council – Start Your Journey to 21st Century Education with Geo-Inquiry – FEATURED ARTICLE OF THE WEEK IN JULY 2019
Setting up a Classroom or Teacher Training on an LMS (Learning Management System) – Edmodo & Class Dojo – FEATURED ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
National Geographic Education – Climate Change Causes and Effects: Drawing a Scientific Model with Young Learners
Featured online lesson
100+ Children 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 in the face-to-face 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 and promote tolerance and peace in our society. The project was implemented from the 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.]
[A session facilitator for The Granny Cloud volunteer organization that 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.]
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.
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 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
1st International TESOL Teacher Association Conference, representing ELTA Serbia Bibliotherapy in Storytelling with Young and Very Young Learners
Teacher trainer gallery
Explore my latest teacher trainer presentation from a workshop called Teaching Young Learners through Storytelling.
Developing 21st Century Skills Through Theme-Based Instruction and by Applying Multiple Intelligence Theory: Teacher Competencies
The paper was presented at Professional Competences for Teaching in the 21st Century conference at the Faculty of Education in Jagodina, University of Kragujevac.
Won the EdTech Educator of the Year 2021 Award by the EdTech Center Western Balkans
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).