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Sustainable Development – Decreasing the ELT Footprint๐ŸŒŽ

Hello, my dear colleagues! Other than storytelling, environmental education is one of my favorite topics ever and I can always spend so much time just talking about it. I had the honor to present some bits and pieces of my research on the 18th Annual ELTA Serbia conference. About the conference The conference program had …

18th Annual ELTA Conference – Best Moments

Hello, my dear colleagues! This post will review the 18th annual conference hosted by the English Language Teachers’ Association in Serbia. The conference was online and it had over 200 participants! Now, let’s dive into the conference itself and peek into some presentations. Conference program The conference program had 3 plenaries, and many workshops and …

Synchronous and Asynchronous InteractiveTasks for Distance Learning (Young Learners & Teenagers) – IATEFL LTsig

Hello, my dear colleagues! I had the honor to be invited to host a webinar for the IATEFL Learning Technologies special interest group. The participants were amazing, they were active and the webinar itself was interactive. We did many of the tasks I presented below because I didn’t want the participants to be passive, and …

Nurturing Reading Literacy in Young Learners + Guided Activities

Hello, my dear colleagues! This semi-academic essay will have a difficult task to discuss and disseminate literacy development in young learners. In this article, I will discuss various approaches, share a lot of activities, and my teaching philosophy when it comes to literacy instruction. I will discuss the balanced approach, CLIL, and storytelling with a …

EdmodoCon 2020 – The Value of Interactive Video and How to Make it

EdmodoCon is a global professional development experienceโ€”one you can attend for free through your laptop or mobile device. Educators from around the world share inspiring stories and practical strategies from the best in the education community. Traditionally EdmodoCon has been a full day, live-streamed event where educators from around the world gather at Edmodo Headquarters …

What Are 21st-Century Skills and Why Are They Important?

Conducting academic research and writing articles or papers is another way for educators to have quality professional development and close their own learning gaps. Our research focuses on CLIL, Theme-Based Instruction and 21st century skills. My colleague Nevena Markoviฤ‡ and I conducted our first big research at the beginning of 2019. We presented our research at the …

Flipping the Professional Development

A few weeks ago I participated in the FlipTech2020 conference with an interactive presentation on how to flip the professional development. The whole conference used flipped learning as its main method. The presentations were shared a few days before, and then the participants came to a live Q and A session. Truly innovative and one …

How Can we Promote Learner Autonomy? – British Council Live Q and A Session

Hello, my dear colleagues! I had the pleasure to be a co-presenter along with Vicky and Monika in a British Council live session about learner autonomy. The post below is a transcript of our Q and A session. Monika was the moderator and the questions the audience asked are bolded, for easier navigation. The transcription …

Flip your Classroom to Promote Communication and Collaboration – ELTA Webinar Reflection

Hello, my dear colleagues! I am currently working on research connected to digital competences of teachers in Serbia, and as a final result, I planned 4 webinar-based trainings. The first training was titled Distance Learning in 10 Steps. After the first webinar, which was lecture-based, a survey was sent to all participants to distinguish their learning gaps …