Movie helps heighten professional discourse among educators

Although many international donors support Kosovo’s education system offering teacher training and capacity building programs, these tend to focus on the purely technical. USAID’s Basic Education Program organized its first Educational Film Evening on March 24th, 2011, in Gjakovë/Đakovica. The purpose of this event was to move professional discourse towards issues of educational philosophy and [...]

Technology teachers welcome new approaches

  The subject of “Technology” which involves teaching students about mechanics, electronics and the application of science was a popular subject in Kosovo primary schools, offering students the opportunity to take part in practical activities. However, the damage to schools during the war of independence means that teachers have no practical equipment and students simply [...]

Teachers embrace new technology

  Arlinda Zeqiri, an English teacher from “Dardania” primary school in Pristina enjoys teaching but is frustrated by the lack of technology available to her and her students. All over the world, the use of modern technology affects the way people learn and work and is changing educational systems. The transition to the Information Society [...]

USAID Support

USAID supports the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in developing professional standards for school directors.   As Kosovo moves to decentralize its education system and give more autonomy to schools and municipalities, it is important to develop measures to ensure equitable provision throughout the country. Developing standards for school management has been identified as [...]

Video: Basic Education Program Introduction

A brief Introductory video about Basic Education Program in Kosovo, a program funded by USAID and implemented in cooperation with AED:

Girls and Technology: Why Not?

  While girls in Kosovo’s schools achieve success in many subjects, they are under-represented in higher education science and technology courses and few girls show an interest in pursuing science and technology careers when they graduate primary school. Gjylizare Fishta, a  teacher from the “Gjergj Fishta” School in Pristina says that the main reason for [...]

Women and technology focus groups

On Feb. 23rd, a focus group of nine female students from two schools was organized by Sandie Kendall and the Deputy Team Leader of the Program, Flaurie Storie. They explored the students’ attitudes towards Technology subject and ways of making the subject more relevant and attractive to the girls.

Workshop on a project-based approach to teaching the sciences

On February 21st and 22nd, science expert, Jeffrey Nowak, organized this  two-day workshop with participants from the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, working team members and teachers.  A key aspect of the workshop was the practical use of a range of educational technology.

Master Learning Facilitator Standards Workshop

The workshop took place On Feb. 14th-16th and  Feb. 22th-24th in Villa Panorama, Pristina. Consultant for Facilitation in Teacher Professional Development, John Henly assisted BEP staff to develop standards for quality professional development.