Teachers and community cooperate in classroom makeover .After the Balkan war, most schools were unable to secure funds in order to create a proper learning environment for their students. Most classrooms still consist of very old traditional damaged desks and a black board, which limits the teachers’ capacity to effectively provide high quality education for [...]

Assessment for Learning in the 21st Century

On 23rd and 24th of May, 2011 the two-day conference on “Assessment for Learning in the 21st Century” was held in Ohrid, Macedonia. Ministry of Education, Science and Technology officials, municipal directors and school directors attended the conference which gave them the opportunity to get informed, build the capacity and knowledge, as well as see [...]

A Design Challenge Approach to Learning

A Design Challenge Approach to Learning – 3 Day Technology Program 27, 28, 29 May 2011 This 3-day Technology program course, led by Technology Master Learning Facilitators (MLF) Rrezarta Pllana, Nehat Duraku, and Ilir Mazreku, and supported by technology expert Sandie Kendall, brought together 24 Technology teachers – School Based Learning Facilitators (SBLF) from 24 [...]

The Child Online Safety Conference

On May 31st the first Conference on Child Online Safety campaign was organized in Hotel Victory, Pristina, by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in partnership with Microsoft, the USAID’s  Basic Education Program and Swisscontact. The Child Online Safety campaign aims to draw attention to the wider public about the importance of child online [...]

Educational Film Evening in Vushtrri

On May 27th, 2011 the Basic Education Program organized its third Educational Film Evening in “Cultural House” (“Shtëpia e Kulturës”) in Vushtrri/Vučitrn. The purpose of this event was to move professional discourse beyond the purely technical towards issues of educational philosophy and engage the vocational spirit shared by many educators.     The event lasted [...]

School Based Learning Facilitators standards course – 3 Day course

A facilitation standards course for the School Based Learning Facilitators (SBLFs) from the Assessment Lead Schools, and also for four SBLFs from the Teacher Professional Development was organized from May 27th to May 29th.