Kosovo innovative teachers win the third prize in Europe

On 23rd of March, 2012, Shkëndije Nagavci and Laura Pruthi, teachers from “Zekeria Rexha” Primary School in Gjakovo, were voted third place in the Teachers Prize at the European Innovative Educators Forum in Lisbon Portugal. This qualifies them to attend the Microsoft Global Forum with teachers from all over the world, which this year will [...]

“Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures” – Celebrating International Women’s Day

  On 8th of March, USAID’s Basic Education Program joined thousands of celebrations, events and rallies around the world to mark International Women’s Day.  Sixty girls from 16 primary schools came together for a girls and technology day. The girls eagerly engaged in experimenting with different forms of educational technology coupled with conducting online research [...]

Microsoft Innovative Educator Forum

  The USAID Basic Education Program, Microsoft Partners in Learning and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has organized the first “Microsoft Innovative Educator Forum” an event where teachers shared innovative educational projects they have organized in their schools. Teachers from seven schools in Kosovo shared their projects in an exhibition held before the awards [...]

Celebrating the International Mother Language Day, 21 February.

On 21st February, at the “Green School” in Pristina, USAID’s Basic Education Program invited students from different parts of Kosovo to celebrate the “International Mother Language Day”, the theme was “Voices of Kosovo” – value your own mother language while appreciating the language of others!. Working in groups with students of different languages, the students [...]

USAID’s Basic Education Program launches its ‘Classroom Makeover’ guide book

On 10th February, USAID’s Basic Education Program organized a promotional event at the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MEST ) to launch its ‘Classroom Makeover’ guide book. The book contains practical examples and photographs from the 30 minute programs recently broadcast on national television as well as additional ideas from international and local experts. [...]

Enhancing the professional culture of teachers

During 2011, USAID’s Basic Education Program (BEP) screened a series of movies, with educational themes, in a number of cities. These proved popular with the teachers who attended these events, which included a panel discussion. The Kosovo teachers’ union, Sindikata e Bashkuar e Arsimit, Shkencës dhe Kulturës (SBASHK), which works both to defend its members’ [...]

Primary school students leverage business support through “Green”activities

  “Green Clubs” are one of the innovative ways that USAID’s Basic Education Program is getting students to be more active in their learning, engaging students in practical projects which develop problem-solving competences, creative and entrepreneurial thinking, communication and ICT skills, and involve the use of modern educational technology. These are all key elements of [...]

TV program “Our School”

  The Classroom Makeover activity of USAID’s Basic Education Program aims to help teachers, parents, school directors, school boards, and the community at large to improve the classroom environment for Kosovo’s primary school students.             Our Classroom Makeover team has worked with Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK), to demonstrate how [...]

“Junior Oscars” Ceremony

  The main aim of USAID’s Basic Education Program is to enable schools to develop skills in students that are relevant to the 21st Century workforce and society.  As part of this work, the Program has trained teachers to use small video cameras and distributed these to 30 schools. The training courses included sessions on: [...]

Kosovo’s Ministry of Environment supports BEP Green Clubs

During the past year, USAID’s Basic Education Program has been working to involve school students in recycling activities. In June, technology students from 17 schools worked on a challenge set by the Program to design “Bottle Crusher” devices and Recycling Bins. In November, six Program schools established “Green Clubs” whose students will work on environment [...]