After the end of the competition season CORPLUS foundation focused on providing professional development opportunities to the Spelling Bee teacher-coordinators. CORPLUS is registered at the Ministry of Education and Science list for organizations which could provide professional development training to teachers.
In order to help teachers to be more effective in their work, the topic of the offered training was chosen to give them the chance to get acquainted with new applications and platforms. They could make the teaching process more interesting and adequate to the specific needs of the current situation related to the COVID restrictions.
The online “Multimedia presentations for implementation, evaluation and creation of learning content” training provoked a serious interest among the teacher-coordinators and 30 of them signed up for participation in it. A very skillful trainer facilitated the sessions and shared valuable experience on integrating technologies in classroom for diversifying the foreign language teaching.
The participants were introduced to “Seesaw for teachers”, Genial.ly (interactive multimedia presentation), Bamboozle (active learning with quizzes and flashcards) and a few video editors (for fast and easy ways to make a video lesson).
The participants were given time to practice the main features of the applications under the supervision of the trainer and managed to learn their main functions. At the end of the training, they received an assignment – to develop a presentation, teaching resources or video lessons using one of the introduced applications.
During the summer the CORPLUS staff continued to disseminate useful resources which could be used by the teachers to prepare for the new school year.