On January 14-15, the Centre of Innovative Educational Technologies ”PNU EcoSystem” hosted online trainings for the teachers of “the School of Free and Indifferent” in L’viv. The topic of the trainings was: “Feedback in distance and blended learning”. 52 participants took part in the online trainings using Cisco WebEx Meetings technology.
The speakers were Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Olena Budnyk, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor Lubomyra Piletska and Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor Tetyana Blyzniuk. The topic of discussion was the issues of innovative processes in modern education, social challenges of distance and blended learning, prevention of teachers’ professional burnout and others.
The main part of the training was devoted to discussing pedagogical possibilities of Web 2.0 tool – Kahoot – namely, how to use the Quiz making feature for conducting an interactive survey, creating tests, interactive quizzes, etc. The practical part of the training session included the presentation of teachers’ own quiz templates on Kahoot platform in accordance with the curriculum for secondary education.
The teachers have created tests and interactive tasks to be used in the ‘virtual school’ on specific topics and on different subjects. According to the Deputy Headteacher of the School of Free and Indifferent Olga Pylypiv, their educational institution is special, because it has its own constitution, which prescribes the basic rules. “Our goal is to create a model of Ukrainian education, the task of which is to educate a free, happy, respected, frank and caring person based on values, knowledge and experience, who is able to respond to changes in the world, knows how to set goals and achieve them. That is why the introduction of innovations, continuous training of teachers is essential, especially in terms of distance and blended learning during quarantine. And the acquired skills, especially the use of digital technologies to achieve students’ learning outcomes, are extremely valuable. Therefore, we are very grateful for the opportunity to participate in trainings at Precarpathian National University and are ready to continue future cooperation,” said Olga Pylypiv.
All the participants received certificates of professional development and expressed a desire for further cooperation.