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ACCESS Summer Camps 2020 | amt | 29 Aug 2020


Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, throughout July 18 - 31, 2020, within the English Access Microscholarship component of the U.S.G-funded “AM Tavush Outreach” project, implemented by PH International (https://www.ph-int.org/), 60 Armenian students from 3 regional communities of Noyemberyan, Koghb and Berdavan in groups of 20 participated in 10-hour, 2-day online English summer camps.

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54 Armenian Access Students Participate in Program Graduation Summer Camps | access am | 29 Aug 2020


“I wish we could have a longer camp to do more self-awareness tests and participate in more mock interviews for jobs. This is so interesting and useful!”, said Sveta Ohanyan from Goris as their group of 18 students reflected on the first day of their online camp marking their successful graduation from the 2-year English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) funded by the U.S. government and implemented by PH International.

In August a total of 54 students from Chambarak, Goris and Yeghvard participated in 3-day online Access camps within which 11 remarkable native and foreign speakers shared their knowledge, wisdom and life skills with the students. They studied personality types, received advice on career development themes, learnt tools to spot social media manipulations, and discussed how to avoid negative stereotyping. The cross-cultural sessions led by 3 U.S. Peace Corps volunteers as well as guests from Japan and the Philippines living in Armenia, enriched the students’ cross-cultural awareness.

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Workshop for the teachers who will pilot the Afterschool clubs “STEM & Forensics” in schools | mlsp | 28 Aug 2020


On August 24, 2020, a training workshop for 24 teachers participating in the PH’s Moldova Legal Socialization Program took place in Chișinău. Beginning in September 2020 the teachers will conduct the “STEM & Forensics” enrichment activities for the 8th - 10th graders in pilot schools representing Straseni, Ungheni, Floresti, Soroca, Cahul, Causeni and Glodeni districts and Chisinau municipality.

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Training for students about the importance of media literacy | mt | 26 Aug 2020


Online training was held for students of MT partner schools in Adjara region to raise their awareness about the importance of media literacy. They got information about disinformation and fake news and received guidance on how to spot real and fake news.
Based on the information gained during the training students prepared posters and a presentation about the work of media, including the importance of media literacy, how to distinguish the real news from the fake news and shared them via social network.

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“TRAINING OF ENGLISH TEACHERS AS MENTORS” | blc am | 25 Aug 2020


Throughout August 10-21, 2020, within the U.S government funded “Building English Language Capacity for Armenian Students and Teachers” program implemented by PH International, 12 Armenian teachers and trainers of English, selected from a pool of over 38 applicants through a rigorous, merit-based nationwide recruitment, participated in a 50-hour, 10-day online “Training of English Teachers as Mentors”. The training was conducted by Steven Gomez, a TEFL specialist from the U.S., with extensive experience of integrated teaching.

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Access Summer Camps | blc am | 25 Aug 2020


Throughout July 14- August 8, 2020, within the English Access Microscholarship component of the U.S.G-funded “Building English Language Capacity for Armenian Students and Teachers” program, implemented by PH International, 100 Armenian teenagers from 5 regional communities of Vanashen, Surenavan, Arpi, Yeghegnadzor and Ttujur in groups of 20 participated in 20-hour, 4-day online English camps.

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First face-to-face trainings for the Moldovan Teaching Teams | mlsp | 12 Aug 2020


From August 3-7, two face-to-face, three-day trainings for Teaching Teams made up of police officers and teachers were organized and conducted in Chisinau.  These Teaching Teams will work together to implement the optional course “Education for Legal Socialization” for the 8th graders in 22 pilot schools as part of the Moldovan Legal Socialization Program (MLSP).

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International Youth Day | mt | 12 Aug 2020


To mark the International Youth Day, Samtskhe – Javakheti region hosted one more event carried out by MT students of Benara village public school during which, different sports games and entertaining activities were held to promote a healthy lifestyle among peers.

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Road Safety Campaign - “Drive Safely” | mt | 30 Jul 2020


“Drive Safely” - is a slogan of a road safety campaign initiated by students of MT partner schools in Kvemo Kartli region.
Students already collected information and statistics about road accidents and cases of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, prepared online posters and videos on road safety rules and posted them on social media.
In the upcoming week, students plan to survey local places where the installation of road signs is essential. In addition, they will take photos of already installed road signs and prepare description posters for the public. Students also plan to apply to the local government representatives with an initiative to install additional road signs in their villages, where it is essential to ensure road safety.
In the upcoming week, students plan to prepare posters to inform the local community about fines and penalties, which are imposed on violation of traffic/driving rules, and share them via social media.
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Professional learning community meetings were held for civics teachers | mt | 23 Jul 2020


Professional learning community meetings were held for civics teachers.

The meetings were focused on challenges, which teachers face during distance learning: how to deal with low motivation of students and make effective and unbiased development assessment. The teachers shared their best practices and experiences of teaching during the distance learning.

Educational expert Simon Janashia made recommendations on how to plan and conduct more effective, interesting and interactive online lessons to promote students' motivation, engagement and achievements. Regional representatives of Civic Education Teachers Forum facilitated the meetings.

Professional learning community meetings were attended by civics teachers from Tbilisi, Kakheti, Guria, Imereti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Adjara, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta Mtianeti regions.

Meetings were held in the framework of USAID civic education “Momavlis Taoba” program and organized by Civic Education Teachers Forum.

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