On 31 October 2017, over 30 teachers from 16 educational institutions from different localities of the country participated in a training program in order to continue the professional ability to teach the new optional discipline “The Culture of Good Neighborhood”, in fourth grade. The seminar took place within the project “Peace education through promoting Culture of Good Neighborhood in Primary School”, implemented throughout the Republic of Moldova, including the Transnistrian region, with the financial support of the international network for peacebuilding – GPPAC (The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts) www.gppac.net. The objectives of the activity include: facilitating an exchange of experience on the intermidiary outcomes of piloting curricular content and related interactive methodology, extending the teachers’ competences for teaching the optional discipline “The Culture of Good Neighborhood” in the fourth grade with the title “My Country- my pride”, but also the analytic and interactive scrutiny of curricular contents for the 2nd semester.
On 19th October 2017, at the EC PRO DIDACTICA, the second group of teachers from different disciplines met at the evaluation and certification seminar in the field of OER, after the training programme held in April 2017. The digital competences developed and used in the classroom have been evaluated and self-assessed, focusing on the exchange of experience and mutual learning through computer-assisted training.
We also found that the interest of the trainees for the studied subject is still increased, concrete practices of creative development, search and efficient use of national and international OER have been presented.
The situation regarding the electronic equipment in the schools presented is very different: from those in which elementary is a lack of an electrical outlet in the classroom up to those with a laptop on the table of each teacher and permanent wi-fi connection. We have very much appreciated the teacher-student partnerships, but also those between teachers from several disciplines, which bring significant value to the use and creation of OER. The majority of the trainees have been participated in the Contest on developing OER (phase II), which was organized in the same project in the previous months, and awaits the results, but also the placement of the works on the page http://red.prodidactica.md/resurse-red/red-nationale/
All the presented works have captured our attention through quality and creativity, so we joyfully mention the following participants: Raisa Condrea, Viorica Vulpe, Nadejda Iacob, Liubovi Dvornic, Rodica Gheţu, Diana Ţapuchevici etc.
We look forward to the works that have not participated in the Contest, but the authors agree to offer them as open resources for placing on the above site, to be corrected and submitted to the following e-mail: email@example.com in order to further complete the arsenal of educational resources, available online for anyone who wants and understands/appreciates the benefits of digital resources in enhancing the quality and relevance of education in the 21st century.
Viorica Goraş-Postică, trainer
Cristina Bujac, project coordinator
On October 13, 2017, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA resumed the debates of the PAIDEIA Debate Club. The first activity, Education through film was moderated by the Livia State, former expert and gathered teachers who are eager to learn about an alternative way of working with young people.