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1 EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 1

2 EDC in Educational System Education Development Centre (EDC) is a state institution established by the Ministry of Education andscience, which provides educational support for students, teachers and schools. 2

3 ACTIVITY FIELDS Maintenance of Curriculum programmes Methodological support to teachers Teacher training Adult education Non-formal education Partnerships with educational stakeholders Innovations(EU projects, ICT) 3

4 ACTIVITY SCOPE Education programmes and methodological support to teachers Pre-primary/ Pre-school Primary Lower Secondary/Basic Upper Secondary Non-formal Education Adult Education State language Non-formal Adult Education Andragogue Training Distant Education Publications Teacher training Coordination Events Certification In-service training programme accreditation In-service training Institution accreditation Expert and other Activities Textbook and education tools evaluation Researches Monitoring Projects National International 4

5 EDC is implementing 16 projects financed by EU Structural Funds Activities: Educational product development models (e.g. digital content, metodology, in-service teacher training, student voucher for non-formal education, methodologies, websites, etc.) In-service Teacher Training Infrastructure development ( EDC itself, Pedagogical-psychological services, etc.)

6 In-service Teacher Training In 2012 the new In-service Teacher Training Concept was adopted. On the basis of the new Concept a wide range of professional development opportunities are piloting: Mini-training is training for school team, related to the planning of teacher s activities and educational process, organization of purposeful student co-operation, student and teacher collaboration, active students work during the lessons, practise-oriented professional development events for specific school community, etc. 6

7 Supervision (counselling of professional relationship) first time tested in Lithuania, new form of in-service training. The aim of supervision is to encourage teachers to analyse their own work, to value individually the problems and mutual cooperation. Supervisor (professional observer) helps to reach the solutions and implement it. Peer Coaching a unique form of teachers professional improvement, based on teachers mutual cooperation, improving their general skills. The aim of peer coaching is to train the leaders/teachers to be the advisers for their colleagues, helping them to improve the planning of the lessons applying the latest technology in education process in order to improve students achievements. 7

8 Internships in Lithuania is the opportunity for experienced teachers and experts to spread their good practice and improve their practical skills and knowledge. Trainee do not visit, but learn new training methods with colleagues, make the acquaintance of the experts, gain the experience on how to organize internships in their own schools. Abroad internships proposed for teachers to introduce features of the work of teachers from other countries, improve communication and cooperation skills. Internships will be provided in Norway, Finland, Austria and Slovenia. Professional development consultant a specially trained colleague, who provides consultancy on the area of colleagues interest. 8

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10 An annual exhibition School (Mokykla) is visited by more than 20 thousand people who are interested in education. The event is highly valued not only by teachers, but also by business enterprises, parents, and children. Anyone can find attractive activities which correspond to his / her needs. School2013 isheld06 08 December.

11 ThankYou! Giedrius Vaidelis Director

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