AYV as a Resource for ESD training in Brest
On the 11th of May in 2011 master-class “Internet-projects as a resource of organizing of the practice of education for sustainable development in secondary schools” was held for the teachers of Brest Region in the context of the seminar “Organization of the practice of education in the interests of sustainable development in secondary schools” (trainer-adviser — Natasha Belozorovich, teacher of English, Gymnasia #1, Starye Dorogi; the head of the seminar – Sofia Savelova). Master-class participants got acquainted with the essence of Internet-projects as modern educational technology, studied working principles and rules in iEARN projects. Using such projects as “One Day in the Life”, “Special Place”, “Six Common Things Six Billion Possibilities”, “Learning Circles” Natasha represented Internet-projects possibilities as extra resources and conditions for providing of practice of education for sustainable development. The main part of master-class was acquaintance of the participants with educational possibilities and working experience ADOBE YOUTH VOICES program in Belarus. AYV program gives the chance to its participants to take part in a unique online educational course which opens new opportunities and formats of work with photo and video and afterwards it helps to raise students’ and teachers’ work to a new, quality and conceptual-technological level. Natasha Belozorovich drew participants’ attention to media products of up-to-date students. Effective media products demonstrate quality, relevancy, intentionality, youth voice, youth-generated methods, creativity and innovation, inquiry-based because images and symbols have the greatest effect on any society. ADOBE YOUTH VOICES program helps participants to understand all these things and many more. In the end of master-class Natasha and Sofia gave individual consultations to the participants on different questions: registration in iEARN, participation in iEARN projects, organization of interaction with colleague, partners and students in the context of ADOBE YOUTH VOICES program.