BIRN Kosovo Trains Teachers Around Kosovo in Public Speaking and Presenting

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Between March and May 2021, BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova held 60 training workshops for teachers from across the country focusing on public speaking and presenting in front of a camera, thanks to support from the US Embassy in Kosovo.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, as well as Municipal Education Directorates, teachers were trained to use virtual classroom platforms, including Zoom, that can make online teaching easier

The workshops were divided into three parts. The first was an in-depth presentation on Zoom’s features and tools, while the second focused on presentation skills, including a guide on how to position oneself in front of the camera, including phone and laptop cameras. The second aspect of the workshop also focused on preparing for public speaking, including vocal techniques and tips on how to eliminate nerves.

The third and final part of the workshop was practical, with all teachers given the opportunity to practice what they have learned in class and record an e-learning unit in front of the camera, as well as other participants. The training team then discussed each video individually, to allow all participants to learn from each other’s mistakes.

Workshops were organised in the Municipalities of Gjakova (8), Prizren (8), Gjilan (4), Ferizaj (3), Lipjan (4), Rahovec (4), Kamenica (7), Malisheva (9), Fushe Kosove (2), Obilic (2), Vushtrri (4) and Prishtina (5). Up to three teachers attended each workshop, with a total of around 180 teachers having been trained.

Coaches providing training at the workshops included managing editor Kreshnik Gashi, IT manager Arian Hyseni, IT officer Korab Gërdovci, journalist and editor Doruntina Baliu, Internews Kosova’s Executive Director Faik Ispahiu and producer Valdet Salihu.