BIRN Kosovo Trains Teachers in Public Speaking and Presenting

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BIRN Kosovo, with the support of the US Embassy in Kosovo, held training workshops for teachers from across the country from September 19 to 23 on public speaking and presenting in front of a camera.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, around 70 teachers were trained to use virtual classroom platforms, including Zoom, Google Meets and Google Classroom, and PowerPoint.

In the first session, teachers acquired skills in public speaking, preparing presentation material, and learned how to position themselves in front of the camera.

The second session consisted of practicing video production, ranging from filming and editing to finalising videos that are used for teaching remotely.

In total, BIRN Kosovo organised eight two-day training workshops with four different groups in each workshop.

The training coaches included managing editor Kreshnik Gashi and IT manager Arian Hyseni, as well as Internews Kosova’s executive director, Faik Ispahiu, and IT officer Korab Gërdovci.

Meanwhile, on September 21, as part of the same project, BIRN Kosovo launched a technical support line to provide further support to teachers between 9am to 7pm by telephone, Viber or WhatsApp. The technical support team will also assist parents and students in using other online platforms if needed.