Photographs by Algirdas Muliolis.
A.P.P.L.E. donated benches for viewers of our apple orchard. Shirley, Giedrģ and Phil enjoy the view.
Gita, Phil and Katie at the opening ceremonies in Vilnius. They announced our three new honorary members.
Anele Biliunaite - who has been the cultural program director in Vilnius for all 12 A.P.P.L.E. summers.
Vilma Backiute - who has worked as a translator since our first summer. During the last few years coordinates the hiring of translators.
Emilija Sakadolskiene - not in Lithuania this year. She is one of the founders of A.P.P.L.E.
List of Summer - 2002 A.P.P.L.E. Seminars
Seminar theme: Assessment Issues and Options
The American Professional Partnership for Lithuanian Education (A.P.P.L.E.) is planning for the twelfth summer of in-service seminars for Lithuanian educators. We invite you to consider joining us in the challenging and rewarding mission of providing assistance to educators seeking to revitalize the Lithuanian educational system. If you would like more information about A.P.P.L.E. and its mission, please contact us and request our flyer.
What types of specialists is A.P.P.L.E. seeking for in-service seminars?
The majority of the staff is master preschool, elementary, and secondary teachers and administrators, usually with the equivalent of a Master’s degree or a proven record of experience. However, as we expand and diversify the program, we have included a much wider variety of specialists, such as social workers, psychologists, counselors, therapists, health care professionals, librarians, and others. We also seek professionals from institutions of higher learning who can share research interests and expertise in teacher training, assessment, and curriculum development.
These are the areas in which A.P.P.L.E. traditionally provides in-service:
Administration, Language Arts, Social
Art, Mathematics, Catholic Schools/Ethics, Agricultural Education, Library Science , Music, Computer Science, Physical Education/Health,
EFL, Psychological Services, Social Work, Elementary Methods, Science/Environmental Studies, Special Education.
Which topics are of particular interest?
Each year A.P.P.L.E. tries to focus on a specific topic in education. Cooperative learning, educational psychology, critical thinking, integrated curriculum, at-risk students, action research and brain research have been presented in past years.
For the summer of 2002 we have proposed Assessment as the seminar theme. We are particularly looking for presenters who are familiar with current research and can discuss a variety of assessment issues and suggest constructive ways that assessment can be used to improve school programs, enhance teacher motivation and effectiveness and provide a variety of assessment options to determine student aptitude, progress and achievement. However, not all proposals need to be related to this topic. Some topics and areas are included every year because of the expressed need for in-service in these areas. Every year we adapt our initial plans because an applicant submits an interesting proposal for a topic which had not been considered. Thus, creative and unusual proposals are always welcome.
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