The contest "Best English Lesson Plan" (BLP) is held with the aim of increasing the professional competence of English teachers in the field of modern teaching methods and global best practices. The dual purpose is for ATENK to facilitate stimulation among all districts and learning communities of the North Kazakhstan region in hopes to advance the quality of English language education for all students and to provide a platform for all teachers to receive continuous professional development opportunities and leadership development.

The contest is eligible for English teachers of the North Kazakhstan region and Petropavlovsk city only. Other fields and regions will not be allowed to compete.

Jury members will be experienced teachers and educators both locally and internationally and will be scoring lesson plans on a points scale ranging from 0 to 3 (with 3 being the highest mark). The following categories will be the guiding criteria:

  1. Lesson objectives and learning objectives are aligned with SMART objectives
  2. Tasks in accordance with Bloom’s taxonomy
  3. Differentiation
  4. Cross-curricular links
  5. Interaction patterns (teacher-teacher, teacher-students, students-students, etc)
  6. Assessment during the lesson
  7. Feedback/reflection during the lesson

Winners of the BLP 2019 Competition:

1st place winners are nominated to take the TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)

  • Alexandra Ilina (Petropavlovsk, school 8)
  • Dina Alibekova (Petropavlovsk, school 26) 

2nd place winners are nominated to take online CELTA preparation course by Jo Gakonga

  • Tamara Chereshko (Mamlyut district, Minkeser secondary school)
  • Aidana Mendekeyeva (Petropavlovsk, Lyceum Daryn)
  • Yulia Vassilchenko (Petropavlovsk, Lyceum Daryn)
  • Zarina Shaykhmetova (Shal akyn district, Afanasevka secondary school) 

3rd place winners are nominated to take online CELTA preparation course by Jo Gakonga

  • D. Burekbayeva (Mamlyut district, Mamlyut Kazakh boarding school)
  • Botagoz Kassenova (G.Musrepov district, Ruzaevka secondary school)
  • Antonina Shashtauletova (Kyzylzhar district, Vagulinskaya secondary school)
  • Bagdad Shamshiyeva (Petropavlovsk, school 9) 

Special recognition for developing a creative lesson plan goes to

  • Askar Anuarbek (Ayirtau district, Komarovka secondary school)
  • Anastassiya Spiridovich (Kyzylzhar district, Vodoprovodnaya high school)

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