“For me, the new possibilities for my students are the most rewarding. By using ICT, they can work with their peers from other countries.” – Darko Taleski, Macedonia

Darko Taleski, Art Teacher - Macedonia
May 20

For Daily Edventures alumni, Darko Taleski, teaching wasn’t going to be a life-long career. But now, seven years after he first fell into teaching art, he is hooked. “I realize this is a challenging profession which offers endless possibilities,” says Taleski.

When we first spoke with Taleski, he shared his experiences creatively using stop motion video to teach not only art, but science, math, language, and more to his students in Macedonia. His unique process uses storytelling, quizzes and interactive lessons. Taleski’s work won him recognition at the Microsoft Partners in Learning European Forum in Lisbon (winner, Educators’ Choice award), the Partners in Learning Global Forum in Prague (first runner-up, Educators’ Choice), and has meant awards, global collaboration, new technology (smart boards most recently), and new film festival projects for his students.

I recently featured Taleski on the premier of the Daily Edventures Web Show, and today I’m thrilled to share a new video that he created showcasing stop motion animation. Here, he quite literally draws on his experience as a new teacher, using ICT in the classroom to open up a whole new world for his teaching and professional development, as well as for his students in rural Macedonia. Enjoy!

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