Archdiocese Seminar Features Noted Educators

November 25, 2018

The 2018 annual Staff Development Seminar, organized by the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education at St. Demetrios High School in Astoria, NY showcased two well-known educators – Kalliopi Amygdalou-Dimitrakopoulos and Anna Sakkis, manager of the Ellinopoula Project, a media oriented language learning site.

The Seminar aims at offering in-service training to teachers who serve in the District’s Greek-American day schools, as well as the Greek afternoon/Saturday schools.

Using Data to Drive Instruction was the general theme of a series of presentations and workshops of the Seminar for the teachers of the English program of the New York City parochial day schools held under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America.

Amygdalou discussed The Impact of the Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek as a Foreign Language Achievement Test while Sakkis talked about interactive learning as part of her project for teaching.


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