Panevezys District Education Center – LIthuania

Pnevezys District Education Centre is a public and non-profit organization established by the Council of Panevezys District Municipality in 1995 and located in Panevezys City, Lithuania. The purposes of the Centre are to develop professional competence of the members of schools communities and promote the dissemination of perspective pedagogical innovations. The centre provides an in-service training for 30 educational communities situated mainly in Panevezys District. The Centre strives to develop professional competence of different community groups (youth, members of school communities, seniors) and promote dissemination of innovations in education. The activities of the Centre respond to the priorities of national education, school needs and individual trainees’ and the vision of a life-long learning society.  The Centre sees its principal task to offer timely trainings, workshops, seminars, internship. The service of freelance experts of education and acknowledged trainers-practitioners is available for both district teachers and school managers. The team of the Centre offers research activities and learning projects, developing cooperation among different community groups, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and foreign partners. It responds to the needs of educational community, regarding qualification, professional and cultural aspects. Jurgita Vaitiekuniene is director of Centre. she has teachers training education and is a primary school IT and economic teacher. Before that, she used to be s school principal. In 2014 in ISM Management and Economics University she graduated from the University Leadership in Education Management program and was awarded Master’s degree in Management. She has a great deal of international experience, received participating in professional development courses as well in Comenius, Grundtvig, Erasmus+ projects: “ICT As Tool for Intercultural Education“ (Portugal); “Adult Education Pathways Towards 2020“ (Poland), etc. The Director is an auditor of National School Assessment Agency. This organization provides assistance for country schools to improve education. During the participation in a national project she was responsible for “Peer coaching“ activities; as a coacher, she gave 40-hour individual teachings “Lesson Development to Shape Competences of the 21st Century“. She willingly shares her experiences internationally. She is coordinator of the Erasmus+KA3 project „Early childhood education – building sustainable motivation and value paradigm for life“ 2016-2019

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