Conference Presenters

Vlatka Butkovic

Vlatka Butkovic - Founder of the Centre of Innovative Education

Vlatka holds a Masters Degree in Art History and in English Language and Literature from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

She has been the Director and ESL teacher in Language School Butković for over 20 years. Vlatka runs a team of 10 language teachers and numerous associates, managing the duties as a principal, a curriculum designer, trainer and mentor.

Her field of study in the recent years has been the synergy of Classroom Communication and Instructional Technology with the aim to help students recognize the purpose of learning. Having understood the neglected needs of every individual student in the current teaching practice, Vlatka developed the Butković method™, a set of highly adaptable elements of teaching for any classroom regardless of the Subject.

In 2015, the Butkovic Language School grew into the Butkovic Education Centre with the goal to provide a platform for teachers and educators in Croatia and internationally, to exchange knowledge, teaching resources, ideas and good teaching practice. Vlatka holds workshops for schools and universities implementing effective solutions in every-day classrooms and curriculum. She also assists Social Services in helping children from troubled families to open up and connect with their peers.

Since 2016 Butkovic Education Centre published a series of interactive textbooks for ESL learners, FAIL FORWARD IN READING 1-4, FAIL FORWARD IN GRAMMAR Starter-4 and A CUP OF ENGLISH 1-4 authored by Vlatka Butković and her colleague and dear friend, Anita Poljak.

In 2017 Vlatka became a member of the organizing team of EdChange Global, an international group of educators and learning enthusiasts who recognized the potential of social media tools in learning and sharing knowledge all over the world. Vlatka’s designed ECG’s new website and is connecting teachers in Europe with teachers around the world through ECG.

Vlatka’s love for web-design and media marketing keeps her finger on the pulse of change and helps her continuously adapt her method to the new generations. She also sings jazz and blues and knits. Her long time dream is to illustrate and publish story books she’d written inspired by her kids.