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Team Training

  Team Training   Objectives (of the activity): To observe and share best practice by team training a teacher workshop.   Materials: Possibly your school/centre’s feedback form.   As teacher trainers and educators, we may consider observing teachers teaching and offering subsequent feedback to be an essential aspect of our role. We may also recommend that teachers carry out some form of peer observation as part of their own self-development. However, how often do we have the opportunity or time to observe other trainers or educators in order to develop our own practice? An effective way to solve the problem [...]

By |2019-11-29T09:56:49+00:00November 29th, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Socratic Seminars in Teacher Training

Objectives (of the activity): By the end of the activity the participants are expected to develop an understanding of major problems in the education system, discuss specific examples in detail, listen to cases unfamiliar to them, inquire into others’ experiences, suggest and discuss solutions from multiple aspects. Materials: The activity can be designed based on the participants’ anecdotes, education related movies, TED talks or articles. Procedure: Socratic Seminars are suitable for experienced, novice or preservice teachers. They are simple discussion circles that centre on critical thinking where participants question others comments in a non-confrontational way in order to better understand [...]

By |2019-11-29T09:57:11+00:00November 29th, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

IATEFL 2020 TTEd SIG PCE- Briony Beaven

Briony Beaven is another speaker for our upcoming IATEFL TTEd SIG Pre Conference Event with the theme: "Trends in teacher training: The needs of trainers in different contexts". Here are the details about Briony's talk. You wouldn't want to miss it 🙂 Abstract:Training needs of experienced teacher trainers Experienced teacher trainers’ needs vary considerably and so the most powerful impetus to growth may lie in the provision of space and time for individualised cognitive, practical and affective development, supported by peer-to-peer conversation. We will investigate this notion and compare it with the perceived training needs of experienced teacher trainers as expressed [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:31:24+00:00November 26th, 2019|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

IATEFL 2020 TTEd SIG PCE- Sue Garton

Would you like to learn about another speaker for our upcoming IATEFL TTEd SIG Pre Conference Event? Please cheer for Sue Garton who will be giving a talk titled: "The Use of Materials in Pre-service Teacher Education" Here is the abstract of her talk: The use of materials is often cited as a neglected in teacher education, and yet all teachers use materials and most rely on published coursebooks in their teaching. In this talk we will look some of the ways in which pre-service teacher educators can prepare future teachers to be informed and critical users of ELT materials. [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:28:40+00:00November 26th, 2019|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

IATEFL 2020 TTEd SIG PCE-Kathleen Graves

Here is one more reason why you should't miss this year's IATEFL TTEd SIG Pre Conference Event: Kathleen Graves will be one of our speakers. Abstract: "Training needs of experienced teacher trainers" Experienced teacher trainers have a repertoire of ways of working with trainees and areas of teaching/learning in which they have expertise. In my experience, in order to continue to develop, we need to challenge ourselves to “make the familiar new” by trying new ways of working or exploring new areas of knowledge that can help us rethink what we know. Biodata: Kathleen Graves has worked on curriculum renewal [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:26:43+00:00November 26th, 2019|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

“Teach Me Something” An in-house short course run at Izmir University of Economics

“Teach Me Something” An in-house short course run at Izmir University of Economics   Teacher training is possibly the most important consideration of learner needs. At Izmir University of Economics, Professional Development (PD) is given the utmost importance and instructors receive regular training on new ELT approaches. The amount of training given in the last five years is well over 100 sessions. What kind of training could be motivating, fun and valuable for teachers who have already been exposed to a wide variety of PD activities for over ten years in the same institution? Bearing that question in mind, we [...]

By |2019-10-29T12:49:10+00:00October 29th, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Using Stories to Empower CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) classes

Using Stories to Empower CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) classes   As a freelance teacher educator and full-time secondary teacher, I am often asked to deliver sessions to K-12 teachers especially primary or pre-primary teachers. Ambitions such as delivering interactive lessons applies to trainers as well as teachers. We always think about how to be more practical, self-exploratory, hands-on with self-discovery methods. Previously, I delivered CLIL sessions with scientific texts on different types of ostriches or reading text from Greek myths but I cannot say they were excellent learning opportunities for the audience so I felt I need to [...]

By |2019-10-29T19:33:12+00:00October 29th, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Diagnosing CPD Needs

Objectives (of the activity) To help trainees self-evaluate in order to notice their professional strengths and weaknesses, (re)evaluate their professional goals and plan their future professional development activities accordingly. Materials The European Profiling grid extracted from the following document (pages 5-8) that can be reached online https://www.eaquals.org/resources/the-european-profiling-grid/ A projector to show parts of the grid.   Procedure (including stages and allocated time): A warm up (5 mins) The trainer shows pictures of different kinds of people and food, for example (a vegan, a baby, a teenager, a honeymoon couple, etc, and some baby food, some veggies, chocolate and champagne, hamburger [...]

By |2019-11-02T22:48:51+00:00October 29th, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Using classroom observation to understand and improve teaching and learning: Moving from the performative to the informative

Date:Saturday 16th November Time:2pm GMT Speaker: Matthew O'Leary Title: ‘Using classroom observation to understand and improve teaching and learning: moving from the performative to the informative’ Recent research has revealed that assessment-based models of observation can often be a deterrent to developing innovations in classroom practice, provoking counterproductive consequences and ultimately failing to improve the quality of teaching and learning. This raises the question, how best might we make use of observation to further our understanding of teaching and learning and subsequently improve what teachers and students do? This talk will focus on the work I have been involved in at Birmingham [...]

By |2019-10-28T18:56:27+00:00October 28th, 2019|Webinars|0 Comments

IATEFL 2020 TTEd SIG PCE- Penny Ur

This year's IATEFL TTEd SIG Pre Conference Event is definitely a "not to be missed"! Here is another one of our PCE speakers: PENNY UR Looking forward to seeing you there. Pleanary Presenation: In-service training An effective in-service teacher training event provides experienced teachers with opportunities to benefit from the three major contributors to professional development: input of new information; personal reflection; interactive discussion with other practitioners. In this talk I’ll discuss some ways in which these three components can be managed and combined for optimal teacher learning. Panel Presentation: Advanced teacher trainers Advanced teacher trainers can be defined as those [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:37:01+00:00October 18th, 2019|Upcoming Events|0 Comments