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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 |2020-05-07T13:48:19+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

IATEFL 2020 TTEd SIG PCE -Russel Stannard

IATEFL TTEdSIG has been organizing a very exciting Pre-conference event for IATEFL Manchester 2020. Here is our theme: “Trends in teacher training: Needs of trainers with different experiences/ training in- service/ pre-service trainers” We are looking forward to meeting you there. In the meantime, meet one of our plenary speakers at the PCE: Russell Stannard Title- Technologies that can impact on teacher training What technologies can most impact on teacher training? In this talk Russell will focus on a just a few key technologies that have really helped trainers all over the world to change the way they deliver their [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:38:58+00:00September 25th, 2019|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

IATEFL 2019 Talk Summaries

TTEd received a Fair List Certificate The Fair List, UK celebrates excellence of gender balance in plenary speakers, keynote presenters or speaker panels at ELT events, annually, in the UK. (Please see www.thefairlist.org for more information). TTEd SIG was invited to the Fair List event for the PRON & TTEd Joint PCE event organized in Brighton, 2018. The event took place on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 from 7.00 to 8.00 pm at ACC Kings Dock Liverpool. The participants were asked to bring in balloons, streamers and noise makers. A micro introduction was made about the Fair List. Then the certificates [...]

By |2019-06-25T10:33:56+00:00June 25th, 2019|IATEFL 2019|0 Comments

IATEFL 2019 Talk Summaries

TTEd received a Fair List Certificate The Fair List, UK celebrates excellence of gender balance in plenary speakers, keynote presenters or speaker panels at ELT events, annually, in the UK. (Please see www.thefairlist.org for more information). TTEd SIG was invited to the Fair List event for the PRON & TTEd Joint PCE event organized in Brighton, 2018. The event took place on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 from 7.00 to 8.00 pm at ACC Kings Dock Liverpool. The participants were asked to bring in balloons, streamers and noise makers. A micro introduction was made about the Fair List. Then the certificates [...]

By |2019-06-25T10:29:04+00:00June 25th, 2019|IATEFL 2019|0 Comments

An interview with TTEd SIG coordinator, Burcu Tezcan-Unal at IATEFL

On April 4, 2019, Maria Araxi Sachpazian interviewed Burcu. The interview is mainly about the SIG and its revamp with the new logo, calling for members to engage in SIG activities more actively and the difference between TTEd and TD SIGs, which is an age old question. You can access the video here.

By |2019-05-09T09:13:09+00:00May 9th, 2019|E-bulletins|0 Comments