Date: Saturday 14th March Time: 4pm GMT Speaker: Kathleen Graves Title: Supporting teachers who use textbooks to 'think curricularly' Abstract: In this webinar we will explore how to help teachers who use a required textbook to ‘think curricularly’—to understand the dynamic relationship between lessons, units, and the wider curriculum, and the central role they play in making curriculum decisions on a daily basis. We will first look at activities in which teachers unpack the relationship between lessons, units and the overarching curriculum—that they [...]
Date: Saturday 25th January Time: 3 pm GMT Speaker: Jaber Kamali Title: Effective Monkey Management in the ELT Classroom Abstract: Nowadays, the significance of implementing a learner-centered approach to ELT classroom management is widely accepted (Waters, 1998). ‘Monkey management’ – the correct assignment of responsibility for the next step in a problem-solving process (Blanchard et al. 1990) – is an important means of achieving this, however, has not received the attention it deserves. Thus, this webinar intends to put this [...]
Unfortunately, the webinar session entitled "Tools for trainees: How to help teachers in training identify their learners’ weaknesses" which was originally planned for 25th January has had to be cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
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 [...]
IATEFL TTEd SIG is really looking forward to hosting Gabriel Diaz Maggiole for his webinar on 25th May. Topic: "Planning, managing and implementing INSETT programmes with experienced teachers in mind." In this webinar we will use a "backward design" mind frame to explore how to plan, manage and implement professional development of experienced teachers. These are a curious crew as they may sometimes feel that, given their expertise, they have not much more to learn. We will address current challenges [...]
Date: Saturday 9th March at 2pm GMT Presenter: Marisa Constantinides Description: From teacher to teacher educator is a career move that many teachers find themselves contemplating and/or pursuing, some as a natural next step to their ELT career and some as a result of relevant studies at postgraduate level. Once ‘in the field’ though, there is little there to help the new/novice trainer with their continuous professional development. In this talk, I hope to share some ideas and available resources to help [...]