Date and Time:2pm GMT on Saturday 31 October, 2020 The changing face of teacher education Teacher education has been affected significantly by the current global situation. However, the effects of Covid-19 build on earlier developments in training methodologies, consolidating emerging trends within the field. Blended and online-only modes of training courses facilitate greater use of learning technologies, and enable greater global access for teachers working in diverse contexts around the world, so teacher educators need to take on new [...]
Date: Saturday 30th May Time: 2 pm GMT Speaker: Russell Stannard Talk info In this Russell will highlight the key tools and techniques needed to deliver effective and efficient online teacher training courses. Focusing on only the key technologies, Russell will highlight how he has managed to run successful online courses both as part of NILE as well as within his own organisation www.teachertrainingvideos.com. A talk packed full of ideas covering not only the delivery of online teacher training courses but [...]
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 [...]