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 roles to work effectively within these new contexts. This workshop will present some emerging trends within initial and continuing training for TESOL teachers, and present future opportunities for those wishing to become teacher educators.
Tom Garside is the founder of Language Point Teacher Education Ltd., a teacher training organisation that works with teachers of all nationalities in different educational settings to improve what they do in their own classrooms. He consults on teacher education and assessment literacy with Trinity College London, and directs courses leading to the Level 5 Trinity CertTESOL and the Level 6 Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers, a new teacher development qualification, both of which are delivered entirely online to teachers anywhere in the world.