UnLimiTeD professional development with technology
Teachers are passionate about what they do and have the desire to develop as a professionals. Yet to succeed in this requires dedication, motivation, and, perhaps most importantly, know-how. Moreover, teachers are faced with growing demands from stakeholders to hone and develop their skills, especially in the area of technology.
Feeling pressured to use resources that may not have been part of their original training, teachers may want to learn how to assess their own technological skills. Not knowing where to begin, we can often feel overwhelmed and lost. To help counteract this, we are bringing together LT and TD SIGs to explore how to help one another harness technology and introduce you to the concept of unLimiTeD professional development.
Sharing the expertise of two of IATEFL’s Special Interest Groups, our one-day mini-conference offers something for all teachers wanting to explore technology and teacher development. This is a great opportunity to explore new professional development opportunities within a strong network of dedicated international colleagues.
The morning will provide a selection of short plenary talks that aim to equip teachers with a framework to assess their own capabilities with technology, as well as to point them in the direction of where to turn to develop.
The afternoon will provide case studies and hands on practical examples of technology in use as a TD tool. We end the day by sharing what we’ve learned in an open space environment to help us draw up our own action plans for taking technology back to our educational context.
Come and see how just how unLimiTeD technology and teacher development can be.
Programme for the Day
9.30 – 10.00 Registration, badge collection, coffee.
10.00 – 10.10 A warm welcome from the SIG coordinators.
10.15 –11.00 Opening Plenary
11.00 – 11.25 Coffee Break
11.25 – 12.30 Tech sperts Show
In the style of the popular TEDx presentations 6 practitioners introduce 6 tools which they use to help develop their teaching as well as themselves as teachers.
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.00 Techsperts Tell
In small groups delegates spend 15 minutes with each of the tools presented earlier in the day. Delegates will be shown how to use the tool and presented with an activity they can take and use in their classroom.
15.00 – 15.30 Open Space – Your chance to go deeper
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 16.45 Closing Plenary
Call for Workshop Proposals:
LT/TD SIGs’ PCE on Developing Teachers with Technology
This event is being organised by the IATEFL Learning Technologies and Teacher Development SIGs.
In this event educators from around the world will share their knowledge of teacher development with the use of technology. We will present, demonstrate and discuss ideas, frameworks and tools to show the possibilities available for development when teachers and technology meet.
Topics for a 10 minute TEDx style presentation followed by a 15 minute practical demonstration include, but are not limited to:
- mobile technologies
- blended learning
- speech recognition
- adaptive technologies
- virtual classrooms
Proposals should include:
- title (15 words max.)
- abstract (150 words max.)
- name(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es) of presenter(s)
Deadline for submitting proposals: 16th December 2016
Submit a proposal here:
NB: This event is offsite at a venue within 10 minutes walk of the SECC.