Tag: Professional Development

A PLN for ELT Professionals

CPD in the Age of the Internet: an #ELT Chat Summary 21/05/2014

The full text of the topic was:  Continued Professional Development in the Age of the Internet: who? what? why? when? The aim of the chat would be to look at how teachers continue their professional develop via online means as opposed to face-to-face courses and should question how this done, through what means, is it…
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Strategies for a New Course – an #ELTChat Summary 12/09/2013

Strategies for a New Course – an #ELTChat Summary The summary was contributed by David Petrie – @teflgeek on Twitter – on his blog  and is reproduced here with his kind permission  Like the cuckoo heralding spring, the first #ELTChat of the year has arrived.  As many teachers around the world are getting ready for their first lessons with…
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How can we help colleagues new to edtech without doing all the work for them? #Eltchat Summmary 06/02/2013

Summary of #Eltchat 6/2/2013 “How can we help colleagues new to edtech without doing all the work for them?” FEB 16 Posted by lizziepinard on her blog Greetings all – after another long absence from the blogosphere! – and welcome to my summary for the #Eltchat discussion that took place in our little corner of the Twitterverse on…
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How to survive, and make the most of, your DELTA or similar course #ELTchat Summary 15/02/2013

On the 15/02/2013 teachers from across the world met to discuss my suggested topic “How to survive and make the most of your DELTA (or similar course)” A topic I had chosen as I am about to start my DELTA (having been persuaded on a previous #ELTChat) and having seen Sandy Millin reflect on her issues and struggles on her…
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How are you going to grow this year? #ELTchat Summary 09/01/2013

This #ELTchat summary was contributed by Rose Bard and is reproduced here from her blog with her kind permission  _____________________________________________________ I’m so glad that I finally attended  #ELTChat and also happy because the topic is related to Professional Development (PD) as it has been actually closely related to one of my new year resolution – to learn…
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If Teachers Talked Less…. #ELTchat Summary 31/10/2012

This post was first published on Sharon Noseley’s brand new blog!!! It is reproduced here with her kind permission  Welcome to the blogosphere, Sharon!!!  The full title of the #ELTchat was  “If teachers talked less wouldn’t students speak English more?”   Summary To launch my blog, I have shared a copy of the #ELTchat summary…
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How important is Creativity in the Classroom? #ELTchat Summary 10/10/2012

First of all I’d like to thank everyone who chose this topic…my topic  I have regularly suggested topic over the last year or so but this was the first one that people actually selected (and as the first choice) so thank you very much. Right on with the summary. This choice was inspired by two articles…
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What Makes a Good Teacher Trainer? #ELTchat Summary 26/94/2012

  ELTCHAT SUMMARY: WHAT MAKES A GOOD TEACHER TRAINER? (26 SEPTEMBER 2012 9PM GMT) first published on Anthony Gaughan’s blog and reposted here with his kind permission   This is a summary of an ELTChat for the benefit of the #ELTChat community What do you get when you pose a question like this to a bunch…
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The Silent Way, Suggestopaedia, TPR and other ‘designer’ methods: what are they and what can we learn from them? #ELTchat Summary 12/09/2012

  In the 70s there was a positive rush of so-called designer methods for learning language. The first part of our #ELTChat on 12th September 2012 at 12pm was mainly concerned with clarifying exactly what some of these methods involved. For the sake of clarity I have prepared a brief overview of what I understand about…
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The Next Big Thing – what is it? Is ELT becoming a fad-driven profession #ELTchat Summary 20/06/2012

Fads, trends and robots taking over the world!  This is a summary of the #eltchat held at 12noon BST on Wednesday 20th June, 2012.  The full title of the chat was:   ‘The Next Big Thing – what is it?  Is ELT becoming a fad-driven profession?’ I have to admit that I wasn’t particularly inspired…
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