Hosts Christian, Tania and James from the IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group talk about issues within teacher development in various contexts.
In this episode, James is joined by TDSIG coordinator Tyson Seburn and Katherine Bilsborough from MAWSIG to discuss online conferences. They talk about what they’ve missed about face-to-face events, the advantages of going online and how they think it will be in the future when we return to normality. Plus Tyson and Kath tell us all about their PCEs.
Episode 30: Interview with Chia Suan Chong
This episode is the last in a series of interviews with ELT influencers, chosen by our TDSIG competition winners. The Developod host Christian brings together influencer, blogger, and teacher-trainer Chia Suan Chong, with teacher-trainer Başak. They speak about topics including ‘the imposter syndrome’, native speaker - non-native speaker communication, as well as motherhood and how it may change the way one sees oneself as a teacher.
For show notes, including blogposts mentioned: http://bit.ly/developod30
Episode 29: Interview with Jim Scrivener
This episode is the latest in a series of interviews with ELT influencers, chosen by our TDSIG competition winners. This time Tania speaks to Jim Scrivener, who was chosen by Oleg Lesechko. They speak about demand high teaching and how to apply it in the classroom.
Episode 28: Review of Web Carnival (Part B: Race in ELT)
This episode is the second part of our look at our web conference with GISIG at the end of 2020. The event centred around Race and Queerness in ELT, and this time we’ll be speaking to two of our presenters, Taylor Veigga and Akemi Iwasa, who spoke about issues related to race.
Taylor’s Presentation at the Web Carnival:
Useful Links Taylor mentioned:
Akemi’s Presentation at the Web Carnival:
Episode 27 - Review of Web Carnival (Part A: Queerness in ELT) including interview with Adam Scott
James and Christian reflect on aspects of the recent TDSIG/GISIG web carnival on 'Race and Queerness in ELT'.
In this episode the focus is on inclusion from the point of view of queerness. Christian interviews Adam Scott, who expands on his talk "Making ELT Resources More LGBTQI+ Inclusive".
Adam is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer and is also involved in a collaborative teacher development project Brighton Language Teachers
@BLTeachers. He may be contacted on social media @teachadam
Adam Scott's talk:
Helen Slee's talk:
David Valente's talk:
The ABCs of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Episode 26 - Interview with Nik Peachey
This episode is the third in a series of interviews with 'ELT influencers' chosen by our TDSIG competition winners.
Nik Peachey talks about his early involvement in technology and the likely forthcoming evolutions in language learning technology including artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality.
Nik is interviewed by Christian and answers questions conceived by teacher, trainer and EdTech enthusiast Tamara Parsons, who was one of the TDSIG competition winners.
Nik Peachey is Director of Pedagogy at Peachey Publications, an independent digital publishing company that specialises in the design of digital learning materials. He has been involved in Education since 1990 and has more than 20 years experience of working specifically with online and blended learning environments.
He has worked all over the world training teachers and developing innovative and creative products and is a two-time British Council Innovations award winner.
His customers include British Council, Eton College, Open University, Google Creative Labs and International House.
His more recent projects have included two years as pedagogical manager for a 100% online school owned by Macmillan ELT, Head of Content development for EtonX a 100% online school owned by Eton College and content developer for an English and Interfaith Dialogue course designed for the British Council and Al-Azhar University in Cairo.
His books include:
Hacking Creativity (Shortlisted for the 2020 British Council award for Innovation in Teacher resources) https://payhip.com/b/HDeb
Digital Tools for Teachers - Trainer's edition (Shortlisted for the 2018 British Council award for Innovation in Teacher resources) https://payhip.com/b/B34N
Thinking Critically through Digital Media https://payhip.com/b/CjXN
Digital Video - A Manual for Language Teachers (Winner of the 2016 British Council award for Innovation in Teacher resources) https://payhip.com/b/5n90
Conversation & Listening - A series of lesson for the digital classroom https://payhip.com/b/7fru
He also co-edited Creativity in the ELT Classroom and Creativity and the Sustainable Development Goals for the British Council
He is editor of the Edtech & ELT Newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/technogogy/
Company Website: https://peacheypublications.com/
Tamara Parsons is a teacher, trainer, EdTech enthusiast, conference speaker and founder of ELT.Training, a collaborative organisation with the aim of sharing teacher development ideas.
Great for teacher development in English language teaching (ELT)!
Sure, I'm a little biased, but I have to say that each episode keeps getting better and better. If you're in ELT, give this podcast a try, really the only from IATEFL itself.