Hosts Christian and James from the IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group talk about issues within teacher development in various contexts.
Episode 46 - Bottom up Teacher Development with Claire Steele and Sarah Smith
Joining Christian in this latest episode of Developod are Claire Steele and Sarah Smith, Directors of Eltonix. They discuss the future of teacher development with a focus on 'bottom-up' teacher development, and in particular 'classroom-based inquiry' (or 'action research'), which they argue is both more teacher-centred and student-centred than most current forms of prescriptive professional development led by language school institutions.Information about Eltonix:Website: https://eltonix.com/Facebook Group: eltonix connects (a fund, friendly and international TD community)Previous related Developod episodes:Episode 36 Classroom-Based InquiryEpisode 18 Action ResearchEpisode 8 Creating a Culture of Teacher Development (with Silvana Richardson)
Episode 45 - Web Carnival 2023 Preview
Join us as we preview this weekend’s annual TDSIG online conference, the Web Carnival. In this episode, James interviews two of our plenary speakers, Michelle Worgan and Cesar Correa Larroca, to find out more about their talks.Register for the Web Carnival at tdsig.org/web-carnivalMichelle and Eloise’s The Teaching Lab: facebook.com/groups/eltteachinglab
Episode 44 - Teacher Development for Young Learner Teachers
Joining Christian in the latest episode of Developod is David Valente, primary English teacher educator and researcher. They take a look at how the future of teacher development will affect young learner teachers.USEFUL LINKS: CEPELL resources: https://icepell.eu/ ICEKit materials: https://icepell.eu/index.php/icekits/Reading for in-depth learning (Ridl) framework: https://site.nord.no/ellil/reading-for-in-depth-learning/Materials from the IATEFL YLTSIG website:https://issuu.com/iatefl/docs/teylt_worldwide_issue_1__2020_special_appendixELLRA website: https://ellra.org/
Episode 43 - The climate crisis and teacher development with Colm Downes
In the latest episode of Developod, James is joined by Colm Downes to discuss how the climate crisis should be a central part of our teacher development.About Colm:ELT Assessment and Teacher Education, ESP, EAP, CLIL, Project Management & Climate Change Education Specialist.Based in Jakarta, Indonesia - Colm is currently working on a range of projects as a freelance consultant for a variety of clients including the British Council, EnglishScore (a new mobile English proficiency test) and the World Bank. Colm has been involved in education, specifically language education and professional skills training, for over 25 years across Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. Recently (2019 - Sept 2022) Colm served as the Director English, Education and Society for the British Council Indonesia and was the British Council global technical lead for ‘Climate Action in Language Education’ for three years until Sept last year (2022). In this role, Colm developed a wide range of interconnected global innovations designed to train teachers how to integrate the climate crisis in English language teaching. These innovations include: a ten-part podcast series called ‘The Climate Connection’; a new professional development MOOC ‘Climate Action in Language Education’ as well as new video resources and a new publication with 30 climate themed activities for the language classroom. The British Council Climate Action in Language Education MOOC: teachingenglish.org.uk/training/climate-action-language-education - the MOOC will run again in Nov 2023 in line with COP28.
Episode 42 Interview with Silvana Richardson
The third in the series on 'The Future of Teacher Development in ELT', this episode hears from Silvana Richardson.
Episode 41 - TDSIG Catch Up & Conference News
In episode 41 of Developod, James is joined by Cecilia Lemos and they discuss their new roles as coordinators of TDSIG. We also hear from Taiza Lombardi, the winner of this year's Michael Berman Scholarship, about her experiences at this year's IATEFL Conference in Harrogate.To apply for our scholarships in 2023, go to https:// tdsig.org/scholarship/. The deadline is 21st of June.
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.