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Free ELT Online Professional Development!
 
 
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
 
The TESOL International Association Applied Linguistics and CALL Interest Sections are proud to announce a webinar we will jointly host on March 7, 2018, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (in the U.S). The seminar’s topic is Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy.
 
The webinar is scheduled for 1 hour, during which Dr. Shannon Sauro (Malmö University) and Dr. Volker Hegelheimer (Iowa State University) will discuss the applications of current technology in effective language teaching and in conducting language acquisition research across the world. The presenters will also take questions from the audience. The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Christel Broady (Georgetown College).
 
The webinar is free. For your convenience, here are the times for the webinar if you are not located in the Eastern Time Zone of the Americas.
 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pacific Time
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Central Time
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Eastern Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Central European Time
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Greenwich Mean Time
 
Please register for the webinar at the following link:
I am looking forward to your participation in the webinar and invite you to share the opportunity widely on your social media.
 
Christel Broady
CALL Steering Committee member and CALL Webinar Organizer
 
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Christel Broady, PhD
Professor & Chair, Advanced Graduate Programs
Coordinator, ESL Teacher Training Program
Georgetown College, USA
 
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Micro-credentials making it into the mainstream.  Read more at  https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-10-05-more-colleges-are-offering-microcredentials-and-developing-them-the-way-businesses-make-new-products

Awesome free training that can be done in a short time at https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/training


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Professional development programs are based on different theories of how students learn and different theories of how teachers learn. Reviewers often sort programs according to design features such as program duration, intensity, or the use of specific techniques such as coaches or online lessons, but these categories do not illuminate the programs’ underlying purpose or premises about teaching and teacher learning. This review sorts programs according to their underlying theories of action, which include (a) a main idea that teachers should learn and (b) a strategy for helping teachers enact that idea within their own ongoing systems of practice. Using rigorous research design standards, the review identifies 28 studies. Because studies differ in multiple ways, the review presents program effects graphically rather than statistically. Visual patterns suggest that many popular design features are not associated with program effectiveness. Furthermore, different main ideas are not differentially effective. However, the pedagogies used to facilitate enactment differ in their effectiveness. Finally, the review addresses the question of research design for studies of professional development and suggests that some widely favored research designs might adversely affect study outcomes.

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What is it and what can it do? Microcredentials are a great new way to approach skill acquisition without earning degrees or certification.  Read more in this publication: Customizing Professional Development Through Microcredentials at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/04/26/customizing-professional-development-through-microcredentials.html

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A recent survey reported in the UK newspaper The Telegraph stated that as many as half of the teachers consulted for the survey said they rarely use technology in the classroom.

I am convinced a survey among professors would yield the same outcome.

Red the reasons why this is the case.

 

 

 

https://edex.adobe.com/connected

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Adobe has committed over $300 million in software and professional development services to the White House’s ConnectED initiative. As part of this $2 billion+ effort from the private sector, Adobe will deliver creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States—all with the goal of helping youth express their creativity and build their skills for future success.

Adobe’s donation includes:

In addition, Adobe is providing a range of teacher training resources from the Adobe Education Exchange and Adobe Youth Voices.

Adobe can now support district-wide programs by streamlining the school application and software deployment process. For more information, see the FAQ.