Tag Archives: PD

30-Minute PD With Your ELT Team: Norming

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Are you looking for professional development (PD) to do with your English language teaching (ELT) team? I’m going to share with you a flexible PD activity that can be done in 30 minutes or over the course of a half … Continue reading

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PD Opportunities for EL Teachers During Summer 2020

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

There is an unprecedented amount of professional development (PD) for teachers of English learners (ELs) available virtually this summer. Much of it is available free and features well-known experts in the field of TESOL. There are full semester courses, Zoom … Continue reading

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Google PD Courses and Certifications for EL Teachers

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Consider taking advantage of Google training and certificate opportunities if you are looking to enhance your teaching and learning; are looking for ways to create clear, organized, and meaningful learning experiences for students while operating online; or are an avid … Continue reading

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Trends in ELT PD: Micro-Credentials

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Micro-credentials are a growing trend in professional development (PD), and they can be found across various teaching and learning contexts. These credentials are personalized, accessible,  shareable, and “stackable” (allowing you to progress on a career path), and they are often rooted … Continue reading

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5 Approaches to Professional Development for EL Educators

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Most educators of English learners (ELs) cringe at the thought of attending district-wide professional development (PD) programs. The content of many of these programs seems unrelated to the specialized needs of teachers of  their students. It’s torture for them to … Continue reading

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3 More Ideas for PD on Social Networks

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my last blog,  I wrote about using social media–facilitated professional development (PD) that allows teachers to form networks to share ideas and strategies with educators from around the world. I specifically wrote about using Twitter,  Facebook, and blogs.  In … Continue reading

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3 Ways for Teachers to Use Social Networks for PD

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Social media–facilitated professional development (PD) allows teachers to share ideas and strategies through online personal learning networks (PLNs). Social media bypasses the challenges of traditional PD. It is real-time, cost effective, accessible around the world, and driven by practitioners, not school … Continue reading

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