Tag Archives: ESL teacher PD

6 Questions to Ask When Designing Teacher PD

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Last month, I paid homage to a number of dead ideas in professional development (PD), and they offer a great guide in thinking about what not to do! But what should we be doing? In this blog, I suggest six … Continue reading

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10 Dead Ideas in Professional Development

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Because October ushers in the Day of the Dead celebration, it seems fitting to take a moment to honor some of the cherished ancestors of modern-day professional development (PD).  We would not be where we are without them, but it … Continue reading

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Why Use the Term “Professional Development” and not “Training”?

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Greetings readers! I am truly honored and excited about serving our global TESOL community as the new blogger on topics related to professional development! (Click here if you’d like to listen to this as a podcast!) Since this is my … Continue reading

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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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Teacher of the Year: Kickstart a Professional Development Program

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Professional development has always been near and dear to my heart as I am a self-declared lifelong learner. Sounds like a cliché, I have to admit, but it has transformed my career as an educator and my life. Like many … Continue reading

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