Tag Archives: PD

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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Building Your Online Community of Practice With Social Media

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to podcast of this blog. Being more isolated during these pandemic times has made some of us long for the days of in-person professional development where we could spend time drinking coffee and chatting across a table with our … Continue reading

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9 Approaches to Rebooting the Educator Résumé

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to podcast of this blog. When was the last time you updated your résumé? At whatever stage of career we are in the TESOL field, reviewing and reflecting on our résumé can be incredibly helpful. As we recollect past … 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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