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Are You A Prof Col Wb

Are You A Prof Col Wb



Given in EL Salvador, July 2010

Given in EL Salvador, July 2010



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    • Are you a professional…or is it just another job? JoAnn Miller, Macmillan Publishers [email_address]
    • Two questions….
      • Do you consider yourself to be a professional EFL teacher?
      • What is a professional?
      Talk about it for a minute with the person next to you…introduce yourselves if you don’t know each other.
    • You can do a lot with your time…
      • What would you like in life that you don’t have now?
    • Being a professional can bring you…
      • a higher salary
      • a full-time position
      • a better schedule
      • higher level students
      • job security
      • professional recognition
      • networking opportunities
      • a variety of experiences
      • travel
      • “ Teachers of the future will need to develop a new vision of professionalism; at the heart of that vision is the idea of constant self-improvement through critical reflection and other forms of professional learning.”
      • (Realising the Potential of Partnership. A discussion paper by John Furlong, http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/whoswho/furlong-henewprof.pdf)
      • Professionalization simply means recognising the special skills and experience required to become a professional fish harvester .
      • In any occupation recognition of professional status gives an individual a sense of pride, achievement and security.
      • Professionalization is the first step in securing the fish harvester's place in the fishery of the future.
      Let’s look at another field The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters, http://www.ccpfh-ccpp.org/eng/proaccueil.html educator . educator’s schools
    • Professional Continuum ______________________________________ Employee Professional Where are you???
    • A little quiz
      • You need:
      • Paper
      • A pencil
      • or
      • A calculator
      • or
      • Your fingers and toes
    • How many points will you get? Write the number from 1-100…it’s your prediction. Peek at what your neighbors write……
    • Basic Education
      • Teaching certificate (fewer than 200 hrs) 1 point
      • Teaching certificate (more than 200 hrs) 2 points
      • University degree in teaching languages or linguistics (B.A., Licenciatura) 5 points
      • Master’s degree (2 years of work) 7 points
      • Doctorate 8 points
    • Additional Education (for each: occasionally- 1 point ; regularly- 2 points )
      • Attendance at local / institutional events
      • Attendance at national professional conventions
      • Attendance at international professional conventions
      • Registration in continuing education programs
      • Active interest in learning new technology
    • Technology
      • An email account—checked daily 1 point
      • Know what the following are: 2 points
        • blog, wiki, socialmedia, twitter, secondlife
      • Use blogs, wikis, socialmedia or virtual worlds with students 3 points
    • Sharing
      • Normally share lesson plans and ideas with colleagues
      • 1 point
      • Write materials and exams for institution 2 points
      • Give talks to other teachers at your school 2 points
      • Give talks at events:
        • local 2 points
        • national 3 points
        • or international events 4 points (all possible)
      • Write articles for professional journals 8 points
    • Sacrifice
      • Spend time outside of class helping students with problems 2 points
      • Spend at-home-time to develop materials or ideas
      • 2 points
      • Spend own money to attend conventions
      • 5 points
      • Do more than is required at home institution (publications, research, reorganization, idea input)
      • 6 points
      • Volunteer in a professional organization
      • 4-6 points
    • Responsibility to students
      • Rarely miss class
      • Always arrive on time
      • Never leave early
      • Always prepared
      • Do just “a little bit” more than needed
      • Add 6 points if ALL items are true
    • Responsibility to institution
      • Prepare required materials and turn in ON TIME or EARLY
      • Always attend required meetings
      • Make responsible suggestions
        • don’t just complain
      • Add 6 points if ALL items are true
    • Responsibility to self
      • Always give the maximum
      • Are honest with yourself (especially when grading)
      • Enjoy your work
      • Are a member of a professional organization ( Asociacion Colombiana de Profesores de Ingles (ASOCOPI), TESOL, etc.)
      • Try to keep up-to-date (reading journals, Internet, courses)
      • Add 6 points if ALL items are true
    • Grading…add up points _________________________________________ 0 25 50 75 100 Employee Professional Now, compare your results with the people around you….
      • What can you do to be even more professional?
      • Any ideas?
    • Self-Evaluate
      • Reflect on how you can improve
        • What are you doing now that you could change?
      • Organize
        • Your life, your family, your obligations
      • Stop wasting time by setting priorities—what’s more important?
        • Job? Hobby? Relaxation?
    • Be responsible
      • Buy a calendar
      • Get a watch
      • Leave home 10 minutes earlier
      • Remember a deadline isn’t the day you’re supposed to turn something in
    • Keep up-to-date
      • Sign up for and participate in courses
      • Investigate on-line opportunities
      • Subscribe to and read a professional journal (even in the library or on-line)
      • Surf the Internet for ideas
      • Read educational blogs
    • Internet Journals
    • On-Line classes
      • Net-Learning (Argentina)
        • English teachers' and translators' development courses ($90-110US for 4-6 week courses)
        • http://www.net-learning.com.ar/
      • Barnes and Nobel Book Clubs
        • good English practice (Free + book)
        • http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookclubs/
      • TESOL’s CALL Electronic Village Online
        • Free online sessions on a variety of topics
        • January 11 - February 21, 2010
        •   Registration Jan 4-10
        • http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2010
    • Don’t just take--give
      • Share ideas / materials with colleagues
      • Give presentations at conventions
        • TESOL--Boston, USA—March 24-27, 2010
        • ASOCOPI--October 8-11, Medellin
      • Get involved in action research
      • Write an article for a journal
        • MEXTESOL Journal: http://www.mextesol.org.mx
      • Volunteer in a professional capacity
    • Join a professional organization
        • Asociacion Colombiana de Profesores de Ingles (ASOCOPI), Colombia
        • http://www.asocopi.org/
        • $88,000
        • Discounts, HOW magazine, Special Interest Groups
    • Join a professional organization
        • TESOL: http://www.tesol.org /
          • ( discount to annual convention and other events, scholarships, TESOL Resource Center)
          • $ 25US (Global Electronic Membership)
    • Lesson Plans Activities Quizzes Teaching Tips For members only….
    • Any other suggestions?
    • Handout available at: www.efltasks.net Take time to look around….there are a number of downloadable and online activities for all levels
    • Thank you very much
      • [email_address]
      • www.efltasks.net
      • Handout of links available at: www.efltasks.net Presentations Tab