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  • 1. Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers Verónica Bustos Luis G. Domínguez
  • 2. In today’s session… • participants will raise their interest in several ways to attain the skills and knowledge for career advancement. Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 3. Professional Development Professional development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement. Professional development encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, (from college degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities). Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 4. Know KWC Want to know Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 5. Are you proactive or reactive? The naked truth Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 6. Situation “A” • My coordinator wants me to come on Friday afternoon for a workshop on Classroom Management. Training sessions should be delivered during working hours! Strongly agree Somehow agree Disagree Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 7. Situation “B” • Classroom observation is the best way to improve my classes. Strongly agree Somehow agree Disagree Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 8. Situation “C” • Teachers should do research to keep updated in the latest trends in the field. Strongly agree Somehow agree Disagree Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 9. Situation “D” • I took the most complete teacher training course. • Why should I take a new one? Strongly agree Somehow agree Disagree Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 10. Ways to attain professional development
  • 11. Face to face workshops Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 12. Programmed action research Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 13. Peer observation Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 14. Doing a formal course Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 15. Create a blog, VLE for my students Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 16. Reading groups Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 17. Giving sessions Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 18. HANDOUT Qualifications • What levels / grades do you teach? • How long have you been a teacher? • What teaching qualifications do you have? • How do you keep updated in the ELT field? Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 19. • Is it a good idea for a teacher to become a translator? • Is a teacher necessarily a good translator? Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 20. Read different types of texts A good Have Be a good listener translator writing skills must… Be a Natural Researcher Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 21. A case study • You and your associates have a training school for teachers where you offer all kinds of training sessions, diploma courses, workshops etc, for updating and developing ELT teacher´s skills and knowledge of teaching. • The committee board is planning to open a new course for this summer. They give you a list of possibilities and gave you the opportunity to choose between the list or proposing something of your own. The money to spend on the project is limited so you will have to choose only one course based on what you consider is best according to how interesting, attractive, useful, newest, etc the possibilities are. Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 22. KWC Changed Know Want to know Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 23. To round up… Professional Development is not just our employer´s responsibility. Professional Development goes beyond qualifications. Knowing and believing in what you teach helps make you a powerful educator. Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers
  • 24. Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers Verónica Bustos Luis G. Domínguez