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Re-imagining Professional Development- Maintaining a Language Teacher Development GroupPresentation Transcript
Re-imagining Professional Development through Language Teacher Development Groups Nate Friberg Murad Khaliev Merica McNeil UH Manoa – Department of Second Language Studies How can busy teachers constructively solve problems while developing professionally? Language Teacher Development Groups (LTDGs) serve as a productive forum for exchanging meaningful ideas, emotional support, and professional development. This panel discussion will explore ways of establishing and maintaining dynamic development groups by and for language teachers.
Who do you talk to about your teaching? & How do you support your own professional development?
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“ Development of teaching competence is our professional responsibility.”
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