Making the most of ICT tofoster teacher development     English Teachers’ IST Seminar     Agadir, December 25-26, 2006.   ...
I. Definition(s):• 1. ‘CPD is the attitude and process of   being a lifelong learner...’• 2. ‘Continued learning by educat...
•      3. ‘A process of learning and keeping    up-to-date in ones area of expertise.’•      4. ’Teacher development is th...
• 5. ‘A personally initiated obligation and   right to build expertise, to enhance   personal growth, to improve teaching ...
• 6. ‘an on-going process designed for the   professional and personal growth of   teachers which is purposeful, resulting...
• 7. ‘CPD is a way of learning to become   more effective by exploiting the learning   opportunities that lie just below t...
• 8. ‘CMPD: training, course work,   communication and networking that take   place using the computer as a principal   ve...
II. Main characteristics/features:•     -process•     -continuity•     -purposeful•     -learning•     -improvementDecembe...
•     -updating•     -involves knowledge and skills•     -attitude•     -a personal initiative•     -networking•     -.......
III. Rationale:•     -change in objectives•     -learning evolving•     -knowledge expanding rapidly•     -easy access•   ...
• -ICT as a tool for coping with the huge mass of      information•    -need for updating knowledge and skills•    -cost e...
IV. ICT tools for teacherdevelopment:1. On the www:• -gateway sites• -professional associations• -journals and newsletters...
2. Asynchronous communication tools:•               -mailing lists•               -threaded discussions•               -ne...
3. Synchronous communication tools:•               -chat•               -audio•               -video•               -excha...
V. Basic ICT skills:1.    Word Processing Skills2.    Spreadsheets Skills3.    Database Skills4.    Electronic Presentatio...
6. Web Site Design Skills7. E-Mail Management Skills8. Digital Cameras9. Computer Network Knowledge10.File Management & Wi...
11. Downloading Software From the Web12. Installing Computer Software onto a   Computer System13. Online Teaching Skills14...
16.    Scanner Knowledge17.    Knowledge of PDAs18.    Deep Web Knowledge19.    Educational Copyright Knowledge20.    Comp...
VI. Web/bibliography:• Diaz-Maggioli, Gabriel H. Professional  Development for Language  Teachers, 2003.(via CAL).• Darlin...
• Haddad, Wadi, D. (2000) Teachers . . . Training   . . . and Technology. TechKnowlogia       Journal.   Volume 2, Issue 6...
• Pontz, B. (2003) Beyond rhetoric: Adult learning   policies and practices. Paris: Organization for    Economic and Coope...
• Sparks, D. (2002). Designing powerful staff   development for teachers and principals.   Oxford, OH: National Staff Deve...
•Turner, Laura. (2005). 20 basic technology skills                that all educators should now have.   http://thejournal....
Thank you for your attention!December 2006
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  1. 1. Making the most of ICT tofoster teacher development English Teachers’ IST Seminar Agadir, December 25-26, 2006. Abdellatif Zoubair.
  2. 2. I. Definition(s):• 1. ‘CPD is the attitude and process of being a lifelong learner...’• 2. ‘Continued learning by educators to improve their knowledge and skills.’December 2006
  3. 3. • 3. ‘A process of learning and keeping up-to-date in ones area of expertise.’• 4. ’Teacher development is the process of becoming the best teacher one is able to be, a process that can be started but never finished.’December 2006
  4. 4. • 5. ‘A personally initiated obligation and right to build expertise, to enhance personal growth, to improve teaching abilities and to contribute to organisational development.’December 2006
  5. 5. • 6. ‘an on-going process designed for the professional and personal growth of teachers which is purposeful, resulting from a planned process which addresses specific needs.’December 2006
  6. 6. • 7. ‘CPD is a way of learning to become more effective by exploiting the learning opportunities that lie just below the surface of everything you do already. It helps people to learn from what they do so they can get better at it...’December 2006
  7. 7. • 8. ‘CMPD: training, course work, communication and networking that take place using the computer as a principal vehicle or as an adjunct for the activities. It is a form of distance education, but goes beyond it.’December 2006
  8. 8. II. Main characteristics/features:• -process• -continuity• -purposeful• -learning• -improvementDecember 2006
  9. 9. • -updating• -involves knowledge and skills• -attitude• -a personal initiative• -networking• -....December 2006
  10. 10. III. Rationale:• -change in objectives• -learning evolving• -knowledge expanding rapidly• -easy access• -accessible to learners as wellDecember 2006
  11. 11. • -ICT as a tool for coping with the huge mass of information• -need for updating knowledge and skills• -cost effectiveness• -breaks teachers’ isolation• -high degree of flexibility• -reaching more participants rapidly• - .....December 2006
  12. 12. IV. ICT tools for teacherdevelopment:1. On the www:• -gateway sites• -professional associations• -journals and newsletters• -academic databases• -distance learning• -other sourcesDecember 2006
  13. 13. 2. Asynchronous communication tools:• -mailing lists• -threaded discussions• -newsgroups• -. . . . .December 2006
  14. 14. 3. Synchronous communication tools:• -chat• -audio• -video• -exchange files and documents• -.....December 2006
  15. 15. V. Basic ICT skills:1. Word Processing Skills2. Spreadsheets Skills3. Database Skills4. Electronic Presentation Skills5. Web Navigation SkillsDecember 2006
  16. 16. 6. Web Site Design Skills7. E-Mail Management Skills8. Digital Cameras9. Computer Network Knowledge10.File Management & Windows Explorer SkillsDecember 2006
  17. 17. 11. Downloading Software From the Web12. Installing Computer Software onto a Computer System13. Online Teaching Skills14. Videoconferencing skills15. Computer-Related Storage DevicesDecember 2006
  18. 18. 16. Scanner Knowledge17. Knowledge of PDAs18. Deep Web Knowledge19. Educational Copyright Knowledge20. Computer Security KnowledgeDecember 2006
  19. 19. VI. Web/bibliography:• Diaz-Maggioli, Gabriel H. Professional Development for Language Teachers, 2003.(via CAL).• Darling-Hammond, Linda, Teacher Learning That Supports Student Learning , Educational Leadership, February 1998. Full article at: http://www.ascd.org/readingroom/edlead/ 9802/darlinghammond.htmlDecember 2006
  20. 20. • Haddad, Wadi, D. (2000) Teachers . . . Training . . . and Technology. TechKnowlogia Journal. Volume 2, Issue 6.• Howell, Frank. What is Professional Development? Full article available at: http://www.nstu.ns.ca/issues/issues/frankpd.ht mlDecember 2006
  21. 21. • Pontz, B. (2003) Beyond rhetoric: Adult learning policies and practices. Paris: Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development.• Schlager, M.S. & Fusco, J. (2004). Teacher professional development, technology, and communities of practice: Are we putting the cart before the horse? In S. Barab, R. Kling, and J. Gray (Eds.)December 2006
  22. 22. • Sparks, D. (2002). Designing powerful staff development for teachers and principals. Oxford, OH: National Staff Development Council.• Teeler, D. (2000) How to use the Internet in ELT. Pearson Education Ltd.• Underhill, Adrian. Continuous Professional Development, IATEFL Journal, First published in Issue 149, June/July 1999.December 2006
  23. 23. •Turner, Laura. (2005). 20 basic technology skills that all educators should now have. http://thejournal.com/articles/17325. June 2005. •Warschauer, M. et al. (2002) Internet for English Teaching. TESOL & OELP.December 2006
  24. 24. Thank you for your attention!December 2006

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