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Autonomous professional development begins at home

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A talk presented with Shaun Wilden at IATEFL 2013 in Liverpool

Autonomous professional development begins at home

  1. 1. Marisa Constantinides Shaun Wilden
  2. 2. All images taken by MarisaConstantinides
  3. 3. “I feel stuck”Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  4. 4. I need to beinspiredSomething isnot workingHow can Istop feelingstuck?Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  5. 5. Teaching is MultidisciplinaryTeaching is MultidisciplinaryProfessionalProfessionalUnderstandingUnderstandingPersonalPersonalQualitiesQualitiesPersonalPersonalQualitiesQualitiesTechnicalTechnicalknow-howknow-howhttp://joejoejuggles.com/juggling.htm
  6. 6. LanguageLanguageKnowledgeKnowledgeMethods &Methods &TechniquesTechniquesPersonal qualitiesPersonal qualitiesCulturalCulturalAwarenessAwarenessUsing technologyUsing technologyAcademicAcademicPursuitsPursuitsMaterials DesignMaterials DesignApproaches toApproaches toteachingteachingLearning TheoriesLearning TheoriesUsingUsingcoursebookscoursebooksTestingTestingPlanning lessonsPlanning lessonsand coursesand coursesTeaching is ComplexA Lifelong Learning processA Lifelong Learning process
  7. 7. Made with wordle.net
  8. 8. http://throttle-media.net/tag/new-age-marketing/
  9. 9. Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.netImage courtesy of samuiblue/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  10. 10. Credit: SMETEK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
  11. 11. How do youHow do youdecide?decide?
  12. 12. Profile yourselfProfile yourself
  13. 13. CC CC CCDevelop ProfessionallyDevelop ProfessionallyCCcollaborationcommunicationcreativitycritical thinking
  14. 14. http://www.p21.org
  15. 15. ConnectConnecthttp://darcynorman.net/2008/03/05/on-the-ple/
  16. 16. Work on theWork on theprinciples ofprinciples ofQuality CirclesQuality Circles
  17. 17. .Join an online communityJoin an online community#eltchat#eltchat#eapchat#eapchat#eltpics#eltpics#auselt#auselt
  18. 18. Build your PLNBuild your PLN
  19. 19. Build or joinBuild or joina circle of trusta circle of trust
  20. 20. CurationCurationpinterest.com
  21. 21. CurationCuration
  22. 22. • to improve yourprofessionalunderstanding• to learn about new ideas• to be inspired by othersBlogs – articlesBlogs – articles
  23. 23. • to observe other teachers inaction• to reflect about your ownteaching
  24. 24. • Personal journal• A blog• A thread on adiscussion boardStart a conversationStart a conversation
  25. 25. • LT SIG / BE SIG have them regularly (LTSIG.co.uk,besig.org)• Publishers have them regularly• Organisations have them e.g. CELT Athens, IHworld, ITDIAttend a webinarAttend a webinar(or give one)(or give one)
  26. 26. Attend an onlineAttend an onlinecoursecourseor workshopor workshop
  27. 27. Mentor someoneMentor someonetwin & experiment togethertwin & experiment together
  28. 28. ProfessionalProfessionalDevelopmentDevelopmentCareerCareerDevelopmentDevelopment
  29. 29. 33“I feel stuck”ReflectProfile yourselfConnectMake an action planUse you PLN etc to finda good option• Priorities?• Time available?• Funds?• Goals?• Benefits?• Outcomes?
  30. 30. Thanks for listeningThanks for listeninghttp://www.shareworld.co.uk/index.php/resources/questions/faqpage2/
  31. 31. marisa.constantinides@gmail.com@Marisa_Cshaunwilden@gmail.com@shaunwildenJoin in every WednesdayJoin in every Wednesdayeltchat.orgeltchat.org

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