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Alternative Continuing Professional Development in TESOL

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  1. 1. Alternatives in Continuing Professional Development Rob Dickey Keimyung University Facilitator, KOTESOL PD-SIG
  2. 2. Teachers are not Semanticists Let’s Define • Professional
  3. 3. Teachers are not Semanticists Let’s Define • Professional • Development
  4. 4. Teachers are not Semanticists Let’s Define • Professional • Development • Continuing
  5. 5. Teachers are not Semanticists Let’s Define • Professional • Development • Continuing • Alternative
  6. 6. More than a … backpacker! • Dedicated to the profession • Commitment to development as a professional • Awareness of language as a “science” • Awareness of own classroom performance • Focus on the learners
  7. 7. What is (Continuing) Professional Development? • Continuously seeking to improve • A learning culture • Education, training, and learning activities that assist one in growing beyond current levels within the chosen profession  “Training is what other people do to you. Development is what you do to yourself.” (Julian Edge, quoted by Josh Round)
  8. 8. From Initial to … Continuing professional development incorporates a range of activities Myers, M. (1993). To boldly go.... In J. Edge & K. Richards (Eds.), Teachers Develop Teachers Research. London: Heinemann.
  9. 9. Areas of Professional Development ?
  10. 10. Areas of Professional Development • Subject-matter Knowledge • Pedagogical Expertise • Self-awareness • Understanding of Learners • Understanding of Curriculum and Materials • Career Advancement Richards, J.C., & Farrell, T.S.C (2005). Professional Development for Language Teachers, pp. 9-10. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  11. 11. Employer Expectations Concerns Effects ? ?
  12. 12. Employer Expectations Concerns • Qualification • Classroom prep and performance • Impact on learners • Training and improvement • Service • Research Effects • Teacher-driven or Administration-led? • In-house programs? • Support for External programs & research? • Financial incentives? • Assessment schemes? • Collaborative?
  13. 13. 9 Essential Traits of the Effective Professor ?
  14. 14. 9 Essential Traits of the Effective Professor 1. RESPECTFUL 2. KNOWLEDGEABLE 3. APPROACHABLE 4. ENGAGING 5. COMMUNICATIVE 6. ORGANIZED 7. RESPONSIVE 8. PROFESSIONAL 9. HUMOROUS Palumbo, Mark V. (2012). Nine Essential Traits of the Effective Professor. Presentation prepared for the Large Group Meeting of the Reflective Practice Project, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Teaching Excellence, Nov 14 2012. Available 2013.3.3, http://www.iup.edu/page.a spx?id=68281
  15. 15. “Limits” in Professional Development ?
  16. 16. “Limits” in Professional Development • good enoughness • not enough time • lack of support • leave it to others • fear of failure / feedback
  17. 17. 4-step Cycle in Professional Development
  18. 18. PD-SIG Resources include… http://koreatesol.org/professional-development
  19. 19. Professional Portfolio
  20. 20. BIELT Report Cards 1. Associations, Meetings, Committees 2. Conferences, Seminars, Courses 3. Publications, Materials 4. Consultancy, Advising 5. Job Enrichment 6. Observations, Mentoring 7. Professional Enquiry projects A tool to plan and record your Professional Development Activities
  21. 21. Professional Readings Circles
  22. 22. Diary/Journal Studies
  23. 23. SIG Workshops
  24. 24. Learning Contracts
  25. 25. Peer Observations & Job Shadowing
  26. 26. Sharing what you’ve learned
  27. 27. Mentoring & Supervision
  28. 28. Yoga / Meditation
  29. 29. Yoga / Meditation
  30. 30. Other?
  31. 31. Partner SIGs Delving Deeper into Related Fields of Interest • Reflective Practice SIG • Research SIG
  32. 32. Global (informal) Partners • Teacher Education and Development SIG (JALT) http://jalt.org/groups/610 and http://jalt.org/ted/ • Teacher Development SIG (IATEFL) http://tdsig.org/ • TEIS (TESOL International) http://www.tesol.org/connect/interest-sections/teacher-education • Teacher Development SIG [ 교사교육분과 ] (KATE) http://www.kate.or.kr/SIG/introduction_05.asp
  33. 33. Join Us! KOTESOL Professional Development SIG www.koreatesol.org/professional-development Find this presentation, and others, at http://www.slideshare.net/RobertDickey

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