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Online Professional Development Opportunities with TESOL Arabia

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Slides used to support a presentation by James Buckingham (face to face) and Vance Stevens (online) made 3 October, 2015 as part of the 2nd Annual TESOL Arabia "Special Interest Group" Conference - "New Beginnings".

The session gave an overview of what online professional development opportunities
TESOL Arabia already supports and those planned for the future. The presentation also featured a "live" demonstration of online professional development strategies currently being used by TESOL Arabia's Education Technology SIG with special attention placed on how these strategies are free, easy to use, and available to anyone. This is all part of the Organization's efforts to make PD opportunities available to members wherever they might be in the Middle East and North Africa region.

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Online Professional Development Opportunities with TESOL Arabia

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