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Natasha Mason: Professional Development for Teaching Staff

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Natasha Mason: Professional Development for Teaching Staff

  1. 1. Professional Development for Teachers Natasha Mason Kennedy ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference | Madrid | 11-13 April 2019 #eaquals19madrid
  2. 2. LETS Group ©Eaquals #eaquals19madrid
  3. 3. Results of Training Workshop for Spanish Teachers • Lack of career opportunity • Teacher • Director of Studies • Limited opportunity to learn skills outside of their academic knowledge • Limited understanding of the business • Tea! ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 3
  4. 4. Roles • Created 5 new roles (4 of which were senior roles) • Lead teacher for Communication • Lead teacher for On-boarding • Lead teacher for Continued Development • Lead teacher for Level Testing and Group Organisation ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 4
  5. 5. Process I • Created job descriptions • Experience and academic qualfications for applying • Teachers applied • Organised interviews ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 5
  6. 6. Process II • Organised training • Regular meetings with stakeholders • Marketing • Sales team • DOS ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 6
  7. 7. Benefits • Greater professional development • Increased salary (same for all roles) • More opportunities for courses and training • Hours each week dedicated to their tasks that were outside their classroom hours ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 7
  8. 8. Results - Communication • Least effective • Didn’t increase the communication between academic and non-academic • Limited increase in the social media interaction • Role or person we chose? ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 8
  9. 9. Results: On-boarding • Most successful of the roles • Intergrated new teachers quickly • Able to employ less experienced teachers and increase the quality • New teachers felt supported • Created group training ideas • Support with problems and how to manage them ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 9
  10. 10. Results: Professional Development • More experienced teachers appreciated feedback • Recommendations for training • Contributed to Friday afternoon workshops • Chose low times in the year ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 10
  11. 11. Results: Level testing and class organisation • Instrumental role to support the DOS • Gained a much greater understanding of the business • Gained skills that would be key to a new ADOS or DOS role ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 11
  12. 12. Summary • Still needs time and effort to fine tune the roles • Sounding board for new ideas • Greater understanding of the business as a whole which can be filtered to other teachers • Added costs – worth it? ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 12
  13. 13. Natasha Mason Kennedy natasha@lets.education ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Riga, 27 – 29 April 2017 www.eaquals.org 13

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