The academic program for the E-Teacher Professional Development Workshop has two components: project development and academic workshops.
By the end of the Workshop, all participants will have completed a professional development (PD) plan uniquely suited to their local EFL context. This plan should disseminate widely the knowledge and skills learned through the U.S. Department of State's E-Teacher Scholarship Program. The training plan can be a continuation of the final project participants developed in their online E-Teacher course or a newly designed project based on participants' combined experiences in their online course and the three-week summer program.
The Scholars' Conference Schedule for the 2012 summer workshop is available here.
The link to the livestream broadcast of the conference is here:
At UMBC, instructional systems design or ISD is widely used to develop effective training programs. The ISD ADDIE Model will be used to help guide the development, implementation, and evaluation.
Note: Workshop participants will receive instruction on the ADDIE model during the program, but can get some basic information here.
E-Teacher Professional Development Workshops
The following are examples of workshops given by some leading experts in the field of TESOL for the academic program:
- Dr. Joan Kang Shin, UMBC, Teaching English to Young Learners
- Dr. Leslie Opp-Beckman, UO, Differentiated Instruction
- Dr. Jodi Crandall, UMBC, Content-Based Instruction
- Dr. Deborah Healey, UO, Critical Thinking
- Dr. Sarah Shin, UMBC, Instructional Strategies for Teaching Reading and Writing
- Dr. John Nelson, UMBC, TESOL Methods
- Teresa Valais, UMBC, Learning Styles and Learning Strategies for ELLs
- Janine Sepulveda, UO, Matching Learning Objectives to Assessments in Project-Based Learning
- Jennifer Rice, UO, Writing Goals & Objectives for EFL/ESL courses
- Heather Linville, UMBC, Language Assessment Principles
- Tom Penniston, UMBC, Technology in the ELL Classroom: Web 2.0 and Social Media