This talk looks at how business English teachers can access online networks and resources to ensure that they stay in touch with their profession and continue to grow as professionals. This area is of particular importance for BE teachers who often work in an environment that isolates them from other language teaching professionals. Awareness of online resources, digital networking practices and information literacies can help them to ensure that they continue to develop whilst building a personal profile within the global online community. You can watch the Adobe Connect version and follow the online chat and links at: http://connectpro10829081.adobeconnect.com/p5hh93loa86/
Between the formal professional development sessions, each professional educator needs to seek professional development each day. This professional development should be archived to document what you have been learning informally.
Creating an environment in which such bottom-up, teacher-led, peer-to-peer professional development can thrive would become the main objective of this rethinking of the professional development that takes place in our schools...
Every year, school districts around the country waste a tremendous amount of time and money on ineffective professional development. The traditional model of “sit and get,” where a one-size-fits-all approach is utilized, yields abhorrent results.
Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform. Follow Rick and AEI's Education Program on Twitter http://twitter.com/AEIeducation.