Professional Development Program for Secondary English Teachers

The When, Where, and How Many?

Date(s) : Saturday, September 11, 2021 / Tuesday, September 14th ~ Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Location : Live Online Classes via Zoom

Number of Trainees : 60 Secondary English Teachers

What was the Professional Development Program for Secondary English Teachers?

This program was a teaching methodology-based training program specifically for Secondary English Teachers in Gyeonggi province. All middle and high school English subject teachers were encouraged to register for the training program in order to enhance their knowledge of teaching tips and techniques and/or attain lesson ideas and concepts.

This year’s program was divided into two tracks. The trainees got to choose a theme to learn – either based on literature or 21st century stills. Trainees then focused on learning content, sharing and discussing ideas and creating a rough draft of lessons. The tracks are explained below:

1.Literature-based Performance-based Assessment (Angie Lee, Autumn Wright, Eric Flynn)

To view the pre-assignment, click here.

Course Description :

It is virtually every teacher’s dream that they have passionate readers for students, but that is rarely the case – especially in the EFL classroom. In this module, we’ll look at different tools and tricks to get your students reading (and enjoying it!), practical assessments surrounding literature you can do in class, and finally, how to accurately grade your students using hand-crafted rubrics.

2. 21st Century Skills : Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity (Betsey Norman)

To view the pre-assignment, click here.

Course Description :

The current era in which we live in a fast-paced one that requires certain core skills in order to succeed. In this module, we’ll look at some skills – primarily, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking – that are absolutely essential to both the 21st century student and workplace. We will talk about how to utilize and craft these skills in our own EFL classrooms, and how to help students achieve their full potential.

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