Secondary English Teacher Enrichment Program (July)

Purpose of the Program

For secondary education in South Korea, the trend has been to teach English, not only as a language, but as part of 21st Century skills, which students need to succeed in attaining and working in their future careers. This program attempts to provide tools, tips, ideas and techniques to Korean secondary English teachers so they can better assist their students in acquiring these skills in their English language classes.

Details of the Program

Date(s): Tuesday, July 4th ~ Wednesday, July 5th, 2023 (online)

Friday, July 7th ~ Saturday, July 8th, 2023 (in-person)

Location: Gyeonggi-do Institute for Global Education

Participants: 60 Secondary English Teachers

Module Descriptions

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Action-based Global Citizenship Education

Instructor: Betsey Norman

Description: Trainees will get to explore the themes and skills associated with Global Citizenship Education and take a look at a critical action-based pedagogy. After experiencing and analyzing three GCE projects, our module will culminate in an opportunity for a hands-on demonstration of GCE curriculum.

Digital Literacy in the Age of Edutech

Instructor: Daniel Moonasar

Description: In the ever-evolving landscape of education, teachers play a crucial role in equipping students with the skills needed to thrive in the digital age. This training course on digital literacy in the age of edutech opens up new possibilities for educators to harness the power of technology and integrate it seamlessly into the EFL classroom. By the end of this course, trainees will be able to identify and comprehend the key elements and skills of digital literacy, analyze digital literacy activities and resources and gain valuable insights into effective teaching strategies and cutting-edge tools that enhance student engagement and learning outcomes. Join us on this empowering journey, and become a digital media literacy champion, shaping the future of education for the digital generation.

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Activities for Fostering Divergent Thinking

Instructor: Eric Flynn

Description: A particularly valued skill in the 21st Century is the capacity to “think outside the box.” Yet we seldom find time for cultivating this ability amid our vocabulary memorization and grammar study. This module will familiarize teachers with a variety of activities designed to exercise students’ skills at conceiving creative approaches to problem solving in an English context and hopefully have fun doing it!

Promoting Student Centered Communication in the Classroom

Instructor: Maureen Kelly

Description: How do we as English Teachers encourage students to speak more in our classes
as well as promote awareness of Global dialect diversity to them? This module
will include both goals through fun speaking games, Global English listening tasks
and group discussions. Collaborative problem solving for various difficult
classroom scenarios will also be shared and discussed.

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From Me to We: Professional Collaboration and Effective Teamwork

Instructor: Sandra Tran

Description: With the trends in Korean education requiring cross-curricular classes, professional collaboration and effective teamwork are more important than ever. As Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

This module is designed to help you foster collaboration among colleagues, design innovative and engaging interdisciplinary projects, and explore effective assessment strategies to measure student learning. Let’s work together to create a dynamic learning experience for students!

As always, if you’re interested in taking this (or any!) of our training programs here at GIGE, you can register over on our Korean site. We hope to see you soon.

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