American English Live Seminars

American English Live: Teacher Development Series

 

American English Live: Teacher Development sessions are 60-minute web-based seminars on a variety of topics on English language teaching techniques & methodologies presented by U.S. TESOL professionals. Sessions include visual presentations, videos, and discussions and the courses are grouped in sets of 6 seminars that take place every other Wednesday during the series. Participants are encouraged to join the associated Ning (http://americanenglishwebinars.com) to participate in discussions, view related materials, and find recordings.

The Regional English Language Office is pleased to offer American English Live: Teacher Development Series 1. The 6 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 sessions will receive e-certificates.

The series will take place from January 17, 2018 – March 28, 2018. Each 60-minute session will be held every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

 

Please Note! You must register to participate in this webinar series sending an email with information (your name or institution’s name in full, workplace) to RELO-Astana@state.gov Registration deadline is January 10, 2018.

 

American English Live: Teacher Development Series 1

 

Monthly Theme Title and Presenter Information Dates and Times

Creating a Positive Classroom Community

 

Creating a Positive Classroom Community

Presenter: Mari Bodensteiner

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

8:00-9:00am EST

1:00-2:00pm EST

Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture

 

Exploring Generational Culture through Oral Histories

Presenter: Rhonda Petree

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

8:00-9:00am EST

1:00-2:00pm EST

Two Frameworks for Teaching Culture and Critical Thinking

Presenter: Andrew Noonan

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

8:00-9:00am EST

1:00-2:00pm EST

Movement in the Classroom

 

Keep It Moving: Ideas for Fun, Active Classroom Activities

Presenter: Kevin McCaughey

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

8:00-9:00am EST

1:00-2:00pm EST

The Pinwheel: A Classroom Structure for Simulating Authentic Intergroup Contact

Presenter: Peter Edwards

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

8:00-9:00am EDT*

1:00-2:00pm EDT

*U.S. time change occurs March 11.

Playing with Words: Creative Ways to Engage EFL Learners with New Vocabulary

Presenter: Sarah Sanderson

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

8:00-9:00am EDT

1:00-2:00pm EDT