This webinar is hosted in English
Online teacher training leading to ongoing teacher development with Stephan Hughes
A case study on how a VLE can help develop teachers and encourage them to further their own development.
English Language Teacher training has come up against new challenges in light of the impacts of NICTs on language learning. These same challenges have also presented windows of opportunity whereby students can interact meaningfully following principles of social constructionism and social interactionism. Invariably, to enable true peer learning, self-directed or autonomous learning teachers have to also live by what they preach. This learning and co-learning, construction and co-construction of knowledge can only be achieved via continued study in an environment or system in which members are challenged to reflect on their action to improve. The advent of learning management systems (LMS) offers an ideal setup for such learning online and facilitates a clear learning path for those involved. This session looks at how a language institution makes use of Moodle software to develop online training programs for its teaching staff and the instructional experiences of moderators and moderates who have participated.
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Stephan is currently a coordinator of training at the Cultura Inglesa institution based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has worked as language teacher, materials writer, translator, and lecturer and teacher trainer for over 15 years.