This webinar is hosted in English
Participation in online programs bears the risk of lacking personal connections among participants and participants and instructors. Even more, the creation of any community of practice requires special attention and care. In this presentation, an example will be provided of how it can be possible to create a community of practice in a program fully delivered online. Also, it will be explained what a community of practice is, on what theoretical framework it is built in the presenter’s situation, and why it is important to a professional field. The presentation is further grounded in the context of an ESL teacher trainer program delivered to already practicing teachers seeking additional skills and certification (endorsement). Last, some feedback by program participants is shared to let session attendees hear the voice of real individuals who underwent the training. I hope to see many of you in the session!
Dear Participants of CO12,
Please set your system (see link before clicking on join/launch) before you launch (enter) the class, when you enter the class (see slide 2), and add your feedback to the session (see slide 3)!
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Dr. Broady is an associate professor of education at Georgetown College in the USA. She came to the United States in 1989 to attend college. Dr. Broady joined Georgetown College in 2001. She has been the program director of the ESL teacher endorsement program. She has been instrumental in ESL teacher and world language teacher training in Central Kentucky since 1999. Dr. Broady’s interests include advocacy, technology, and professional learning communities in the areas of ESL and World Languages. Dr. Broady is a committed life-long learner and enthusiastic technology user rooted in constructivism. She has been teaching online since 1991 and published and presented widely on technology and its role in the process of learning and teaching ESL. Dr. Broady believes that teaching is the greatest vocation on earth. As an educator she sees her role as that of coach empowering school personnel to meet all academic and social needs of immigrant and all student populations as well as their families and communities. To that end, advocacy for those without voice is one of her prime concerns along with preparing all students for a global 21st century.
Dr. Broady’s professional leadership includes regional, state, national, and global positions. Examples include president of and board member on the KYTESOL, steering board member of the TESOL Elementary Education IS (globally), TESOL International/NCATE USA ESL program reviewer, Chair of the TESOL International Elementary Education IS (globally), and multiple other positions. Dr. Broady believes that educators need to be professional leaders in order to present the latest in the discipline and shape what this status is.
Dr. Broady’s list of publications and presentations is extensive and includes regional, national, and international talks, teacher professional developments, and workshops. Among many other honors, she was chosen globally as an affiliate’s best presentation at TESOL International.
Professional honors Dr. Broady received over the past 20 years range from workplace service rewards at several institutions, professional recognitions, to multiple awards from KYTESOL and TESOL International, such as the TESOL International leadership award. Dr. Broady is proud of her several teaching and advising awards and nominations by student received at different institutions.