Category Archives: Professional Development

Ukrainian initiative GoGlobal launches 5th anniversary GoCamp

International call for volunteers to inspire 50 000 school children all over Ukraine in summer 2020 GoCamp – the biggest volunteering program in Eastern Europe of summer language school-based camps– is looking for 500 English, German or French-speaking volunteers from all over the world. We invite teachers, students, people of any profession to try yourself in amazing activities with kids! The ... Read More »

Announcement: Two Fulbright Programs for U.S. K-12 Teachers

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program provides an opportunity for K–12 educators from the United States to conduct research and engage in other professional learning experiences abroad for three to six months. Fulbright DA fellows complete individual inquiry projects on a topic relevant to education in the United States and the host country, take courses at a host university, and ... Read More »

The Fulbright DA Program Application is Coming Soon!

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program provides an opportunity for K–12 educators from the United States to conduct research and engage in other professional learning experiences abroad for three to six months. Fulbright Distinguished fellows complete individual inquiry projects on a topic relevant to education in the United States and the host country, take courses at a host university, and ... Read More »

Applying for the JET Program: Part 2 – The Essay

By Jeanne Beck Read Applying for the JET Program: Part 1 here. Ever since I ended my tenure on JET (2008-2011 Nagano), I have helped JET hopefuls through their application process. One of the most daunting parts of the application is the two-page, double spaced essay, which is the biggest area to let yourself shine as an applicant. Tips for ... Read More »

EnglishUSA Conference Registration Open

Join EnglishUSA for professional development and networking at the only peer-reviewed conference that focuses solely on the needs of all aspects of post-secondary English language programs (assessment, administration, curriculum, compliance, leadership, etc.) and the challenges they face. This event typically features over 50 sessions and attracts about 200 attendees, including administrators, staff, and faculty from all types of English language ... Read More »

Free Workshop: Cultivating a Positive Classroom Climate with Bushido (Kansas City)

This FREE professional development workshop on “Cultivating a Positive Classroom Climate with Bushido (Way of the [samurai] Warrior)” for all educators will be held during the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park in the Carlsen Center, Room 126 A. Contrary to their image as rough warriors, Japan’s elite samurai also had a ... Read More »

Earth Expeditions 2020 accepting applications

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2020 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world. Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a Master’s degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP Master’s part-time from anywhere in the United ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Presents Spring & Summer Webinar Series

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In an effort to provide more opportunities for professional development for our members and other English language teachers, MIDTESOL is excited to launch a Webinar Series. MIDTESOL will host two webinars in April with a second series coming in June 2019! See the details below to sign up for one or both of the April webinars and for information on ... Read More »

Combating Demoralization Among ESL Teachers

by Jeanne Beck Recently the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) conducted a survey of certified teacher members to determine the extent to which national trends in teacher attrition were affecting teachers statewide. With 2,212 responses, the survey revealed that “six out of 10 Missouri teachers have seriously considered leaving the profession in the last three years,” and that some of ... Read More »

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

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The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. It is governed by policies established by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing ... Read More »