This webinar is hosted in English
Maha Hassan will discuss Helping Interns integrate Technology in Teaching and Professional Development Step by Step
Maha Hassan is the founder/Ceo of Maha ESL Community. She is also Head of English Dept. at the Arab Academy for Training Technology. She aims at helping teachers believe in, achieve and sustain Professional Development. She has been working as a Teacher Trainer for more than 15 years. She has given presentations at Nile Tesol 2015, LIF (Language in Focus) Turkey, 2015, Global Education Online Conference 2012 and 2014 as well as at Reinventing the Classroom and Learning Revolution Online Conferences 2014. She has also given a Poster Session at Nile Tesol Conference 2014. . She also had a paper on teaching Adults published on Howtolearn.com . You can get access to this article through her blog: teachingenglishcafe.blogspot.com/ as well as an article on Nile Tesol Newsletter, 2014.
She has also been responsible for setting and adjusting curriculums to suit all stages as well as setting monthly, annual and placement tests. During her working experience she has mostly been responsible for choosing curriculums, appraising them and training teachers how to get through them.
Helping Interns integrate Technology in Teaching and Professional Development Step by Step
For a long time we have been calling for learner autonomy. We have been asking teachers to help their learners take responsibility of their learning and enjoy doing that. From my point of view, we shouldn’t be asking teachers to do that, we should be helping them and guiding them how to do it. Helping them in such a way would urge them to seek Professional Development which means developing their teaching skills and updating their teaching knowledge lifelong. Not only that, but we should cooperate with them to help them apply what they study successfully.
Through my presentation, I would like to speak about, how we use Internship Programs to help teachers become researchers and thus develop professionally. Thus they would contribute to raising the educational stake in their schools and country.
Doctor of Education