GET YOUR CALENDARS READY

We are hard at work putting together a number of cool projects for our members (and some for everyone, just because we love you). We’ll regularly update this featured post so you can always be up to date and have your dates lined up so you miss nothing!

Issue 7 & 8

For TDSIG members only and delivered to your inboxes, we produce a regular eBulletin full of thematically chosen short articles, activities, and reviews 6x per year. Editors Fiona Mauchline and Adam Simpson are working hard on putting together the next two issues from submissions all over our community. You too can participate. For more information on how, please see Publications > eBulletin.

Sep/Oct 2018 – A TD plan: the months to come: Planning personal or school-wide TD plans for a term, a semester, an academic year… Involving other teachers, peer observation plans, how you decide on topics etc.

Nov/Dec 2018 – Experimental TD: How you do or can approach teacher development from different ways than perhaps we normally do. To contribute articles, sound bites, or video to this issue, please contact us above.

November 2018, Episode 8

Have you subscribed to our podcast on teacher development, Developod, yet? If yes, hosts Christian Tiplady and Matthew Noble greatly thank you! If not… it’s available nearly everywhere you get your podcasts. Try here or check out our podcast page.

Our last episode on Feedback was released in September! Look out for it on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or you know, everywhere else. Our 8th episode will be an interview with Silvana Richardson, Head of Teacher Development of Bell Schools UK. More info on that coming soon!

30 OCTOBER 2018, 2PM UK

Every couple of months, we hold an online community meetup. Anyone can participate live, ask us questions, and give your thoughts on the topic at hand. 😬 🤠 😭 🤵 🙆‍♂️ .

This month, we’re moving from Facebook to Twitter for a special #tdsiglive chat on the topic of Experimental TD (in relation to our next eBulletin topic). We have a couple of guiding questions to get ourselves started, but like with any Twitter live chat, we only know that it’ll start there and evolve as we all discuss what’s meaningful to us. Join us and use the #tdsiglive hashtag on your tweets. Check your timezone!

1 APRIL 2019

Are you a social justice warrior? Should we be as global and inclusive teachers in ELT? What is our role and how do global issues like immigration, discrimination, and equality impact our identity and development?

We’re joining up with GISIG (Global Issues SIG) for our IATEFL Pre-Conference event next year and we’d LOVE to see you there to share your ideas with our community on these very current pedagogical questions. Our talks and speakers have been announced! More information is here.