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!

January 2019, Episode 9

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

Our 8th episode in November 2018 included a fascinating chat with Silvana Richardson, Head of Teacher Development of Bell Schools UK. Check it out! We’ll have a shiny, new episode coming out in January 2019!

30 JANUARY 2019

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. 😬 🤠 😭 🤵 🙆‍♂️ .

On 30 October, we jumped from Facebook to Twitter for a special #tdsiglive chat on the topic of Experimental TD (in relation to our next eBulletin topic). Check out the conversation here!

Our next live chat on TD Reading in Practice will be on 30 January at 10:00AM UK time. 

1-23 FEBRUARY 2019

Each winter, we host a themed month-long development session of blog posts, tweeted Q&As, and short video posts, which all culminate in a one-day online live event. This year we continue that tradition for the fourth time! Our theme is “Developing Development”. Consider submitting a proposal to tell our community about ways in which PD has changed or is changing for you, by 23 January. Check back here for more information about Web Carnival 2019. 

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.

17-18 MAY 2019

This year, we’re teaming up in a partnership with InnovateELT 2019 in Barcelona, Spain! We’re working out the details still, but you can surely expect this event themed “Back to the future”, to be beneficial for TDSIG members in all sorts of ways. Right now, their Call for Proposals is open until 14 January 2019.