Professional Development links

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Professional Development

Associations

NATECLA National association for Teachers of English and Community Languages. The major association for ESOL teachers in the UK

IATEFL International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

NALA – National Adult Literacy Agency (Ireland)

Conferences

IATEFL Conference

NATECLA Conferences

ISTEK Conference

Google Teacher Academy UK – Resources and ideas from Google – thanks to @ianaddison for this – explained in this blog post.

Research Centres

LLU+ – Based at London South Bank University

ESOL Research at Leeds

SOAS-UCL Centre for Excellence in the Teaching and Learning of Languages of the Wider World

NRDC

London Knowledge Lab

Mailing List

https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=ESOL-RESEARCH Excellent mailing list for information about the UK ESOL field, maintained by James Simpson at the University of Leeds.

http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/englishlanguage – Adult English Language Acquisition Discussion List, hosted by the the National Institute for Literacy (USA).

UK FE Professional Development links

Subject Learning Coach Programme

The Excellence Gateway

http://tlp.excellencegateway.org.uk/tlp/leadersandmanagers/goingforgold/ – A more accessible version of the CPD resources from the Excellence Gateway – Going for Gold

eCPD Programme

IFL

TALENT

JISC

CETT Coaching and Mentoring resources http://cett.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/resources_services/themes.htm

Functional Skills Forum: http://www.functionalskills.org/

Seminars/events

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/seminars

Other Professional Development links

Time Educational Supplement

http://www.teachers.tv/

Guardian Education

Educ.ar – Professional development resource from Argentine department of education.

http://www.enlaces.cl – Chilean government project to increase usage of IT in education.

http://www.educarchile.cl/ – (Another) Chilean government project to increase usage of IT in education.

http://www.ceibal.edu.uy/ Professional development resource from Uruguayan department of education.

http://www.edna.edu.au – Australia’s free online network for Educators.

http://www.educatorsroyaltreatment.com/

http://www.xtec.net/~nlorenzo/

http://www.xtec.cat/ – Xarxa telematica de Catalunya

http://www.elearningguild.com/

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

http://www.geoffpetty.com/

http://www.downes.ca/ – Website from Stephen Downes

http://cybraryman.com/profdevelop.html – Big list of professional development resources.

http://aztea.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Resources+and+Tutorials – Web 2.0 tutorials

http://www.tesolacademic.org/

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