To support teachers with new textbook series, lecturers of English at Vietnamese universities and U.S. alumni introduce an online professional development (PD) initiative exclusive to K-12 (kindergarten to grade 12) teachers of English throughout Vietnam. The initiative offers professional sharing and training from ELT experts who are also U.S. alumni via the webinar platform. To encourage the interactions with the K-12 teacher participants, they also invite facilitators who are university lecturers and K-12 teachers across Vietnam to join their PD webinars. This series receives support, consultation and guidance from the Board of Directors and the Board of Secretaries, VietTESOL Association (VTA) and Regional English Language Office (RELO), U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam, as well as the sponsorship from VTA, RELO, Longman Pearson Vietnam, ISET-Cleverlearn Hanoi and Talk’in English.
With the motto “Empowering Teachers, Inspiring Students & Promoting Teaching and Learning”, the initiative endeavors to:
- stimulate professional development among the K-12 teachers;
- create a network and a PD forum for the teachers to share and learn from each other;
- form specific interests groups (SIGs) to conduct projects about professional learning, action research, conference presentations and paper writing; and
- advance teacher professional learning and innovating EFL teaching and learning.
The topics of the PD webinars are decided based on the needs of the teachers via the national survey and the expertise of the organizing committee.
Agenda for upcoming webinar series
Certificates and Gifts
After attending the live PD webinars, participants may be awarded a certificate of attendance certified by VietTESOL Association, RELO and the speakers. The teacher participants of the live PD webinars who are the first to submit the correct answers to the quiz may win special gifts from the sponsors. If teachers can’t attend one or several PD webinars, they can watch the video recordings of the webinars.
Further information about upcoming webinars and detailed instruction on how to register to attend the first PD webinars in the series will be announced on July 20, 2019 at http://www.viettesol.org and the Facebook page.
Let’s join the PD webinars with academic experts on different methods, approaches, and tools which are effective and suitable to the new text book series to network, learn and share, to empower teachers, inspire students and promote teaching and learning with no worries about geographical distance.