Teacher Training Essentials

Info: Teacher Training Essentials

Great news: my fellow WL SIT trainer Liliia Kurushyna and myself applied for a grant earlier this summer and… won! In the coming academic year (2019/20) we will be managing the program and running the course for teacher trainers in Ukraine together. Details below.

Teacher Training Essentials 2020 is a program for coaching experienced foreign language teachers to become teacher trainers and facilitators to promote learner- and learning‐centered teaching and reflective practices and critical thinking among colleagues in the educational institutions throughout Ukraine. It is offered in partnership with World Learning SIT (School for International Training) Graduate Institute and funded by the Regional English Language Office (RELO) Ukraine Small Grant Program.

It is a free opportunity for experienced English teachers who are eager to become certified teacher trainers.

Who can apply: teachers of English from public and private sectors in Ukraine. 

Program Objectives

By the end of the program, participants will

  • build awareness of the skills and qualities of an effective trainer
  • participate in at least two training sessions run by peers
  • facilitate at least one full peer feedback session
  • produce at least two sets of written feedback notes
  • create a plan for administering a workshop independently
  • write a detailed training plan of a workshop
  • deliver one training session to colleagues

It is a program, not a course, so it has several steps and stages. Important: the dates below are tentative.

  1. application: December 2019
  2. selection: January-February
  3. training: 1-12 June
  4. post-course tasks: July
  5. certification: August

You will then join a larger training community!

Important: You may want to apply for the program, or pass the information to someone thinking to become a trainer or an academic leader in ELT. 

Stay tuned: I will post updates on this blog, and I will later link to the program page where all the information will be found. Meanwhile, feel free to ask questions in the comment section below 

Update on 25 November: here is our Teacher Training Space site with more information about the program, and if you scroll to the very end, you will see the Application Form. Looking forward to reading yours before or on 25 December 2019!