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    Empowering teachers through continued professional development: frameworks, practices and promises

    Plenary session by Gabriel Diaz Maggioli

    IATEFL Conference & Exhibition 2017

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    STEP 1: Let us know you’re going to participate in this discussion. Say hi to everyone and let us know your expectations of this plenary just by reading the session details and abstract that was extracted from the website cited below.

    Session details:

    Gabriel Diaz Maggioli is a teacher who applies the lessons learned in the classroom to his roles as writer, researcher, administrator and teacher educator. He got his BA in TESOL in Uruguay and completed Master’s and Doctoral work at the University of Bath in the UK. He has acted as consultant for international organizations such as UNICEF, UNESCO, the European Union, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Department of State and the World Bank. A frequent presenter at local and international conferences, Gabriel has shared his theory-in-practice with colleagues in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. He currently lives in Uruguay where he is tenured professor of TESOL Methods at the National Teacher Education College.

    Empowering teachers through continued professional development: frameworks, practices and promises

    The notion that language teachers need ongoing professional development opportunities should be considered a harmless platitude. Yet, as the field stands now, most of our colleagues are not provided with such opportunities as parts of their jobs. How is it then that we hear so many wonderful tales of exploration and discovery? Teachers have taken upon themselves to build these growth opportunities. In this plenary I will share some stories, and weave the plots of new stories to come by presenting a “state of the art” hawk eye view of professional development and recommending potential ways in which colleagues can help colleagues learn and develop.

    Extracted from: https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2017/plenary/empowering-teachers

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    1. What did you like best about this plenary?

    2. Share a favorite quote from the plenary. Why did this quote stand out?

    3. Would you watch another plenary by this speaker? Why or why not?

    4. If you got the chance to ask the speaker one question, what would it be?

    5. What new things did you learn?

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