Teacher Training Online Delivery Model

OCENET teacher training adapts to online delivery model
Online Teacher Training Model

OCENET has recently taken the opportunity to focus on past programs in teacher training for visiting international colleagues. Having had regular programs delivered in the past for educators from Spain, South Korea, China, Sweden and many other places, the current situation has necessitated a fresh look at offering alternatives for teacher development.

Red Arrow0 OCENET Program Director ,Constantine Ioannou, recently presented a webinar entitled “Canadian Perspectives on Language Classrooms” to an international audience.

A screenshot of the “Leadership in Education” module for the teacher training programs currently being developed by OCENET staff for online delivery to teachers in other countries. This image shows an example of the program that has been tailored for educators from Galicia in Northern Spain.

As our colleagues from overseas have had to postpone plans to visit us and the OCDSB, OCENET has begun to revisit the content and delivery of workshops and teacher collaboration activities and started a modification process for online offerings.

Currently, modules in the areas of Leadership in Education CLIL (Content and Language Integrated in Learning) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are being crafted and OCENET is pursuing the development of these courses on both Brightspace and Google Classroom platforms.

We also hope to connect teachers from overseas with their OCDSB colleagues for online interaction and to encourage sharing through digital means - hopefully including live chat sessions if time zone differences permit.

Recently I was able to experiment with the tools available for online teacher development by presenting to over 100 teachers representing Panama and elsewhere. It was inspiring to be able to interact with colleagues while sharing ideas for the English language classroom. As our online courses continue to take shape, we will look to connect with OCDSB educators willing to invite an international colleague to have a glimpse into their classroom and to possibly partner classrooms for other mutual learning opportunities.

Want to communicate with a teacher online next year?  For more information, contact [email protected]

By Constantine Ioannou, Program Director, Short-term/Group Programs

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