Models of Inservice Training
"teaching teachers after they have been hired"
I have discovered:
Training in CALL is sometimes perceived as just training on how to use computers.Other types of training are also needed.
Comment from an ESL instructor:
Basic characteristic of CALL workshops:
In ideal world, inservice training ...
What do teachers want?
Find out what teachers really want to know, and start from there.
Increase teachers' comfort level by addressing personal needs:
A big paradox:
Don’t do all the workshops yourself. Outsiders have a special aura.
Allow for individual learning styles:
large groupspairs or small groupsobserving while others work
Allow for differences in age and status.
Some teachers respond better to one-on-one sessions in a private place.
Training needs to be more than just "hands-on."
Have tech support available.
For hands-on activities:
Recommended:1 “helper” per 5 participants
During the workshop:
Software/website evaluation activities need to be broken down into small chunks.
Provide detailed handouts.
People lose handouts.Put them online.
For workshops longer than an hour,
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