"Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership" (ISTE, 2008)
To keep my Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) accreditation, I need to complete 5 hours of professional development per year. I chose to do this by contributing to the community of practice with the TESL-Durham Fall 2013 Workshop. I collaborated with the local president to lead a workshop and give a keynote address with the membership. The focus was on technology trends to engage learners and energize instructors. We explored puzzles and games, brochures, virtual pinning with Pinterest, and virtual field trips aligned to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) curriculum. The participants had great discussions and contributions, and it was fun for me to re-connect with my roots in language arts.
ISTE. (2008). ISTE Standards for Teachers. ISTE.org. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/standards/standards-for-teachers/nets-for-teachers-2008