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Friday, January 20, 2012


MCAEL Instructor Workshops

 

These workshops and professional development opportunities have been developed based on the requests of the instructors in MCAEL’s network and the guidance of the Instructor Professional Development Advisory Committee, MCAEL’s Spring Professional Development Schedule is as follows.Thank you to the Committee and Instructors for their feedback and hard work!
 
In order to attend, an application needs to be submitted and an acceptance email received by applicant. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Ritchie at  program@mcael.org or 301-881-3177. For more information or an application, please visit the MCAEL training page at  http://www.mcael.org/events_training
 
“Fun with Grammar Revisted”
February 24, 2012, Friday, 6-9pm (Bushey)
One of the biggest challenges an ESL instructor faces is finding ways to make grammar come alive. Last year, Caralyn Bushey offered a workshop on how to make grammar come alive in the classroom. Given the success of the workshop and the topic, Ms. Bushey has agreed to offer the workshop through MCAEL again, but with some new activities! It's not enough to focus simply on teaching the form and function of grammar as is done in traditional classrooms - students need to be able to use grammar to communicate, so teachers need to teach grammar communicatively.  In this hands-on workshop, we will look at how to develop and present grammar that is authentic, communicative and fun for teachers and students. Workshop will be led by Caralyn Bushey. Location: Conference room @ Nonprofit Village/MCAEL offices*
 
Train the Trainer – More Learning Training (2nd Part)
March 14th, 2012, Wednesday, 6-9pm 
This is the 2nd part to the More Learning, Less Teaching training. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to facilitate the More Learning Training. Trainer Manuals will be distributed. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear some tips on how to deliver the training as well as discuss any questions that arise with trainers who have implemented the training. Participants must have participated in the More Learning Training to attend.Location: Conference room @ Nonprofit Village/MCAEL offices* (While being provided for free, training valued at approx. $50/person.) Workshop led by Heather Ritchie & More Learning Trainers. Location: Conference room @ Nonprofit Village/MCAEL offices*
 
April Workshop - Potential special/national guest speaker....more information coming soon!!
 
See MCAEL's Events and Training Page for other events and meetings happening in the area...
"Without MCAEL, we’d be duplicating efforts and maybe not doing [our work] very well.  I’m so impressed by the people of all ages and backgrounds who are involved.  We all have a commitment to help people learn English, so they can function in the community and within families."
Dunya Hecht, Rockville Senior Center English program
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