American English Live: Teacher Development Series

American English Live: Teacher Development Series

American English Live: Teacher Development sessions are 60-minute web-based seminars on a variety of topics on English language teaching techniques & methodologies presented by U.S. TESOL professionals. Sessions include visual presentations, videos, and discussions and the courses are grouped in sets of 6 seminars that take place every other Wednesday during the series. Participants are encouraged to join the associated Ning ( to participate in discussions, view related materials, and find recordings.

The Regional English Language Office is pleased to offer American English Live: Teacher Development Series 1. The 6 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 sessions will receive e-certificates.

The series will take place from January 17, 2018 – March 28, 2018. Each 60-minute session will be held every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

 Please Note! You must register to participate in this webinar series sending an email with information (your name or institution’s name in full, workplace, contact phone)   Registration deadline is January 10, 2018.

American English Live: Teacher Development Series 1


Monthly Theme Title and Presenter Information Dates and Times

Creating a Positive Classroom Community


Creating a Positive Classroom Community

Presenter: Mari Bodensteiner

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

8:00-9:00am EST

Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture


Exploring Generational Culture through Oral Histories

Presenter: Rhonda Petree


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

8:00-9:00am EST

Two Frameworks for Teaching Culture and Critical Thinking

Presenter: Andrew Noonan


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

8:00-9:00am EST

Movement in the Classroom


Keep It Moving: Ideas for Fun, Active Classroom Activities

Presenter: Kevin McCaughey


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

8:00-9:00am EST

The Pinwheel: A Classroom Structure for Simulating Authentic Intergroup Contact

Presenter: Peter Edwards


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

8:00-9:00am EDT*

*U.S. time change occurs March 11.

Playing with Words: Creative Ways to Engage EFL Learners with New Vocabulary

Presenter: Sarah Sanderson


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

8:00-9:00am EDT