ANNUAL TEACHER ACADEMY 2020

Course Design and Professional Development Frameworks in Digital Environments
In 2019 the Department of Modern Languages and Communication launched a new Master Program in Second Language Teaching and Pedagogical Design in Digital Environments. It has been a challenging experience for us in terms of developing content, creating a syllabus, designing materials and investing in self-learning.

We would like to share our experience with you and dedicate the Teacher Academy 2020 to Course Design and Professional Development as the key areas for further growth during the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

We offer two main tracks – Course Design and Professional Development Frameworks. The workshops will run for three full days and are primarily aimed at sharing hands-on experience and trialing out new practical tools. Prepare for the open discussion in a collaborative environment.

We will try to meet your expectations and maybe go beyond!

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

APRIL 13
10.00-17.15

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORKS
POLINA ERMAKOVA

“The professional life we live comprises of quite a few resources i.e. physical, human, social, digital, etc. The latter one has firmly established itself as an online resource almost for everything. In contrast to comfort and fluency that digital resources offer, they are not ends in themselves. They do give learning opportunities, which must be perceived and taught in line with an institutional or personal context.

I would like to invite you to the exploratory journey of some digitalized tools that can help you activate your professional potential, professional goodness and update your professional roadmap with data and passion.”

Main topics:

  • Digital Pedagogical Frameworks Overview
  • Critical insights into professional development.
  • Revisiting CPD
  • Communicating Professional Data. Current scenarios

 

 

APRIL 14-15
10.00-17.15

COURSE DESIGN, MATERIAL DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT DESIGN 
JASMIN COWIN

“In my practical sessions I am planning to make a cohesive introduction into online learning, course design, and materials design. We will try to extract the learning outcomes form the proposal to professionalize and create a well-rounded comprehensive approach. We will apply Design Thinking method and begin with the desired outcomes, select the tools and calibrate the content and, finally, design evaluating rubrics for progress assessment.

I am looking forward to working with you and making this experience highly productive and valuable for you too!”

Main topics:

  • Course Design Models
  • Smart Content & Material Design
  • Pedagogical Practices and Personalized learning
  • Designing and validating rubrics
  • Rubric Design (computer lab)

POLINA ERMAKOVA

Polina Ermakova is an associate professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication, and Academic Coordinator of the English Language programme for Bachelor Degree students at National University of Science and Technology ‘MISiS’, Moscow. She supervises academic affairs such as academic maintenance of the language programme, teacher development and syllabus design. Her key responsibility is to create genuine educational environment for teaching and learning. Her research interests focus on critical thinking and essay writing in EAP. She is also a holder of the TEFL certificate.

JASMIN COWIN

Dr. Jasmin Cowin is a distinguished, experienced, bilingual education professional with extensive teaching, e-learning and technology background. She is experienced in classroom, online, blended teaching methods and e-learning ecologies.  She holds impeccable academic credentials as a Fulbright Scholar with two Masters Degrees and a Doctor of Education from Teachers College/Columbia University.  She has an extensive background in higher education, school administration, technology innovation and student motivation in language teaching. Jasmin regularly attends and presents at global academic conferences and summits on innovation and technology in education.

 

 

SUMMER COURSE 2019

TEACHER ACADEMY

SUMMER
June 3-6, 2019
Monday-Thursday

Topic: Teaching for the 21st Century:
✔ Digital Storytelling
✔ Visualisation
✔ Metalogues
✔ Decluttering Professional Practices
✔ Communicative Growth & Mindset Training

Accredited Certification 72 hours.

HOSTS

Polina Ermakova
(Moscow)

is an associate professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication, and Academic Coordinator of the English Language programme for Bachelor Degree students at National University of Science and Technology ‘MISIS’, Moscow. She supervises academic affairs such as academic maintenance of the language programme, teacher development and syllabus design. Her key responsibility is to create genuine educational environment for teaching and learning. Her research interests focus on critical thinking and essay writing in EAP. 

Jasmin Cowin
(New York)

is a distinguished, experienced, bilingual education professional with extensive teaching, e-learning and technology background. She is experienced in classroom, online, blended teaching methods and e-learning ecologies.  She holds impeccable academic credentials as a Fulbright Scholar with two Masters Degrees and a Doctor of Education from Teachers College/Columbia University. She has an extensive background in higher education, school administration, technology innovation and student motivation in language teaching.

Maria Molchanova
(Moscow)

is a senior teacher at the Department of Modern Languages and Communication, National University of Science and Technology ‘MISIS’, Moscow. Apart from teaching GE and EAP to Bachelor’s and Master’ degree students, she has experience in conducting action research within EFL classroom. Her professional interests include studying psycholinguistic aspects of education, especially in teaching foreign languages.

Ramu Damodaran (UN)

is Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information’s Outreach Division and is chief of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative, which aligns institutions of higher learning and research with the objectives of the United Nations and the States and peoples who constitute it. 

Linda Bradford
(USA)

Dr. Linda Bradford has been a life-long educator. She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and taught in the L.A. City School District. After living for 7 years in California, the family moved to Utah at which time Linda went back to school and earned her Masters in Art Education in 2002 ‘With Distinction’.