MISSION

KETNET seeks to strengthen the abilities of Kosova’s EFL teachers by providing a network for sharing professional development information.

Teacher's Avenue

To download Teacher's Avenue click on the cover/photo below.

English Teacher Professional Development Program is happening again. Interested teachers are encouraged to apply.

UPON COMPLETION CERTIFICATES OF 12-25 HOURS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE Kosova Ministry of Education, Science, & Technology

Golden Sponsor

Conference Sponsors

ETPDP - Partner

 

Events

Call for Webinar Course Applicants

Viewing Session Guide 14.pdf

Webinar_Course_14_8am_Announcement.pdf

Dear All:

Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinar Course 13 is complete and has been a success! You can view previous webinars on our American English Website and AE YouTube Channel. The webinars are also streamed live on YouTube for non-registered participants.

 

Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinar Course 14 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (see full call for participation attached)! Please try to encourage new viewing sessions (viewing session guide also attached), new participants, or participants you know will attend. The course will begin on Wednesday, September 10. Please make sure applicants complete registration by Monday September 1 via http://tinyurl.com/kkj4dhd

 

We are looking forward to another great course with lots of exciting topics! The first webinar will be featuring some components of the new publication “Shaping the Way We Teach English: from Observation to Action”, the Smithsonian will be leading a webinar on available resources for teachers, there will be a session on the hot topic of climate change, and the last webinar will be presented by our two newest RELOs.

 

Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinar Course 14 Schedule:

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Teachers Helping Teachers: Peer Observation for Professional Development

Presenter: Heather Benucci

Wednesday September 10, 2014
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Supporting Language Learning Using Smithsonian Online Museum Resources

Presenters: Ashley Naranjo, Briana Zavadil White, Naomi Coquillon

 Wednesday September 24, 2014
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Strange Weather: Climate Change Activities for the English Classroom

Presenter: Kevin McCaughey

Wednesday October 8, 2014
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Practical Activities for Balanced Listening Instruction

Presenter: Beth Sheppard

Wednesday October 22, 2014
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Using Comics in the EFL Classroom

Presenter: James Whiting

Wednesday November 5, 2014
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Let’s Play Ball: Using Themes to Teach English

Presenters: Whitney Mirts & John Mark King

Wednesday, November 22, 2014
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Looking forward to receiving your applications.

MAGAZINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Thank you for your interest in submitting an article/lesson plan/short activity with Teachers’ Avenue magazine. The deadline for submission is August 25th, 2014 at midnight. In order for your submission to be considered for publication, you need to follow the guidelines below:

 

Articles

 

  • Have an interesting topic related to any aspect of teaching and learning in one of the following areas: Young Learners, Teaching Teenagers, Higher Education, Teacher Development, Lifelong Learning.
  • When you write, please keep in mind the audience, and use a language that will be easily understood.
  • Have sub-topics and write in shorter, coherent paragraphs.
  • Define terms at the beginning of the article; explain abbreviations the first time they are mentioned e.g., teacher talking time (TTT).
  • Articles that promote products, events or services will not be considered.
  • Please do not submit articles that have already been published elsewhere.
  • Articles that require major revisions in content and/or grammar will be rejected.
  • Please refer to sources in the text, and provide a reference list using the APA style of referencing. If you need information about APA, please refer to any of the following links:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

http://library.uws.edu.au/uws_library/sites/default/files/cite_APA.pdf

http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/apa

Style

  • Your article should be between 800-1200 words (including references)
  • Footnotes are not allowed
  • Please attach your article as Microsoft Word document file, single-spaced in Cambria or Times New Roman, font size 12 and NOT as an email message.

Lesson Plan

  • Your lesson plan should be 600-800 words long
  • It should have already been successfully used in your classroom
  • It should apply to classrooms with over 25 pupils
  • In case you have relied on a source or more for a lesson plan, provide a reference list using the APA style of referencing (for more information, see links above).
  • Please attach your lesson plan as Microsoft Word document file, single-spaced in Cambria or Times New Roman, font size 12 and NOT as an email message.

Lesson plan format:

Each lesson plan should consist of the following sections:

  1. Student level, age and grade
  2. Materials needed.
  3. Objectives. 

This section should consist of specific and measurable objectives intended to be reached during the lesson.  To write objectives you should use active verbs such as:  define, identify, list, name, cite examples of, use, make sentences and so on. DO NOT use verbs such as learn, understand, appreciate etc., which do not express measurable objectives.  For example:

Correct: Having read examples of the new words in the reading text, pupils will be able to use at least three words from the new vocabulary in sentences created by them.

Incorrect:  By the end of this lesson, pupils will learn the new words present in the reading text.

(For guidance on writing measurable objectives, check the following links:

http://teaching.uncc.edu/articles-books/best-practice-articles/goals-objectives/writing-objectives-using-blooms-taxonomy

http://web.trinity.edu/Documents/student_affairs_docs/Assessments/Writing_Learning_Outcomes--Pinchback.pdf

 http://www.personal.psu.edu/bxb11/Objectives/ActionVerbsforObjectives.pdf)

  1. Activities.

This section should consist of activities you have planned for the lesson. You should write about each activity in detail and indicate the length of the activity as well as how it helps reach your objectives.

  1. A tip for teachers.

This section should consist of 50-100 words on what could go wrong during the lesson, how you dealt with it if it happened to you and what do you suggest as an alternative.

Short activities

Your activity can be an ice-breaker, energizer, warm-up activity, cooler, filler or a game.

  • The activity should be maximum 150 words
  •  It should have been successfully used in your classroom.
  • In case your activity is based on a source, please provide the reference using the APA style of referencing. DO NOT copy and paste from the source (use your own words).
  • Please attach your activity as Microsoft Word document file, single-spaced in Cambria or Times New Roman, font size 12 and NOT as an email message.

Submission

When submitting an article/lesson plan/ short activity, please provide the following information:

  • author’s full name,
  • name of the institution one is affiliated with or other identifying affiliation
  • email address. 

For articles and lesson plans only: If the article/lesson plan is accepted for publication, then the author will be asked to write a short paragraph about his/her professional interested (max.50 words) and attach a passport size photo (details will be provided at a later stage).

NOTE: Submission does not guarantee publication.

The Newsletter Board reserves the right to edit submissions for content, language and length and postpone publication for the next issue.

What happens after submission:

  • You will receive an acknowledgment message once your submission has been received
  • The message announcing the result will be sent no later than 2 months from the deadline submission date.
  • If your contribution has been accepted, the author will be contacted to approve revisions before publication.

Submissions and questions should be addressed to: submissionketnet@gmail.com

 
 
 

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