The first NEAS PD was held on the Gold Coast in conjunction with Study Gold Coast and was a roaring success. Attendees enjoyed an afternoon of collaboration and investigation at this Communities of Practice: Leadership in ELT event, which explored the theme of Elevate & Collaborate: Nurturing Growth through Teacher Training and Collegiality in ELT.
There was a special focus on the NEAS requirements for teacher qualifications and tips on how to assess teacher qualifications.
This theme resonated with the current landscape of English Language Teaching (ELT), which is witnessing an influx of new teachers with limited in-class experience. It also explored effective teacher-training strategies; how to equip new teachers with skills and insights to navigate diverse classrooms effectively. By addressing the topic of collaboration, it acknowledged the importance of fostering a collegial work environment where essential support mechanisms are provided, and shared expertise can be easily circulated.
Attendees expressed their enthusiasm and gratitude for this highly interactive and enjoyable afternoon and calls for more of the same have been heard. Watch this space!