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4th ELTPD Workshop


Strategies for Encouraging, Engaging, and Educating Students (SEEES)

  Ibri College of Technology (IBRICT), Ibri-Oman Workshop

Wednesday 18th April, 2018



Important Dates

  • Proposal Submission Start: Monday 1st January 2018
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: Sunday 18th March, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: Sunday 25th March 2018
  • Participants Registration Start: Monday 19th March, 2018
  • Participants Registration Deadline: Sunday 1st April, 2018
  • Submissions 4th ELTPD Workshop 2018 Proceeding: Tuesday 1st May, 2018

Please note that there is an On-site Registration.


Electronic Submission of Proposals

All proposals must be submitted online through filling Online Proposal form (Individual Presenter or Co-Presenters). Faxed, emailed, or mailed proposals will not be accepted. The submission deadline for proposals is Tuesday 18th March, 2018. You may also submit a proposal for a Pre- or Post- Workshops. Each Pre- and Post Workshops run for a full day and include refreshments and lunches. They will allow participants to explore a related topic area in depth, and continue developing their professionalism, advocacy leadership, management skills.

ELTPD Workshop Benefits

When you join our community in IbriCT, Ibri, Oman, you will experience what makes this event unique; engage in discussions with practitioners, professionals, researchers, and leaders about language education and professionalism; enrich your knowledge, networks, and professional experience; mentor on research and other projects; and review the latest professional publications and resources.

Strategies for Encouraging, Engaging, and Educating Students (SEEES) Using different Strategies in a more innovative way augments the number of platforms where students can access English as a foreign language and shape their ways of learning it in microcosmic and macrocosmic settings. Encouraging students to engage enthusiastically, learn cooperatively, and work effectively. Engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level-critical thinking skills, and promotes meaningful leaning experiences. Educating students to become lifelong learners is a no-easy task for teachers to make them face the fast and unexpected changes in their everyday lives and to better serve their communities in the future.

4th ELTPD Workshop Subtheme

Proposals in any of the following sub-themes are highly appreciated

  1. Teacher education, teacher development and teacher monitoring
  2. Language Testing and Assessment
  3. Problem-Based Learning/ Project-Based Learning
  4. Facilitating Learner Autonomy
  5. Teaching Strategies to Enhance Students’ Motivation, Engagement, and Education
  6. Current Trends in Teaching the Four Language Skills, Vocabulary and Grammar
  7. Elementary/ Preparatory/ Secondary Education
  8. Community College and Technical Education
  9. Distance Learning/Online Learning 
  10. Materials, Curriculum/Material Development/ Syllabus Design
  11. Collaborative Learning and Teaching
  12. Online Professional Development for Students and Teachers
  13. English as an International Language
  14. Technology in the Classroom/CALL/MALL
  15. Learner/Teacher Autonomy
  16. Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

HELPFUL LINKS:

4th ELTPD Workshop committee has prepared a list of resources to help you write your proposal:

The targeted audience engagement should be integrated into all session types. Please note, for all session types, presenters are expected to engage the audience rather than simply reading a scripted presentation. For more information about session types, please see the overview of session types below:

PAPER/RESEARCH:

30 min., 1–3 Presenter

Oral summary of the researcher’s topic and work in relation to theory and/or practice with only occasional reference to notes or text. Proposal should include a synopsis of the topic, including central research question, results, supporting evidence, and implications. Presentation should be addressed to a general ELT audience, not scholars in a subfield. Researchers may submit a joint proposal focusing on two related research projects.


TEACHING TIP:

20 min., 1–2 Presenters

Similar in content to a practice-oriented presentation but shorter. The teaching tip session is an oral summary that discusses the presenter’s work in relation to practice.


POSTER:

30 min.; 1–2 Presenters

A visually explanatory exhibit that allows for short, informal discussion between the presenter(s) and attendees as they circulate within the poster-session area. Poster sessions serve as an important and interactive forum for sharing professional ideas and for receiving feedback.


WORKSHOP:

40 min., 1– 3 Presenters

A carefully structured, hands-on, professional development activity. The presenter(s) and participants tackle a problem or develop specific teaching or research techniques.



ELT Professional Development Workshop (ELTPD) was founded in 2015 to serve as a professional forum for English language teachers, practitioners, professionals, experts, scholars, and educators from around the world. It is an exciting, innovating, motivating, stimulating and rewarding annual event for ELT professionals in all sectors. The preliminary goal is to make relevant and fast changing context of ELT through providing teachers and students with outstanding opportunities for reflection; exploring innovative teaching and learning; sharing successful practices; encouraging engagement for all participants in ELT; and promoting learner autonomy. This theme draws attention to professionalism in the field of ELT via constant review of teachers’ best practices and develops their skills on the pathways to have more effective and pragmatic education for their students and themselves, as well.

Dr. Sultan Al Ghafri
Acting Head of
English Language Center