Tuesday 8th November 2016
11.00 - 11.45 (GMT)
Thom Kiddle will look at approaches to professional development, from informal to formal opportunities, and the range of possibilities that NILE and Macmillan Education offer through their recent partnership. These opportunities range from face-to-face training courses, leading to internationally-recognised qualifications right up to Masters level, through to online courses developing competence in key areas. We will look at the advantages to teachers of face-to-face, blended and fully online teacher development programmes, and the tools which make NILE – Macmillan Education programmes innovative and unique. Participants in the session will be invited to identify their own areas of professional interest and development focus, and ways in which they can take a pro-active approach to developing themselves and their institutions, from a learner, teacher and management perspective. The session will conclude with an invitation to try out a number of taster programmes, and information on how participants can benefit from exclusive discounts through Macmillan Education representatives.
About the speaker: Dr Thom Kiddle
Thom Kiddle is Director at Norwich Institute for Language Education and has worked at NILE since 2011, after moving back to the UK from Chile where he was head of academic research and educational technology at the Chilean-British University. He has previously worked in Portugal, the UK, Australia and Thailand in language teaching, teacher training and language assessment.
He has a Master’s degree in Language Testing from Lancaster University and the Cambridge Delta, and his role at NILE involves all aspects of academic management, and training and consultancy in a range of areas including testing and assessment, learning technologies, materials development and language teaching methodology. He is also academic director for all NILE Online courses responsible for strategic partnerships and development.