Your Name and Title:   Mrs. Maha Hassan 

School or Organization Name:   Maha ESL Community 

Co-Presenter Name(s):    XXX

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:   Cairo, Egypt 

Language in Which You Will Present:  English 

Target Audience(s):   Teachers, Teacher Trainers, Educational Consultants

Short Session Description (one line):

Internship Programs can really enrich teachers with great ideas and wonderful professional development. At the same time, they can be a great chance to raise teacher-researchers. Join us to know more about this Program and help us develop it. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

For a long time we have been calling for learner autonomy. We have been asking teachers to help their learners take responsibility of their learning and enjoy doing that. From my point of view, we shouldn’t be asking teachers to do that, we should be helping them and guiding them how to do it. Helping them in such a way would urge them to seek Professional Development which means developing their teaching skills and updating their teaching knowledge lifelong. Not only that, but we should cooperate with them to help them apply what they study successfully.

Such a cause has become a community cause not a personal one. Enhancing education can change generations, not to mention the community. It’s a great call that requires cooperation from all sides involved. From here came our idea of gathering scholars, teachers and specialists to help change the mindset of teachers to accept PD. We also aim at exchanging experiences and helping each other with teaching difficulties on/off site.

Through my presentation, I would like to speak about how we started, how we use Internship Programs to help teachers become researchers and thus develop professionally. Thus they would contribute to raising the educational stake in their schools and country

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This proposal also needs the tags required of Step 9 of the Call for Proposals! 

Maha -

Now that I look at this more closely, I think you need to add more information that ties to global or international aspects. This is a conference that emphasizes global collaboration and international opportunities; we're not a general education conference. Can you add more language that relates to our mission?

Let me know when you're done editing this one. 



Edits are due November 8.


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