Dear all,

We celebrate April 23rd,  National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.

Please find the news for this week below.

1. Common time professional development sessions

Title: How to Collaborate through Peer Observation
Instructors: Selen Şirin & Halime Kutlutan Ak
Session Details: We as team 5 teachers believe that peer observation gives us an opportunity to learn from each other and directly contributes to our professional development. Considering this, six teachers in team 5 decided to give it a try in the 2017-18 Fall Semester. In this session, we aim to share the peer observation process we went through and our experience considering the following three questions:
• How did the idea of peer observation come up?
• How did we organize the whole peer observation process?
• How did this experience affect us?
Date & Time: Morning common time (09:00-10.35)
Venue: ScOLa-220

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to by Tuesday 16:30.

2. ScOLa ELT Conference
We are excited that our conference is approaching and, as you know, to make this event a success, we need your invaluable support.
If you would like to offer your support by taking some responsibilities such as chairing the sessions and shadowing the key speakers/panellists for the smooth running of the event, please send an e-mail to Aylin ( ) stating your interest by the end of 27.04.2017.

Thank you in advance.

Have a great week!