Dear All,

Please find the news and updates for this week below:

1. Common Time Professional Development Sessions

a. Last Week’s Development Sessions

i. Induction Program Session

Based on the diagnostic observation needs of the induction teachers this semester, TLDU designed and delivered a session titled “Teaching Vocabulary in ScOLa Prep School Context: Things to Consider” to the induction teachers last Wednesday during common time. The session included what not to do while teaching vocabulary, what & how to teach at receptive level, and vocabulary teaching at productive level.

ii.  Modern Languages Program Session

Based on the data collated from different parties and tools, it was decided to be discussed what we understand from “Student Centred Lessons and Scaffolding”.  With the collaboration of TLDU, our colleague, Deniz Kılavuz, gave a session on the key aspects of student-centred lessons through effective scaffolding for the ML instructors during their common time.  The session documents and the recording could be accessed through Z-drive-Modern Languages – MLP Development file.


b. This Week’s Development Session

Our colleague, Nurgül Keskin, will deliver the second sitting of “Artistic Ways of Learning Vocabulary” session, where participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on practice in designing “digital escape rooms”.