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(K-12/HE) Professional Development for Teacher Trainers is a Course

(K-12/HE) Professional Development for Teacher Trainers

Ended Nov 19, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 8 - Nov 19, 2018


6 weeks


3-4 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge(s), Certificate (free)


This course, designed for both new and experienced teachers, gives participants methods for creating, presenting and evaluating effective teacher training workshops. Participants will gain tools and techniques for promoting professional development in their teaching contexts. Through participation in this course, they will develop their skills for delivering engaging and relevant teacher trainings. The main outcome of the course is to have participants apply teacher training tools and strategies for impactful training in their local contexts.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of what makes a teacher training workshop successful and improves student outcomes.
  • Create a course outline based on goals and objectives for individual teaching context.
  • Develop a plan for assessing participants to meet their goals and objectives.
  • Apply evaluative concepts in a reflective way to assess training and grow professionally.
  • Create a sustainable community of practice with colleagues for continued professional growth.

Target Audience: Adult non-native English-speaking teachers of English and education professionals interested in professional development opportunities.

Course is offered by the AE E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360.

Course Instructors

Kaitlin Decker

Kaitlin Decker

Global Educator, ASU

Kaitlin teaches English language and English language instruction at Arizona State University’s Global Launch. She has led delivery of the Professional Development for Teacher Trainers course in the AE E-Teacher Program since the fall of 2017. In addition to working with teachers and trainers online, she has supported the professional development of English language teachers from Colombia, Ecuador, and Saudi Arabia in training programs in the U.S. and abroad. Kaitlin has presented at regional and international TESOL conferences on ELT methodology, reflective teaching, and language program development. She holds a master’s in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has taught English language for 10 years in a variety of contexts, including primary and secondary education, programs for U.S. immigrants, and at the university level.