Mena PD Academy  |  Professional Development

 

"WE KNOW JUST
HOW IMPORTANT YOUR
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
IS TO YOU..." 
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WELCOME TO

THE MENA PD ACADEMY

The MENA PD ACADEMY by Macmillan Education team are committed to supporting English language teachers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in their quest of Advancing Learning, through professional development (PD) activities that are relevant, accessible and embedded in their everyday teaching practice.

WHAT ARE OUR

BITE-SIZED PD MODULES?

Our PD modules are designed to be bite-sized, easily accessible, and embedded in your everyday teaching practice. They are built around a reflective cycle, starting with a baseline self-assessment, input in the form of readings and a webinar, practical activities in your teaching context, collaboration tasks (where possible), and finally a reflective task. Upon completion you will receive a certificate of participation from the MENA PD Academy, as well as personal feedback on any submissions you have made throughout the module. And, best of all, they are completely free!

Your ideas and opinions

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Reflection activity & submission

Background readings & webinars

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Design and implement your own activities

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HOW DO THEY WORK?

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"OUR PD MODULES FOLLOW THE MACMILLAN EDUCATION ADVANCING LEARNING THEMES..." 

Join one of our current live modules (studying in a group often has added benefits, as we know), or choose a self-study module that interests you and develop at your own time and pace. It's totally up to you! If you choose a self-study module you can still receive a certificate of completion after submitting your final reflective task. Jump to our current modules below:

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Even better still, our PD Modules are free and open to any English language teacher currently residing and teaching in a MENA* country...

*Eligible countries include:

Algeria

Bahrain

Egypt

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Morocco

Oman

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Yemen

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CURRENT LIVE MODULES

WHY JOIN A LIVE PD MODULE?

There are many advantages of joining our live modules, including:

              - step-by-step guidance from the module leader (including an optional 'one-on-one' coaching session!)

              - receive individualised, personal feedback on all submissions (not just the final assignment)

              - collaborate and discuss the topic with likeminded teachers (who are also based here in MENA)

                   in the online classroom forum

 

Below you will find our current live module(s), along with a link to be able to register.

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USING PROJECT-BASED
LEARNING IN THE YOUNG LEARNER CLASSROOM


Module: LIVE (duration: 6 weeks)
 

Projects are one of the best ways to engage young learners in English language learning (in our opinion). However, they are not always easy to set up and manage. So, how can we use them to best effect and get our students using English in rich and meaningful ways? 

 

In this interactive, bite-size PD module you will...
 

- set a baseline for your current ideas and approach (30min)
- be provided with a variety of readings on the topic (30min)
- watch a live webinar related to the topic (1hr)
- receive support to design practical activities to enact changes in your 
   teaching context (60-90mins)

- reflect upon your learning activities to complete the module (30min)



 

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Still want to know more?
 


TEASER VIDEO
 


Registration for this live module is now closed unfortunately. But, don't worry, in November we will release the module in SELF STUDY mode, so you can access it in your own time...

 

view the

module brochure

watch our 2 min

teaser trailer

 
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ADVANCING THINKING SKILLS WITH TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS

Module: LIVE (duration: 6 weeks)
 

 

Developing students critical thinking skills are often cited as being one of the most challenging aspects for teachers in MENA. There are lots of webinars explaining what critical thinking 'is' (how many times have you seen Bloom's Taxonomy?), but we feel like often there isn't a matching level of support for how to actually translate that into practice, as well as how and where other forms of thinking affect what goes on during the learning process. 

 

In this interactive, bite-size PD module you will...
 

- set a baseline for your current ideas and approach (30min)
- be provided with a variety of readings on the topic (30min)
- watch a live webinar related to the topic (1hr)
- receive support to design practical activities to enact changes in your 
   teaching context (60-90mins)

- reflect upon your learning activities to complete the module (30min)



 

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Still want to know more?
 


Registration for this live module is now closed unfortunately. But, don't worry, in November we will release the module in SELF STUDY mode, so you can access it in your own time...

 

view the

module brochure

watch our 2 min

teaser trailer

 

SELF-STUDY MODULES

WHY JOIN A SELF-STUDY MODULE?

There are many advantages of joining our self-access, self-study modules, including:

              - engage with the material in your own time at your own pace

              - receive personal feedback on your final submissions and a certificate of completion

              - see summaries of assignments by other participants (this might also give you new ideas!)

 

Below you will find our self-study modules, along with a link to be able to register.

You do not need to register for self-study modules. Just click 'start now' to access the content and work at your own pace. Note: you will need to register as a member of the MENA PD Academy to access these modules. When you submit the final reflection (using the online form) we will automatically see your submission and will be in contact with you via email within 15 working days with your certificate of completion and any feedback.

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ADVANCING INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN THE MENA REGION

Module: SELF-STUDY (approx 4 hrs)
 

 
What is inclusive education, and how can you ensure you are developing an ethos of inclusion in your classroom and school?

 

- set a baseline for your current ideas and approach (30min)
- be provided with a variety of readings on the topic (30min)
- get access to our webinar recordings related to the topic (1hr)
- receive support to design research activities to enact changes in your teaching context (60-90mins)
- reflect upon your learning activities to complete the module (30min)



 

In this bite-size PD module you will...

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Still want to know more?
 

view the

module brochure

watch our 2 min

teaser trailer

 
 
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ADVANCING LEARNING THROUGH A STORY-BASED APPROACH

Module: SELF-STUDY (approx 4 hrs)

 

Stories are one of the best ways to engage young learners in English language learning (in our opinion). But, how can we go beyond using them only to introduce new vocabulary or grammar, or practise reading skills?

 

In this bite-size PD module you will...

- set a baseline for your current ideas and approach (30min)
- be provided with a variety of readings on the topic (30min)
- get access to our webinar recordings related to the topic (1hr)
- receive support to design practical activities to enact changes in your teaching context (60-90mins)
- reflect upon your learning activities to complete the module (30min)



 

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Still want to know more?
 

click for

module brochure

watch our 2 min

teaser trailer

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FUTURE MODULES

Keep checking back to find our new live modules. We will release new ones each semester, including:

Assessment for Learning

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Classrooms

Classroom Management

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Plus, make sure you subscribe to our quarterly newsletter and be first to find out when new PD content becomes available!

 

 

 

 

TAKE YOUR LEARNING FURTHER

Don't stop there! Take your professional development even further with our partner content at NILE or OneStopEnglish, or get involved in the Insights Index programme.

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"ALL OF OUR PD ACTIVITIES
ARE DESIGNED BASED ON YOUR FEEDBACK THROUGH THE INSIGHTS INDEX RESEARCH PROGRAMME.... SO, MAKE SURE YOU GET INVOLVED!
CLICK THE LINK AND LET US KNOW WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU..."
 
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This PD content is brought to you by the MENA PD Academy by Macmillan Education team

ACADEMY PD SELF-STUDY CONTENT IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE ON DESKTOP

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