Morocco World News
Es Smara, Morocco, January 4, 2012
After Guelmim’s first regional Conference for ELT teachers and professionals organized by MATE Local Branch in partnership with MATE National Board, the British Council and the Delegation of National Education in Guelmim from (December 16th – 18th) under the theme: ”Differentiated Instruction :Principles and Best Practices”, the second regional conference will be held in Tiznit, the Scientific Capital of Sousse. The seminar will be attended by teachers of English from all different parts and regions of the country to discuss and share their experiences with a view to find local answers for local questions relevant to the Moroccan context of teaching and learning.
According to the organizing committee, this professional training day, which will take place on January the 7th, 2012, will be organized in collaboration with the English Supervisor and Tiznit’s Delegation under the theme: ”Teach Better: Local experiences”. In their announcement, Tiznit – Sidi Ifni MATE local Branch declared that the main objectives of this training day are “to spotlight best practices in ELT, to encourage sharing and collaboration among teachers, and to contribute to and encourage professional development”.
The event is going to be attended by high and middle school teachers, supervisors, teacher trainers, trainees, experienced and novice teachers and it is going to ‘create an opportunity for dialogue, collaboration and exchange of material, expertise and teaching practices in teaching and learning’ in accordance with the principles and the mission of MATE (Moroccan Association of Teachers of English), which is one of the most active associations in the field of education in Morocco.
The program seems so rich as it includes presentations and workshops that touch the daily teaching concerns of teachers inside classrooms such as: teaching public speaking, using stories in the classroom, involving young learners through fun activities, classroom management, using Social Media and information technology to enhance the learning experience of students.
The organizing committee hopes that this activity will contribute in quality enhancement of all ELT professionals in Morocco and contribute to the educational and the pedagogical debate in the education scene in Morocco.
Rachid Khouya is a teacher of English in Es Smara city, south of Morocco. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in English studies from Ibn Zohr University in Agadir. He published many articles and stories in different regional and national Moroccan newspapers. He is an active member of MATE( Moroccan Association of Teachers of English). He is interested in education, human rights and citizenship.
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