English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training

The English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training (ESN:STT) program seeks to strengthen Uzbekistan’s secondary school teachers’ classroom English skills, while also providing the selected teachers the opportunity to learn about student-centered pedagogical methods. Uzbekistan’s secondary school teachers may apply to participate in the ESN program as Core Teacher Trainers (CTs) or Regional Peer Mentor-Teachers (RPMs). Selected teachers will participate in trainings during the program and will continue to cultivate a supportive ecosystem of teaching and training post-program.

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Program Activities

ESN:STT is implemented through a three-phase approach where major activities for Core Teacher Trainers include: 

  • Participation in the TESOL 140-hour Core Certificate Training Program, including 20 hours of mandatory practicum;
  • Participation in the TESOL/George Mason University (GMU) two-week Training of Trainers Institute;
  • Providing trainings and mentorship to Regional Peer Mentor-Teachers with the understanding that extensive travel might be required; 
  • Upon invitation, participation in additional TESOL training to become ESN Master Trainers in order to assist with the delivery of the TESOL 140-hour Core Certificate Training Program to their peers;
  • Cooperation with the Ministry of Public Education (MoPE), program’s advisory board and partners in pilot-testing of created training materials with the intention of developing an in-service training course for MoPE; 
  • Cooperation with TESOL/GMU and peers, if selected, to present at the TESOL regional conference to be held in Uzbekistan in 2022.

During the three program phases, major activities for Regional Peer Mentor-Teachers include: 

  • Participation in the two-week Training of Trainers Institute conducted by the Core Teacher Trainers (CTs) though TESOL/GMU support;
  • Identifying ten secondary school English teachers at a minimum of four different secondary schools in each academic year of the program and establishing a rigorous training and mentorship program for them in order to: 
    • Provide a week-long training to the mentees based on the Training of Trainers Institute course materials and action plans that the RPMs would develop together with the CTs that they are paired up with; 
    • Work with the mentees to develop at a minimum four lesson plans to pilot-test together; 
    • Host the mentees in the RPMs’ school twice where the mentees will first observe and then co-teach with their RPMs; 
    • Conduct at a minimum of two site visits to the mentees’ schools where the RPM will observe the mentees teaching and will also co-teach with the mentees; 
  • Upon invitation, participation in the TESOL 140-hour Core Certificate Training Program, including 20 hours of mandatory practicum;
  • Cooperation with the Core Teacher Trainers in pilot-testing of created training materials with the intention of developing an in-service training course for MoPE; 
  • Cooperation with TESOL/GMU and peers, if selected, to present at the TESOL regional conference to be held in Uzbekistan in 2022.

 

 

Program Timeline

 

COHORT I

COHORT II

Core Teacher Trainers (CTs)

Regional Peer Mentor-Teachers (RPMs)

Core Teacher Trainers (CTs)

Regional Peer Mentor-Teachers (RPMs)

Application deadline:

January 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Uzbekistan Time)

January 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Uzbekistan Time)

October 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Uzbekistan Time)

November 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Uzbekistan Time)

Notification of program semi-finalists:

Late February 2020

 

Late March 2020

 

Early December 2020

Late February 2021

Semi-finalist interviews and English testing in Tashkent:

Mid-March 2020

 

Mid-May 2020

Mid-December 2020

March 15–30, 2021

Notification of program finalists:

Late March 2020

 

Late May 2020

Early January 2021

April 15, 2021

Participation in the TESOL Core Certificate Program:

October 2020–February 2021 

 

January–April 2021

 

Participation in the Training of Trainers Institute:

September 2020

April–May 2021 (80 invited RPMs will participate)

April 2021

September 2021 (80 invited RPMs will participate)

Training of 10–12 RPMs assigned to the CTs:

April 2020–July 2021 based on the established schedule

All RPMs will participate in cascaded trainings conducted by CTs

May 2021–September 2022 based on the established schedule

All RPMs will participate in cascaded trainings conducted by CTs

Participation in one RPM-Mentee workshop:

 

November–December 2021 

 

November–December 2021 

Training of 10 Mentees in Group 1:

 

January–March 2022

 

April–September 2022 (TBC)

Training of 10 Mentees in Group 2:

 

 

April–September 2022

 

 

If invited, participation in the TESOL Core Certificate Program:

 

January–March 2021

 

Spring 2022

Participation in the TESOL Regional Conference:

In program year three

In program year three

In program year three

In program year three