Calendar | TA
Networking Events | Associates'
Day 2004 | Past
The role of Teacher Associations in
an accelerating world
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There are around 70 Teacher Associations (TAs) affiliated to IATEFL
from countries as diverse as Argentina, China, Cyprus, Cuba, Croatia,
Germany, Georgia etc. The Associates Day is a chance for representatives
of these TAs to get together and discuss matters of common concern.
One of the overarching aims of most TAs is to build professional
communities. The tools for this community building have changed
radically over the past few decades. In addition to printed newsletters
and face-to-face events, we now have on-line journals, e-lists,
interactive websites etc. How can these e-tools complement and
extend the reach of face-to-face meetings (and NOT make us feel
hassled, overwhelmed and incompetent)?
The Associates Day this year is an opportunity for us to slow
down and share experience in this area. As always, the specific
agenda points will be drawn up nearer the actual date of the meeting
by the TAs themselves.
Facilitator: Margit Szesztay
- 8:30 - 9:00
- 9:00 - 9:20
and Overview of the Day (Margit Szesztay)
- 9:20 - 9:45
Different contexts, different challenges (Margit Szesztay)
- 9:45 - 10:30
running a TA on a voluntary basis (Ana Falcao)
- 10:30 - 11:00
Putting together a successful ELTECS bid (Jeremy Jacobson,
BC / Sabiha Mansoor)
- 11:00 - 11:20
- 11:20 - 11:50
Sharing ideas on how to get sponsorship and funding (Silvija
- 11:50 - 12:30
Ideas for collaboration
among TAs: Setting up an electronic Articles Bank (Martin Eayrs,
Margit Szesztay), Brainstorming ideas for joint projects /
Making websites and other e-tools
work for us (Gavin Dudeney)
Collaborating with IATEFL's
Special Interest Groups (Jenny Johnson)
and Plans for extending the scheme (Simon Fenn)
Tea / Coffee
TA Newsletters: Ways of getting contributions
(Martin Eayrs and Mojca Belak)
Review of the Day - time for networking
- 17:00 - 17:45
Glenda Smart, Simon
Fenn, Martin Eayrs, Gavin Dudeney and Margit Szesztay will
be around to answer individual questions related to being an
Associate, WMS, ISSUES, IATEFL PAL, and our website.
There will be an area
in the Exhibition Hall near the IATEFL Stand where you can put up
a poster (max A2 size) displaying information about your Association.
In addition, if you want to put out Newsletters etc., there will
be some space for this at the IATEFL Stand.
The Associates Dinner will take place the night before, on Monday, April 12
at 7.00 p.m. at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool . Invitation letters have already
been sent out.