Teacher and Professional Development College & University Education Poster Session

Establishing a Professional Learning Network for Japanese English Teachers

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-13:45 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 22

A professional learning network (PLN) is a powerful catalyst that can support and enhance English as an international language (EIL) teachers’ PD. This presentation will highlight a nascent PLN research project that aims to provide meaningful pedagogical support to Japanese public school EIL educators. The researchers will report on the challenges and rewards of creating and conducting two online PLN workshops for EIL teachers (N = 25) as well as the data that emerged from these sessions.