1. First up, PDF of a piece for Black History Month from Harry Kuchah, the immediate past president of IATEFL, plus a map of Africa he used to make his point that his continent is not one homogeneous blob-cum-village.
2. Next year’s BETA Bolivia Annual Convention will be held from 8th to 11th January in Cobija and the call for papers is now out. More info here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesYTcpxpv7G-H6LT4Urwre0Ms2fj2kHP9FYBU99j3tHGi9_w/viewform and copy of conference flyer below.
3. A new TeachingEnglish course started this week, Professional development pathways: focus on professional development. More info and registration here https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/professional-development-pathways-focus-professional-development
Free, twelve hours long – three hours a week for four weeks – and here’s the course blurb:
“Give your teaching knowledge and skills a boost by learning to take control of your professional development. Explore a range of developmental activities available to teachers and how to take advantage of them through collaboration and reflective practice.”
4. The next IATEFL webinar at 15:00 UK time this Saturday, 8th October with Andre Hedlund from BRAZ-TESOL sounds interestingly wacky, The Owl Factor: KNOW, SHOW, GROW More info and registration here https://www.iatefl.org/events/359
Andre’s personal blog is here https://edcrocks.com/
and the full list of IATEFL events is here https://www.iatefl.org/events They’re all free to join but I don’t think IATEFL would mind if you joined!
5. The next NATESOL webinar, ELT, 21st century skills, the climate emergency and you, with Christopher Graham, is also this Saturday, a little earlier, at 10:00 UK time. More info here https://www.natesol.org/event-details/elt-21st-century-skills-the-climate-emergency-and-you and registration here https://www.natesol.org/event-details/elt-21st-century-skills-the-climate-emergency-and-you/form You need to register by the end of tomorrow UK time.