Supporting teacher development through the effective use of social media groups

Join us on Thursday 8 August 2024 to discuss the use of social media as a space for teacher and teacher educator learning. The webinar is facilitated by Nicky Hockly and Gary Motteram. 

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Who is this webinar for?

Please note that the content of this webinar is tailored for teacher educators and teachers who are engaged in facilitating the professional development of others.

What is this webinar about?

Social media is a source of and a space for teacher and teacher educator learning and exchange. How do teachers and teacher educators view the value of social media? How as teacher educators can we encourage sustained and meaningful engagement with virtual networks and communities of practice for teacher professional development purposes?

Nicky Hockly, Director of Pedagogy at Consultants-E and Gary Motteram, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Manchester will be discussing insight into these questions, talking through expectations and providing some practical suggestions for the effective use of social media groups.


Thursday 8 August 2024, 12.00 – 13.15 (UK time). Find out the time in your location.

About the speakers

Nicky Hockly is the Director of Pedagogy of TCE [], an online training and development organisation. She has worked in the field of English language teaching since 1987, is an international plenary speaker, teacher educator, and consultant specialising in the evaluation of large educational projects, including for the British Council. Nicky has written several prize-winning books for teachers about learning technologies in language teaching, and is interested in all things digital. Her most recent publication is 30 Essentials for Using Artificial Intelligence (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).

Gary Motteram was an academic at the University of Manchester for over 30 years. He worked in the field of technology-supported language teaching and language teacher education and was responsible for one of the first online Master's degrees in educational technology and TESOL. He researched and published about his experiences. Later in his career at Manchester, he began to explore the role that social media could play in supporting teachers working in resource-constrained contexts, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and has continued this work as a consultant with the British Council since leaving his full time post. See his recent presentations and publications.

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