Welcome to the KOTESOL Professional Development Special Interest Group (PD-SIG).
Professional Development has many definitions, and the SIG will discuss those.
For the simplest explanation, let's say professional development are the activities involved in developing your skills and awareness as a teaching professional.
We are co-hosting the KOTESOL National Conference this year. A series of sessions there will be specifically targeted to Continuing Professional Development. See more at http://koreatesol.org/NC2013
The PD-SIG functions both through online discussions (synchronous and email) as well as in face-to-face sessions. The possibilities are endless, but some things done by predecessor development groups included book discussions (weekly chapters and cumulative discussions, presentations and workshops, and mentoring/consultancies.
The menu just to the right of this text includes a variety of resource pages (presently not really sorted) but will eventually be compiled into themes such as "resumes & potfolios", "types of professional development & assessing professional development", and SIG activities (e.g., reading groups, mentoring, forthcoming SIG events).
We hope you'll join us. Please "subscribe" the group (the link appears far below after you have logged in to the website). No extra dues, lots of updates and opportunities.
If you'd like to help coordinate things, please contact the foundiing facilitator,
Cellphone: 010 2272 0968
Email: robertjdickey [AT] yahoo [DOT] com