All teachers at Tashkent International School will have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops presented by education consultant Keith Kelly on Wednesday, October 30 at TIS. Due to the all-day workshops, all classes, after-school activities and private music lessons have been canceled for Wednesday.
The main focus of the PD workshops is teaching and working with English Language Learners. One of the academic goals of the year at TIS is to improve the teachers’ ability to work with ELL students. This full-day of development sessions will provide our teachers with the tools they need in this important area.
Keith Kelly actually started working with teachers on Monday, October 28 by observing a few lessons in the secondary school. On Tuesday he conducted lesson visits in a few select elementary classrooms.
His work at TIS will conclude on Thursday with secondary follow-up workshops and on Friday with elementary follow-up workshops. These sessions will be blended into the school day. Students will have full, regular classes on Thursday and Friday.
Keith Kelly is a freelance education consultant based in Bulgaria. He has an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages and a PGCE in French, Russian and German from Bristol University. He earned a Masters degree in English Language Education at Manchester University.
He is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer, a team member of Science Across the World, and an Associate Tutor for the Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE). Keith is also a founder and coordinator of the Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching (FACT).
From 1999-2003 Keith was coordinator of the English Across the Curriculum project for the British Council in Bulgaria where he worked in and with bilingual schools around Bulgaria and the region. Along with John Clegg, Keith is co-author of the CLIL MA Module for NILE and Leeds Metropolitain University. He is author of the Macmillan Science and Geography Vocabulary Practice Series and is editor for the ‘CLIL Teacher’ magazine and consultant to Macmillan’s onestopclil website. He is also part of the Voices writing team for the Zurich Educational Publishing House and with John Clegg is co-author of the OUP Geog1 EAL Workbook
Keith was made a Fellow of IUPAC (The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) in January 2008 for his contributions to the program. He has been working as a freelance education consultant since August 2003 on education projects mainly focusing on the teaching of content through the medium of a foreign language.
In September 2012 Keith opened Anglia School, (www.anglia-school.info) a bilingual language school for preschool children in his home town, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.