The ESP Materials Design Partnership Project has been going well. To date, we’ve trained more than 120 new designers. The final Fundamentals of Materials Design course is scheduled for 7-11 September at UZRic. Teachers who attended part of a training, but did not receive the certificate, may be able to complete the certificate during this final training. Contact us for details.
If you are interested in Stage 2, it is crucial that you subscribe to the kitoblog email list through this site. We will be sending information and a pre-test to help you prepare for Stage 2. All Stage 2 participants must be connected to the project through email and other internet resources. Please share this information with colleagues and do what you can to help all interested educators get connected. Stage 2 starts with a required 3-day Summit on 2-4 October. A pre-test to confirm your eligibility will be emailed to you via the email list.
Final Stage 1 Certificate-Level 32-hour
Foundations of Materials Design training
Monday thru Friday, 7-11 September, UzRIC
To reserve a space in the Foundations training and to receive permission letters, contact
Phone: +99890 189 8411
There will be one special session Monday thru Saturday, 14-19 September, Westminster (by invitation only), on designing materials for teaching writing. Registration for this session is closed.
Participants who complete the program with at least 90% participation (no more than 3 hours absence) will receive a certificate of completion from the two officiants of the program: National Research Center for Innovations in Teaching Foreign Languages and U.S. English Language Programs.
Eligibility for Stages 2 and 3
Participants who earn a certificate will then be eligible to join Stage 2 of the project in which the teams develop a model textbook to be used as a template by individual designers in Stage 3.
All participants must sign up for our email list to receive important training information. Participants should download the textbook, Bridges, an example of work from our English Language Specialist, Dee Broughton. The book will be useful for discussing design techniques during training. Participants should bring laptops to work on. Internet access via USB modem or mobile phone will be very helpful.