Elementary, Junior High, and High School teachers in Bahrain joined English Language Fellow Jesse Conway for an hour-long workshop on Encouraging English Use Outside the Classroom during the Regional English Language Office Mid-Year Conference.
Teachers first learned about multiple ways to incorporate mobile applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook to motivate their students to use English after class. Conway then conducted hands-on practice with the teachers, which was followed by discussions as to how applicable the practices were to teachers’ classrooms. Breakout discussions were held on how activities could be modified for the Bahrain classroom.
Teachers appreciated the new tools that they could apply the very next day in schools. They were also very involved in applying the practices discussed in the workshop to other applications that their schools have purchased to facilitate classroom management and record-keeping.