In the first years of the implementation of the reform, teachers were confronted with very complex and challenging tasks. They had to teach and at the same time learn what and how to teach at a rapid rate. They were not only trying to discover the new language outcomes, but also to apply the new approach and strategies. In addition, they refinined and adapted their teaching practices through continuous reflection, assessment and learning over time. Moreover, assessing their own performance helped them know better the effectiveness of their teaching practices. They needed the first years to improve and become the knowledgeable educators we expected them to be.
In the last ten years, teachers have contributed to the building of a pyramid whose summit is the educational reform based on the Competency Based Approach "CBA", the integration of Information Communication Technologies "ICTs" and learning through the Project Based Pedagogy “PBP”.
When teachers are invited and encouraged to contribute to different Teacher Professional Development Courses individually, in pairs or in groups, they are motivated to work in collaboration as they share and exchange ideas through their creative suggested techniques.
Since the educational reform, teachers who have been involved in different projects, have proved to be flexible with a positive response to the change; most of them confessed the development of their teaching skills since they could cope with many problem-solving situations especially when using ICTs within the Competency Based Approach.
Through the different trainings that have been held, teachers have become more autonomous and innovative, they have broken up their class routine, and went beyond the borders of their schools. Now they seize the opportunity to meet and share their professional, pedagogical, didactic, disciplinary as well as technological competencies. In short , they continue their way to new prospects .
Algerian teachers of English are involved in three major projects :
The first ELT Algerian website designed for educators all
over the country and the world. More.......
The Teachers Project Pedagogy, a new approach that involves
teachers in their continuing professional development. More.....
GCE : Global Connections and Exchange PProgram
Supports collaboration and online linkages among students, educators and community youth leaders from U.S and overseas secondary schools and youth organizations. More......