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Personal Data:

  • Name: Azhar Youssef
  • Nationality: Egyptian
  • Current Position: EFL Educator
  • Years of Experience: 11 Years

Academic Qualifications:

  • Registered for the PH D Degree in Education – Curricula & English Methodology Dept., Faculty of Education, Sohag University, May 2011.
  • MA Degree in Education – Curricula & English Methodology Dept., Faculty of Education, Sohag University, Egypt, July 2008.
  • Special Diploma in Education, Sohag Faculty of Education, South Valley University, Egypt, Oct. 2003.
  • First University Degree: BA – English Section, Sohag Faculty of Education, South Valley University, Egypt, June 2001.

Professional Development:
As a Trainee

I participated in the following programs:

  • Qualifying and Mentoring the Novice Teachers (Evaluation Session), 2010
  • Developing the Prep & Secondary English Teachers’ Skills, 2010
  • External Review, NAQAAE, 2010
  • Developing the Thinking Skills, 2009
  • Qualifying and Mentoring the Novice Teachers (Methods of Teaching), 2009
  • Qualifying and Mentoring the Novice Teachers (Introduction to Mentoring), 2009
  • Shaping the Way we Teach English, 2009
  • Qualifying Teachers of English Linguistically and Educationally, 2009
  • Using Technology in Teaching the English Language (CALL), 2005
  • Developing the Teaching Skills of the English Language for the Prep Cycle, 2004
  • Educational Measurement, 2003 

As a Trainer

I participated in the following programs:

  • Teachers’ Promotion at the Primary and Preparatory Stages, 2011-2012
  • Raising the Efficiency of Training Officials in the Educational Administrations, 2011
  • Activating Teaching Strategies: Teaching Handwriting, 2011
  • Training of the English Language Supervisors to Plan & Design Workshops, 2011
  • Teaching Novels for the English Language Teachers Using Various Activities, 2010
  • Developing Skills of Technical Education, 2010
  • Activating the Thinking Skills to Develop the English Language Skills for EFL Teachers, 2010
  • Qualifying and Mentoring the Novice Teachers (Methods of Teaching), 2010-2012
  • Qualifying the Novice Teachers in the English language Skills, 2010-2011
  • Qualifying and Mentoring the Novice Teachers (Introduction to Mentoring), 2009
  • Developing the Writing Skills of the English Teachers, 2009
  • Developing the Linguistic Skills of English for the Educational Leadership, 2009
  • Best Practices in English Teaching (BPV), 2009
  • Shaping the Way we Teach English, 2009-2010
  • Using the Personal Characteristics Approach to Deal with Learning Difficulties, 2009

Recognition Certificates and Prizes:

  • Certificate of Judging Excellence for participating as a judge in the ThinkQuest Competition 2012 and for the outstanding support of students globally.
  • Honor Shield in the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Competition on June 14, 2012 as a result to my outstanding efforts exerted in disseminating the idea of development in Sohag Governorate and guiding other innovative colleagues participating in the Annual Forum of the competition 2012
  •  Participation Certificate in the Global Forum: Microsoft Partners in Learning held in Washington, DC. For participating with a project called “Welcome Back Egypt” From Nov. 7, 2011 –Nov. 10, 2011
  • Recognition Certificate for winning with the First place in the Innovative Teachers Competition – Microsoft Partners in Learning held in Jordan in 7-9 Sept., 2011
  • Recognition Certificate for winning with the second place in the Innovative Teachers Competition 2011 organized by Microsoft from Sohag Directorate of Education
  • Honor Shield & Laptop in the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Competition on June 5, 2011(The Second Place on the Republic Level) included in the activities of Partners in Learning Education Form 2011
  • Recognition Certificate & Laptop in the Ideal Teacher Competition of 2009/2010 on the Republic level from the Ministry of Education
  • 3 Recognition Certificates in the Ideal Teacher Competition of 2009/2010 on the level of Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Prep School, Sohag Educational Administration & Sohag Directorate of Education
  • Recognition Certificate for winning in the INTEL Project Competition, 2009 from the Technological Development Centre, Sohag Directorate of Education
  • Recognition Certificate in the INTEL Project Competition & Laptop in 2009 from the Ministry of Education

 Online Courses:

  • Mapping with Googleoffered by Google from June 10 – 24, 2013.
  • “Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade” on Coursera, offered by Mt. San Jacinto College from May 13 – June 17, 2013.
  • “Statistics: Making Sense of Data” on Coursera, offered by the University of Toronto from April 1 – June 2, 2013.
  • “Critical Thinking in Global Challenges ” on Coursera, offered by The University of Edinburgh from Jan 28, 2013 – Mar 4, 2013
  • “Neuroscience in Education – EVO2013” from Jan 9, 2013 – Feb 12, 2013
  • “Designing a new Learning Environment” offered by Stanford University from Oct. 15 – Dec. 20, 2012
  • “Fundamentals of Collaborize Classroom for Teachers and Trainers” on ALISON website, 2012
  • “Gamification” MOOC on Coursera, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania from Aug. 27, 2012 – Oct. 7, 2012.
  • “Fundamentals of Using Edmodo for Social Media in the Classroom” on ALISON website, 2012
  • ”Fundamentals of Storytelling in Education for Teachers and Trainers” on ALISON website, 2012
  • “Improving Oral Skills of Students using Voxopop” on ALISON website, 2012
  • “Using Tricider for Online Classroom Collaboration” on ALISON website, 2012
  • “How to use YouTube for Video Sharing” on ALISON website, 2012
  • “Power Searching with Google” offered by Google starting on July 10, 2012 and ending on July 19, 2012.
  • “Fundamentals of Google Docs” on ALISON website, 2012
  • “Access Teacher Development Online Program”, American Institute of English, Oregon University from April 9, 2012 – June 15, 2012
  • “Introduction to Moodle Administration”, on ALISON website, 2012
  • “How to Communicate using Skype”, on ALISON website, 2012
  • “PB Works for Wikis”, on ALISON website, 2012
  • “Adobe Photoshop”, on ALISON website, 2012
  • “Multimedia Web Applications for Teachers and Trainers”, on ALISON website, 2012
  • “Moodle for Teachers – EVO2012” from Jan 9, 2012 – Feb 12, 2012
  • “Digital Tools With a purpose in the Classroom – EVO2012” from Jan 9, 2012 – Feb 12, 2012
  • “Google Blogger”, on ALISON website, 2011
  • “Video Editing & Publishing”, on ALISON website, 2011
  • “Screen Capture Tools”, on ALISON website, 2011
  • “WordPress: Blogging on the Web”, on ALISON website, 2011
  • “How to Create your First Website”, on ALISON website, 2011
  • “PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Learning Competencies – EVO2011” from Jan 10, 2011 –  Feb 12, 2011
  • “Podcasting for ESL-EFL Classroom – EVO2011” from Jan 10, 2011 – Feb 12, 2011
  • “Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web”, American Institute of English, Oregon University from June 21, 2010 – Aug. 27, 2010

Computer Experiences:

I participated in the following programs:

  • Office 365 for Education, June 2013.
  • MOS for PowerPoint 2007, in 2012
  • Raising the Efficiency of ThinkQuest Facilitators, 2011
  • ThinkQuest, 2011
  • Oracle from Apr. 7, 2011 – Jul. 7, 2011
  • Visual Basic 6.0  from  Jul. 10, 2010 – Aug. 9, 2010
  • Intel® Teach Elements, 2010
  • Computer Maintenance from Mar. 1, 2009 – Apr. 21, 2009
  • ICDL from Oct. 7, 2008 – Nov. 3, 2008
  • Intel for Education from Nov., 17 2007 – Nov. 29, 2007
  • Virtual classroom Tour (VCT) from Feb. 3, 2007 – Feb. 8, 2007 

Scholarships:

  • I participated in the “E-Teacher Professional Development Workshop 2011” hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County from July 23 – August 12, 2011. Here is the Link to the project plan that I prepared during this workshop. 

Webinars Presented:

  • I presented a Webinar in Arabic titled “How to Start your Project” for Microsoft Innovative teachers Forum 2012 on Mar. 24, 2012. Here is the Link. Just click “View Recording” and listen to the lecture. 

Judgement Experiences:

  • I judged 16 projects in the ThinkQuest Competition 2012 online at www.thinkquest.org from May 14, 2012- May 25, 2012.

Other Achievements:

  • My Case Study hosted by Microsoft Website, 2012
  • Featured in the Global Forum 2011
  • Press talking about my First Prize in the Microsoft Partners in Learning Competition, 2011. 
  • One of my Students’ Wikis (Welcome Back Egypt) nominated to be the Best Edu Wiki in the Edublog Awards 2011
  • You can find more about what I do on the web in the following Link: Scoop.it page.
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