| The project coordinator of the Revitalizing EFL Teachers’ Professional Development in Europe through Innovative Programs Project, Cagri Ozkose-Biyik, is an assistant professor at Yasar University, Izmir. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) in 2010. She received her master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the same institution in 2006. Before she started her graduate studies in the Unites States, she had taught English in a public elementary school in Istanbul. She received her BA degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Department at Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2003. Among her scholarly interests are language teacher education, professional development, reflective practice, and sociocultural approaches to language learning and teaching. Dr. Ozkose-Biyik worked as a post-doctoral research associate in the Evaluation Consortium and taught educational psychology courses at the Department of Educational Psychology and Methodology at University at Albany, SUNY. She has been working at Yasar University since September 2012.
Cagri has two daughters aged 7 and 3. She enjoys outdoor activities, particularly traveling and camping. Cagri is planning to start an Agean Folk Songs Choir (Ege Turkuleri Korosu) at Yasar University in the near future. She is a member of the Baska Bir Okul Mumkun Izmir Education Co-op, and actively volunteering for the co-op’s early childhood education center and elementary school, Renkli Orman (Colorful Forest) in Yakakoy, Izmir, Turkey. Renkli Orman is a Reggio Emilia-inspired, one of the few alternative education centers in Turkey. For a detailed CV, click here.