PARALLEL SESSIONS – VRT2 Teaching and Learning Tools

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Beitrag gepostet von Steven Herder

Friday, 20 April 2012- 10:30pm GMT | 7:30am Tokyo (Saturday) | 3:30pm Los Angeles 

Moderator – Marcia Lima

Jennifer Verschoor

Recording (28min)

Jazz up your language classes with technology

Join this webinar to learn how to create content-based lessons using technology to enhance students‘ language proficiency and cultural knowledge.You will walk away with a tool kit full of web tools, resources and more to transform the way you teach and the way your students learn language in the 21st century.

Bio Jennifer Verschoor

Jennifer Verschoor holds degrees as English University Professor, Bachelor in Educational Management and English Public Translator. Currently, she is studying for a Master´s degree in Virtual Environments. She is a proud Webhead and has been an on-line moderator for various TESOL sessions since 2007. She is a teacher trainer, President of ARCALL and course facilitator at ESSARP with specialization in She´s been the lucky winner of the BESIG scholarship to attend IATEFL in Glasgow in 2012.

Beyza Yilmaz

Recording (30min)

Twitter: Getting most out of it

This session will be on the importance of using twitter as an English teacher. Some ways of utilizing this wonderful tool as a way of building a Personal Learning Network (PLN )and connecting with like minded educators will be outlined and some suggestions for making the most of out of twitter will be given using real examples.

Bio Beyza Yilmaz

Beyza Nur Yılmaz is an EFL instructor at Özyeğin University School of English Language Instruction. She worked at Bahçeşehir University English Preparatory Programme for six years. She received her BA in English Language Teaching from İstanbul University in 2005 and her Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching from Middle East Technical University in 2012. Her thesis is on Online Communities of Practice and Teacher Development. She did her CELTA in 2007. She has presented both in national and international conferences and co-moderated two sessions in Electronic Village Online, a project of CALL interest section of TESOL. Her interest areas cover Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), teacher education, Media Assisted Language Learning (MALL) discourse analysis, online Communities of Practice and instructional design. She is going to work as a teacher trainer in Pilgrims Teacher Training to deliver courses on using technology in language teaching.

Janet Bianchini

Recording (40min)

Janet’s project 366: Ten Ideas for Exploiting Personal Images

I was inspired to take up the challenge of posting an image a day for the whole 366 days of 2012 via the examples set by members of my PLN on Twitter. (for more info see comment box below)

Bio Janet Bianchini

Janet Bianchini has been teaching EFL for many years to students and teachers from around the globe. She retains the same passion and enthusiasm for her work as when she first started on her chosen career path in 1979. She has a special interest in learning about integrating new technologies. She likes the challenge of presenting online whenever the opportunity arises. 
When she is not tending to her olive trees or menagerie, Janet occupies herself with various online projects involved with teaching and blogging. View Janet’s Abruzzo Edublog for more tips on technology, or follow her on Twitter @janetbianchini

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