6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference                              

                                 17-19 May 2013

                      Conference Program Overview

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Friday, 17 May 2013 - Program Overview

Fri 1pm GMT/ UTC

Main Venue ARTHUR

Welcome Address by conference organiser

  • Heike Philp, let’s talk online sprl
  • Shelly Terrell, Am TESOL
  • Berni Wall, RLI Gapfillers
  • Steven Herder, iTDi
  • Jennifer Verschoor, ARCALL

Recording (46min)

Fri 2pm GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote

Nicky Hockly & Gavin Dudeney, Spain & UK

Digital Literacies

Moderation: Marisa Constantinides

Recording (54min)

Fri 3pm GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote

Sirin Soyoz, Turkey British Council

Story Sharing Web Conference

Moderation: Marisa Constantinides

Recording (25min)

Fri 3:30pm GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote

Angelika Gütt-Strahlhofer, Austria daf Community

DaFWEBKON

Moderation: Marisa Constantinides

Recording (27min)

Fri 4pm GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote

Thomas Strasser, Austria

Mind the App

Moderation: Marisa Constantinides

Recording (1h6min)

Fri 5pm GMT/ UCT

Communication Break

Fri 6pm GMT/ UCT

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Friday 17 May

Room MERLIN

Teaching technology

Moderation: Eva Buyuksimkesyan

Room TRISTAN

Learner resources

Moderation: Asli Saglam

Room AVALON

Video

Moderation: Márcia Lima

Room CAMELOT

Blended Learning with English 360

Moderation: Berni Wall

6pm GMT/ UCT

Sylvia Guinan, Greece

Creative thinking with technology

Recording (32min)

Leo Selivan, Israel

Online Lexical Tools

Recording (33min)

Vicki Hollett, USA,

Simple English Videos

What can you teach in a minute?

Recording (34min)

Valentina Dodge, Italy English360

No Flippin' Idea

Recording (37min)

6:30pm

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Aydan Acar Yavuz, Turkey

How to Motivate Online Learners

Recording (30min)

Mostofa Mohiuddin

British Council’s LearnEnglish Website for autonomous learners

Recording (31min)

Philip Gienandt, Germany 

LinguaTV

Benefits of Videos in Online Language Training

Recording (25min)

Jeremy Day, Poland

English360

Self-publishing your own blended or online course

Recording (28min)

7pm

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Arkady Zilberman, US

Skill-based training of EFL   I will demonstrate Android application

Recording (24min)

Stephen Chadwick

ExamEnglish

Delivering Exam Practice Content to Desktop and Mobile Platforms

Recording (26min)

David Deubelbeiss, Canada EnglishCentral

English Central

Recording (24min)

Virginia Allum, UK

Using English360 to enhance teaching and learning practices for nursing

Recording (44min)

including

Q&A

7:30pm

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Q&A and round table discussion

Recording (50min)

Q&A and round table discussion

Recording (1h)

Q&A and round table discussion

Recording (35min)

8pm GMT/ UCT

Communication Break

Fri 9pm GMT/ UTC

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Main Venue ARTHUR

LatinCALL Symposium 

(4:30pm Venezuela, 6pm Argentina)

Moderation: Jennifer Verschoor, Argentina

Keynote

Evelyn Izquierdo and Miguel Mendoza

Universidad Central de Venezuela

Recording (56min)

Fri 10pm GMT/ UTC

Communication break

Fri 11pm - Sat 1:30am 

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Fri

17 May

2013

Room MERLIN

Web 2.0 tools

Moderation: Miguel Mendoza

Room TRISTAN

ICT National plans

Moderation: Jennifer Verschoor

Room AVALON

Mobile Learning

Moderation: Márcia Lima

11pm GMT/ UTC

Ana Maria           Menezes, Brazil

(8pm local time)

Digital tools to help creative language use

Recording (32min)

Victor Hugo Rojas B., Peru

(6pm local time)

Integrating ICT in Initial Language Teacher Education

Recording (24min)

Carla Arena, Brazil (8pm local time)

Rethinking the Language Classroom - From Mobile to Learning

Recording (34min)

11:30pm GMT/ UTC 

Grazzia Maria Mendoza, Honduras (5:30pm local time)

Web 2.0 tools that Enhance Language Learning Skills

Recording (17min)

Liliana Simon, Argentina

(8:30pm local time) Plan Conectar Igualdad

Recording (35min)

Vinicius Lemos, Brazil (8:30pm local time)

Harmonizing Traditional Language Practice and Mobile Devices Through Digital Photography

Recording (34min)

12am GMT/ UTC

(Sat)

Rita Zeinstejer, Argentina  

(9pm local time) 

Vindicating Chat

Recording (37min)

Mariana Montaldo    Plan Ceibal, Uruguay

(9pm local time) 

Plan Ceibal

Recording (30min)

Q&A and round table discussion

Recording (23min)

12:30am GMT/ UTC (Sat)

Mauricio Arango, Colombia (7:30pm Bogota)

Empowering English Language Learners with Useful Technology Tools

Recording (31min)

Q&A and round table discussion

1am GMT/ UTC

(Sat)

Q&A and round table discussion

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 - Program Overview

Sat 12pm GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote

Hayo Reinders

Moderation: Berni Wall

Recording (53min)

Sat 1pm GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

Public Discussion on CEFR

Is your B1 my B1?

Moderation: Heike Philp

Recording (1h 16min)

Sat 2pm GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

BELTA Belgium English Language Teachers Association (15min)

Professional Development, the BELTA Way

Mieke Kenis and Ellen de Preter

Recording (19min)

Sat 2:15pm GMT/ UTC 

Communication Break 1h

Sat 3pm GMT/ UTC 

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Sat

18 May

2013

Room MERLIN

Young Learners

Moderation: Aydan Acar Yavuz 

Room TRISTAN

Digital Storytelling

Moderation: Márcia Lima

3pm GMT/ UTC

Suzanne Mordue, Turkey

British Council Turkey

Skills Grand Prix

Recording (30min)

Fiona Mauchline

Take a picture and....

Postponed to Sunday 11am GMT

3:30pm

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Sophia Mavridi, Greece

(workhop 1h)

eSafety through ELT

Recording (1h 2min)

Sevim Açıkgöz

(workshop 1h)

Making the most out of Digital Storytelling in classrooms

4pm GMT/ UTC

Sophia Mavridi’s workshop continued

Sevim Açıkgöz’s workshop continued

4:30pm GMT/ UTC

Dilara Gamze  Dokurlar, Turkey

Get Techy No “Buts”

Recording (35min)

Q&A and round table discussion

5pm GMT/ UTC

Q&A and round table discussion

Sat 5pm GMT/ UTC 

Communication Break 1h

Sat 6pm GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

Katie Quartano and Paul Shaw

Disabled Friendly Access  

Lessons in Life that Matter

Moderation: Marisa Constantinides

Recording (58min)

Sat 6:30pm GMT/ UTC

Main Venue ARTHUR

Judy Boyle

The NO Project: Global Anti-slavery/human trafficking Campaign

Moderation: Marisa Constantinides

Recording (35min)

Sat 7pm GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote: Joe Dale

Moderation: Marisa Constantinides

Recording (57min)

Sat 8pm GMT/ UTC

Main Venue ARTHUR

Fluency MC

Virtual Workout

Moderation: Heike Philp

Recording (1h 10min)

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Sunday, 19 May 2013 - Program Overview

Sun 8am GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

ASIAN SYMPOSIUM

Keynote: Barbara Sakamoto, Japan

A collaborative approach to improving teacher English

Moderation: Dave Dodgson

Recording (1h)

Sun 9am GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote: Steven Herder, Japan

Moderation: Dave Dodgson

Recording (58min)

Sun 10am GMT/ UTC 

Communication break

Sun 11am GMT/ UTC

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Sunday, 19 May

2013

Room MERLIN

Various Topics

Moderation: Adam Simpson

Room TRISTAN

Various Topics

Moderation: Victor Hugo Rojas B., Peru

Room AVALON

Teaching with Technology

Moderation: Aydan Acar Yavuz

11am GMT/ UTC

Syke Annamma Kumaran (iTDi)

Language Education in the Indian Context

Recording (26min)

Asli Saglam, Turkey

Information Superhighway for the Networked Teachers: Online Communities of Practice

Recording (39min)

Janet Bianchini

Spice Up Your Teaching with Apps and Tools from A - Z

Recording (34min)

11:30am GMT/ UTC

Tom Randolph, Seoul

Google+ for blended learning

Recording (31min)

Nina Jeroncic, Slovenia

I speak meme!

Recording (35min)

Merve Oflaz, Turkey

Give your students a second chance

Recording (25min)

12pm GMT/ UTC

Fiona Mauchline

Take a picture and....

Recording (32min)

Jason Levine, USA

From Collocation to Critical Thinking

Recording (1h11min)

Natasa Bozic Grojic

Give Them Homework They Will Love

Recording (33min)

12:30pm GMT/ UTC

Q&A and round table discussion

Jason Levine continued...

Marisa Constantinides, Greece CELT Athens

From Curation to Creation

Recording (54min)

Q&A and round table discussion

Q&A and round table discussion

Sun 1pm GMT/ UTC 

Communication Break

Sun 2pm GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

LT SIG Event

Keynote: Paul Driver, Portugal

Embodiment, Technology and Locative Play

Moderation: Nicky Hockly

Recording (1h3min)

Sun 3pm - 5pm GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

(2h) Unconference / BarCamp / EdCamp

Moderation: Vance Stevens, Heike Philp and Arjana Blazic

Recording (7h)

(first 2 hours = unconference, last hour = ELTONS, forgot to switch off)

Sun 5pm GMT/ UTC 

Communication Break

Sun 6pm GMT/ UTC

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Sunday, 19 May

2013

Room MERLIN

Young Learnrs

Moderation: Gülnur Sahin

Room TRISTAN

Various topics

Moderation: Aydan Acar Yavuz

Room AVALON

Virtual Worlds

Moderation: Shelly Terrell and Marisa Constantinides

6pm GMT/ UCT

Anna Conway, Armenia and Claudia Carril, Uruguay

Bonding Cultures Through Digital Tools

Recording (25min)

Eva Buyuksimkesyan, Turkey

Reading Activities Spiced Up with Web 2.0

Recording (29min)

Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart

Language quests and data analystics in secondary schools

Recording (29min)

6:30pm GMT/ UCT

Michelle Worgan, Spain

Collaborating with Kids

Recording (33min)

Arjana Blazic & Bart Verswijvel

The Pedagogical Value of eTwinning projects

Recording (40min)

Edith Paillat, New Zealand and Betsy Quero Victoria University of Wellington 

Higher Ed Language Immersion in 3D

Recording (41min)

7pm GMT/ UCT

David Dodgson, Turkey

Lessons on the fly and online

Recording (27min)

Geoff  Tranter, Germany

e-Quality? - e-Quality!!

Recording (27min)

Heike Philp, Belgium

let’s talk online sprl

CAMELOT-

CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and Learning

Recording (40min)

7:30pm GMT/ UCT

Q&A and round table discussion

Recording (18min)

Q&A and round table discussion

Recording (20min)

Q&A and round table discussion

Sun 8pm GMT/ UTC 

Communication Break

Sun 9pm GMT/ UTC

Main Venue ARTHUR

ELTons Sneak Preview

Moderator: Shelly Terrell

Recording (7h)

(first 2 hours = unconference, last hour = ELTONS, forgot to switch off)

Sun 10pm GMT/ UTC 

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote: Shelly Terrell, USA 

When We Were Very Young

Recording (50min)


Friday, 17 May 2013 Program details

Fri, 17 May 2013

1pm GMT/ 2pm London / 3pm Paris / 9am New York / 10pm Tokyo / 10am Buenos Aires

Fri 1pm GMT/ UTC

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Main Venue ARTHUR: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Welcome Address by conference organiser

  • Heike Philp, let’s talk online sprl
  • Shelly Terrell, Parentella
  • Berni Wall, RLI Gapfiller 
  • Steven Herder, iTDi
  • Stefanie Verschoor, ARCALL

Heike Philp nee Gensch is CEO of let’s talk online sprl (founded 2003, now based in Brussels) which provides technology support for language learning and events in real-time via the internet. Previously she held the position as general manager of LANCELOT School GmbH i.L., an accredited teacher training center for language teaching in real-time via the internet by means of virtual classroom technology and virtual worlds. With over 20 years in education and with Germany’s first live online language school, Philp co-initiated two European funded projects and worked with 35 European partners including 17 universities to develop accredited and certified teacher training courses.  These EU Projects are LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers) and AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live Online. Her latest EU project CAMELOT is still proposal stage. Philp runs her own online conference, the Virtual Round Table conference and is co-organizer of DaFWEBKON, a web conference for teachers of German,  SLanguages Annual Symposium about language learning in virtual worlds. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life and her blog let’s talk online is a rich resource for language educators with hundreds of events recordings. Currently she lives in Brussels and amongst others conducts web conferences and webinars for the British Council.

Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects Edchat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference and ELTon nominated ELTChat. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Microsoft Heroes of Education. Find free ebooks and resources for teachers on her blog, Teacher Reboot Camp. Look out for her upcoming book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell

Berni Wall

Berni Wall has been an English language teacher, teacher trainer, examiner and mentor since 1977. She has taught University, Further and Higher Education, as well as 6 years of Primary school. She has also worked as a teacher trainer and as an English Language Examiner. After studying for an MBA in 1989/90 Berni set up her own English language training business delivering corporate language training for large multinationals, SMEs and government agencies. She moved online and launched her training website Gapfillers (www.gapfillers.com) in 2006 to help fill language gaps and bridge the gap between lessons for corporate clients. Gapfillers also offers teacher-supported intensive training programmes in English for work and IELTS. She is currently other developing online programmes aimed at IELTS students who require bands 7 and 8 (such as the IELTS Writing Boot Camp) and will shortly be launching a new website ‘IELTS Learning Tips’ devoted to this. Berni’s offline work centres around intensive, immersion programmes (1&2 weeks) in Yorkshire (Fleetham Lodge) for small groups of adult, professional students. These programmes also include CPD workshops for English language teachers. She is a veteran ELTON nominee having been nominated no less than 3 times, for Gapfillers, Virtual Round Table and Eltchat! Find her on twitter @rliberni.

Steven Herder has been teaching within the Japanese EFL context since 1989. Having over 20 years teaching experience at the elementary and secondary school level, he is currently an assistant professor in the International Studies department at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts. He is also extremely active in professional development within the ELT community. He co-founded MASH Collaboration in 2007, an online community devoted to professional development through collaboration. He is an avid user of Skype and can often be heard saying, "Collaboration creates just the right amount of tension to get lots done." He also spends time editing numerous articles, academic volumes and proceedings, and leading teacher training seminars for various companies throughout Japan. Steven works from the perspective that, "being a teacher means a never-ending commitment to learning".

Jennifer Verschoor

Jennifer Verschoor is an EFL teacher specialised in online teaching, mobile learning and training via virtual learning environments. Recently completed her MA in Virtual Environments. She has extensive experience as a teacher trainer  both face-to-face and online. She obtained scholarships from WorldCALL, Norwich Institute for Language Education, The Consultants-e and IATEFL. Currently, she is working as a teacher trainer for the British Council, English Speaking Scholastic Association of the River Plate, SBS International and Programa E-ducadores validated by Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. She is the co-author of "My first digital journey" an e-book for young learners published by The Round.

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Fri, 17 May 2013

2pm GMT/ 3pm London / 10am New York / 11pm Tokyo

Fri 2pm GMT/ UCT

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Main Venue ARTHUR: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Livestream:

Keynote

Nicky Hockly & Gavin Dudeney

Digital Literacies

Digital literacies

Digital literacies, the technical skills and social practices needed to effectively interact with digital technologies, are key 21st century skills, and are increasingly important in educational curricula. What exactly are these literacies, and where might they have a place in the English language classroom? This plenary looks at some of the theory underpinning digital literacies, and also outlines practical classroom activities for students in the language classroom.

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Nicky Hockly

Nicky Hockly is Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E [http://www.theconsultants-e.com], an online teacher training and development consultancy. She presents at conferences internationally and  is co-author of How to Teach English with Technology (2007), Learning English as a Foreign Language for Dummies(2009), Teaching Online (2010), and Digital Literacies (2013). She has published an e-book with The Round, called Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators (2012), and she maintains a blog at www.emoderationskills.com. She is currently working on a book about mobile and handheld learning in ELT with Gavin Dudeney (due out in 2014), and is a technophobe turned technophile.

Gavin Dudeney

Gavin Dudeney is Director of Technology for The Consultants-E and a leading expert in the application of technologies in language education. He works primarily in online teacher education for the application of technologies in teaching, and in consultancy work in the same field.  Gavin is author of, among others,  The Internet & The Language Classroom (Cambridge University Press 2000, 2007), co-author of the award-winning How To Teach English with Technology (Longman 2007) and co-author of Digital Literacies (2013).  He is currently writing a book about mobile learning, to be published by Delta Publishing in 2014.

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Fri, 17 May 2013

3pm GMT/ 4pm London / 11am New York / 12am Tokyo

Fri 3pm GMT/ UCT

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Main Venue ARTHUR: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Livestream:

Keynote

Sirin Soyoz, Turkey British Council

Story Sharing Web Conference

The British Council English Language Team (ELT) in Turkey, ran their first ever web conference on 9 and 10 February 2013, called, “Story Sharing Web Conference”. 642 teachers from all over the world participated in the programme of real-time webinars over the two days. Not everyone can afford to attend a conference or has the time to do so. By choosing to organise a virtual conference and making it free to attend, the British Council was able to reach a wide cross section of people globally. The training and development was at the fingertips of teaching professionals. Web conferencing aimed to transform teaching and learning experience connecting colleagues at a distance. We had presenters from Macau to Vancouver via mouseclick and participants in 55 countries turned this into an amazing experience. If you would like to lose yourself with the wonderful world of stories, you can watch the recordings of our event online at TeachingEnglish website http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/turkey

In this session, I will talk about the highlights of our web conference and how we flipped a conference online with various different types of activities.

 

Şirin Soyöz is the ELT E-learning Coordinator for the British Council in Turkey. She holds a BA degree in education from METU (Middle East Technical University) in 2004 and is studying at post-graduate level in Online and Distance Education at the UK’s Open University. She provides workshops on technology, including its practical application. She develops digital projects for teachers and learners of English using the Web, broadcast and social media. Her research interests are learning technologies, e-learning innovations, e-portfolios and mobile learning. (@sirin)

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Fri, 17 May 2013

3:30pm GMT/ 4:30pm London / 11:30am New York / 12:30am Tokyo

Fri 3:30pm GMT

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Angelika Guettl-Strahlhofer, daf Community

DaFWEBKON

DaFWEBKON is an annual web conference for teachers of German, an offshoot of the Virtual Round Table Web Conference. It focuses on teaching and learning of German with technology, web-based applications and aims to network teachers around the world.The 3rd DaFWEBKON takes place next year, 15-16 March 2014 and has as its theme mobile learning. So far the previous two web conferences saw a total of 99 guest speakers and 930 participants.  

Angelika Guettl-Strahlhofer runs www.wissens-wert.at, a consultancy company on web-based training and blended learning. She works as (online) teacher trainer at the „Virtuelle Pädagogische Hochschule“ in Austria. In 2006 she co-founded the DaF-Communitywww.dafcommunity.net, where DaF (=German as foreign language) teachers worldwide meet online on a weekly basis and co-organizes the DaFWEBKON, a live online conference for teachers of German www.dafwebkon.com.

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Fri, 17 May 2013

4pm GMT/ 5pm London / 12pm New York / 1am Tokyo

Fri 4pm GMT/ UCT

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Main Venue ARTHUR: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Keynote

Thomas Strasser: Mind the App

In this webinar it will be tried to explicitly emphasize the advantages of simple, but highly effective Internet applications (e.g. free eLearning-tools) for the EFL classroom. This practically-oriented webinar is dedicated to the impressive potential of educational Web 2.0 tools (i.e. educational internet tools for the PC) that can also be used by computer illiterates. The focus will be on methodological design (i.e. how the presented tools can be efficiently used in the EFL-lesson), not on complex technological issues.

Presenting simple 1-2-3-clicks-applications, it will be shown how the internet can be used in order to design effective EFL-Blended-Learning-sequences supporting the students’ speaking, writing, listening and reading skills. Teachers will be able to immediately use the tools the next day in their own lessons. Selection of tools: WDr. Tordle, Audioboo, Littelbirdtales, Storybird, Learning Apps, Cueprompter, Toondoo, Mailvu, Padlet, Flipsnack, Voki, Markup, Tricider, etc.

Dr. Thomas Strasser is New Learning Technologies Researcher, EFL teacher and teacher trainer at Vienna University College of Teacher Education. He received his PhD from the University of Vienna in language teaching methodologies and new learning technologies and he has been a coach and key note speaker at many international conferences on the subject. He has written several ELT textbooks and scientific articles/monographs related to new learning technologies. www.learning-reloaded.com | @thomas_strasser

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Fri, 17 May 2013

6-8pm GMT/ 7-9pm London / 2-4pm New York / 3-5am Tokyo

Fri 6pm GMT/ UCT

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Concurrent Sessions

Teaching with Technology

Room MERLIN

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/merlin

Moderation: Eva Buyuksimkesyan

6pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

6pm GMT/ 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Sylvia Guinan; Greece

Creative thinking with technology        

A presentation on how we as teachers can use technology to help our students learning creatively and build confidence. It would also show how we can develop professionally by experimenting, brain-storming and generating ideas. By modelling creativity ourselves, students benefit by assimilating similar thinking skills.

It's a teaching/learning feedback loop where technology serves education. We embrace best practices in teaching and use technology to take them to the next level for 21st Century learning and future digital generations.

I am a professional English Language Teacher, with a Degree in English Literature, a higher Diploma in Education, and T.E.F.L qualifications.I've been teaching English for eighteen years. I have experience in Ireland, and mostly in Greece. I ran my own offline tutoring business for seven years before moving my business online. I have found working online to be extremely liberating as we have the technology to develop more of our own courses, materials and books.  It has encouraged me to write and blog about education, and share what I know with other teachers.Over the years I've taught people from many walks of life, and pride myself on my ability to understand my students and lead them on their path to success.

I've taught at primary and secondary school level. I've taught literacy skills to adults, and have a great interest in dyslexia and learning disabilities.

In the private sector I've taught doctors, university professors, university students, engineers, housewives, kids and teenagers of all ages.I also specialise in exam preparation, and have had great success with students in Cambridge proficiency, Cambridge first certificate, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Michigan, etc.As I live in Greece with my Greek husband and four bilingual children, I also teach my own kids English and have a great interest in bilingualism. As you can see, teaching is not just a job for me, it's a way of life: As a teacher I believe in giving students the tools to create their own success.

6:30pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm London / 2:30pm New York / 3:30am Tokyo

Aydan Acar Yavuz, Turkey 

How to Motivate Online Learners            

It is true that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink but maybe there are things, we -as teachers- can do to make the online learning experience more engaging and the learners more comfortable and therefore willing to participate in online classes. In this presentation, I hope we can share some ideas how to accomplish that and also come up with some fresh ideas.               

Aydan Yavuz is a head teacher at a language school and she has about 10 years of teaching experience in multilevel adult ESL and ESP(for IT) courses. In the classroom, she loves using what the newest technology offers. She studied English Language and Literature at Istanbul University. In addition to teaching, she is also interested in literary translation.

7pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

7pm GMT/ 8pm London / 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

Arkady Zilberman

Skill-based training of EFL

Conventional grammar-translation methods are obsolete and are responsible for the current low success rate of learning EFL. CEO of Livemocha Michael Schutzler expressed it clearly: “Language is a performing art. It must be taught like Guitar, Piano, Dance, using skills-based methodology focused on practice.

Language Bridge Technology (LBT) provides multi-sensory “personalized learning” experiences using mobile and cloud applications. LBT apps designed for acquisition of language patterns, pronunciation and intuitive grammar by subconscious learning while re-experiencing known situations in English using a proprietary Reverse Language Resonance process.

Digital Learners switch between multiple learning tasks and learn best in interactive mode – they are learning by teaching themselves, they prefer to do research and find answers while communicating with friends through social media. From blended to integrated learning: integrated with social networks, research and self-teaching on mobile devices. All those tasks are incorporated into LBT apps.

Arkady has developed and patented in 2002 the Language Bridge method of learning a foreign language that is more effective than the leading methods of learning English. The patented Language Bridge Technology (LBT) provides a new learning paradigm for smartphones and web-based applications. It restores the innate ability of adults to learn English as the Global language by turning off cross-translation into native language. LBT is uniquely positioned to capture its target market in a reasonably short time frame creating the potential for a fast return on investment for the company and its investors. We are looking for English teachers and schools willing to test and implement the LBT method of learning English as a foreign language in China.

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Fri, 17 May 2013

7pm GMT

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Concurrent Sessions

Room TRISTAN

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/tristan

Learner resources

Moderation: Asli Saglam

6pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

6pm GMT/ 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Leo Selivan, Israel 

Online Lexical Tools

This workshop will explore a number of linguistic tools available on the web to help teachers prepare for effective vocabulary teaching. Some of these tools can also be used by learners to build their vocabulary and go beyond users to become researchers of the language.           

Leo Selivan is an EFL teacher, teacher trainer and materials developer with the British Council in Tel Aviv. He has a BA in Public Relations and Languages, CELTA and MEd in TESOL (with distinction). Teacher training missions have taken him to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and other countries in the region. Leo's professional interests include vocabulary acquisition, corpora and lexico-grammatical interface - the topics he has written on for the TeachingEnglish website, Modern English Teacher and his own blog Leoxicon.

6:30pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm London / 2:30pm New York / 3:30am Tokyo

Mostofa Mohiuddin 

British Council’s Learn English Web Site for autonomous learners.

Learn English online with the help of this free website from the British Council with games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises learners will enable themselves to learn independently. In this session Mostofa will show how a learner can use this web site to learn English by themselves.  

Mostofa Mohiuddin is working as a Project Manger in British Council Bangladesh. He is currently working with British Council English digital products and promoting them to the root level of Bangladesh. Mostofa also worked with British Council education team and promoted global citizenship to a good number of schools in Bangladesh. He is working in British Council since 2009.

7pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

7pm GMT/ 8pm London / 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

Steven Chadwick, ExamEnglish

Exam Practice Content to Desktop and Mobile Platforms

This talk looks at the challenges of presenting ESL exam practice content, often designed for paper based tests, to learners using a wide variety of devices and screen resolutions. Should the content be presented as apps, and if so, which platforms should be supported? Or is it better to develop a generic web site for mobile users? If so, is the choice between a responsive design that adapts to each user, whether they be on a desktop machine or a mobile device, or a mobile specific web site which duplicates only some of the content of the desktop site?

These and other questions will be addressed using the experience gained while managing examenglish.com, a leading exam practice web site, in attempting to accommodate the growing number of learners accessing the internet on mobile devices.

 

Steve Chadwick is director of examenglish.com, a site serving 3 million free practice tests a month, and has long experience in the ESL exam sector as a teacher, examiner, software developer and software publisher.  

www.examenglish.com

7:30pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

7:30pm GMT/ 8:30pm London / 3:30pm New York / 4:30am Tokyo

Questions and Answers / round table discussion with all of the presenters

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Fri, 17 May 2013

6-8pm GMT/ 7-9pm London / 2-4pm New York / 3-5am Tokyo

Fri 6pm GMT/ UCT

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Concurrent Sessions

Room AVALON

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/avalon

Video

Moderation: Sirin Soyoz

6pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

6pm GMT/ 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Vicki Hollett, USA

What can you teach in a minute?

Whether your language classroom is conventional, online, blended or flipped, video’s a powerful medium. And it’s been around a looooong time, so there’s lots of research to guide us. We’ll be looking at some that and exploring the question, ‘What can you teach in a minute’? Because with video, it’s a heck of a lot.

 

Vicki Hollett is an award winning author of many popular ELT courses for Oxford University Press and Pearson. She runs the simple English videos dot com website, and makes videos for English learners with her husband and their dog Carter.

6:30pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm London / 2:30pm New York / 3:30am Tokyo

Philip Gienandt, Germany, LinguaTV

Benefits of Videos in Online Language Training

Online videos can be an ideal supplement to both traditional classroom teaching and online tutoring in order to create a blended learning environment with many benefits to teachers and learners.Useful videos can feature authentic dialogues, presentations and speeches and selected dos and don’ts. They can be used for building-up vocabulary and useful phrases, for teaching pronunciation as well as initiating role-plays and discussions.This session will show the practical usage of online videos and its integration in Language Training as well as a reflection of its strengths and limitations.

Philip Gienandt is co-founder and CEO of Berlin-based LinguaTV GmbH. Philip has more than 20 years of work experience in eLearning and Online Entertainment (incl. webTV and Games) and has worked in several managerial positions in International Business and Strategy Development in Germany, France and the USA. He holds a diploma in International Management Science from University of Mannheim / Germany and received his MBA from City University of New York / USA. LinguaTV provides online video lectures and interactive elearning content for teaching languages and training of cross-cultural communication. LinguaTV was nominated by The British Council for the ELTons International Award for Innovation 2011, was awarded with the Comenius EduMedia Seal in 2010 and received the World Summit Award 2009 for the world´s best eContent in the category “elearning and education”. More information at http://www.linguatv.com.

7pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

7pm GMT/ 8pm London / 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

David Deubelbeiss, USA, EnglishCentral

Using EnglishCentral At Your School                

                                                                                         

EnglishCentral is a pioneering online publisher that harnesses the powerful context of authentic video for language teaching and study. It provides teachers with tools to prepare and present a video curriculum. This workshop provide a rationale for using video in the classroom and explain how teachers can get started by making a class page and assigning exciting video lessons and courses for their students to study.  There will be time to ask any questions you might have about using video and EnglishCentral in your classroom. All attendees will get a code for immediate free Premium seats their students can use.

 

David Deubelbeiss is a professor, educational consultant and teacher trainer currently at the Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, North Bay, Canada. He is a leader in promoting the use of technology in language teaching and the use of social media in education. He is the Director of Education at EnglishCentral. Find him online at his professional development community for teachers, EFL Classroom 2.0 or through his google profile. He espouses the simple teaching philosophy of “When one teaches, two learn.”

7:30pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

7:30pm GMT/ 8:30pm London / 3:30pm New York / 4:30am Tokyo

Questions and Answers / round table discussion with all of the presenters

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Fri, 17 May 2013

6-8pm GMT/ 7-9pm London / 2-4pm New York / 3-5am Tokyo

Fri 6pm GMT/ UCT

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Concurrent Sessions

Room AVALON

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/avalon

Blended Learning with English 360

Moderation:

6pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

6pm GMT/ 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Valentina Dodge, Italy English360

No Flippin' Idea

What is “flipped” teaching?  What is blended learning? What do learners do in class? At home? Come along to this session to explore myths and misconceptions about “flipped” classrooms and “blended” learning approaches. The session will outline the benefits of hybrid courses by focusing on creating individualised learning opportunities, flexible spaces for reflection and new forms interaction. The session will show how the real “flip” in course design and delivery isn’t about new tools, how it isn’t about sharing a new video to watch before a face-to-face session or simply doing homework on a screen. Profitable, successful flips or blends depend on offering opportunities for discovery, co-operation, collective effort and interaction and developing knowledge, new levels of engagement and responsibility together.

Making it flip not flop means valuing the humans at the centre of the educational process.

Valentina Dodge is Learning Manager for English360 where she oversees content, pedagogy, teaching, and academic matters for English360. She works closely with educators and school owners on a global scale to help them provide personalised English learning programmes to meet their student and customer needs. She collaborates with and supports English language teachers all over the world to help them publish and share lesson and courses for blended or online delivery. She organises training sessions and support forums on instructional design and blended course organisation to allow educators to combine their own materials and lesson plans with high quality course material from a range of publisher. She is based in Salerno, Italy.

6:30pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm London / 2:30pm New York / 3:30am Tokyo

Jeremy Day, Poland, English360 

The old boundary between producers and consumers of teaching materials is breaking down. For the first time, it's possible for teachers to share - and be paid for - the content they have created without the need to go through traditional publishers. Writers no longer need to convince a publisher that there's sufficient demand for a particular niche product; they can just go ahead and create it, to see what happens. This opens up a world of new possibilities, but also raises some important questions concerning quality, style, suitability and copyright, among other things. In this workshop, I will present case studies of some successful online self-publishing projects I have overseen, and provide clear, practical guidance, based on my experiences, for anyone who wants to take the plunge and self-publish their materials online.

Jeremy Day is Editorial Director at English360, a blended learning platform, where he works closely with publishers and self-publishers to create original and repurposed content. He is also Series Editor of the Cambridge English for ... series of short ESP courses. He has written 12 teacher's books, including International Legal English and Dynamic Presentations. He co-authored Active Grammar 3 (Cambridge) and New Success Upper Intermediate (Pearson). He is Membership Secretary of IATEFL's ESP SIG. He taught for many years at the British Council and now works from home in Warsaw, Poland.

7pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

7pm GMT/ 8pm London / 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

Virginia Allum, UK, English360

Using English360 to enhance teaching and learning practices

I’ve had a connection with English360 for quite some time as co-author of the Cambridge English for Nursing resources, one of which has been uploaded and repurposed for digital learning onto the English360 platform. However, I only recently delved into the platform in a more serious way and started exploring the advantages of using English360 to complement self-published material I have written and also to start writing courses entirely on English360.

One obvious advantage of English360 is to showcase the book I have co-authored - Cambridge English for Nursing+. I received a lot of feedback from teachers who use the book but need more support to feel confident teaching a sometimes unfamiliar subject. The advantage of using the Cambridge English for Nursing materials on English360 is that additional teacher support and also extra learner practice is provided.

The English360 platform has also allowed me to produce additional medical English material and courses. Some of these courses are ‘niche market’ e.g. OET Writing for Nurses. It’s often the case that relevant parts of a few courses need to be drawn together and added to in order to make a new course in a specialised area. This is one of the original tenets of English360 – allowing control over the Blended Learning outcome. Simple actions such as copying and pasting are all that is needed to mesh together a new course. Much in the same way teachers use the scissors and take bits from here and there to make a new worksheet!

Finally, the ability to add audio and video to units of my courses has been a real bonus. I am able to add audio clips for pronunciation of medical terms. I also have a library of short medical English videos made on Xtranormal which are easily embedded into my activities on English360. Of course, teachers using my courses can make their own activities to go with my videos and so the blending continues!

Virginia Allum is co-author of 'Cambridge English for Nursing' Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate +. Author of several self-published EMP books for students and teachers. Currently updating resources for 'Cambridge English for Nursing' Intermediate Plus on English 360. Producing Youtube videos of many of the dialogues in the book as well as the extra materials which are available online. Aim is to develop the CEN books as an integral part of blended learning on English 360.

Developing near-authentic Medical English materials for self-published books for medical English. Development of 'Strategies for Successful Learning' programme at GCIT, Australia - Learning Support and study skills. Contributor to Infirmiers online French Nursing magazine Guest editor at Teachers Without Borders

Specialties: Teaching Teachers of Medical English

7:30pm GMT/ UCT  (click on link for world clock)

7:30pm GMT/ 8:30pm London / 3:30pm New York / 4:30am Tokyo

Questions and Answers / round table discussion with all of the presenters

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Fri, 17 May 2013

5pm GMT/ 6pm London / 1pm New York / 2am Tokyo

Fri 6pm GMT/ UCT

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Main Venue ARTHUR

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Latin CALL Symposium

(4:30pm Venezuela, 6pm Argentina)

Moderation: Jennifer Verschoor, Argentina

Keynote

Evelyn Izquierdo, Venezuela and Miguel Mendoza, Venezuela

Screencasting: A dynamic and interactive way to provide feedback

During the last decade, the use of screencasting  has become very popular on the net. It has been mainly used as a demonstration tool (how-to videos or tutorials). For example, people can easily learn how to create an account in Blogger just by watching a video recorded by someone. In education and especially ELT, they have become part of approaches like the flipped classroom, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and MOOC (Massive open online course). It has been used over the last decade to provide feedback (Stannard, 2008, 2010) as well. Our presentation shows how we have been using screencasting to provide feedback to participants from the Podcasting for the ESL-EFL classroom session offered in the Electronic Village Online (EVO).

Evelyn Izquierdo, Venezuela

Universidad Central de Venezuela

My name is Evelyn Izquierdo. I’m an ESP/EAP teacher at the School of Education of Universidad Central de Venezuela. I hold a master degree in EFL, and I have been interested in online activities after becoming a Webhead in Feb. 2005.

I am also  a co-founder of Avealmec (the Venezuelan CALL Association), in which I’ve had the pleasure of training other language teachers in Venezuela, including my own colleagues at the university. In 2008, thanks to my work in the ICT in ELT area, I won a full scholarship to attend the WorldCALL 2008 and represented Venezuela in Japan. It was a great experience to share my teaching experiences with the world and learning from my colleagues too. Besides this, I’m currently a member of the Distance Education Committee of the School of Education – UCV, VenTESOL’s Communications Coordinator and Avealmec President."

Miguel Mendoza

Universidad Central de Venezuela

Miguel Mendoza is an ESP teacher at Universidad Central de Venezuela in the school of librarianship. He holds a Master’s degree in English as a foreign language. He’s a freelance ICT consultant for the British Council in Venezuela. He had the lucky chance to attend some of The Consultants-E courses during mid 2000s. He’s a founder member and current Vicepresident of AVEALMEC (Venezuela CALL Association). He is also a member of IATEFL, Webheads and the iTDi community. Apart from ICT in ELT, Miguel Mendoza is interested in extensive reading and functional diversity or disability.

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Fri, 17 May 2013

11pm GMT/ 12pm London / 7pm New York / 8am Tokyo

11pm GMT/ UTC

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Concurrent Sessions

Room MERLIN

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/merlin

Web 2.0 tools

Moderation:

11pm GMT/ UTC (click on link for world clock)

11pm GMT/ 12pm London / 7pm New York / 8am Tokyo

Ana Maria Menezes, Brazil (8pm local time)

Digital tools to help creative language use

Rethinking our roles as teachers is a necessary exercise in this connected world. However, changing OUR WAYS is not easy. Besides facing limitations such as a set syllabus, we also have own beliefs as a barrier to accepting change. In this session, I intend to share a project being developed with my own students this semester where students are invited to reflect about the necessary language to produce digital content using language creatively. I'll be explaining how I proposed the project, the initial steps, the activities we developed in class, the tasks proposed and will finally show some of the material produced by the students.

Ana Maria is an EFL teacher and teacher developer in Brazil. Head of the EDtech department of Cultura Inglesa Uberlândia. Helps teachers integrate technology to their classes by moderating the  “Cultura EDtech” online course. Apart from posting at her blog LIFE FEAST, she has also written  two e-books dedicated to language teachers: “Webtools applied to teaching” and “Developing the 4 Skills using Webtools”.

11:30pm GMT/ UTC (click on link for world clock)

11:30pm GMT/ 12:30pm London / 7:30pm New York / 8:30am Tokyo

Grazzia Maria Mendoza, Honduras (5:30pm local time)

Web 2.0 tools that Enhance Language Learning Skills

21st Century learners need a new way to learn and be empowered while improving their language skills. Educators have tools at hand that aid the process of achieving intended learning outcomes while meeting the learners needs and interests. Language skills usually require constant exposure to varied activities and in modern times this activities need to be collaborative, interactive and technology oriented. Participants will learn about several Web 2.0 tools: Facebook and Bookr, for writing at all levels and VOXOPOP, and VOICETHREAD for speaking skills development. Come and join the fun!

Grazzia Maria Mendoza Chirinos, has a graduate degree in International Teaching from Framingham University. She is currently working on her second post graduate degree in TESOL. She has been active in ESL since 1992 and has done curriculum development for pre-school, and high school and in Higher Ed for English Language Programs. Has taught all ESL levels, tutored High School students in subjects related to Science and English, and volunteered in ESL projects in rural areas. She has been a US Embassy accredited teacher trainer since 2008, and a certified trainer of trainers with the SIT program since 2010. She has been an International speaker at TESOL International Association since 2007 and in 2012 was invited as a guest speaker. She has been a plenary speaker for conferences in Central America and also a presenter in Mexico, Central America and South America. She has also participated in Spanish Conventions and Symposiums related to General Curriculum Development. She has developed work as Coordinator for Pre-School, English programs in Higher Education, and Human Rights Offices. She is Chair of the International Awards Committee at the TESOL International Association. She is currently working at the Agricultural University of Zamorano teaching ESL and developing curricular changes and advancement of programs and peer observation processes.

12am GMT/ UTC (Sat) (click on link for world clock)

12pm GMT/ 1am London / 8pm New York / 9am Tokyo

Rita Zeinstejer, Argentina (9pm local time)

Vindicating Chat

Internet Chat rooms have a dubious reputation among EFL teachers. They are seen as dangerous places for students, but the judicious integration of chat can be of real benefit.

In a controlled, educationally focused environment, students can chat with invited guests who have been chosen by the teacher for their specialist knowledge. Students can plan what they want to ask the guest and, because chat is more immediate than email, they can practice the skill of asking follow-up questions in this live online environment. Used in this way, chat can improve students’ thinking skills and literacy skills, and help develop critical literacy.

In this presentation different types of chatrooms will be mentioned, as well as its pedagogical rationale; examples of the three modes –text, audio and video—will be provided, together with rules, chatiquette, possible projects and activities.

Instructional Technology Specialist

www.zeinstejer.com

rita@zeinstejer.com

12:30am GMT/ UTC (Sat)   (click on link for world clock)

11:30pm GMT/ 12:30pm London / 7:30pm New York / 8:30am Tokyo

Mauricio Arango, Colombia (7:30pm Bogota)

Empowering English Language Learners with Useful Technology Tools

Teachers are challenged when incorporating technology tools into their educational settings. The presenter demostrates how to utilize effective available technological resources that empower students to practice a range of skills. Participants explore the benefits of teaching and learning with technology tools and how to utilize and integrate them into their own settings.

Mauricio Arango, EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher at the Colombo Americano in Medellin, Colombia. He has presented in local and international TESOL events in Costa Rica. Panama, Peru, the United States, and Venezuela. He does teacher training in some social-academic projects carried out in Colombian provincial towns and whose main goal is to improve teacher's language skills, and pedagogical and technological competencies. Implementing CALL in those rural areas where internet access and even electrical supplies are inconsistently available is one of his professional challenges. Mauricio is one of the WorldCALL 2013 scholarship winners to attend this conference in Glasgow, Scotland from July 10 - 13.

1am GMT/ UTC (Sat)  (click on link for world clock)

1am GMT/ 2am London / 9pm New York / 10am Tokyo

Questions and Answers / round table discussion with all of the presenters

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Fri, 17 May 2013

11pm GMT/ 12pm London / 7pm New York / 8am Tokyo

11pm GMT/ UTC

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Concurrent Sessions

Room TRISTAN

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/tristan

ICT International plans

Moderation: Jennifer Verschoor

11pm GMT/ UTC (click on link for world clock)

11pm GMT/ 12pm London / 7pm New York / 8am Tokyo

Victor Hugo Rojas B., Peru (6pm local time)

Integrating ICT in Initial Language Teacher Education

This presentation will demonstrate how innovative learning technologies are integrated in the course of Didactics of Teaching EFL that aims to equip prospective English teachers with the skills and knowledge to effectively integrate ICT in their future teaching practice, and propose recommendations on the design of initial language teacher education syllabus. MOODLE virtual classroom can be adjusted and used in to suit various aims and skill practice through online discussion forums, doing online assignments, attending virtual conferences, observing lessons; and above all, we need closer contact with our students.

Victor Hugo Rojas B. is an Associate Professor of Didactics of TEFL at Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle, and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, both located in Lima, Peru. He has over 27 years of experience delivering under/post graduate courses, lectures, seminars and workshops. He is the founder of Peruvian English Teachers Network (PETsNet). He has given presentations on TEFL around Peru and abroad. I am currently an iTDi.pro mentor.

11:30pm GMT/ UTC (click on link for world clock)

11:30pm GMT/ 12:30pm London / 7:30pm New York / 8:30am Tokyo

Liliana Simon, Argentina (8:30pm local time)

Plan Conectar Igualdad

The “Plan Conectar Igualdad” designed by the National Ministry of Education in Argentina opened the door to the 21st Century World. Having a laptop in the secondary class brings a new paradigm to every teaching situation. ICT is here to support our teaching with authentic material and through digital material we can find on the web. This presentation consists of a description of the “Conectar Igualdad” Programme in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; how it was administrated and delivered and how the e-material was designed.

Liliana Simón is a teacher of English ,  administrator of  UNLP VLEs, and  a British Council  E-moderator. She worked as a co-coordinator for ConectarIgualdad, BA.  She develops e-material, delivers presentations and courses on Learning Technologies, “Plurilingual and Intercultural Programme and   ADULP/UNLP. She obtained a fellowship at Open University, UK.

12am GMT/ UTC (Sat) (click on link for world clock)

12pm GMT/ 1am London / 8pm New York / 9am Tokyo

Mariana Montaldo, Uruguay, Plan Ceibal, (9pm local time)

Plan Ceibal

Mariana Montaldo has been working as a Technical Assistant in Education at Plan Ceibal since 2010. She is the academic coordinator of Ceibal en Inglés, an English Teaching Project implemented by Plan Ceibal since 2012.

English and School Teacher she has a Masters Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education awarded by UMASS (University of Massachussets) and her work is related to techonolgy in educational settings and teacher training.

Prior to Ceibal, she worked as school Teacher, English teacher and also as a Teacher Trainer and Mentor for different Language Teaching Programs in School settings.

12:30am GMT/ UTC (Sat)   (click on link for world clock)

11:30pm GMT/ 12:30pm London / 7:30pm New York / 8:30am Tokyo

Questions and Answers / round table discussion with all of the presenters

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Fri, 17 May 2013

11pm GMT/ 12pm London / 7pm New York / 8am Tokyo

11pm GMT/ UTC

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Concurrent Sessions

Room AVALON

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/avalon

Mobile Learning

Moderation: Jennifer Verschoor

11pm GMT/ UTC (click on link for world clock)

11pm GMT/ 12pm London / 7pm New York / 8am Tokyo

Carla Arena, Brazil (8pm local time)

Rethinking the Language Classroom - From Mobile to Learning

Mobile learning brings flexibility and portability to learning. In this presentation, educators will explore the numerous pedagogical uses of iPads in the language classroom with a focus on student production through examples of classroom activities and students' projects.

Carla Arena is an explorer of the potential of technology integration into language learning. She is a teacher trainer, Head of the Ed Tech and Digital Communication Department, online moderator and English teacher at Casa Thomas Jefferson. She blogs at http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com

11:30pm GMT/ UTC (click on link for world clock)

11:30pm GMT/ 12:30pm London / 7:30pm New York / 8:30am Tokyo

Vinicius Lemos, Brazil (8:30pm local time)

Harmonizing Traditional Language Practice and Mobile Devices Through Digital Photography

People often say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but don`t you think it is also worth a thousand activities? Learn how photos taken with smartphones and tablets can make the regular classroom language practice more fun, engaging and dynamic through a variety of meaningful activities and language tasks suitable for different levels and ages.  All suggestions require  very little preparation and absolutely no Internet connection

Vinicius has been a teacher for 17 years, 11 of which at Casa Thomas Jefferson, in Brazil.  He holds a B.A in English Language  and Literature from the University of Brasilia. He is a member of the institution`s EdTech Team and is responsible for promoting the effective integration of technology in the classroom. He owns the educational blog  mthatlearning.blogspot.com and  he is the founder and moderator of  the Facebook group Online Teaching and Learning.  

12am GMT/ UTC (Sat) (click on link for world clock)

12pm GMT/ 1am London / 8pm New York / 9am Tokyo

Questions and Answers / round table discussion with all of the presenters

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 Program details

Sat, 18 May 2013

12pm GMT/ 1pm London / 8am New York / 9pm Tokyo

Sat 12pm GMT/ UTC 

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Main Venue ARTHUR

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Keynote

Dr. Hayo Reinders

The Effects of Aural Input Enhancement On L2 Acquisition through Mobile Learning

Moderation: Berni Wall

There is a great deal of talk about the potential benefits of mobile technology for learning but still relatively little is known about its impact on second language acquisition. In this presentation I will report on a recent study into the use of audiobooks on mobile phones for the practice of extensive listening skills. Specifically I investigated the effects of aural input enhancement (the directing of learners’ attention to a specific linguistic form in an otherwise meaning-oriented context) on participants’ acquisition of the English passive structure. I will discuss some of the key findings and implications of this study.

Dr. Hayo Reinders (www.innovationinteaching.org) is TESOL Professor and Director of the doctoral program at Anaheim University in the United States and visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. Hayo’s interests are in technology in education, learner autonomy, and out-of-class learning and he is a speaker on these subjects for the Royal Society of New Zealand. His most recent books are on teacher autonomy, teaching methodologies, and second language acquisition and he edits a book series on ‘New Language Learning and Teaching Environments’ for Palgrave Macmillan.

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Sat, 18 May 2013

12pm GMT/ 1pm London / 8am New York / 9pm Tokyo

Sat 12pm GMT/ UTC 

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Main Venue ARTHUR

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Public Discussion on CEFR

Is your B1 my B1?

with Geoff Tranter

Moderation: Heike Philp

The CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) was introduced in 2001 and highly debated in the beginning. This conversation however has become silent and the six reference levels are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual's language proficiency.It seems that it has normalized like marks in school. And yet, is this the case?

We are looking forward to a public discussion which will be sparked by Geoff Tranters 10min presentation on ‘10 things you did not know about CEFR’.

This is a public discussion and we invite the audience to freely share and comment.

Geoff Tranter has forty years of experience in language teaching in further and adult education covering all areas of English language teaching including vocationally oriented classes. For most these years Head of Department and/or Director of Studies. Thirty years of experience in language testing covering all aspects such as curricular development, production of test materials, examiner training and quality control. Now a freelance consultant for many institutions including ministries of education, the German Civil Aviation Authority and for German airlines in the field of language tests for German pilots. Course book author for language learners at all levels. Regular speaker at international conferences.

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Sat, 18 May 2013

2pm GMT/ 3pm London / 10am New York / 11pm Tokyo

Sat 2pm GMT/ UTC 

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Main Venue ARTHUR

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

BELTA presentation

Moderation: Heike Philp

The Belgian English Language Teacher's Association (BELTA) was formed just 6 months ago, but in that time it has managed to provide its members with a selection of quality professional development (PD) opportunities. Even though we live in tough economic times, at BELTA we think it's possible to offer all kinds of PD without spending a lot of money, due mainly to the facilities that are now available to us online. In this talk, I will outline the variety of PD that BELTA makes available to its members, now and in the future.

Mieke Kenis has been an English teacher for over 30 years. Year after year her enthusiasm and passion for English win over her university college students. Mieke’s insatiable appetite for information led her to discover Twitter and the global world of ELT and she has been an addict ever since. As well as being one of BELTA’s founding members, she is also the Finance Officer, and is a modertor for the #eltpics resource for teachers. Mieke has a Master of Germanic

Languages from the University of Leuven.

Ellen De Preter is BELTA’s vice-president and co-founder has been teaching English for the last two years, but has been an Anglophile her entire life. Ever since her first IATEFL, Ellen has been hooked to the buzz of English language conferences, and is now our very enthusiastic Membership Officer. She has a Bachelor in Translation and Master degrees in Journalism and American Studies.

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Sat, 18 May 2013

3-5pm GMT/ 4-6pm London / 11am-1pm New York / 12-2am Tokyo (midnight)

Sat 3pm GMT/ UTC 

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Concurrent Sessions

Room MERLIN

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/merlin

Young Learners

Moderation: Aydan Acar Yavuz

Sat 3pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

3pm GMT/ 4pm London / 11am New York / 12am Tokyo

Suzanne Mordue, Turkey

British Council Turkey

Skills Grand Prix

"Put your seat belt as this is going to be a fast ride! In this session we will look at some classroom activities that both integrate technology and enable learners aged 10+ to practice skills. I will also introduce some useful websites and I will particularly be looking at:

•        Searching for information - a vital skill for digital natives

•        Short reading, writing and listening activities to practice skills

I will consider activities for use with:

1.        A projector only

2.        Projector and Internet

3.        A tablet/ mobile phone/ laptop

Attendees should expect to be active as this will be a fast-paced session and I will set you some challenges to demonstrate how you could set these activities up with your learners. I also would like attendees to share ideas which can be collated afterwards and made into our own skills driving manual. "

Suzanne Mordue is an eLearning Consultant for the British Council. She initially gained a Certificate in Education (a qualification required to teach in UK universities) in 1991 and then moved into teaching EFL abroad; gaining CELTA, CELTYL and DELTA qualifications along the way. She moved into teacher training in 2008. She has made presentations at conferences in Turkey, the UK, Berlin, Armenia, Croatia, Slovakia and Italy. She is a trained online moderator and an advocate of online learning. You can find more out about Suzanne by visiting her portfolio: http://suzannemordue.wordpress.com/

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3:30pm GMT/ 4:30pm London / 11:30am New York / 12:30am Tokyo

Sophia Mavridi

(workhop 1h)

eSafety through ELT

Technology has revolutionised language teaching and learning but educators seem to be concerned about potential risks associated with internet use: inappropriate content, oversharing, cyberbullying to mention only a few. How can educators raise their students’ awareness and empower them to be safe, informed and responsible internet users?

In the first part of my workshop, we will discuss potential risks associated with internet use; I will briefly demonstrate how I integrated eSafety into my ELT curriculum and suggest tips, ideas and tools that teachers can use in the classroom. We will also explore the various opportunities these activities provide for language practice and skills development.

In the second part, participants will engage in a hands-on activity aimed at giving them a real perspective of what has been discussed. We will finally discuss how the activity could be adapted to suit their own teaching contexts.

Sophia Mavridi has been an EFL teacher for more than 15 years. She teaches in a Primary & Secondary school in Athens, Greece and she is currently completing her MA in Educational Technology & TESOL with the University of Manchester. She is particularly interested in Learner-centred pedagogies, Learning Technologies and Educational Psychology and she is currently researching issues related to eSafety & Digital Ethics in regard to Technology Integration. She blogs about ELT, Education and EdTech at http://sophiamavridi.edublogs.org/ and tweets as @SophiaMav.

4pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

4pm GMT/ 5pm London / 12pm New York / 1am Tokyo

Sophia Mavridi’s workshop continued

(workhop 1h)

eSafety through ELT

4:30pm GMT/ UTC  (click link for world clock)

4:30pm GMT/ 5:30pm London / 12:30pm New York / 1:30am Tokyo

Dilara Gamze  Dokurlar, Turkey

Get Techy No “Buts”

The session starts with looking at how 21st century technology has changed today's learners/teachers/education and how our students learn in today’s technology driven world.  It’s focused on the benefits of using technology from the very rudimentary and will open a door to "teachnology" through some practical web 2.0. tools that you can use in your classrooms. This session will be showcasing some ideas on how technology can invigorate your lessons and some of the exciting web tools of the moment that can make learning fun and fascinating.

Dilara Gamze Dokurlar works as a teacher of English for a private school. She graduated from Hacettepe University. She is an explorer in ELT, blogger, author /designer of an ELT newspaper. She’s been working with very young learners and she has developed animated stories and games with her students.

She's more particularly interested in using technology and animations/games in language classrooms and digital storytelling. She gives seminars, workshops and presentations mostly on teachnology, using technology in language classrooms, storytelling and digital storytelling.

5pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

5pm GMT/ 6pm London / 1pm New York / 2am Tokyo

Questions and Answers / round table discussion with all of the presenters

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Sat, 18 May 2013

3-5pm GMT/ 4-6pm London / 11am-1pm New York / 12-2am Tokyo (midnight)

Sat 3pm GMT/ UTC 

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Concurrent Sessions

Room TRISTAN

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/tristan

Digital Storytelling

Moderation:

Sat 3pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

3pm GMT/ 4pm London / 11am New York / 12am Tokyo

Fiona Mauchline

Take a picture and...

Picture this: students gazing out the window, imagining, fantasising, sharing photos, eyes on their mobiles. Picture this: students who feel shy or inhibited when talking about themselves, at a loss for words. Picture this: heaps of ideas using photographs, either taken by students themselves or from resources like #ELTpics to keep your students in the picture.

Fiona is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer based in Cáceres, Spain. She is the co-author of secondary school courses Interface (Macmillan) and Motivate (Edelvives), and she writes or runs four blogs (including macappella and Take a photo and...). She also co-curates the photo resource #ELTpics.

3:30pm GMT/ UTC   (click link for world clock)

3:30pm GMT/ 4:30pm London / 11:30am New York / 12:30am Tokyo

Sevim Açıkgöz

(workshop 1h)

Making the most out of Digital Storytelling in classrooms

Technology has changed the way we teach. We,as teachers,have already started to turn to digital tools used  in classrooms.Digital storytelling is one of them. In this practical session, I will talk about how to use digital storytelling efficiently,in other words, how to make the most out of digital storytelling. I will add spice to the session with great examples from education world.

Sevim Açıkgöz is from İstanbul Bilgi University,English Language Teaching department. She is the organizer of The Third International ELT Students Conference and Bilgi ELT Students Conference. She is on her way to organize Bilgi ELT Talks and Career Day. She is an iTDi mentor.She has given workshops at some international and national conferences. She is interested in Learning Technologies. She blogs at http://sevimacikgozblog.wordpress.com/ where she shares her reflections and hopes to broaden her personal learning network.

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4pm GMT/ 5pm London / 12pm New York / 1am Tokyo

Sevim Açıkgöz’s workshop continued...

(workshop 1h)

Making the most out of Digital Storytelling in classrooms

4:30pm GMT/ UTC  (click link for world clock)

4:30pm GMT/ 5:30pm London / 12:30pm New York / 1:30am Tokyo

Questions and Answers / round table discussion with all of the presenters

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Sat, 18 May 2013

6pm GMT / 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Sat 6pm GMT/ UTC

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Main Venue ARTHUR

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Livestream

https://www.facebook.com/vrtlivestreamonfacebook

Livestream Channel

http://www.livestream.com/letstalkonline

Katie Quartano and Paul Shaw, Disabled Friendly Access  

Lessons in Life that Matter

Katie Quartano

Disabled Friendly Access 

Teachers are in a prime position to enlighten the younger generation and the teaching of EFL can be an effective vehicle for raising awareness about social issues. The Disabled Access Friendly campaign’s free EFL teaching resources can help teachers explore issues affecting people with mobility disability, develop students’ social conscience, make lessons meaningful, and encourage critical. The resources consist of lesson plans and graded reading texts at all levels, which can be used as supplementary material, for project work and examination practice. The material provides students with the information necessary to allow them to put themselves in the shoes of someone with a mobility disability and stimulates them to explore how others feel.  Specific lesson plans and reading texts are analysed, the difference between the traditional medical model and the more enlightened social model of disability are explained and participants are involved in examining their own stereotypes of disability.

Katie QUARTANO has a background in business administration and tourism, worked for Swissair and Austrian Airlines in Greece, and is now employed by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  She is a qualified EFL teacher and works as an examiner.

Together Paul and Katie work on the Disabled Access Friendly campaign, which uses EFL to raise awareness about mobility disability.

Paul Shaw

Disabled Friendly Access

Paul SHAW has worked as a freelance writer, project manager and editor for International ELT publishers and as an academic advisor, trainer, seminar speaker and examiner. He was Chair of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece for two terms.

Together Paul and Katie work on the Disabled Access Friendly campaign, which uses EFL to raise awareness about mobility disability.

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Sat, 18 May 2013

6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm London 2:30pm New York / 3:30am Tokyo

Sat 6:30pm GMT/ UTC 

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Main Venue ARTHUR

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Livestream

https://www.facebook.com/vrtlivestreamonfacebook

Livestream Channel

http://www.livestream.com/letstalkonline

Judy Boyle

The NO Project

Judy Boyle

The NO Project

What’s education got to do with slavery and human trafficking? Everything.

 

The 30-minute web seminar will include award winning animation, film, music, art – all reflecting the creative, pro-active stance educators and young people are taking to address the crime of modern slavery. Sustainable change lies with a confident, well-informed youth population. The actions of thousands of young people, artists and educators globally already exemplify this.

 

The NO Project is a global anti-slavery public awareness initiative that focuses on demand for human trafficking and specifically targets youth awareness through education, music, the arts, music, film, dance and social media.

 

Judy is involved in ELT Education as a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT writer, working with learners from pre-literacy junior level to Adult Ed. Her academic background includes several years at Harvard University as both a student and an award-winning ESL teacher. During her graduate studies she had the privilege of working with Dr Gerry Lesser, developmental psychologist and co-founder of Sesame Street. Her background also includes professional theatre from Shakespeare to comedy improv.

Judy is thrilled to be part of the Round Table Web Conference, May 2013.

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Sat, 18 May 2013

7pm GMT / 8pm London 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

Sat 7pm GMT/ UTC

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Main Venue ARTHUR

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Livestream

https://www.facebook.com/vrtlivestreamonfacebook

Livestream Channel

http://www.livestream.com/letstalkonline

Keynote: Joe Dale, UK

Joe Dale, UK

Combining hardware, software and mobile technologies to support classroom interaction, participation, distance learning and success : what really happens! Publishing pupils’ multimedia work to a potentially worldwide audience can motivate children, raise standards in their work, promote creativity and give them a real purpose for their language learning. It can also facilitate assessment for learning opportunities, distance learning, forge international links and celebrate pupil voice. The presentation will showcase some of the innovative ways modern foreign language teachers are harnessing Web 2.0 technologies and iPads popular amongst young people in order to engage them in purposeful and relevant communication with virtual peers around the world and create new opportunities for personalised learning in and out of the classroom.

Joe Dale is an independent consultant who works with a range of organisations such as TES, Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He is a recognised expert on technology and language learning and has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, the Far East and Australia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the current UK government and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too. Joe was recently described in a Guardian article as an 'MFL guru' and 'the man behind the #mfltwitterati.' Follow @joedale on Twitter and check out his award winning blog www.joedale.typepad.com.

Sat, 18 May 2013

7pm GMT / 8pm London 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

Sat 7pm GMT/ UTC

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Main Venue ARTHUR

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthur

Musical performance

Fluency MC

Virtual Workout

Jason R Levine writes songs and chants for several publishers, including Oxford University Press. He is chair-elect of the TESOL Interest Group Video and Digital Media and serves as an English Specialist with the U.S. Department of State. He is also the creator of the Weekly Workout with Fluency MC on WizIQ.

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Sun, 19 May 2013

8am GMT / 9am London / 4am New York / 5pm Tokyo

Sun 8am GMT/ UCT

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Main Venue ARTHUR

Livestream on Facebook

Keynote: Barbara Sakamoto

Moderation: Dave Dodgson

Barbara Sakamoto

A collaborative approach to improving teacher English

Teachers want to do their best for students. They want to inspire students to become lifelong learners, they want to learn new ideas for teaching, and they want to connect students with the world outside their classroom. The Internet and social networks have made it easier than ever for teachers to do these things. There are online teaching communities, a unlimited resources, and teachers waiting to connect. But, many teachers in Asia don’t participate in this global online community. Why not? They aren’t comfortable using English to communicate with other teachers. They’re afraid of being online. They can’t afford existing professional training opportunities. Traditional English courses don’t work because they don’t teach the language teachers need to learn. What does work? Lessons that focus on building accuracy with language used in teaching combined with discussions in a safe, nurturing online community. In this keynote, we’ll take a look at the collaborative process iTDi used in creating the first online English for Specific Purposes course for teachers. You’ll meet the 20 teachers who helped to make sure that the lesson content was relevant, authentic, and engaging. You’ll have a chance to experience an EFT lesson, where learning English goes hand in hand with learning about teaching. And, you will meet teachers who are part of an online community comprising teachers from more than 94 countries, working together to make each other better English teachers while strengthening their own language skills.

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto has taught both English and ESL in the United States and EFL in Japan for more than 25 years. She earned her BA from Western Oregon University and her Masters in TESOL from Northern Arizona University. Barbara has conducted workshops throughout Asia, the U.S. and Latin America, and is co-author of the best-selling young learners Let's Go series (Oxford University Press). She is also a founding member of the JALT Teaching Children special interest group. Her motto is "Always try new things," so these days, when she's not teaching, writing, or giving workshops; you'll often find Barbara online exploring the potential of social media for professional development. If you'd like to explore with her, you can usually find Barbara on her award winning blog, Teaching Village.

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Sun, 19 May 2013

9am GMT / 10am London / 5am New York / 6pm Tokyo

Sun 9am GMT/ UTC

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Main Venue ARTHUR

Livestream on Facebook

Keynote: Steven Herder

Moderation: Dave Dodgson

Steven Herder, Japan (iDTi)

Reflections from one teacher's journey

A teacher’s identity is shaped by many factors; education, experience, context, peers, ongoing professional development and self-perceptions formed throughout the sometimes messy process of developing as a teacher. My experience working in the Japanese context since 1989 is no exception.

 

Teaching private lessons exclusively for the first few years, then teaching solo in elementary, junior and senior high school contexts required a long uphill climb. Now teaching at the tertiary level feels like the right place to be. My current level of self-confidence, my sense of legitimacy as an EFL teacher-researcher, and my increasing motivation to learn more, have all been shaped by three paths;

 

1. Defining my beliefs.

2. Using collaboration for professional development.

3. Choosing a niche in ELT.

 

In this presentation, I will explore these three avenues, giving rationales, examples and anecdotes from my teaching life. Through this talk, I’m hoping teachers will recognize the value in looking back over their own paths to reflect on where they now stand in their own teaching journey, and to consider what lies ahead in the adventures that are available in our teaching community.

Steven Herder has been teaching within the Japanese EFL context since 1989. Having over 20 years teaching experience at the elementary and secondary school level, he is currently an assistant professor in the International Studies department at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts. He is also extremely active in professional development within the ELT community. He co-founded MASH Collaboration in 2007, an online community devoted to professional development through collaboration. He is an avid user of Skype and can often be heard saying, "Collaboration creates just the right amount of tension to get lots done." He also spends time editing numerous articles, academic volumes and proceedings, and leading teacher training seminars for various companies throughout Japan. Steven works from the perspective that, "being a teacher means a never-ending commitment to learning".

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Sun, 19 May 2013

11am GMT / 12pm London / 7am New York / 8pm Tokyo

Sun 11am GMT/ UTC

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Concurrent Sessions

Room MERLIN

Asian context

Moderation: Adam Simpson

Sun 11am GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

11am GMT / 12pm London / 7am New York / 8pm Tokyo

Syke Annamma Kumaran (iTDi)

Title: Language Education in the Indian Context.

 

Language education is of prime importance in a country where it is believed there are up to 1652 mother tongues currently in use. Hindi is the national language and English is taught as the second language in most of the states. Among the 28 Indian states, Kerala holds a unique position with the highest literacy rate at 93.9 percent. Five million students and half a million teachers work together to achieve what they can. As a result of this great academic achievement, the University of Oxford chose Kerala for many pilot projects in the field of language education. And the ''I.T. @ School Project '' of the state showed its strength by providing world-class I. C. T. requirements for all schools in the state. Many schools conduct virtual conferences and virtual classes regularly. Learners get the opportunity to share ideas with pioneers in ELT teaching and learning all over the world.2

 

 

Syke A.K. holds a Bachelors of Education as well as a Masters in English (2002), and has been teaching for the past 10 years in high schools and universities in his home state in India. He is a member of the Core-Oxford Project by the University of Oxford, founder of the first virtual class room in a school in Kerala, and took the lead in the formation of the first wirelessly connected campus school in the state. Furthermore, he directed a documentary film 'Nevertheless It Moves' (January 2009) and has presented papers at the International ELTAI conferences for the past two years.

11:30am GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

11:30am GMT / 12:30pm London / 7:30am New York / 8:30pm Tokyo

Tom Randolph, Seoul

Google+ for blended learning

Tom and his colleagues chose the real-world Google+ over other mostly-for-education platforms for their language learners and developing teachers 2 years ago and haven't looked back. Tom has worked in Teacher Education and ELT for more than 20 years, and on four continents. In professional Internet circles he goes by "tomtesol" and (recently) blogs mostly about classroom interaction, positioning, and power, and technology, though he loves drama and creation with language most of all. @tomtesol, www.tomtesol.com.

12pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

12pm GMT / 1pm London / 8am New York / 9pm Tokyo

Fiona Mauchline

Take a picture and...

Picture this: students gazing out the window, imagining, fantasising, sharing photos, eyes on their mobiles. Picture this: students who feel shy or inhibited when talking about themselves, at a loss for words. Picture this: heaps of ideas using photographs, either taken by students themselves or from resources like #ELTpics to keep your students in the picture.

Fiona is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer based in Cáceres, Spain. She is the co-author of secondary school courses Interface (Macmillan) and Motivate (Edelvives), and she writes or runs four blogs (including macappella and Take a photo and...). She also co-curates the photo resource #ELTpics.

12:30pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

12:30pm GMT / 1:30pm London / 8:30am New York / 9:30pm Tokyo

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Sun, 19 May 2013

11am GMT / 12pm London / 7am New York / 8pm Tokyo

Sun 11am GMT/ UTC

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Concurrent Sessions

Room TRISTAN

Various Topics

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/tristan

Moderation: Victor Hugo Rojas B.

Sun 11am GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

11am GMT / 12pm London / 7am New York / 8pm Tokyo

(Community of practise)

Asli Saglam

Information Superhighway for the Networked Teachers: Online Communities of Practice

This session aims at examining the role of on-line Community of Practice (COP) in order to enhance professional development of ELT teachers. The presenters will discuss their lived experiences of participating in on-line teacher networks and argue the effectiveness of social virtual collaboration to meet the emerging educational challenges presented by new technologies.

Asli Saglam is a language teacher, teacher trainer, ICT enthusiast and educational researcher. She has been an English teacher for 15 years and she loves teaching a lot (like Gollum loves the ring). She is a doctorate candidate. Her research interests include; teacher education, ICT and testing and assessment. She shares her reflections about teaching in her blog at http://aslisaglam.edublogs.org/  and on Twitter (@aslilidice)

11:30am GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

11:30am GMT / 12:30pm London / 7:30am New York / 8:30pm Tokyo

Nina Jeroncic,

I speak meme!

One does not simply understand the reference in this sentence without following the internet culture. Want to speak the English of your students like a boss? Do you want your students to stop trolling you, facepalming at you? Your argument for not joining this is invalid: YOLO!

Born in 1991 in Slovenia, Nina Jeroncic attended primary and secondary school in my hometown Velenje. I am now in my third year of studying English and German. I have had a passion for languages and teaching my entire life and I hope to make this my career and life mission.

12pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

12pm GMT / 1pm London / 8am New York / 9pm Tokyo

(Rap) 1h workshop

Jason Levine

From Collocation to Critical Thinking

A demonstration of how songs and videos based on the repetitive input of collocations can promote accurate and fluent use of English and help build a foundation for critical thinking skills.

Jason R Levine has nearly fifteen years of experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. He the creator of ColloLearn, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC.

Jason teaches in the MA TESOL program at the New School and writes songs and chants for several publishers, including Oxford University Press. He is chair-elect of the TESOL Interest Group Video and Digital Media and serves as an English Specialist with the U.S. Department of State. He is also the creator of the Weekly Workout with Fluency MC on WizIQ.

12:30pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

12:30pm GMT / 1:30pm London / 8:30am New York / 9:30pm Tokyo

Jason Levin continued...

Round Table Discussion

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Sun, 19 May 2013

11am GMT / 12pm London / 7am New York / 8pm Tokyo

Sun 11am GMT/ UTC

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Concurrent Sessions

Room AVALON

Teaching with Technology

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/avalon

Moderation: Aydan Acar Yavuz

Sun 11am GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

11am GMT / 12pm London / 7am New York / 8pm Tokyo

Janet Bianchini

Spice Up Your Teaching with Apps and Tools from A - Z

Janet likes to use web 20 tools whenever she can, whether it’s for online teaching or face2face blended online situations.  She has discovered that most of the tools she uses can be easily exploited in both fields.

During the session Janet will highlight some simple tools in alphabetical order from A-Z, and show creative examples from her own teaching situation.

The integration of such tools during a course is often a welcome addition to the more usual way of presenting lesson points, introducing topics or giving feedback.  She will demonstrate some practical ideas for you to jazz up your lessons!

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 expanding 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

11:30am GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

11:30am GMT / 12:30pm London / 7:30am New York / 8:30pm Tokyo

Merve Oflaz, Turkey

Give your students a second chance

If students find ‘reading’ and ‘writing’ challenging, they can sometimes turn into reluctant learners and even lose their self-confidence. Then, they may need a ‘second chance’ to be encouraged. It is very much possible to help them to use the target language in meaningful tasks with a real audience. Through some Web 2.0 tools that will be shared in this workshop, students will not only have fun, but also improve their language skills. The presenter will draw attention to ‘wiki’ and ‘Beyaz Pano*’ activities from her own class and suggest some other tools. (*‘Beyaz Pano’ is a free Turkish online platform where you can open digital classrooms.)

Merve Oflaz has been a teacher since 1998 and currently she is an instructor at Bahcesehir University, a material developer at the British Council Turkey, a freelance teacher trainer and a Cambridge ESOL examiner. She has a B.A. in TEFL from Marmara University and an M.A. in TEFL from Yeditepe University. She holds the ICELT. She has written articles and given talks at local and international conferences. Her interests include learning styles, brain dominance, and teaching with movies.

12pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

12pm GMT / 1pm London / 8am New York / 9pm Tokyo

Natasa Bozic Grojic

Give Them Homework They Will Love

What do you do when you teach in a computerless classroom and you happen to be a technogeek? Moreover, you teach adult students who claim they have no time to work on their English between classes? And then, you notice that their writing is lagging behind their other competences? You can accept the situation, or you  can try to change something.

Online forums can help here, by creating a real need for communication. While I haven’t flipped my classroom completely, I have managed to rotate it slightly. To motivate the students to write, I tempted them with authentic online materials, such as YouTube videos, short stories, non-fiction texts and webquests. In my presentation I will show how these serve as effective writing prompts. Moreover, they help both the teacher and the students explore their own interests and hobbies, which might not always be catered for in the textbooks.

Natasa Bozic GrojicI comes from Belgrade, Serbia. She works in a private language school and her students are adults. She has been working as a language teacher for 24 years and  believes it is the best job in the world. SheI spends a lot of time online, learning and sharing with other teachers. She is passionate about blogging and digital storytelling. SheI blogs at http://lunas994.blogspot.com and you can see her eportfolio at http://www.netvibes.com/lunas994  She am a member of Webheads in Action.

12:30pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

12:30pm GMT / 1:30pm London / 8:30am New York / 9:30pm Tokyo

Marisa Constantinides, Greece, CELT Athens

From Curation to Creation

Curating content may well be the latest online trend. Because most of the tools are also social networking tools, curating is a great first step to getting connected with other like-minded teachers from around the world.

This talk will outline steps to discover great content online, organize and save it for future use (curation) by showing some great bookmarking and curation tools. I also hope to share some ideas on how to evaluate, create or co-create your own content (creation) and how to share it with your colleagues or your learners.

Marisa Constantinides is a teacher educator & Director of CELT, a Cambridge CELTA & DELTA centre in Athens and online. She is a frequent conference presenter with publications including materials for children, literature and numerous articles on TEFL, Language, Linguistics and Education. A member of IATEFL International, she an active ELT blogger and Twitter user (moderator of #ELTchat) nominated for an ELTons Award in 2012.

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Sun, 19 May 2013

2pm GMT / 3pm London / 10am New York / 11pm Tokyo

Sun 2pm GMT/ UTC 

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Main Venue ARTHUR

Livestream on Facebook

LT SIG Event

Paul Driver

Embodiment, Technology and Locative Play

Moderation: Nicky Hockly

Technology is embedded in our daily life-worlds and, as such, should play a part in the ecology of experiences of learning a language. However, that does not mean to say that the choices we make about which technologies to use and how they are applied to the learning experience are not meaningful or do not have consequences. During this webinar, I will draw attention to and provide examples of the often overlooked potential of mobile technologies and services to exploit the ecology of interconnected affordances of social and physical spaces as a rich source for situated language learning.

Paul Driver is a language teacher, researcher, teacher trainer, game designer and illustrator lecturing at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in northern Portugal. His main research interests focus on the combined roles of play, space, the body, media, architecture, technology and game dynamics in how we learn. He is currently leading several ongoing projects exploring the educational application of pervasive games, mobile technologies and locative storytelling for second language acquisition.

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Sun, 19 May 2013

3pm GMT / 4pm London / 11am New York / 12am Tokyo

Sun 3pm GMT/ UTC 

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Main Venue ARTHUR

Livestream on Facebook

Unconference/ Barcamp hosted by Vance Steves and Heike Philp

Moderation: Arjana Blazic

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting. A BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences) primarily focused around technology and the Web. EdCamps are modeled after BarCamps and primarily for K-12 teachers with educational technology and pedagogy being the main focus. Source: Wikipedia

Whatever the name, here is how it goes: They are open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants. Attendees propose sessions by writing their topic of interest on a whiteboard. To make sure that enough participants join a session, some voting takes place for the 3-4 most wanted topics. For each of those topics, break-out rooms will be provided. The participants interested in the various topics join such break out rooms and discuss, share and debate the topic. After 45min of discussions, a speaker is assigned to give a summary of the findings to all present, back in the main room.

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Sun, 19 May 2013

6pm GMT / 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Sun 6pm GMT/ UTC

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Concurrent Sessions

Room MERLIN

Young Learners

Moderator: Gulnur Sahin

Sun 6pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

6pm GMT / 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Anna Conway, Armenia and Claudia Carril, Uruguay

Bonding Cultures Through Digital Tools

Technology has become an inseparable part of modern life, and teenagers nowadays take a great interest in anything that has to do with computers. In general, they learn a lot while using computers and surfing the Internet without realizing it.

The focus of the session is Uruguay-Armenia School Project. The presentation will look at a student-centred approach to learning enhanced by technology. The presenters will demonstrate how technology and classroom instruction motivate EFL learners to improve writing, reading, listening and speaking skills in collaboration with EFL learners from a different country and create the right atmosphere for learning while having fun.  

Anna Conway has been teaching English for 13 years now and really enjoys it. She has taught English in Kazakhstan, Russia and Armenia. Anna mainly teaches adults, face-to-face as well as online, and trains teachers in using technology in the classroom. She is a keen webhead and her area of interest is gamification and the use of digital tools in education.

Claudia Carril has been teaching English as a Foreign Language to children, teenagers and adults in Uruguay for more than 15 years. She holds a Bachelors' degree in TESOL (hons) from the University of London.Her students have been involved in different projects with Armenia, Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland and the USA. She was a guest speaker in the BaW session of EVO in 2012 and 2013.

Claudia Carril has been teaching English as a Foreign Language to children, teenagers and adults in Uruguay for more than 15 years. She holds a Bachelors' degree in TESOL (hons) from the University of London. Her students have been involved in different projects with Armenia, Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland and the USA. She prepares students for  Cambridge University and Trinity College examinations. She was a guest speaker in the BaW session of EVO in 2012 and 2013.

6:30pm GMT/ UCT (click link for world clock)

6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm London / 2:30pm New York / 3:30am Tokyo

Michelle Wogan

Collaborating with Kids

Collaborative projects are an excellent way of providing real communication in English for our learners. Technology allows us to incorporate simultaneous learning with students all over the world. In this webinar I will look at ways of setting up a collaborative online project with young learners, including answers to the following questions: Where do I start? Which platform should I use? How can I connect with other teachers? How can I make it work?

We will look at an existing project and think about how we could adapt or improve it to suit our own teaching situations. This session is aimed at teachers of primary and lower secondary learners although it may be of interest to those in other teaching situations.

Michelle Wogan has been teaching English since 1999 and lives in Spain where she is currently teaching coordinator at a small language school. She has written and published materials for young learners and often writes up classroom ideas on her blog: So this is English... found at www.inspireyourlearners.blogspot.com . She is especially interested in professional development and she is @michelleworgan on Twitter.

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7pm GMT / 8pm London / 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

David Dodgson, Turkey

The Cambridge YLE examinations Starters, Mover and Flyers are now an established international benchmark for young learners of English around the world. With their increasing popularity comes increasing pressure for teachers to prepare their students for these exams and we run the risk of swamping our kids with swathes of past papers. This session will explore ways to get our YLs to not only prepare for these exams but also develop as independent learners at the same time. Activities will be presented that can be done independently by students online, either as stand-alone activites or as extensions of class-based work, using simple tools such as class blogs and other freely available web tools. These activites aim to make exam prep a learning-focused experience rather that a 'testing' one.

David Dodgson is a highly experienced teacher of young learners based in Ankara, Turkey. He holds an MA in Educational Technology and TESOL from the University of Manchester and, in addition to his teaching duties, he runs his school's blogging programme and presents at conferences both face-to-face and online. His areas of interest include professional development for language teachers, effective use of technology in class and dogme ELT. He blogs at davedodgson.com and you can follow him on Twitter @davedodgson

7:30pm GMT/ UCT (click link for world clock)

7:30pm GMT / 8:30pm London / 3:30pm New York / 4:30am Tokyo

Round Table Discussion with all of the presenters of this session

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Sun, 19 May 2013

6pm GMT / 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

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Concurrent Sessions

Room TRISTAN

Various topics

Moderation: Aydan Acar Yavuz

Sun 6pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

6pm GMT / 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Eva Buyuksimkesyan

Reading Activities Spiced Up with Web 2.0

‘My students don’t read the books I assigned.’ Isn’t it a problem for many of us? If only they could realise how much they would improve themselves when they read. How about motivating them with fun activities? When they find something interesting, they will love it. In this session we will look into some fun activities to be used with class readers, short stories or novels.

Eva Buyuksimkesyan is an EFL teacher and teacher trainer. She has been teaching English for 24 years. Her main professional interest is trying to integrate technology in her teaching. She blogs at evasimkesyan.edublogs.org and is evab2001 on Twitter.

6:30pm GMT/ UCT (click link for world clock)

6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm London / 2:30pm New York / 3:30am Tokyo

(eTwinning)

Arjana Blazic, Croatia and Bart Verswijvel, Belgium

The Pedagogical Value of eTwinning Projects

We want to take you on a  Learning Odyssey where you will acquire the skills to carefully navigate through the sea of available web 2.0 tools. You will learn how to resist the seemingly irresistible allure of web 2.0 tools and how to strategically plan to use the tools as a means to achieve the required learning outcomes in your educational context. Our Learning Odyssey will focus on the creation of activities that stimulate the acquisition of the key pillars of the 21st century teaching and learning.

Arjana Blazic is a teacher of English and German at IX. gimnazija, a high school in Zagreb, Croatia. She co-ordinates the Samsung Smart School program at her school. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator and  Teacher Trainer and Intel Master Teacher. She is an avid user of web 2.0 technologies and a lifelong learner with a strong passion for travel. Arjana is the author of the award-winning wiki Greetings from the world, which connects teachers and students from across six continents. She is a co-founder of  the portal Moja matura, which enables secondary students from all over Croatia to access free interactive exam preparation materials for their standardized school-leaving exams. Arjana speaks at conferences, hosts teachmeets and leads workshops. Arjana blogs in English and in Croatian. Her Twitter handle is @abfromz.

Bart Verswijvel is a Pedagogical Advisor at the Future Classroom Lab, European Schoolnet in Brussels, Belgium. He is involved in several EUN projects like the Future Classroom Lab, iTEC and Living Schools Lab. He is especially interested in the integration of ICT in education and in project work. He is a free lance speaker and a leader of workshops. Bart was a prize winner in several competitions like eTwinning Awards and Microsoft Innovative Teachers. In 2010 he was awarded the Queen Paola Prize for Education. His blog isteacherinresidence.wordpress.c  and Twitter handle @BartVerswijvel.

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7pm GMT / 8pm London / 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

(Online Testing)

Geoff  Tranter

(workshop 1h)

e-Quality? - e-Quality!!

The discussion on the pros and cons of online testing is an ongoing feature in the world of testing, evaluation and assessment. The supporters of online test systems make a number of claims to demonstrate the high level of quality, efficiency and effectiveness offered by such tests. On the other hand, there are many skeptics who are not yet prepared to accept these claims and point out the various possible risks and problems involved, which can have an adverse effect on quality standards. The talk will look at the theoretical background to and the development work on both the Mondiale online proficiency test and placement test to illustrate how the views of both parties have been taken into consideration in the test design. At the end of the talk there will be a Question and Answer session providing ample opportunity to discuss, make comments or to ask for further details on any of the points raised, particularly within the context of quality issues (= e-quality).

Forty years of experience in language teaching in further and adult education covering all areas of English language teaching including vocationally oriented classes. For most these years Head of Department and/or Director of Studies. Thirty years of experience in language testing covering all aspects such as curricular development, production of test materials, examiner training and quality control. Now a freelance consultant for many institutions including ministries of education, the German Civil Aviation Authority and for German airlines in the field of language tests for German pilots. Course book author for language learners at all levels. Regular speaker at international conferences.

7:30pm GMT/ UCT (click link for world clock)

7:30pm GMT / 8:30pm London / 3:30pm New York / 4:30am Tokyo

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Sun 6pm GMT/ UTC

Concurrent Sessions

Room AVALON

Virtual Worlds

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/avalon

Moderation: Heike Philp

Sun 6pm GMT/ UTC (click link for world clock)

6pm GMT / 7pm London / 2pm New York / 3am Tokyo

Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart

Language quests and data analystics in secondary school

This session will

1. share talkademy's experiences of using virtual worlds in secondary schools doing language quests with mixed teams of remote partner schools

2. discuss talkademy's approach of monitoring ongoing activities and retrospective data analysis for evaluating and assessing students language competencies

Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart is a free-lancer in the field of educational technology and co-founder of http://talkademy.org, a not-for-profit organisation, that engages in using and creating virtual environments for learning purposes.

talkademy.org services universities, companies and individuals with learning events using Second Life and OpenSim and is a frequent partner in European projects (Avalon, Talk-with-me, NEXT-TELL, euroversity, eNspiration).

Before starting talkademy.org, Gerhilde received a dregree in computer science from the Technical University of Vienna and gathered about 10 years of professional experience in software engineering, project management, quality management and training.

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Edith Paillat, New Zealand and Betsy Quero Victoria University of Wellington

Higher Ed Language Immersion in 3D

How effective are 3d Virtual environments for language learning at tertiary level? Come and listen to a project report the French, Spanish and Italian departments at Victoria University conducted on Second Life in 2012 and continue late 2013. The intend of this project is to gauge the level of engagement and motivation of language students when immersed in 3D virtual environments and to provide opportunities to interact naturally with and in the language they are learning in class.

I will be presenting the 3 different programmes elaborated for each language as well the wiki used by tutors to report on their experience as facilitators during the project.

Edith Paillat aka Cyber Placebo is the language technology specialist at Victoria University of Wellington. Her role is to find solutions for the integration of technology in the teaching of 12 languages taught at Victoria. She provides support and hands-on training to teaching staff and students using the computer language labs she implemented in 2005 and 2008 consecutively. She is an experienced teacher and teacher of French as a foreign language. She has taught in Vietnam, England, Japan and New Zealand before she took up her current role in 2002.

Betsy Quero has been a teacher of English and Spanish as foreign languages for over fifteen years. She has taught in England, New Zealand, and Venezuela. She is currently a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics and a Spanish tutor at Victoria University of Wellington . Her research interests  include language learning strategies,  learner autonomy, ICT in foreign language learning and teaching,  ESP vocabulary pedagogy, and vocabulary testing.

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7pm GMT / 8pm London / 3pm New York / 4am Tokyo

Heike Philp, Belgium

let’s talk online sprl

CAMELOT-

CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and Learning

Moving pictures, sound and stories are the most powerful way of communicating learning content. For Generation Z, video is the favoured means of communication, expression as well as learning with youtube having become the second most popular community after facebook and the second largest search engine after google.  This generation however, is also a highly critical consumer of film and video and educators must be aware of these hightend expectations.

CAMELOT takes up the challenge of ‘video as a new language of learning’ and purposes to train and equip language teachers to produce visually appealing authentic conversations. The technology in focus is machinima, which by definition is “the use of real-time 3D computer graphics, such as video games or virtual worlds, to create cinematic productions” (source Wikipedia). Machinima is a neologism derived from machine and cinema. The actors are avatars and the stage is computer generated imagery. The camera is a screen recording software and these productions are lean and cost-effective. These Video-Podcasts (Vodcasts) are the natural successor to podcasts and the genre digital storytelling meets a creative and popular environment, namely 3D graphics.

Heike Philp, is CEO of let's talk online sprl, which is a live online technology provider specialised in the field of language learning in real-time in virtual classrooms and virtual worlds.  She is the co-initiator of both EU funded LANCELOT and AVALON and runs her own online conference and co-owns EduNation island in Second Life.

7:30pm GMT/ UCT (click link for world clock)

7:30pm GMT / 8:30pm London / 3:30pm New York / 4:30am Tokyo

Round Table Discussion with all of the presenters of this session

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Sun 19 May 2013

9pm GMT / 10pm London / 5pm New York / 6am Tokyo

Sun 9pm GMT/ UTC 

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Main Venue ARTHUR

Livestream on Facebook

ELTons Sneak Preview

Moderation: Shelly Terrell

The ELTons, sponsored by Cambridge ESOL, are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). They reward educational resources that help English language learners and teachers to achieve their goals.

Johanna Stirling  is a freelance ELT consultant. This involves teaching, teacher training, materials writing and presenting. She mainly works for Cambridge University Press and Norwich Institute for Language Education where she is a NILE Associate Trainer. She has a special interest in teaching spelling and whatever project she finds herself working on at any particular moment.

Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners is a reference and resource book for teachers. It presents a fresh and effective methodology for teaching spelling and provides answers to three key questions: Why is there a problem with teaching and learning spelling? What can be done to improve teaching? How can this be accomplished? The book offers a multidimensional approach to the subject, which includes teaching spelling patterns and strategies, practising, correcting and testing spelling, common errors and the use of humanistic approaches to making learning enjoyable and effective. There is a wide range of engaging activities included, some with photocopiable worksheets.Teaching Spelling has been self-published to give the author complete control over the content. It has been very well-received so far, having collected a Special Commendation in the British Council’s Award for ELT Writing (2012) and numerous favourable reviews. And now an ELTons nomination!

Paul Driver is a language teacher, researcher, teacher trainer, graphic designer and illustrator lecturing at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in northern Portugal. His main research interests focus on the combined roles of play, space, the body, media, architecture, technology and game dynamics in how we learn. He is currently leading several ongoing projects exploring the educational application of pervasive games, mobile technologies and locative storytelling for learners of English as a foreign language.

Spywalk is a location-based urban game designed to combine the affordances of mobile devices and physical settings to create interactions between players and their environment. The aim is to provide an engaging opportunity for embodied, context-relevant, dynamic language emergence outside the classroom. The gameplay traverses the city as students record detective-style audio monologues, film and take photographs whilst tracking a live GPS signal transmitted from a briefcase as they avoid the hidden camera…

#eltpics is a suite of free online resources for ELT practitioners based around a crowdsourced collection of over 13,000 photographs donated by teachers and those who work in ELT.  The images are donated via Facebook and twitter and a group of curators tag and upload them to relevant sets on the #eltpics flickr site. These images are then available for classroom use, without charge, under a Creative Commons Licence.

“Take a photo and…” is the blog where guest writers, including materials writers, share ideas about using #eltpics in the classroom.

“The Burning Questionnaire” contains interviews with contributors to “Take a photo and…”.

The initial project was set up by Victoria Boobyer, Carol Goodey and Vicky Loras.  Fiona Mauchline started the Take a Photo and.. and The Burning Questionnaire blogs a year later. The curating team now also includes Julie Raikou and Mieke Kenis. There are too many contributors to mention. The project has been shortlisted in the Innovation in Teacher Resources category. The suite can be accessed via www.eltpics.com

Özge Karaoğlu is an English teacher, teacher trainer in teaching young/very young learners, teaching with web based technologies.. She has been developing animations, digital games and smartphone applications with her young learners for the last four years. She has a blog where she writes about teaching English through technology and web based tools. She is teaching in kindergarten and enjoying every minute of it.

The project: Apps By kids

Apps By Kids is a collection of mobile application that are created by kindergarten students who are only 5 years old. The children drew the pictures, coloured and animated the pictures in the animation studio. They also recorded their voices for each of the characters. Three of the applications are stories that are inspired by children. The last of these apps series is an online dictionary with children’s voices. The apps are free and can be downloaded to your iPhone/iPad or Android devices. The project has been led by Özge and the It teacher, Demet Küyük. The app series has been nominated in the digital innovation in Eltons.

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Sun 19 May 2013

9pm GMT / 10pm London / 5pm New York / 6am Tokyo

Sun 10pm GMT/ UTC

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Main Venue ARTHUR

Livestream on Facebook

Keynote

Shelly Terrell

When We Were Very Young

Social media and ICTs are being used by language learners for personal pursuing of goals and interests outside the realms of school. Our language learners have daily access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) that push their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to new heights. However, many teachers do not have a foundation in digital pedagogy to support learners, which means our learners are navigating blindly in a vast digital world. Through the work of A. A. Milnes, we can gather insight into effective education technology integration and become better guides for our students.

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects Edchat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference and ELTon nominated ELTChat. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Microsoft Heroes of Education. Find free ebooks and resources for teachers on her blog, Teacher Reboot Camp. Look out for her upcoming book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell

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The Virtual Round Table Team

Conference Organisers

Heike Philp nee Gensch is CEO of let’s talk online sprl (founded 2003, now based in Brussels) which provides technology support for language learning and events in real-time via the internet. Previously she held the position as general manager of LANCELOT School GmbH i.L., an accredited teacher training center for language teaching in real-time via the internet by means of virtual classroom technology and virtual worlds. With over 20 years in education and with Germany’s first live online language school, Philp co-initiated two European funded projects and worked with 35 European partners including 17 universities to develop accredited and certified teacher training courses.  These EU Projects are LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers) and AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live Online. Her latest EU project CAMELOT is still proposal stage. Philp runs her own online conference, the Virtual Round Table conference and is co-organizer of DaFWEBKON, a web conference for teachers of German,  SLanguages Annual Symposium about language learning in virtual worlds. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life and her blog let’s talk online is a rich resource for language educators with hundreds of events recordings. Currently she lives in Brussels and amongst others conducts web conferences and webinars for the British Council.

Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects Edchat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference and ELTon nominated ELTChat. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Microsoft Heroes of Education. Find free ebooks and resources for teachers on her blog, Teacher Reboot Camp. Look out for her upcoming book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell

Berni Wall

Berni Wall has been an English language teacher, teacher trainer, examiner and mentor since 1977. She has taught University, Further and Higher Education, as well as 6 years of Primary school. She has also worked as a teacher trainer and as an English Language Examiner. After studying for an MBA in 1989/90 Berni set up her own English language training business delivering corporate language training for large multinationals, SMEs and government agencies. She moved online and launched her training website Gapfillers (www.gapfillers.com) in 2006 to help fill language gaps and bridge the gap between lessons for corporate clients. Gapfillers also offers teacher-supported intensive training programmes in English for work and IELTS. She is currently other developing online programmes aimed at IELTS students who require bands 7 and 8 (such as the IELTS Writing Boot Camp) and will shortly be launching a new website ‘IELTS Learning Tips’ devoted to this. Berni’s offline work centres around intensive, immersion programmes (1&2 weeks) in Yorkshire (Fleetham Lodge) for small groups of adult, professional students. These programmes also include CPD workshops for English language teachers. She is a veteran ELTON nominee having been nominated no less than 3 times, for Gapfillers, Virtual Round Table and Eltchat! Find her on twitter @rliberni.

Steven Herder has been teaching within the Japanese EFL context since 1989. Having over 20 years teaching experience at the elementary and secondary school level, he is currently an assistant professor in the International Studies department at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts. He is also extremely active in professional development within the ELT community. He co-founded MASH Collaboration in 2007, an online community devoted to professional development through collaboration. He is an avid user of Skype and can often be heard saying, "Collaboration creates just the right amount of tension to get lots done." He also spends time editing numerous articles, academic volumes and proceedings, and leading teacher training seminars for various companies throughout Japan. Steven works from the perspective that, "being a teacher means a never-ending commitment to learning".

Jennifer Verschoor

Jennifer Verschoor is an EFL teacher specialised in online teaching, mobile learning and training via virtual learning environments. Recently completed her MA in Virtual Environments. She has extensive experience as a teacher trainer  both face-to-face and online. She obtained scholarships from WorldCALL, Norwich Institute for Language Education, The Consultants-e and IATEFL. Currently, she is working as a teacher trainer for the British Council, English Speaking Scholastic Association of the River Plate, SBS International and Programa E-ducadores validated by Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. She is the co-author of "My first digital journey" an e-book for young learners published by The Round.

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Moderators and Volunteers

With gratitude for the smooth running of the Virtual Round Table, we are indebted to...

Moderators and Volunteers

Moderators and Volunteers

Adam Simpson has been fortunate enough to spend the last twelve years of his journey as a life long learner working with others in what some call the ‘language classroom’. He currently enjoys the opportunity of helping young adults meet their educational goals at Sabanci Universityin Istanbul. www.teachthemenglish.com

Arjana Blazic is a teacher of English and German at IX. gimnazija, a high school in Zagreb, Croatia. She co-ordinates the Samsung Smart School program at her school. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator and  Teacher Trainer and Intel Master Teacher. She is a co-founder of  the portal Moja matura, Arjana blogs in English and in Croatian. Her Twitter handle is @abfromz.

Asli Saglam is a language teacher, teacher trainer, ICT enthusiast and educational researcher. She has been an English teacher for 15 years and is a doctorate candidate. Her research interests include; teacher education, ICT and testing and assessment.  (@aslilidice)

Aydan Yavuz is a head teacher at a language school and she has about 10 years of teaching experience in multilevel adult ESL and ESP(for IT) courses. In the classroom, she loves using what the newest technology offers. She studied English Language and Literature at Istanbul University. In addition to teaching, she is also interested in literary translation.

David Dodgson is a highly experienced teacher of young learners based in Ankara, Turkey. He holds an MA in Educational Technology and TESOL from the University of Manchester and, in addition to his teaching duties, he runs his school's blogging programme and presents at conferences both face-to-face and online.

Eva Buyuksimkesyan is an EFL teacher and teacher trainer. She has been teaching English for 24 years. Her main professional interest is trying to integrate technology in her teaching. She blogs at evasimkesyan.edublogs.org and is evab2001 on Twitter.

Gülnur ŞAHİN,  graduated from the ELT Department of Eskişehir Anatolian University. She holds two Master’s Degree. She holds many courses on ELT. Since 1990, she has worked for and has done teacher training for the Ministry of Education.

Márcia Lima, iTDi associate,  has been involved in TEFL for over 25 years and currently teaches and trains teachers at her own language school, B. A. English School, in Brazil. Her passions include teaching (very) young learners and using technology in the classroom.

Marisa Constantinides is a teacher educator & Director of CELT, a Cambridge CELTA & DELTA centre in Athens and online. A member of IATEFL International, she an active ELT blogger and Twitter user (moderator of #ELTchat) nominated for an ELTons Award in 2012.

Miguel Mendoza is an ESP teacher at Universidad Central de Venezuela in the school of librarianship. He holds a Master’s degree in English as a foreign language. He’s a freelance ICT consultant for the British Council in Venezuela, founder member and current Vicepresident of AVEALMEC (Venezuela CALL Association).

Victor Hugo Rojas B. is an Associate Professor of Didactics of TEFL at Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle, and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, both located in Lima, Peru. He is the founder of Peruvian English Teachers Network (PETsNet).

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