Description


Teachers in a F2F situation meet teachers on line for learning and sharing on how to integrate 21st Century skills in their EFL Class.

This learning adventure was inspired by the work of a group of dedicated, enthusiastic world wide educators called "Webheads in Action", a 10-year-old community of practice of language teachers worldwide, coordinated by Vance Stevens. They explore Web communication tools and share the best ways of using them in their teaching practices, engage with students in virtual classes, collaborate on projects, and participate in conferences as audience and presenters.

Objectives

In the course of the 6 weeks, participants will learn collaboratively and hands on to:
  • Discuss what technology is and have a look at what 21st Century Learning tools can be used at the EFL Classroom.
  • Use various synchronous and asynchronous web tools for learning and teaching EFL/ESL,
  • Interact through e-mail, text chat, voice chat, voice e-mail, and distribution lists, among others,
  • Create web pages, wikis, blogs, podcasts, on line worksheets, surveys, and interactive exercises related to their own contexts, and,
  • Reflect on ways of applying those tools to their teaching, either on line or face to face

Program

  • Weekly on line conferences will be held to discuss content and pre-defined topics, build rapport and create a sense of community.
  • Much of the content derived from the discussions will be made available through a wiki created during the six weeks, which will be kept on line for future reference.
  • Towards the end of the session participants will present their work in a final presentation held on line at WIZIQ or illuminate

Target Audience

ESL/EFL teachers interested in using communication tools in their teaching, be it exclusively online or blended into face-to-face teaching.

Level

False Beginners

Requirements

  1. An e-mail account (gmail)
  2. Familiarity with word processors
  3. Internet access
  4. Headphones and microphone

The workshop is sponsored by: