Friday, 8 April 2016

IATEFL Birmingham 2016

IATEFL Online Banner 2016

This year IATEFL will be holding its annual teachers' conference from 13th - 16th April in Birmingham, and I am happy to be attending on one of the days.  You can attend online if you are not able to be there personally, by simply clicking the link below for more information:

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016

Hopefully I will write up my impressions of sessions I attend once I am back in Abruzzo.

I am looking forward to this great event, and hope to meet up with people I know such as members of my PLN, fellow bloggers, and colleagues.  It would be interesting to meet new people as well.

Maybe see you there :-)



Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter Wishes

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Easter!

You can read about what happens here in Abruzzo in this post by Life in Abruzzo blog called Easter in Abruzzo.

I hope to write a new post soon about IATEFL Birmingham coming up in April.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

EVO Ebook 2016 Feedback

Five weeks have flown past and today is the last day of the Electronic Village Online sessions.  I have been co-moderating the eTextbooks session and enjoying the experience enormously.  Under Shelly Terrell's expert leadership and guidance, and also our mentor Dr Nellie Deutsch, the expert team of moderators have helped many participants to realise their dream of creating an etextbook for their classes.

Below an Animoto feedback I have created summing up a few points.


Janet's eBook EVO Feedback

The Padlet here reflects some of the excellent feedback the session is generating.

Here is a Voki I created in response to a request from one of the participants (Halina) to say hello to the Uzbek faculty:

 

Finally a big thank you using a comic:


This 2016 session has been a wonderful experience!  A huge thank you to everyone involved!!

Monday, 25 January 2016

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes, Dear Blog!

Create your own Animation

Seven whole years have passed since my world opened up in November 2008 and a new dimension was discovered.  Blogging has brought me much joy and expanded my knowledge of the world.  I have met many wonderful bloggers along the way, each and every one of them helping me to continue on this incredible journey.

I have been inspired to rescue this post from my drafts folder after reading Natasa's inspiring post:

 My Blog is Eight Years Old.

I have discovered ways of using technology effectively within my classes, made so many new friends and been invited to present at many econferences throughout this period.

I do hope I will carry on blogging for many more years to come!



http://www.rasaint.net/ - Glitter Graphics

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Registration now open for EVO 2016 sessions!

A very happy new year to everyone!  I hope 2016 is going to be a great year for us all full of happy occasions and inspirational events:-)

CPD Opportunity for 2016!
This week from 3rd - 11th January the TESOL Electronic Village Online yearly sessions can be viewed and you can now register to attend one or more exciting CPD opportunities.  The sessions are FREE, and they last for 5 weeks and kick off from January 11th and finish on February 14th.  They are open to anyone around the globe who wishes to learn about something educational. There is a wide range of fascinating topics on offer, 14 in fact, so there should be something to suit everyone!


You can view the different session outlines and important information on how to register on the EVO Sessions 2016 Call for Participation wiki page.

I am delighted to be moderating once again for the third year in a row on EVO Ebook for Teachers' session, together with Shelly Terrell's fabulous team of co-moderators.



Why don't you join the eBook moderators on Friday for a pre-session EbookEVO chat on Twitter?  Details in the image below, courtesy of our lead moderator and organizer, Shelly Terrell.

Looking forward to seeing you in the EVO sessions.  I can assure you they will be fun, educational and memorable!! 

The Electronic Village Online Hashtag is:  #evosessions

I did a presentation called The EVOlution of Jan! for IATEFL YLT in January 2015. The slides via PresentMe demonstrate the EVO sessions I have attended since I first joined as an eager participant in 2009.  I hope you will be inspired to register for a session in 2016!