Learning2gether from TESOL 2014 Portland March 25-29

Learning2gether Episode 210

2014-04-02_0608integrating Learning2gether traveled to Portland OregonMarch 25-29 2014 and took part in the live stream of portions of the annual international TESOL conference from there in conjunction with CALL-IS (CALL Interest Section) PCI (Preconvention Institute) entitled Integrating CALL with Web 2 0 and Social Media presentation on March 25, 2014 at the TESOL Conference, Portland https://learning2gether.net/2014/03/25/mooc-and-the-flipped-classroom/

Thu Mar 27 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon The Webheads Elluminate room http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/ was used for TESOL 2014 CALL-IS webcasts unless otherwise indicated. Details here: http://callis2014.pbworks.com/

Fri Mar 28 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon

Sat Mar 29 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon

We were told to “watch email” but I have not found where recordings of these plenaries are publicly available

Thu Mar 27 0030 PST Surin Pitsuwan streamed live from TESOL 2014 in Portland Opening Keynote, Surin Pitsuwan Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 5:30 pm–7 pm in Portland; 04:30 in UAE English as A Powerful Instrument of Community Building in East Asia For the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), English has been designated as an official “working language” for the regional organization. In such a diverse group of countries, one common language is not possible. And ASEAN’s success has been instrumental in bringing other larger and more powerful countries of East Asia and the Pacific together under the ASEAN-ledarchitecture of cooperation. The only language that is widely accepted as an instrument of integration for the emerging East Asian community is English. How a “foreign language” can bind and build an emerging community of nations in East Asia is another “Asian Miracle.”

Thu Mar 27 1500 GMT David Graddol streamed live from TESOL 2014 in Portland Thursday, 27 March 2014, 8 am–9 am in Portland; 7 p.m. in UAE Five Megatrends Shaping the Future of TESOL English has become a centrepiece of education reform in many countries. I show how this is often in response to developments in economics, demographics, and technology—which are reshaping the nature of teaching and learning English around the world. David Graddol is director of The English Company (UK) Ltd, which provides consultancy and publishing services in applied linguistics, with a special focus on English language and education policy. In The Future of English? (1997), David set out a new agenda for understanding the growing importance of English as an international language and its role in globalisation. English Next (2006), provided an update on English in global education.  English Next India (2010) explores the changing status of English in India. Profiling English in China: The Pearl River Delta (2013) examines public discourses and the linguistic landscapes of a part of China that is experiencing rapid change. English Next Brazil will be published in March 2014.

More about TESOL Portland feature speakers here

where it says: Free Live Stream of Keynote Speakers Not able to attend the convention? The opening keynote speaker Surin Pitsuwan on Wednesday evening, and the James E. Alatis Plenary speaker David Graddol on Thursday morning will be live streamed at no charge for those not able to attend the convention. You can watch live or watch the recording later. Watch your email for information on how to connect.

Earlier this week

Thu Mar 27 2014 School Leadership Summit The 2014 School Leadership Summit is  online and free. This is the second year of this global, virtual event to help school leaders gather and share thinking and best practices. Keynote speakers this year will include Scott McLeodPam Moran, and Ira Socol; plus we’ll have a special track of sessions from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). This is also a great chance for YOU to present if you are focused on institutional vision, teaching and learning from the leadership perspective, school reform, technology use issues, or more. To submit a proposal, go HERE. To become a conference partner organization, go HERE. To read the great reviews of last year’s event, go HERE. Sign up on the conference site to receive regular updates, including the final schedule.

And we unfortunately coincided with this remarkable event

Fri and Sat Mar 28-29 Virtual Round Table CEFR Web Conference http://cefrwebconference.com/programme/ All times are in CET. To register, please go to… http://cefrwebconference.eventbrite.com/   Day 1 report … With more than 600 attendees signed up, the CEFR Web Conference gets off to a great start on Friday at 10am CET with the Open Plenary by Johanna Panthier and Susanna Slivensky of the Council of Europe. How do I join? The links to the venues are listed below in the programme overview. Just click on the link enter as guest and type your first and last name. If in doubt, the main venue is: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon. We can not reserve any seats and first comes, first serves. If the maximum number of attendees has been reached, and you can not enter, please use the livestream to listen to the programme. http://www.livestream.com/cefrwebconference (sponsort by RCS Media, Munich) Here is a programme overview… CEFR Web Conference #cefrwebcon Conference programme DAY 1 – Friday, 28 March 2014 ************************************************************ WELCOME BY ORGANIZERS 10am CET(Central European Time, Paris, Rome Vienna) World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon Welcome Address by conference organizers Geoff Tranter, Germany and Heike Philp, Belgium ************************************************************ OPENING PLENARY 10:15am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon Welcome Address Johanna Panthier, Council of Europe, France and Susanna Slivensky,Council of Europe, Austria Moderator: Marisa Constantinides ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 11:00am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon The CEFR 2001 – 2014 Daniel Coste and Brian North and a summary by Joe Sheils Moderator: Joe Sheils ************************************************************ BREAK 12:30 pm CET World Clock ************************************************************ PLENARY 1:00 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon Open Audience Discussion Geoff Tranter, Germany and Heike Philp, Belgium ************************************************************ BREAK 2:00 pm CET World Clock (30min) ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 2:30 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon The CEFR as an Instrument of Quality Management Frank Heyworth Moderator: Joel Josephson ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 3:15 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon The Globalisation of Language Education Policy Maria Stoicheva, Bulgaria Moderator: Joel Josephson ************************************************************ BREAK 4:00 pm CET World Clock (30min) ************************************************************ CONCURRENT SESSION 4:30 pm CET World Clock   WORKSHOP Room B1 Venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/B1 ELP European Language Portfolio Margaret Nezbeda, Austria Moderator: Heike Philp * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * WORKSHOP Room B2 Venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/B2 CEF ESTIM GRID Claire Tardieu, France Moderator: Teresa McKinnon, UK ************************************************************ BREAK 5:30 pm  CET World Clock  (30min) ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 6:00 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon The CEFR from the Perspective of the European Language Portfolio David Little, Ireland Moderator: Asli Saglam, Turkey ************************************************************ 6:45 pm CET World Clock Close Day 1 ************************************************************   Conference programme DAY 2 – Saturday, 29 March 2014 ************************************************************ WELCOME 10:00 am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   Welcome by conference organizers with a short summary of the previous day Geoff Tranter, Germany and Heike Philp, Belgium ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 10:15 am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   The Role of the CEFR in Assessment and Testing José Noijons, The Netherlands Moderator: Marjorie Rosenberg, Austria ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 11:00 am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   The CEFR – a Personal View of a Committed User Neus Figueras Casanovas, Catalonia, Spain Moderator: Asli Saglam, Turkey ************************************************************ BREAK (30min) 11:45 am CET  World Clock ************************************************************ CONCURRENT SESSIONS ROOM B1 12:15 am CET World Clock http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/B1 The CEFR level descriptions and empirical learner data, MERLIN, a multi-lingual corpus initiative Dr. Katrin Wisniewski, Hanoi and Dr. Andrea Abel, Italy Moderator: Heike Philp * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ROOM B2 12:15 am CET World Clock http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/B1   Teacher Training and Can Do Statements Marisa Constantinides, Greece Moderator: Teresa McKinnon, UK Tech Support: Nigel Russell, Australia ************************************************************ BREAK (30min) 1:15 pm CET   World Clock ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 1:45 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   Pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures Michel Candelier, France Moderator: Cornelia Kreis-Meyer ************************************************************ CLOSING PLENARY 2:30 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   The CEFR 2014+ Johanna Panthier, Council of Europe, France and Susanna Slivensky,ECML, Austria Moderation: Cornelia Kreis-Meyer ************************************************************ BREAK (30min) 3:15 pm CET  World Clock ************************************************************ PANEL DISCUSSION 3:45 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   “If I had three CEFR wishes, ……. . “ Dr. Monika Jezak, Canada (cancelled) Angela Hasselgreen, Norway Petra Daryai Hansen, Denmark Eli Moe, Norway Geoff Tranter, Germany Moderation: Teresa McKinnon, UK ************************************************************ WRAP UP 5 pm CET  World Clock ************************************************************ END of WEB CONFERENCE 5:15 pm CET  World Clock ************************************************************   ************************************************************ IMPORTANT LINKS CEFR Conference programme http://cefrwebconference.com/programme/ CEFR Conference programme overview http://cefrwebconference.com/programme-overview/ Livestream in case the rooms reach their capacity http://www.livestream.com/cefrwebconference Registration http://cefrwebconference.com/registration/ FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) http://cefrwebconference.com/faqs-3/ About http://cefrwebconference.com/about/ Conference Organizers http://cefrwebconference.com/conference-organizers-2/ Moderators and Volunteers http://cefrwebconference.com/moderators-and-volunteers/ Contact cefrwebconference@gmail.com heike.philp@letstalkonline.com

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