Minnie Wang presents ‘Internet Plays an Important Role in Self-education’ from Teachers Learning2gether Summit

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Learning2gether Episode 495
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This was the second attempt at Minnie Wang’s Featured Performance, Internet Plays an Important Role in Self-education, originally scheduled for last weekend’s Teachers Learning2gether Summit https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/10/teachers-learning2gether-summit-on-the-new-normal-to-survive-lockdown/

At that URL there was left a placeholder that says

Sat 10 Oct 1400-1430 UTC Minnie Wang (Featured Session)

Internet Plays an Important Role in Self-education
16:00-16:30 pm in Cairo

This presentations had to be cancelled on the day scheduled because Minnie could not reach zoom.us from China due to something unusual about that Zoom URL (normally she can reach private Zoom rooms)

However, the presentation was rescheduled for Oct 18, noon UTC

And this is that presentation 🙂

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Minnie’s ‘Featured Performance’ was actually a presentation based on her experience learning the musical instrument Guzheng online. She also talked about her background in teaching, and teaching herself English online, through the Internet in China. She expects to be retired from the company where she works in 5 years and is making a plan now to teach English and Chinese online. She lists Learning2gether and Webheads as two of her very significant influences and resources in pursuit of her goal.

 

Zoom Chat Logs

Besides Minnie and I, the meeting was attended only by Claire Siskin, who arrived just after Minnie had finished presenting, so we had a brief conversation before saying good night, or have a nice day in Claire’s case. We did not use the Zoom chat during the event.

But Hanaa Khamis scheduled a watch party for the event. Here is her invitation (this is an image and the play button doesn’t work – you can find the actual video embedded in the Promotions and Feedback section below):

2020-10-18watchParty

 


Promotion and Feedback

This 29th Weekly Webheads in Action FUNinar and Learning2gether Episode 495

was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced as a calendar event on the Webheads in Action groups.io here
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32736

I also streamed the event live on
https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction

 


Earlier Events

Fri-Sat 9-10 Oct Teachers Learning2gether Summit on the New Normal to Survive Lockdown

https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/10/teachers-learning2gether-summit-on-the-new-normal-to-survive-lockdown/

Sun 11 Oct 1800 UTC Mbarek Akaddar presented on climate action at Global Awards event

With a video intro by Vice President Al Gore, Mbarek Akaddar presented on climate action on https://gobrunch.com/events/145784
at a Global Awards event, https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalawards/

Mon 12 Oct 2200 UTC Nancy White: Face Your Online Meeting Demons One Scribble At A Time

Nancy White: Face Your Online Meeting Demons One Scribble At A Time
https://www.meetup.com/Information-Innovation-UTS/events/273281069/

Managing online meetings and remote work can be challenging and sometimes (haha, always?) anxiety-inducing. In this session, Nancy White will invite us to explore a range of Liberating Structures (http://www.liberatingstructures.com) group process patterns to explore and overcome these challenges using writing, drawing and maybe even physical movement.

Please bring:

  • Some A4 paper (recycled is fine – just have one side clean!)
  • A pen or pencil
  • A willingness to be involved

Nancy White is the founder of Full Circle Associates, her consulting practice that includes an extensive network of professionals, working in facilitation, online communities and collaboration. She is co-author with John Smith and Etienne Wenger of Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities (CPSquare 2009). She is a frequent contributor and a past core group member of KM4Dev, a global networked community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches, who seek to share ideas and experiences in this domain. Nancy is a leading thinker, writer, and practitioner of online facilitation (group facilitation for distributed environments).

Nancy’s slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-mLFPP09xzLOwzbJg5r7vwar_4MkkY8E88j5w-YLByE/edit?usp=sharing

Sat 17 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative, https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Sat 17 Oct  1430 UTC KSAALT TESOL Fast Forward Series Online Event FF Series continues

Image may contain: 3 people, including Jorge Kormpas and Hind Elkhatim Elyas http://www.ksaalt-tesol.org

Posted by Hind Elyas on Facebook

KSAALT TESOL Fast Forward Series Online Event FF Series continuing in October with Africa TESOL & TESOL Gulf stars, in Zoom.

Presentations by international speakers focusing on e-learning and much more! We proudly present:

  • Aymen Elsheikh
  • Hind Elyas
  • Georgios Kormpas

REGISTER:
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_lmR-YRJCRzCxbt6OeCjmqg

Join our FB group to stay updated about our upcoming events and other affiliate events as well 🙂
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307290860369185

 

 

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The date of this update is Oct 19, 2020 04:00 UTC

Teachers Learning2gether Summit on the New Normal to Survive Lockdown

Learning2gether Episode 494
28th Webheads Revival Weekly ultimate celebratory FUNinar

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Fri-Sat 9-10 Oct Teachers Learning2gether Summit on the New Normal to Survive Lockdown

Learning2gether was asked to host an International 2-day PD Teachers Learning2gether Summit: on Oct 9-10, 06:30-21:00 UTC on Friday, and 08:00-21:30 UTC on Saturday. The theme is – The Internet for Education: The New Normal to Survive Lockdown

All 29 sessions were streamed and recorded on YouTube. However I recorded the Panel that Dr. Michael Kenteris, Claire Siskin, and I convened on Teaching Remotely: What’s New & Normal in Surviving Lockdown? using Camtasia to record my desktop, as we presented it. I wanted to have a backup, just in case, and I like the behind the scenes views that such desktop recordings reveal. All of the other recordings linked here were rendered from Zoom, including the Zoom video version of the panel shown here, at 1:22:20 in this video: https://youtu.be/ED1ACXU7_Iw.

1:17:40 – Presenters: Claire Siskin, Vance Stevens, and Dr. Michael Kenteris

The summit was organized at the initiative of Hanaa Khamis, former LTSIG Co-coordinator at NileTESOL. The event aimed at capturing international perspectives on how educators in various educational contexts have managed challenges of lockdown and quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as sharing insights on best practices in teaching and learning over the coming few months.

Participants were invited to register free for the Teachers Learning2gether Summit Zoom rooms. The sessions were held in 6 different Zoom rooms, 4 on the first day and two on the second. Each required separate registration.

After registering, participants received a confirmation email containing information about joining the event, and reminders with the links repeated.  These alerts were followed by links to the recordings with their passwords, which also had buttons facilitating download of the associated Zoom mp4 and text chat files.

Day 1 Friday Oct 9

These countries were represented at the start of the first summit today
https://www.amcharts.com/visited_countries/#FR,DE,CA,EC,EG,TN,ID,JP,MY,PH,SA,AU

Fri 9 Oct 0630-0700 UTC – L2g Summit inaugural remarks by Vance Stevens

Teacher, are we in the New Normal yet?
8.30-9:00 am in Cairo. 14:30 pm in Malaysia

28:08 – Presenter: Vance Stevens

The Day 1 Part 1 Presentation Stream

The video above contains Hanaa Khamis’s introduction of Vance Stevens from the point where she started the Zoom recording. She tried to start a Facebook stream as well, but Facebook and Zoom are not working smoothly together these days, so the Part 1 presentations stream was not started on YouTube until midway through Vance’s introductory remarks, but streamed from that point onwards on https://youtu.be/R0nswgrmmE4.

The accompanying screen shots are mostly, if not all, mine. More screen shots and reflections on the event can be found at the Facebook aggregation of the conference tag #learning2gethersummit, and by exploring the profiles from these dates of the posters on that tag
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/learning2gethersummit

2:05:24 – Presenters: Tom Robb, Dina El-Dakhs, and Işıl Boy Ergül

HK Conferencing recording, 2:18:22, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/3cvwD3bX0TlhXdd100Kzn54inIC92gs5Qpltdvl2R3j2AvVcEL_h2ckiQhXp6Pef.P6CIqhpWTt3jQ-tj 
Passcode: vNZ#wy1E

Fri 9 Oct 0700-0740 UTC Thomas Robb

Teaching Reading in an Online World: How to Get them to Read at a Distance (Keynote)
9.00-9:40 am in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 0745-0815 UTC Dina El-Dakhs

10 Tips for Student Engagement in Online Classes (Featured Talk)
9.45-10:15 am in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 0815-0845 UTC Işıl Boy Ergül

A Road Map for Effective Instructional Design (Featured Talk)
10.15-10:45 am in Cairo

Friday Oct 9 – Part 2 presentations were streamed on 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlvoZP9bqag;
https://youtu.be/LlvoZP9bqag

1:01:30 – Presenters: Raafat Gabriel and Khadija Hamidani

HK Conferencing recording, 1:38, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/pTT3aeFCDuj7b6gX0z7qM6EGmDHeaL9MTkKpFxTWpVaDO33wHSvQrNwI4D5aKJ3Z.g1uaZaiNzdBi1JZQ 
Passcode: +B281jXs

Fri 9 Oct 0900-0930 UTC Raafat Gabriel

LOvVE (Learning Opportunities via Virtual Environments): The Context of Teaching English Online (Featured Talk)
11:30-12:00 am in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 0930-1000 UTC Khadija Hamidani

Digital Learning Platforms, Applications & Tools for Primary English Language Education (Talk)
11:00-11:30 am in Cairo

Khadija Hamidani’s slides:
https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/KhadijaHamidani/digital-learning-platforms-applications-and-tools-for-primary-english-learning-education

Khadija’s blog post for this presentation: https://englishlearninglabs.blogspot.com/2020/10/digital-learning-platforms-applications.html

Fri 9 Oct 1100-1140 UTC Csilla Jaray-Benn

Turning Online Lessons into a Humane, Meaningful and Enjoyable Experience (Keynote)
13:00-13:40 pm in Cairo

48:58 – Presenter: Csilla Jaray-Benn

Fri 9 Oct 1200-1330 UTC Heike Philp Workshop

No description available.

Creative ways of running a webinar – Featured 90min workshop (requires separate preregistration)
14:00-1530 pm in Cairo

The Part 3 workshop was streamed on 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aKc_zB5AXc; or https://youtu.be/4aKc_zB5AXc

1:49:16 – Presenter: Heike Philp

HK Conferencing recording, 1:33, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jP9T6ad5dUWWNhnCfv_ztw4Vwq6iElyZymGtiqVLaSqnlcgi1XEPHMOfbIjaEL3h.wInNhl_Ma6WE1bAW 
Passcode: 7SX9q#G1

Pre-work required for attending the webinar (takes approx. 15-20min): 

  1. Intro-Video (2min13sec): https://tinyurl.com/summit-oct9-vid1
  2. Input presentation (7min28sec): https://tinyurl.com/summit-oct9-vid2
  3. Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/workshop-preform
  4. Preregistration after completing the above: 
    https://tinyurl.com/summit-oct9-wkshp-preregister

Part 4 presentations were streamed and recorded on  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP2wDMMj13M;
https://youtu.be/CP2wDMMj13M

3:21:50 – Presenters: Nellie Deutsch, Amira Mohsen, Fatmah Azam Ali, Hind Elyas, Yomna Mohamed, and Mbarek Akaddar

Fri 9 Oct 1500-1540 UTC Nellie Deutsch

Self-Care for Educators (Keynote)
17:00-17:40 pm in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 1545-1615 UTC Amira Mohsen

Virtual Instruction: Making a Real Impact in the Digital Classroom (Talk)
17:45-18:15 pm in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 1615-1645 UTC Fatmah Azam Ali

Positive Mindset for Online Teaching: The Educator’s Perspective (Talk)
18:15-18:45 pm in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 1645-1715 UTC Hind Elyas

Coping with Covid-19 (Talk)
18:45-19:15 pm in Cairo

Some of the slides produced by “The queen of positivity”

Fri 9 Oct 1715-1745 UTC Yomna Mohamed

Breakout Rooms: A World of Blending, Empowerment and Integration (Demo)
19:15-19:45 pm in Cairo

Yomna Youssefs slides: 
https://www.slideshare.net/secret/v6zhe01J9i77MR

Fri 9 Oct 1745-1815 UTC Mbarek Akaddar

The Seven Layers of an Online Teacher (Talk)
19:45-20:15 pm in Cairo

Mbarek Akaddar’s slides:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o9mRypNnQyXJ9XdanYC55o5H1s_QO0yo5ZbrxdECsVM/edit?usp=sharing

Fri 9 Oct 1830-1900 UTC Alison Larkin Koushki

No description available.

Poetry in the Pandemic: Social-Emotional Language Learning for Wellbeing (Featured Session)
20:30-21:00 pm in Cairo

57:19 – Presenter: Alison Larkin Koushki

Day 2 Saturday Oct 10

The Day 2 part 1 presentations were streamed on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOgX_C3GC5I;
https://youtu.be/aOgX_C3GC5I

2:43:58 – Presenters: Georgios Kormpas, Margo Abdel Aziz, Marisa Constantinedes, Basma Abd El Khalek, and Ola Hosny

HK Conferencing recording, 2:54, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/5_UK829zrKRgzmn-nN3y8tYNsqZwAyiWGTJeUL6aEh2SVYhqoHKcdeb32ozrxTrP.A3d4FFOrzUdLYz3_ 
Passcode: rU?RBn2n

Sat 10 Oct 0800-0840 UTC Georgios Kormpas

The Role of the English Language Teacher During COVID-19 (Keynote)
10.00-10:40 am in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 0845-0915 UTC Margo Abdel Aziz

Times of Lockdown: How to Build Positivity and Resilience (Featured Talk)
10.45-11:15 am in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 0915-0945 UTC Marisa Constantinedes

Problems and Solutions with Trainees and Tutors New to Online Teaching (Featured Talk)
11.15-11:45 am in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 0945-10.15 UTC Basma Abd El Khalek

The Ebb and Flow of Online Teaching Challenges (Talk)
11.45-12:15 am-pm in Cairo
Basma Abdel Khalek’s slides: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eBbftj5NDue5L8aYXSsaUX3_CbVM646K/view

Sat 10 Oct 1015-1045 UTC Ola Hosny

Closing the Gap of Online Teaching; Goals & Hands-on Activities (Talk)
12.15-12:45 pm in Cairo

The Saturday, Day 2 part 2 presentations were streamed on 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED1ACXU7_Iw;
https://youtu.be/ED1ACXU7_Iw; https://youtu.be/ED1ACXU7_Iw

3:36:35 – Presenters: Amany Alkhayat, Abdelmajid Bouziane; at 1:22:20 Panel 1 (Claire Siskin, Vance Stevens, & Mike Kenteris), and Lilika Couri

HK Conferencing recording, 5:50, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/NV3bzrd52E7MKFRcnki429Yl1SByh2dBhkJObQVNlpAvuk7xiMONE1rHgKgbbqGj.cA3zDSrH8RX5OzDG 
Passcode: s1&vhB5%
[Blogger’s bias – the Stevens, Kenteris & Siskin panel is at 1:21:40]

Sat 10 Oct 1130-1200 UTC Amany Alkhayat

Why It’s Time to Transform your Classroom with Artificial Intelligence Tools for Language Learning (Featured Talk)
13:30-14:00 pm in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 1205-1245 UTC Abdelmajid Bouziane

The Online Provisions in ESL/EFL: Towards an Integrated Policy (Keynote)
14:05-14:45 pm in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 1250-1400 UTC Mike Kenteris, Claire Siskin and Vance Stevens

Together Remotely: What’s New and Normal in Surviving Lockdown? (Panel 1)
14.50-15:50 pm Cairo. 12.50-13:50 pm UTC

Streamed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED1ACXU7_Iw

Panel 1 on YouTube (can be found embedded at the top of this blog post)
https://youtu.be/cZ-YxmNFv3Q

Same thing but from YouTube

Sat 10 Oct 1400-1430 UTC Minnie Wang (Featured Session)

Internet Plays an Important Role in Self-education
16:00-16:30 pm in Cairo

This presentations had to be cancelled on the day scheduled because Minnie could not reach zoom.us from China due to something unusual about that Zoom URL (normally she can reach private Zoom rooms)

However, the presentation was rescheduled for Oct 18, noon UTC

This was performed as Learning2gether episode 495 at https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/18/minnie-wang-presents-internet-plays-an-important-role-in-self-education-from-teachers-learning2gether-summit/

Sat 10 Oct 1430-1510 UTC Lilika Couri

Beyond the Pandemic, What? Empower, Inspire, Connect (Keynote)
16:30-17:10 pm in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 1600-1700 UTC Rana Khan; Georgios Kormpas; Christine Coombe, Sandra Stein; Alison Larkin Koushki; Mashael Al-Hamly

The Role of Professional Associations: Past, Present and Future Directions (Panel 2)
18:00-19:00 pm in Cairo

Streamed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzO7uPaY8tw

2:20:30 – Presenters: Panel 2 (Rana Khan, Georgios Kormpas, Christine Combe, Sandra Stein, Alison Larkin Koushki, & Mashael Al-Hamly) and at 1:08:30 Panel 3 (Deborah Healey, Grazia Maria Mendoza Chirinos, Kathy Lobo, and Okon Effiong)

Sat 10 Oct 1710-1830 UTC Deborah Healey, Grazia Maria Mendoza Chirinos; Kathy Lobo, Okon Effiong

Coping Around the World: TESOL International Association Perspectives (Panel 3) 
19:10-20:10 pm in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 1830-1900 UTC Rob Howard

Taking the Upper Hand Online: Focusing on Speaking, Pronunciation and Accuracy (Featured Talk)
20:30-21:00 pm in Cairo

Streamed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxheixP-JeE

1:23:15Presenters: Ron Howard, and at 38:11, Anastasia Khawaja

Sat 10 Oct 1900-1930 UTC Anastasia Khawaja

Cameras Off, Engagement Still On: Exploring Remote Classroom Engagement as a Partnership Between Educators and Students (Featured Talk)
21:00-21:30 pm in Cairo

 


Zoom Chat Logs

Chats took place in Zoom for 10 hours the first day and 11 the next. Chat also took place in YouTube but that would be tedious to fetch. 

Here are the logs from my (Vance’s) introductory talk on the first day of the summit:

01:12:56 Dina El-Dakhs : Good morning, Hanaa. A great program! Looking forward to the talks.
01:13:07 Csilla Benn: Hi everyone from France!
01:14:04 Heike Philps: germany
01:14:26 Sibel Sezer: Hi Heike
01:15:11 Sibel Sezer: a Webhead
01:15:22 Sibel Sezer: Hi Vance
01:15:46 Vance Stevens : Hi all
01:17:48 Amira Mohsen : Hi all
01:18:06 Ahmed Ibrahem Wahba Ibrahem: Welcome
01:19:10 Sibel Sezer: can you put the link in the chat?
01:19:24 Sibel Sezer: ok
01:19:57 HK Conferencing: The slides for this talk are available at https://tinyurl.com/Vance2020summit
01:20:00 Sibel Sezer: https://tinyurl.com/Vance2020summit
01:20:53 HK Conferencing: Alex Egypt
01:20:59 HK Conferencing: J Cross
01:21:03 HK Conferencing: RIP
01:22:19 Heike Philps: Jay Cross RIP amazing pioneer in informal corporate learning
01:22:51 Heike Philps: met him many a times in Berlin for Online Educa
01:23:16 HK Conferencing: No
01:23:19 Sibel Sezer: No
01:23:26 Raafat Gabriel: NO
01:23:41 Sibel Sezer: RIP
01:25:41 HK Conferencing: Frivolous Unanticipated Nonsense
01:25:43 HK Conferencing: FUN
01:26:05 HK Conferencing: Livestreaming on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0nswgrmmE4
01:26:55 Sibel Sezer: Almost everything was converted into virtual equivalents
01:30:10 HK Conferencing: TALIN, https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
01:30:53 HK Conferencing: Teachers … Learning in Isolation
01:31:13 HK Conferencing: Painful
01:31:16 HK Conferencing: hurtful
01:31:20 HK Conferencing: LOL
01:31:26 HK Conferencing: 24/7
01:32:36 Sibel Sezer: Great archive, https://tinyurl.com/covid19teaching
01:33:13 Sibel Sezer: I love Open Mic sessions
01:33:20 Sibel Sezer: oooh good old Yahoo
01:33:54 HK Conferencing: Share on yr networks plz
01:34:02 HK Conferencing: Funinars
01:34:05 HK Conferencing: LOL
01:36:07 Asma Maaoui: Greetings from Tunisia
01:36:27 Dina El-Dakhs : Thank you very much for your informative talk.
01:37:00 Hanine Ghosn: Thank you Mr Vance!

I recorded the Zoom chat from the Panel that I did with Mike Kenteris and Claire Siskin and pasted it on our document of record here https://tinyurl.com/summit2020panel

Zoom chat logs from all the other sessions are available at the link given wherever the existence of an HK Conferencing recording with downloadable mp4 and text text file is noted in the foregoing show notes.


Promotion and Feedback

This was the 28th Weekly Webheads in Action FUNinar and Learning2gether Episode 494

The event was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced as a calendar event on the Webheads in Action groups.io here 
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32734

Hanaa’s feedback is much appreciated: referring to this blog post

Now that all is said and done, here is a video for your amusement of Vance and Hanaa sorting out certain logistics details, in particular how to manage Zoom bombers, and how to put the global time links into the conference program, as has been done for the sessions listed above .

 

From Hanaa Khamis to me

Dear Vance,

Thank you very much for supporting me all the way at Teachers Learning2gether Summit on 9-10 October 2020 (before, during, after). Please find attached a certificate of appreciation for making this an event to remember. I sincerely hope it is memorable to you as much as it is to me. Hoping for more fruitful collaboration in the near future.

Summit VS


Earlier Events

Sun 04 Oct noon UTC Weekly Webheads in Action FUNinar and Learning2gether Episode 493

Vance Stevens on sustaining online teacher professional development at the 5th EFLtalks and World Teachers’ Day hosted by Rob Howard

https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/04/vance-stevens-on-sustaining-online-teacher-professional-development-at-the-5th-efltalks-world-teachers-day/

Posted 05 Oct: Free webinar  on Teacher Identity, Awareness, and Critical Autoethnography

Hosted by TESOL’s  Applied Linguistics Interest Section (ALIS)

Here is the link to the webinar recording: https://youtu.be/-Ve0B1j5krs

Thu 8 Oct 1900 EDT – Free Webinar with John Hattie on The Power of Student Feedback

A.J. Juliani announced this Free Webinar with John Hattie on The Power of Student Feedback, next Thursday, October 8th at 7pm EDT. 
Sign-up here.

Meet John Hattie, the international author of the Visible Learning Series and The Distance Learning Playbook for a one hour chat about the power of feedback and its impact on achievement.

Not all feedback is alike – according to John’s research.
We’ll be chatting with John about building a feedback culture in classrooms – whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person – and how the variations of feedback we use impact student achievement.

Learn what students have consistently maintained they need to grow their learning and tips

Fri 9 Oct noon UTC TESOL Career Path Development PLN webinar on Colored English – Okon Effion, Qatar University

The TESOL Career Path Development Professional Learning Network held a webinar on Colored English: (Mis)Perceptions 
Presenter:  Okon Effion, Qatar University  

Abstract:

Racism is alive and rife in many facets of our life. Sadly, it is pervasive in ELT and inflicts both emotional and professional damage on many English teachers. It goes far beyond skin color and accent because racism is also a characteristic manifestation of insecurity suffered by the perpetrators. This discussion draws on a true account of a black African English teacher who has passed through this dark tunnel.

Speaker’s bio:

Okon teaches English in the Foundation Programme, Qatar University. Before Qatar, Okon taught in Nigeria, UK, and Japan. He is a member of the Board of Directors, TESOL International Association, and was the Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Chair-elect of the EFL Interest Section, and a member of the Nominating Committee of TESOL International Association. He is the Founder and Past President of Africa TESOL and was the President of Qatar TESOL (2014/15).

Okon has presented as invited, featured, and plenary speaker at internationally recognized conferences in different parts of the world. His research interests are in foreign language anxiety, task-based learning, and professional associations. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and co-edited a volume on the Role of Language Teacher Associations in Professional Development (Springer, 2018).

Okon is passionate about the professional development of English language teachers and has in the past five years been actively involved in organizing international conferences in Qatar and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southampton, UK. He also has an MSc in Applied Genetics, MA TESOL, and a PG Diploma in Management and Information Technology.

The webinar was recorded: https://bit.ly/3jKuggb

Sat 10 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative, 
https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there.

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ 

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58 
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest. 

 

 

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The date of this update is October 20, 2020 06:00 UTC

Vance Stevens on sustaining online teacher professional development at the 5th EFLtalks and World Teachers’ Day

Learning2gether Episode 493
27th Webheads Revival Weekly Sandbox Open Mic FUNinar

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The EFLtalks video will be posted here when ready (Rob said 2 weeks)

On Sunday Oct 4 there was a Teachers’ Day 5th anniversary of Rob Howard’s EFLtalks. The 50 talks, each one 10 slides and 10 minutes long, start at 8 am UTC and go on till 8 pm UTC. In the five times he’s done this, Rob has accumulated more than 500 ten minute videos of teachers talking about various aspects of their craft. They are streamed and permanently stored on https://www.youtube.com/efltalks 

Webheads in Action FUNinars take place at noon UTC on Sundays. I had arranged to give my EFLtalk at exactly that time and for exactly ten minutes. The talk was proposed as an Encapsulated history of teacher professional development from Web 2.0 through Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN and the New Normal. Sure to be an action packed ten minutes, viewers could catch it either in the EFLtalks YouTube stream, or at the WiA FUNinar screen-shared in Zoom and streamed in turn onto Facebook.

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Anyone coming to the FUNinar event would have found Bobbi and I in our home studio. Bobbi was in one part of the studio in the Webheads Zoom room. She picked up my talk on the EFLtalks stream; to prevent sound from one computer creating feedback on another, I was in another part of the studio GIVING the talk, in the EFLtalks Zoom room (for presenters only). After a thankfully brief ten minutes I left that Zoom room and joined the Webhead participants (Bobbi and Heike Philp) in the Webheads one, where we could talk about, you know, the usual 🙂

 

Vance Stevens EFLtalk entitled “An encapsulated history of teacher Professional Development from Web 2.0 through Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN and the New Normal”

Slides

Anyone can access the slides at https://tinyurl.com/Vance2020talks

 

Abstract

I stumbled into Web 2.0 when I was teaching EFL online at the turn of the century and was soon attracting teaching peers to our voice-enabled online classes. In 2002 I organized a workshop through EVO (Electronic Village Online) which I called Webheads in Action. This turned into a movement that sustains itself to this day, and in fact is undergoing a resurgence prompted by new demands on teachers responding to teaching challenges during pandemic. Ten years earlier I had started Learning2gether, a podcast series which has produced almost 500 episodes by now, including over two dozen resurgent Webheads in Action Open Mic FUNinars since March, which coincided with a surge of webinars responding to my call for teachers to Learn Together about TALIN, Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN. TALIN wound down after 38 webinars, but has morphed into TALIN2,, Teaching and Learning in the New Normal. 

The warp of these many strands of ongoing teacher professional development these past two decades is woven into a weft of threads where Web 2.0 and open ended computer-mediated communication became focused on flipped and blended learning in the classroom, which in turn has helped teachers respond to the need to move into purely online environments, and eventually cope with hybrid ones, which is where we find ourselves on this World Teachers Day, 2020. 

Rehearsal

I rehearsed the presentation two hours before I gave it and streamed that onto the Learning2gether Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether, so followers of that page got a preview of my talk. There was a glitch (web cam covering up a critical part of my slide show; something to be wary of at show time) but as it was just a rehearsal I restarted my presentation. If you want to skip all that, start viewing at 5 minutes into this video …

 

About the EFLtalks 5th Anniversary event

EFLtalks are short pecha kuchas in which presenters have ten minutes to get through ten slides each, one after another.

This event was held in Zoom (link sent to presenters only) but was simulcasted live on the EFLtalks YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/efltalks  

For more information, see http://www.efltalks.com/ 
and about this event: http://www.efltalks.com/EFLtalks-5th.html 

Here is what Rob said was the “hopefully” final schedule, as displayed at the last link above, on Sun Oct 4 03:00 UTC

 

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day occurs on Oct 5 of each year
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Teachers’_Day 

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Chat Logs

Chat was logged in three places, the Facebook livestream, the Zoom chat, and in the YouTube livestream. We didn’t record our Zoom session except via Facebook and the YouTube chat would be too difficult to tease out — but here’s what we got in Facebook. 

From the Webheads in Action Facebook livestream

Bobbi Stevens · 0:00 Nice to see you!
Doris Molero · 0:51 [So Proud] graphic
Doris Molero · 2:27 😁
Mike Kenteris · 3:03 Awesome! Well done, Vance!
Doris Molero · 8:55 Webheads Rock!!!
Heike Philp · 10:55 hi Bobbi, pls maximise your browser window with Vance’s presentation to full-screen – else it is too small to read
Maru Del Campo · 13:30 So proud Vance!
Doris Molero · 15:09 Besitos Bobbi Stevens and Heike Philp

Bobbi thought Heike meant for her to maximize the browser itself and she tried to act on these instructions. What Heike had meant was for her to maximize the video playing within the browser. This caused the change in presentation toward the end of the recording, but we have multiple versions, and the presentation was almost done anyway, so of little consequence.

 


Promotion and Feedback

The 27th Weekly Webheads in Action FUNinar was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced as a calendar event on the Webheads in Action groups.io here 
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32727 

The part of the EFLtalks where I was presenting at noon UTC was screen shared in Zoom and streamed on 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction

 


Earlier Events

Sun 27 Sept noon UTC
26th Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar
https://learning2gether.net/2020/09/27/26th-weekly-webheads-open-mic-sandbox-funinar/

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) taking place September 28-30, 2020

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) is happening from September 1-30, 2020 https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114. and Smore https://www.smore.com/wgv6s-teaching-as-a-way-to-learn

The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. 

Resources 

  1. Presentations https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7N4pb4JWClr0JJk75U/edit?usp=sharing
  2. YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L 

VWMOOC20 Mon Sept 28 1400 UTC – Dr. Aabha Sharma

Dr. Aabha Sharma

Develop Hardiness for the Hard times
Significance of 3 C’s

VWMOOC20 Tue Sept 29 1900 UTC – Jarosław Maciejewski 

Jarosław Maciejewski (NitroPL)
A short presentation about artistic bots in Second Life and tour to own artist bot – Leonardo De ArtBot

SLURL: Leonardo De ArtBot – The Dreamed Art 
https://secondlife.com/destination/leonardo-de-artbot-dreamed-art?sourceid=dgw 

Leonardo De Artbot website –  http://leonardodeartbot.webnitro.eu/

 

VWMOOC20 Wed Sept 30 1900 UTC – Closing Ceremony: Looking ahead to VWMOOC21


Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Nellie Homewood),Dr. Doris Molero (Pionia Destiny), and Dr. Nan Zingrone (Maggie Larimore) 

Closing Ceremony at the The Chilbo Nature & Sculpture Garden
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/212/239/91 

and Closing Dance
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/209/245/91

Thu 1 Oct noon UTC Suresh Canagarajah and others at online English as a Lingua Franca and multilingualism seminar

 ME of the ENRICH Project in Rome, Italy, 1st October 2020, 2.00-6.30 pm Italian Time.

In order to participate it is necessary to first register using a Google form that you reach through the following link that you can either click on or paste it onto your browser: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSevlWDDxEaF4M…/viewform
you can then connect to Zoom.

I attended but I did not encounter Dr. Canagarajah

   

 

Fri 2 Oct 1630 UCT online LIVE event of poetry, prose and other readings in foreign languages

Marijana Smolčec announces· 

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For the first time due to this COVID-19 pandemic situation our team of language teachers have decided not to give up on our usually local ONSITE event organized as a part of European Day of Languages. In order to keep the tradition we will be having an online LIVE event of Poetry, prose and other readings in foreign languages and we are inviting you all to join us on

Friday, 2 October at 18.30 CEST (16.30 GMT)  via our school Adobe Connect virtual room, https://connect.carnet.hr/gimstrukog/

If you are willing to read something in your mother tongue, let me know by Wednesday evening or come as audience and enjoy the fun, improvisation, poetry & prose in many EU and world languages! 

📌Let the multicultural bondings begin! 🙂 🥳

So far we will have our students of Gimnazija i strukovna škola Bernardina Frankopana, students of Prva hrvatska riječka gimnazija, primary school students of Prva osnovna škola Ogulin read to us in Croatian, German, English, Italian Latin, Spanish…there are some guests from Brazil and Spain joining us as well – hope there will be more of you. 

Please be our guest! 🙂 #virtualcakes available, #drinksonme 

Mon-Sat 28 Sept to Oct 3 – The AZCALL 2020 Virtual Conference – registration free

Due to the current pandemic, our 2020 conference will be held fully online, from September 28 to October 3, 2020.

AZCALL Website – https://sites.google.com/view/azcallconference/home
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CALLClubASU/

A GUIDE TO AZCALL 2020 – General Format
AZCAL L 2020 is a fully online conference with both synchronous and asynchronous presentations and demonstrations for attendees.

Video Presentations
All presentations will be available via our conference website playlist.

Attendees can watch presentations on their own schedule and they can write their comments and questions to the presenters on the same website.
Register here for free 

Synchronous sessions
There will be live sessions from Dr. Elola and Dr. Taguchi on Oct 3rd.

Plenary talks: 
Registration for the plenary talks requires an extra step (sorry). Click on the links below to register for each live plenary.

  1. Dr. Idoia Elola (Oct. 3rd 12noon PDT/AZ time):  
    Redefining and expanding the scope of L2 digital writing
    https://asu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s2dEzrVpRQ-6WLNd86dE8Q

  2. Dr. Naoko Taguchi (Oct. 3rd 3pm PDT/AZ time):
    Digital games for teaching and learning pragmatics
    https://asu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vAggqew0QpOs9FEQKzmgVQ

Happy Hour:
We will be hosting a Happy Hour with presenters, Dr. Idoia Elola, Dr. Naoko Taguchi, and Dr. Bryan Smith after the second plenary talk to allow a more vivid interaction and networking among presenters and attendees. Please make sure to check the Program for more detail on the virtual Zoom link for Happy Hour.

For all questions please contact us at azcall2020@gmail.com
AZCALL 2020 Organization Committee
AZCALL Website

 

Sat 3 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative, https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there or follow them on Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

 Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ 

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58 
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest. 

 

 

___________________________________________________________
This blog is written and maintained by Vance Stevens
You are free to share-alike and with attribution under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is Oct 5, 2020 11:00 UTC