Learning2gether from Robert Wachman and Deborah Healey talking about Shaping the Way we Teach English

Learning2gether Episode 212

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On Sun Apr 13 Learning2gether with arranged to meet with Robert Wachman to talk about his role in helping teachers with Shaping the Way we Teach English, and we were joined by Deborah Healey

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-mooc-aims-help-teach-english-language

Robert is involved in helping teachers in the Philippines with the MOOC Shaping the Way we Teach English, and he gave us a tour around the 5-week MOOC: https://www.coursera.org/course/shaping1landscape

Robert had worked out beforehand how to join the Hangout on Air in an iPad while participating on an iMac where he can screen share and walk us through the program from there while maintaining screen presence on the iPad.

Place: Google Hangout on Air (HoA), available through direct participation in the Hangout or via its live stream, URLs to appear as they come available toward the start of the event

Announcements on various Google+ communities and Facebook groups as well as at:

Earlier this week

Monday, April 7th Teaching Digital Citizenship in an iPad Classroom

If you have iPads, you know that teaching digital citizenship is more important than ever. With the tablet classroom in mind, Common Sense Media, well-renowned for their digital citizenship curriculum and resources, now offers resources for teaching digital citizenship in an iPad classroom. Participants will learn about two resources that teach students to be safe, responsible, and respectful in a digital world: 1) Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum in interactive eBooks, and 2) Digital Passport. Learn more here, and more information about this and other upcoming events at t http://learningrevolution.com/.

Monday, April 7th  TL Virtual Cafe – Libraries and the 1:1 School: Final Nail in the Library Coffin?

Learn about the role of libraries and librarians in a 1:1 school. Hoover High School librarians and administrator(s) will discuss the successes, pitfalls, and follies involved in launching a 1:1 iPad program for our 9-12 grade school of approximately 3000 students with an emphasis on the role of the library and librarians in this process. Join here.
More information about this and other upcoming events at http://learningrevolution.com/.

Philip Rosedale (the founder of Second Life) and his keynote address is on YouTube: http://youtu.be/KyuS3jwrCu0

Sat Apr 12 last day of VWBPE Virtual Word Best Practices in Education on Avalon

Time: April 11, 2014 to April 12, 2014
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Central%203/248/248/22
Organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi
VWBPE – Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference – www.vwbpe.org

From AVALON: http://avalon-project.ning.com/

Here was the schedule for

There was a live feed here http://vwbpe.org/conference/watch-live-now :

Sat Apr 12 Classroom 2.0 special guest Donna Roman – Featured Teacher

Date: Sat., April 12, 2014
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.Join us on Saturday, April 12th, when our special guest will be Donna Roman,”Featured Teacher”. Donna Adams Román is a 5th grade teacher at Mill Creek School in Illinois, blogger, trainer, and presenter committed to providing rich learning opportunities for her learners and professional learning network. She is a recent recipient of ISTE’s first place SIGOL Online Learning Award (2013) and a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator. Donna is active in Professional Development online and in her district, CoSN, ISTE, and iEARN. Educators are pulled in so many constantly changing directions. Donna will discuss how we can address these obligations while providing deep and meaningful learning experiences, not only for our students, but for ourselves as well. Suggestions to work smarter by condensing and combining, that in turn can deepen teaching, learning, and our lives while we engage fully in the process. 21st Century Learning, Project Based Learning, and Technology will be the common languages. Donna’s Blog More information and details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings from our recent ”Featured Teacher” session with our special guest Erin Klein. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

SLMOOC14 sessions scheduled through Apr 30, 2014

included:

Sat Apr 12 SLMOOC14 – Jay Jay Jegathesan – The Freedom Project

Sat Apr 12 SLMOOC14 – Vicki Robinson – Physics Education In Second Life – Virtual Hands On

Sun Apr 13 SLMOOC14 – Nancy Zingrone – Setting up a Learning Center in Second Life and  Display Building Workshop in Second Life

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