Posts Tagged APrIR

Using Blogs and Wikis to Teach Writing as a Process + FAAPI 2012 Highlights

Last month I was granted APrIR’s First-time speaker scholarship to take part in the 2012 FAAPI conference, which was held in San Martín de los Andes from September 20th to 22nd.

This morning I had the pleasure of sharing the paper I presented at FAAPI with a group of local teachers at ARCI. Here’s the first part of the presentation:

During the second part of the presentation, I shared a summary of the sessions I attended as well as my personal reflections on the conference.

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C is for content

User-generated content at the core of the Web 2.0, content for intercultural awareness and reflection, content across the curriculum, content that matters, the bare essentials of content, content as meaning…. as simple and as relevant as that!

Content for context: El inglés como lengua extranjera: perspectiva Intercultural y transversalidad

Content in the works…

APrIR Seminar “Teaching and learning together: 35 years and counting”‎ > ‎

Striving for Relevance – Content and Language Learning for secondary EFL students

This presentation aims at reflecting on the challenges and opportunities of teaching  English in  a secondary school setting and the importance of redefining learning goals, aiming at what students can do with and learn through the language rather than just how much they know about the language. The use of the web and other authentic resources to create learner-centered cross-curricular tasks and projects can help students find meaningful connections between English and other subjects as well as with their own needs and interests while preparing them to deal with real life situations in the foreign language.

Image Flickr CC: C Mosaic

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PD 2.0: Hot on Facebook and Twitter

I was really surprised this morning when I received an e-mail from SlideShare saying:

Professional development 2” is being talked about on Facebook more than anything else on SlideShare right now. So we’ve put it on the homepage of SlideShare.net (in the “Hot on Facebook” section).
Well done!
– SlideShare Team

A couple of hours later I received a similar one saying that it was also in the “Hot on Twitter” section.

I’d really like to thank all of you for spreading the word on this presentation. It has been a great way of expanding my PLN and finding more like-minded colleagues to share and learn from.

I’d also like to invite you all to join the open group on Facebook: Professional Development 2.0

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Professional Development 2.0

Ongoing, distributed, self-driven, empowering!… are just some of the ways to describe Open Online Professional Development. The Web 2.0 is unveiling the potential of a new learning culture that spreads across classrooms, schools and countries to give rise to a world-wide community of educators willing to reflect upon and share their experience and expertise, allowing us to finely tune our professional development to our needs, interests and possibilities.

Professional Development 2.0 PPT

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