Gánese una beca para estudiar inglés por seis meses y ayude a la Fundación de Nefrología del Hospital San Juan de Dios

¿Cuánto piensa que le tomará a nuestra profesora Kerry Riddell llegar a la meta de la Maratón Correcaminos?
Al participar también estará dando su valiosa ayuda a la Fundación de Nefrología del Hospital San Juan de Dios. La totalidad del dinero recaudado en el concurso será donada a esta fundación para colaborar con los programas de atención médica a pacientes que sufren de insuficiencias renales…

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Workshop 7/2/2014 – Bring Your Own Device

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Conferencia en línea para docentes RSCON

El próximo domingo 13 de octubre a las 10 am nuestro profesor residente James Taylor quien está a cargo del programa interno de desarrollo docente del CCB estará impartiendo el taller en línea ‘Making the Most Out of Reading’ de manera gratuita y dentro del marco de la cuarta edición de Reform Symposium E-Conference (RSCON) que tendrá lugar del 11 al 13 de octubre.

El simposio es un evento global en línea de admisión abierta y gratuita. Es organizado por docentes y para docentes de todas las nacionalidades mediante conferencias en línea en el formato de ‘webinar y con una selección bastante amplia de temas y horarios (ver programa completo). La inscripción es recomendable pero no necesaria y las sesiones pueden ser accesadas desde cualquier lugar con una conexión a internet.

Entre los temas de las más de 100 sesiones programadas están el uso de tecnologías móviles para la educación, proyectos de alcance global y talleres para desarrollar habilidades específicas en el aula.

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Making the most out of reading

October 13th, 2013, 10 am (CR time)
Presenter: James Taylor, EFL Teacher

Language: English

Target Audience: EFL/ESL Teachers

Session Description: Reading activities tend to follow the same procedure, no matter who you are teaching and what level they are. However I think there are many more interesting things we can do with a text than skimming, scanning and answering comprehension questions. In this workshop, I will ask teachers to think more deeply about the texts they use and share practical ideas for making the most of a reading.

Presenter’s Bio: Originally from Brighton, UK, I have taught English as a foreign language to adults in Brazil, South Korea and Belgium. Currently based in San Jose, Costa Rica, I teach adults at Centro Cultural Britanico.

I am the current President and a co-founder of BELTA, the Belgian English Language Teachers Association. You can also find me moderating #ELTchat, a twice weekly discussion on Twitter with teachers from around the world, presenting the #ELTchat podcast, mentoring teachers for iTDi, blogging and taking photographs.

Email: theteacherjames@gmail.com

www.theteacherjames.com

www.beltabelgium.com

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PARSNIPS workshop (23/08/13)

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On Friday 23rd of August we discussed the so called Parsnips, the forbidden subjects in ELT coursebooks. Parsnip stands for:

Politics

Alcohol

Religion

Sex

Narcotics

Isms

Pork

In the workshop I used an example of an activity that was rejected by a publisher. Read more about that experience: Taboo or not taboo: it’s all in the questions.

Adam tried to show us this video from the Wire:

And here’s the kinetic type version:

I wrote up my ‘pork’ activity on my blog:

http://www.theteacherjames.com/2013/09/p-is-for-bacon.html

For further reading on the subject, check the following blog posts:

http://jasonrenshaw.typepad.com/jason_renshaws_web_log/2011/01/the-parsnips-coursebook-1.html

https://hughdellar.wordpress.com/tag/parsnips/

http://stevebrown70.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/equality-diversity-prejudices-and-parsnips/

http://www.eltnews.com/columns/thinktank/2005/04/should_a_teacher_bring_his_or.html

http://eltchat.pbworks.com/w/page/35142744/Addressing-taboo-subjects-in-the-ELT-classroom

http://takeaphotoand.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/320/

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2006/jan/20/tefl4

http://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/t-is-for-taboo/

http://esolinshetland.blogspot.com/2012/06/parsnips-in-classroom-part-one-politics.html

http://esolinshetland.blogspot.com/2012/06/parsnips-part-two-alcohol.html

http://esolinshetland.blogspot.com/2012/06/normal-0-false-false-false-en-gb-x-none.html

http://esolinshetland.blogspot.com/2012/06/diary-of-film-project-part-four.html

http://esolinshetland.blogspot.com/2012/07/parsnips-part-five-narcotics.html

http://esolinshetland.blogspot.com/2012/07/parsnips-part-four-sex.html

http://esolinshetland.blogspot.com/2012/07/parsnips-part-six-isms.html

http://esolinshetland.blogspot.com/2012/07/pork-and-final-parsnip.html

http://eflthoughtsandreflections.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/p-is-for-politics/

http://eflthoughtsandreflections.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/a-is-for-alcohol/

http://eflthoughtsandreflections.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/r-is-for-religion/

http://eflthoughtsandreflections.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/s-is-for-s-s-sorry-i-cant-say-it-but-you-know/

http://eflthoughtsandreflections.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/n-is-for-nar-pills/

http://eflthoughtsandreflections.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/i-is-for-isms/

http://eflthoughtsandreflections.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/p-is-for-pork/

Photo taken from http://flickr.com/eltpics by @sandymillin, used under a CC Attribution Non-Commercial license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
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Online PD Workshop

history of social media online professional development

 Infographic by  Karim Benyagoub (@karim_designs) [Source]

 

The proliferation of online professional development opportunities means that there are an almost overwhelming variety of options available to teachers. Here are some of my suggestions based on my own experience, places where you can get started and discover what works for you.

Twitter (click to open)
Webinars (click to open)

Infographic taken from http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/a-detailed-history-of-social-media/

 

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