Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Weekend of CPD!!

Put the following dates in your diary right now, and you can look forward to a weekend full of fantastic talks, workshops and plenaries!

The Virtual Round Table will host its 6th free e-conference on the weekend of 17th - 19th May.
You can read the schedule and programme at this link here. 

I am delighted to be presenting at the conference again, and I will be talking about Apps and Tools to Spice Up Your Teaching.  

My talk is on Sunday 19th May. 

I am really looking forward to attending the conference, as it promises to be action-packed.

The following information was written by the event organizers, and reproduced in full as follows:

Event Description:
Twitter hashtag: #vrtwebcon
Come join us for the 6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference, 17-19 May 2013 for language educators held entirely online in a web conferencing solution called Adobe Connect, with the main sessions being live-streamed on facebook.
Some 60 guest-speakers look forward to presenting in 48 hours over a period of 3 days the latest in this field on teaching and learning a language with

  • educational tools
  • video
  • learner resources
  • mobile learning
  • young learners
  • virtual worlds
  • online testing
  • songs

and much more.

Keynote speakers are Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney, Thomas Strasser, Sirin Soyoz, Angelika Guettl-Strahlhofer, Evelyn Izquierdo, Miguel Mendoza, Joe Dale, Steven Herder, Paul Driver and Shelly Terrell.
Highlights of the conference are...

  • a Southamerican Symposium organised by Jennifer Verschoor
  • a panel discussion on CEFR 'Is your B1 my B1?'
  • a presentation by EAQUALS (pending)
  • two presentation by NGOs: the Disabled Friendly Access Campaign and the NO Human Trafficking project
  • the Asian symposium (pending)
  • the LT SIG event with Paul Driver
  • an unconference/ barcamp hosted by Vance Stevens
  • a musical performance (pending)

The program overview has been published:

The web conference is free of charge and we thank our sponsors for making this possible.
If you wish to participate, please sign up on our main website

The room links to the sessions are posted on the program and all you need to be is early, because the rooms have a capacity of 100 seats each. We will also live-stream all of the main plenaries and keynotes on facebook, so you do not need to miss out.

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