Saturday, 28 April 2012

Saturday Special for teachers by teachers


Today was a special day. Special for many reasons. Special because the world is full of dedicated teachers willing to give up their time to share their experience and expertise with others. Their willingness would not have come to anything if there wasn't anyone to give them a platform from which to shout. And all the shouting would not have come to any good if there wasn't anyone out there to listen.

So, Saturday, 28th of April, morning for some, evening for others, was special. A hundred or so educators sacrificed part of their weekend to listen to five dedicated females, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Özge Karaoglu, Ann Mayeda, Penny Ur and Kate Cory-Wright, discuss "What do we know about language teaching and learning?".

I'm sure most, if not all, felt it was well worth their time. Were you there? What did you take away from the webinar? If you weren't, watch out for the next iTDi event!

We were missing some fast tweeps (Twitter users); I tried my best, but I was moderating at the same time. Here is a collection of the back-channelling going on. Many thanks to these back-channellers, the participants, the speakers, and all the organising team, including the generous Heike Philp of The Virtual Round Table fame.

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Chiew, I am sorry to have missed it. Penny Ur is somebody who I have been longing to hear. Thank you for a great post.

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    1. We'd missed you! Like Chuck said, you can watch the recording, and hopefully, you can be present in the next one!

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  2. Thank you Chiew! And thank you Marijana! If you are around and awake at 2 pm Japan time today (Sunday) send me a message and I might be able to satisfy your longing to hear Penny Ur speak :-) - Chuck

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    1. Thank you and the rest of the gang for putting this out to the people!

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  3. Thank you Chiew! I'd insist a lot on the previous medical check before starting any kind of physical exercise, specially, for people that haven't do it a long time ago. A lot of people tend to begin without taking precautions or asking for advise and instead of benefiting from exercise they get injured give it up

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    1. I think this comment is meant for a different post... ;-)

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