‘Shaping the Way We Teach’ Webinar

The Office of English Language Programs is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar course entitled Shaping the Way We Teach English.  The 10 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants are encouraged to attend live and to join the associated Ning, where you may view or download video and other materials from the sessions. Those who wish to receive e-certificates of participation must attend a minimum of 6 of the 10 sessions, participate in pre and post-session discussions, and register ahead of time by sending an email with your full name, location, and affiliation to englishwebinar@gmail.com

The series will run from November 10, 2010, to March 16th 2011.  Each 90-minute webinar will take place every second Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Washington, DC (4:00 p.m. GMT; check http://timeanddate.com for the time in your region).  To see a countdown clock for each webinar, go here: http://tinyurl.com/34bxf4w .

To take part in the webinars, go to https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/oelp. You may enter any time before the webinars to take part in chats and polls, or to write questions.

Select “Enter as Guest” and type in a screen name of your choosing.  The webinars will be recorded, so please use a login name or your first name only.

Your computer must have Adobe Flash Player, which comes pre-installed on most computers worldwide.  If prompted to do so, you may download the free player at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

For technical assistance, contact Sarah White at WhiteSK@state.gov.

1) What Makes a Great Listening Task

Presenter: Kevin McCaughey

Wednesday

November 10, 2010

11:00 – 12:30 EST

2) Task-Based Instruction

Presenter: George Chinnery

Wednesday

November 24, 2010

11:00 – 12:30 EST

3) Best Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners

Presenter: Joan Kang Shin

Wednesday

December8, 2010

11:00 – 12:30 EST

4)  Shaping the Way We… Differentiate Instruction Through Learning Centers

Presenter: Leslie Opp-Beckman

Wednesday

December 22, 2010

11:00 – 12:30 EST

5)  10 Great Teaching Tools

Presenter: Kevin McCaughey

Wednesday

January 5, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 EST

6) Critical Thinking

Presenter: Deanna Hochstein

Wednesday

January 19, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 EST

7)  Computer Assisted Language Learning

Presenter:  Deborah Healy

Wednesday

February 2, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 EST

8.  English for Specific Purposes

Presenter: Jennifer Rice

Wednesday

February 16, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 EST

9) Activating Materials for Communication

Presenter:  Rick Rosenberg

Wednesday

March 2, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 EST

10) The Movable Class: managing and varying movement in the classroom

Presenter: Kevin McCaughey

Wednesday

March 16, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 EST