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TELLConsult invited to do the external evaluation of EU project PETALL

on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:23
As TELLConsult was invited to be the external evaluator in the EU project 'Pan European Task Activities for Language Learning' (PETALL) we attended the project's kick-off meeting, early July at Faro University, Portugal. 

In his presentation the project coordinator, Antonio Lopes, summarised the project as follows:
 
PETALL is an LLP transversal KA2 project, funded by the European Commission that aims to encourage the use of ICT-based tasks in the language classroom.

TELLConsult's latest activities

on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:30

April, May and June were brimming with activities and developments for TELLConsult.

Recording of webinar on EU IWB projects available
On 27 Feb we ran a webinar to present the outcomes of 3 EU projects addressing teacher competences development related to Intractive Whiteboard (IWB)-supported teaching and learning. Having been involved in two of these projects (iTILT and SmartVET) as a partner and as trainer in IWB course developed by the CPDlab project, part of the iTEC project 'Designing the Future Classroom' run by the European Schoolnet, we presented the resources and training materials

TELLConsult's recent activities to support the exploitation of its EU projects

on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:12

Webinar on EU projects for Interactive Whiteboard teacher training

Not long after we had started advertising our EU fundable courses on IWB training for inservice training in Valencia I got invited by Jürgen Wagner to contribute to a most interesting, free access Webinar programme for the federal State Institute for Pedagogy and Media Pädagogy in Saarbrücken (Germany). We submitted the following proposal: 

Approaches and materials for Interactive Whiteboard professional development in 3 EU projects 

          
    
In this webinar we present the outcomes of 3 EU projects addressing teacher

TELLConsult at TKEY HIL project kick-off meeting at Udine, Italy

on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 23:42

The second half of week 11 we attended the kick-off meeting of the EU project 'TOOLS FOR  LEARNING EU KEY COMPETENCIES IN HIGH INTERACTION LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ' TKEY HIL' . Aims of this Leonardo Transfer of Innovation project are to innovate traditional teaching methods, which nowadays are still too focused on rote learning, through an effective use of digital technologies: IWB applications combined with concept/mind maps and other HIL tools (High Interaction Learning). This project regards the application of these technologies applied for the development of the European Key competences

Preparing for the Webinar on our EU projects and summercourses

on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 17:45

We are running a free webinar on 27 Feb to back up the information we have been spreading about the EU projects and their related courses we are organising (see info below). The webinar is part of a series for teaching training organised by Jürgen Wagner of the Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien, Saarbrücken (Germany). He was kind enough to spend an hour with me to introduce the Adobe Connect room he has designed for these sessions. 

Download the invitation to the webinar here.

EU fundable summercourses for professionals in Language and Vocational Education

In collaboration with the

Dynamic start of 2014

on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:42

EUROCALL Review article
Invited by the editor of the EUROCALL Review I finally got round to writing the extended version of  the paper presented at the EuroCALL 2013 conference: Koenraad, A.L.M. (2013b). Expert Views on How Language Education May Develop in the Next 20 Years and What CALL Could Contribute. In L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), 20 Years of EUROCALL: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future. Proceedings of the 2013 EUROCALL Conference, Évora, Portugal (pp. 141-148). Dublin/Voillans: © Research-publishing.net.
It will be available in EuroCALL Review Volume 21, no 2, soon now I

First 5-day IWB course in Comenius Project Tabula Alba

on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:40

On behalf on TELLConsult, having been invited by the project coordinators of the Comenius Regio Project Tabula Alba 

to develop and run the professional development programme on the integration of IWB into classroom teaching, most of my time in November was spent on preparing a first 5-day 'IWB in Education-workshop' planned to be run in Opole in Poland. 

As we (the coordinators and myself) did somehow not come round to properly define the specifications for the contents of the programme I suggested to adapt the questionnaire I used for the needs analysis in the EU SmartVET project to collect

Latest news on Erasmus+ from Dutch EU National Agency

on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 21:06

TELLConsult concluded the September / October period by attending an information session on the Erasmus+ programme for principals and managers of institutions of primary, secondary and adult education organised by the NL European Platform organisation. 

The information provided was most topical as presenters passed on the latest developments on the Erasmus programme definition gathered on a special session organised by the EU in Brussels for all national agencies and ministries. However, as provider of Comenius courses many questions I had could not be answered yet. E.g.

Overview September events

on Sun, 09/29/2013 - 23:59

iTILT project evaluated

The final report on the iTILT project on IWBs in language education has received a 9 out of 10 score, for which the Executive Agency responsible for Lifelong Learning Projects has congratulated the wholeteam on this “excellent achievement”.  The evaluators rated multi-lingual website www.itilt.eu “of very good quality” for its combination of “several important and well-resourced functions: as a resource for materials with immediate application in classroom setting, awareness raising components with practical tips and suggestion for use and a teaching (tutorial)

July: hectic but exciting month for TELLConsult

on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 23:42

TELLConsult's time and effort was spent on a broad range of activities in July. On the very first day of the month  we joined the group of delegates of the Comenius course 'Pedagogical Use of Interactive Whiteboards' and its course director Diana Barrister at European Schoolnet HQ in Brussels.

Invited by the coordinator of the EU project CPDLab to contribute to this course we presented on subject specific approaches to IWB use.

Most of our content was related to the iTILT project on IWBs in Language Education.

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