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TKEYHIL Irish Workshop #2 organised by TELLconsult

on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:13

TELLConsult ran the second workshop for the Irish teachers participating in the EU project TKEYHIL. A most motivated group of 7 teachers (fancy doing your CPD activities on Saturday & Sunday!) met at the venue of the Irish project partner FIT on 18 & 19 October. Delegates particpated in an intensive programme, based on a brief needs analysis. It included items on interactivity in learning and teaching and the implications for f2f & blended contexts. They actively explored related ICT-applications and created or customised digital content for their classes. For the language teachers among them I prepared a document with suggestions for CALL resources in addition to the recommended results of the various EU projects (e.g. Euroversity, iTILT, PETALL and CAMELOT)  I currently participate in. This document, also presented at the TKEYHIL kick-off meeting, is now also available for download on Scribd here . In addition I recommended the ClIL tools offered by the TOOLs project to scaffold processing specialized content (video and text) and suggested advocating Linguistadores and Vocabulary Notebook to promote students' independent and personalised domain-specific reading and vocabulary skills development.

The workshop can be considered as successful, firstly because it resulted in some great ideas and detailed planning for the action research pilots on implementing technology for teaching and learning the participants are expected to be running. But also the evaluation results turned out to be most positive.

The day after I personally used the opportunity to also treat myself to another unforgettable walk in Irish (coastal) nature. See this FB post for details