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iTILT team successfully applies for ErasmusPlus project grant

on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:16
While packing to go to the 2014 EuroCALL conference here in the Netherlands we heard the good news that our ErasmusPlus project application has been successful. It will allow the iTILT team to extend its research on IWBs in Language Education to more classroom technologies such as tablets. 
For more detai see this excerpt from the bid:
 
[...] This professional development project (iTILT2) aims to develop, promote and disseminate new and innovative best practice in supporting interactive language teaching in diverse European languages (English, French, Welsh and Turkish with further

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

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

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.

Schoology course room created for iTILT 2013 Comenius course

on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:43

We just finished creating a course room for the iTILT Comenius course using the Schoology Learning Management System (LMS). I first got to know this learning environment at the 2013 Comenius course 'Pedagogical Use of Interactive Whiteboards' offered by the  EU project CPDLab


Invited by the coordinator to contribute I had the pleasure of working with  course director Diana Barrister and the group of delegates on Tuesday July 2 and presented on subject specific approaches to IWB use. 

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

Aveiro edition of iTILT summer course cancelled due to closing of all University buildings

on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 22:27

Regrettably we had to cancel the Aveiro edition of the Comenius summercourse 'Using Interactive Whitebords in Language Education' offered by the EU project iTILT

Last week we were informed by Prof. António Moreira, director of the Faculty of Education, that ' [...]  the University Dean decided to completely close the University from 5th to 16th August... ' 

This measure was apparently taken to reduce local expenses in reaction to budget cuts due to the (inter)national crisis. 
 

Having explored alternative solutions (same week but in other location in Aveiro, different week at the

TELLConsult's latest conference contributions and EU project dissemination activities

on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 22:20

On behalf of TELLConsult Ton Koenraad has been very active in the first half of 2013 disseminating (interim) results of the projects his consultancy is involved in. See his activities listed below: 

  • We presented the paper 'NL approaches and instruments to promote integration of ICT in (teacher) education' at the ISNITE 2013 Conference in Ankara, Turkey. 


    Haceteppe University students volunteered to make the conference organisation to a success. As this pic - taken after the conference dinner- testifies time and energy was spent on making guests feel welcome!  


    At the same conference we -

TELLConsult involved in Comenius Regio project application 'TABULA ALBA'

on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 13:26

TELLConsult got invited to organise four course weeks in the period 2013-2015 in the train-the-trainer programme planned for the project 'Tabula Alba'.
A Polish and a Turkish regio decided to collaborate in an application of a Comenius project targeted at continuing professional development of staff of a number of local schools in the field of ICT and IWB in particular.
One of the arguments for this initiative runs as follows: 

'According to the report of Euridice ‘Key Data on Learning and Innovation through ICT at School in Europe 2011’ both Poland and Turkey do not apply modern

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