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sabato 8 luglio 2017

Once you go global , there's no coming back - a webinar with Fabiana Casella

8th July 2017

An interesting webinar which I saw in July was presented by  Fabiana  Casella for IATEFL webinars online-  https://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars
She is a great teacher who shares her ideas with other  teachers and has built a community of learners thanks to her network and her activities online.

Here is an interview which  she had with Shelly Sanchez  Terrell:




The main  focus of her webinar : the beginning was  about the way she became engaged in cultural awareness and global education.   She's from Argentina but she has lived in the USA and once she got back home she started to work on the idea of working with the others and sharing ideas about  the opportunities offered by  global education projects.
First of all she found a  great mentor online and then she started sharing and working online.
Shelly Sanchez Terrell made her change her attitude and while working online she  became an open educator.




She said that she is shy but after meeting virtual educators she started working online and sharing ideas and working on her  PLN:












The webinar focussed on the importance of being connected and how she built  great projects by using technology so that her students would work with other students.
She mentioned Skype as an interesting tool used for sharing ideas with other students living far away from her country.
You can find a report about her work online and her project in this  interview:

https://vickyloras.wordpress.com/tag/fabiana-casella/


The other educators shared the project in their blogs too: I must say that  I loved what I saw.  Engaged educators loving working together in different parts of the world with  their classes.


This is her Padlet where she collected the main documents to showcase what this international
 group  had done together:


Made with Padlet

The project she shared with us is also described in these  slides :



We're on the air from Theodora Papapanagiotou


In the final part of the webinar Fabiana  shared her ideas about  the best tools that she likes using when teaching  English:

Padlet

Voxer     http://www.voxer.com/

Buncee    https://www.edu.buncee.com/  



Thanks to IATEFL for giving us the possibility of meeting  FABIANA online.   She was really  engaging in providing tips and presenting herself as a connected educator who has worked on her  development and now has a social life which is in relationship with other great  educators.


It is true :  Once you go global, there's no coming back.

More  ideas  from  Fabiana Casella and education


https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/fabiana-casella/mlearning-using-smartphones-efl-classroom-it%C2%B4s-possible

Finally my  certificate of Attendance from IATEFL :


 

7 commenti:

  1. Thanks for this great post!. I never knew you had written such a wonderful review of my humble webinar!

    RispondiElimina
  2. Dear Fabiana,
    You have been a great example for me and other educators. Sometimes I feel that if people were interested in their work and in better education we could have a better world. You have inspired many educators, I am pleased to have learnt from you !

    RispondiElimina
  3. Tiziana,
    Thank you for sharing this resource for the #blogging28 challenge. It reminded me of some connections that I made some years ago with Vicky Loras, Sandy Millin and Chiew Pang. They were some of the teachers I met in this big beautiful world of connected and open education. I was teaching native speakers in the U.S. and connected with them through a group called #eltpics, which was good for my students too. The group is not so active anymore, but the photos are still there for educators to use. Hopefully, long into the future.

    Now that I am teaching English language learners, I need to start following along and renew those connections. I want to learn from you all.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Denise

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    1. Dear Denise,
      this is the spirit of what I learnt when I started working online and learning while taking part in conferences online.
      I cannot but say that communities online can support our work and in class. In Europe we have ERASMUS plus projects too and students start learning and working on projects online. I wish I could have partners whose mother tongue is English . I will share some interesting links too. Together we can learn and work better...

      Elimina
  4. Dear Denise:
    Thank you ever so much for taking the time to read. I just found your comment after all this time thanks to Tiziana' impecable post. Vicki, Sandy and Chiew have been in my PLN thanks to Shelly Terrell. I have the honor to present at a couple of web conferences organized by Shelly together with the. ELTpics was an AWESOME resource and I myself have contributed to it. I also encouraged some other argentinian teachers to send beautiful pphotos from our lovely country. Thanks again and et' s keep the global spirit alive!💗

    RispondiElimina
  5. Dear Denise:
    Thank you ever so much for taking the time to read. I just found your comment after all this time thanks to Tiziana' impecable post. Vicki, Sandy and Chiew have been in my PLN thanks to Shelly Sanchez Terrell for more than 6 years!!🙏 I have the honor to present at a couple of web conferences organized by Shelly together with them. Besides, ELTpics was an AWESOME resource in my EFL classes and I myself have contributed to it. I also encouraged some other argentinian teachers to send beautiful pphotos from our lovely country. Thanks again and let' s keep the global spirit alive!💗

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks to you FABIAN and DENISE ,
      I will keep on posting about the importance of having a PLN!
      Right now I am doing a MOOC in Europe and they are working on the importance of developing links among the new teachers. I will keep on working on the importance of collaboration!

      Elimina