Curating my free online #ELT #CPD opps in March

9 March, 10 am CDT Corpora in the English Classroom
Presenter: Johan Strobbe
Organized by: Belgian English Language Teachers Association – BELTA
http://www.beltabelgium.com/webinars/
9 March, 10 am CDT Get Ready for the World Cup: Making Use of Football in the Business English Classroom
Presenter: Kirsten Waechter
Organized by: Business English SIG of IATEFL
http://www.besig.org/events/online/workshops/Workshop_36.aspx/
10 March – 17 April Carpe Diem MOOC: Seize the Day – transform learning
Presenter: Gilly Salmon
Organized by: Swinburn University, Australia
https://swin.coursesites.com/
11 March, 1 pm CDT A Focus on Materials Development
Presenters: Rachel Roberts and Adam Kilgarriff
Organized by: British Council
http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/seminars
13 March, 5 am CDT Imagination and creativity? It’s all in the mind.
Presenter: Fiona Mauchline
Organized by: BBC and British Council
http://bit.ly/1n2YCL7
14 March, 7 pm CDT &
15 March, 10 am CDT
Language Skills 2.0: Writing
Presenter: Margarita Berezyanskaya
Organized by: English Online Inc.
http://www.myenglishonline.ca/2014/03/language-skills-2-0-writing/
22 March, 10 am CDT Onesies and selfies: keeping up-to-date with new English words and expressions
Presenter: Felicity O’Dell
Organized by: IATEFL
http://www.iatefl.org/webinars
23 March, 9 am CDT Innovations in Learning Technologies for ELT
Presenter: Gary Motteram
Organized by: Learning Technologies SIG of IATEFL
http://ltsig.org.uk/events/13-future-events/323-2014-03-webinar.html

As I curate my PD opps in any given month, I save them here EAL Instructors’ Conversations. Feel free to join the group and help me keep the list up-to-date.

June 15 – Global PD day for ESL Practitioners?

Saturday, June 15 is looking like a perfect day for an all-at-home professional development indulgence.

In the small hours of the night (Winnipeg time – CST), Business English SIG of IATEFL launches its 1st free online conference. Then at 8 a.m. CST ARCALL of Argentina runs a very interesting webinar on developing fluent lookers. Last but not least, English Online Inc. from Canada wraps up the day with its online session on how cultural factors impact listening comprehension skills.

Event 1 

Host: IATEFL – Business English Special Interest Group

Topic: 1st Online Conference 

When: 2:00 a.m. – 10 a.m. CST (GMT-5)

More info: http://tinyurl.com/mar7d6b 

Event 2

Host: ARCALL – Argentine Computer Assisted Language Learning

Topic: Visual Literacy, an effective recipe to bring real English into the classroom

Speaker: Malena Botto

When: June 15, 8 a.m. CST

More info: http://sbs.com.ar/news/cat/eventos/

Note: registration required at the above link

Event 3

Host: English Online Inc.

Topic: Cultural Factors That Impact Listening Skills

Speaker: Julie Bell

When: 10 a.m. CST

More info: http://tinyurl.com/lkcrkbh

All of the three events are free.

I wonder if it would it be possible to organize a non-stop online global conference, an around-the-sun get-together, a global PD day for ESL Practitioners…My inspiration here is the Follow-the-Sun Conference organized by the University of Leicester, where three universities on three continents converge to discuss research into online learning futures.

Anyway, hope to see you next weekend on June 15 for a very early virtual twiffee (twitter+coffee) :)