Venezuela TESOL (VenTESOL) and the Central American and Caribbean Basin TESOL Affiliates cordially invite you to the “The SAMR Method to Using Technology in the Classroom: Let’s December 9Innovate” Youtube live session.

Abstract:
How many of us have struggled trying to incorporate technology into our classes? How much time have we invested trying to use the appropriate technology either to plan our activities or to get students to use it? As teachers, we are afraid of using ICTs because we think we don’t have the resources or we don’t know how to use them correctly. Truth is, there is no way back… Technology is second nature to our GenX and GenY students, the world today is shaped around technology and educational institutions have incorporated technology in the curricula.
Dr. Puentedura provides us with the SAMR method to implement technology in the classroom because by using technology we are empowering our students to take responsibility for their own learning and promoting independent learners who can successfully navigate in the 21st Century. In this webinar, we will explore the method and tools that help us achieve our objectives as well as to analyze some of the benefits that technology brings to enhance our students’ learning process.

Presenter Bio:
Jonnathan Elizondo is an experienced Costa Rican EFL professional who devotes his time and energy seeking ways to enhance his students’ learning processes. He is especially interested in exploring the impact of technology in the English classroom and specifically in using ICTs to improve students’ language skills. Currently, this is the topic of his dissertation to obtain a PhD in Education from Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (UNINI) in Mexico.

Mr. Elizondo also holds an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and a BA in Primary Education with emphasis in English teaching – both degrees from the University of Costa Rica. Jonnathan has experience teaching English to different age groups. At present he works as a teacher for the Ministry of Public Education, Professor at Universidad Estatal a Distancia, and as a Speaking Examiner for Cambridge English.

A thought he strongly identifies with is Albert Einstein´s “I never teach my pupils. I only provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

Date: December 9th (Sunday)
Time: 9:00 Costa Rica time.
15:00 GMT
11:00 Venezuela time

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Youtube Link: https://bit.ly/2FRIHiX

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Venezuela TESOL (VenTESOL) and the Central American and Caribbean Basin TESOL Affiliates and English experts in the field, cordially invite you to the “Doing Action Research isn’t that hard. Let’s do it” Youtube live session.

Abstract:

Action research is either research initiated to solve an immediate problem or a reflective process of progressive problem solving led by teachers working with their own students to improve the way they address issues and solve problems.[1] There are two types of action research: participatory and practical. Denscombe (2010, p. 6) writes that an action research purpose is to solve a particular problem and to produce guidelines for effective practices.

Action research involves actively participating in a challenging situation, simultaneously conducting research. Action research can also be undertaken by larger organizations or institutions, assisted or guided by professional researchers, with the aim of improving their strategies, practices and knowledge of the environments within which they practice. As researchers work with others to propose a new course of action to help others improve their work practices.

Kurt Lewin, then a professor at MIT, first coined the term “action research” in 1944. In his 1946 paper “Action Research and Minority Problems” he described action research as “a comparative research on the conditions and effects of various forms of social action and research leading to social action” that uses “a spiral of steps, each of which is composed of a circle of planning, action and fact-finding about the result of the action”.

Presenter Bio:

MSc. Carlos Mayorga Gutiérrez, lives in Guápiles, Costa Rica. ACPI TESOL member (Costa Rican Association of English Teachers). Professor Mayorga holds two master’s degrees; one in English Teaching and another in Educational Administration. He has been teaching at the university for fifteen years and has attended multiple local and international conventions. He is a technophilic and enjoys searching about how to use technology into the teaching-learning process. He’s currently working on investigation and teaching a Master program online. Professor Mayorga represents Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, member of Laureate International Universities.

Date: November 18th (Sunday)

Time: 9:00 Costa Rica time.

15:00 GMT

11:00 Venezuela time

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Youtube Link: https://bit.ly/2JGZ1kU

 

2018 ARTESOL National Spelling Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners!

First Place Winner: Participant #19 Florencia Laila Buscemi from Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires
Second Place Winner: Participant #27 Sol Antonella Martínez Vidal from Colegio Informático San Juan de Vera, Corrientes.
Third Place Winner: Participant #14 Juana Perea Suffern Quirno from Escuela Argentina Modelo
Fourth Place Winner: Participant #13 Juan Ignacio Garcés from Escuela Argentina Modelo

And to all the students who participated in this wonderful event!

Winners 2018

Total number of rounds: 11

More photos here

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