• Anna McCOURT

10. The modern language classroom: how technology changes teachers’ roles – School Auditorium

(workshop #154)

Internet and free access to language learning software does not replace language teachers, but it does mean that the teacher’s role changes. What are skills that learners cannot get online? This presenter will provide techniques to incorporate production, critical thinking, and social skills into lessons to stimulate learner autonomy.

  • Lia BRENNEMAN & Maria Victoria MUÑOZ

11. Plan B, Your Back Pocket Activities When Technology Fails – Room: Salón AMICANA

(workshop #141)

The goal is to create communicative, back-up lesson plans for a classroom with no technology. The participants will be grouped to develop lesson plans in a collaborative round-robin pairing of receptive and productive skills, which can in turn serve as a model lesson plan sharing exercise in any context.

  • Nylia Elena MONTÉ

12. Brain-Based Learning: building a bridge between Neurosciences and Education – Room 7

(workshop #126)

Knowing how the brain works is essential for teachers to select strategies and design activities that go hand in hand with how students’ brains learn. In a fun way, using a variety of interactive activities, this workshop will bring teachers closer to a very wise way of teaching.

  • Elsa ACETO

13. Lead to believe. Believe to teach – Room 8

(workshop #131)

Teachers are visualized as commanders in charge. They are in a position to lead but not always aware of it. During this workshop, attendants will be able to discover the leader they carry inside and how to help students find the one inside themselves.

  • Viviana María VALENTI &  Marisa Andrea GALIMBERTI

14. How to design hypermedia material to ensure knowledge construction – Room 25

(workshop #125)

What should teachers consider when designing digital material? This workshop will aim at helping teachers develop a criterion to produce hyperlinked documents. The theoretical framework used combines features of Learning, Language and Hypermedia. Groups will criticize digital documents and finally agree on guidelines for the design of on-line teaching material.

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