IATEFL 2017 Reflections of our colleagues

Dear all,

as you know this year four of our colleagues attended IATEFL 2017 and delivered their presentations. Below, please find their reflections.

Happy reading 🙂

Sultan Zeydan:

  • Presentation Title: Who should take responsibility for teachers’ ongoing professional development?

 Brief information about the conference:

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) runs an annual international conference for English language teachers in the UK. This year the conference was held in Glasgow between April 4 and April 7. Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, Sarah Mercer, J, J. Wilson and Jane Setter, who were the plenary speakers of the conference, mentioned various topics from professional development, the psychology in the language classrooms to social justice in ELT.

Brief information about my/our presentation:

It should be accepted that professional development cannot be disconnected from reality, so it should be job embedded supported through personalized learning. Schools should be structured in a way that teachers can share their experiences with their colleagues, and learn from each other. In this regard, classroom observations, update meetings and team meetings are valuable platforms to reflect on the needs, and learn from experiences. My presentation aimed to question what we should understand from continuous professional development, and whose responsibility it is. In my talk I shared my own experiences on how I tried to turn some meeting platforms into learning opportunities both for me and my team.

“Highlights from Conference”:

  • Empowering teachers through continued professional development: frameworks, practices and promises by Gabriel Diaz Maggioli

The star of the conference was Gabriel Diaz Maggioli for me because the theme of his speech was effective professional development for teachers. In his speech he underlined that standardized (one size fits all or one size fits most) and decontextualized professional development activities fail to help language teachers in their professional journey.

15 years ago – PD Now – PD
Away from the job

Transmission of knowledge and skills

Individual teachers

Job-embedded

Collaborative and reflective development

Learning communities

 

During his speech he gave very useful recommendations to teachers on how they can promote learning communities in schools, and help their colleagues learn and develop.

  • Feedback, feedforward, motivation, trust: coaching and interpersonal classroom skills’ by Ben Dobbs

“How can we ensure that our feedback is developmental?” is one of the most provoking questions of the conference. Ben shared his approach, called BACK, and underlined the importance of feedforwarding in his talk.

B-bin- what should be removed- is the task was done again?

A-add-what was omitted but was needed based on reflection

C-change-what would require some adjustments to improve the performance

K-keep- what was good/ worked well

  • Connecting Minds: Language Learner by Sarah Mercer

Sarah Mercer spoke about the need for teachers to be ‘psychologically-wise’ because ‘psychologically-wise’ teachers can make huge differences in the lives of their learners. Positive relationships, focus on positivity & growth, and nurturing professional wellbeing are the key principles of ‘psychologically-wise’ teachers. She explained all these points with relevant research and examples.

 

Serkan Aras & Gökçe ÜnlĂŒ:

  • Presentation Title: Turning the Beast Into a Beauty
  • Presenter(s): Serkan Aras & Gökçe ÜnlĂŒ

Brief information about my/our presentation:

We presented the accreditation process that we went through in 2015 and 2016. Below is the abstract of our presentation:

The process of getting accredited can be perceived as a challenge by institutions. However, it became a fruitful experience for our institution. This presentation will cover our journey of accreditation: how it all started, proceeded and reached the happy ending. It will also provide some practical tips for schools aiming to turn accreditation into a rewarding and developmental process.

Almost 50 people attended the session. It took 30 minutes and we could have a chance to answer the questions in last 5 minutes.

It was really very satisfactory to hear international colleagues’ positive feedback. More than half of the presentation room was full and the audience was very much interested how we turned the accreditation challenge into a developmental process. Some professionals in the audience found our change story very efficient and they interviewed us after the presentation and they will be presenting it on their own websites.

“Highlights from Conference”:

Plenary sessions were really good.

The plenary by Gabriel Diaz Maggioli reminded that professional development is the responsibility of both the teacher and the school. Moreover, he claimed that professional development should be done “with the teachers” not “to the teachers”. Maggioli also said that it is important not to require a lot of extra time from teachers and it is better to incorporate professional development activities into working hours.

Another plenary speaker J J Wilson presented a different approach to teaching a language. Inspired by Paulo Freire’s book called Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Wilson claimed that teachers can include social justice issues in the classroom. These activities include drama, poetry, images, community projects, and so on.

Sarah Mercer’s plenary talk was about the importance of psychology in ELT classrooms (both teachers’ and students’ psychology). She put forward that when we praise the students, it has to be informative and they should know why they are praised. In my opinion, the best quotation from the talk was “kids don’t learn from people they don’t like”.

Jane Setter’s plenary talk was about intonation. She presented a research that examined how native speakers and non-native speakers perform in intonation exercises after a certain period of training. The interesting result was that mostly non-native students perform better in tests compared to native speakers.

The session by Johanna Stirling was titled “Engaging, achievable, sustainable: activities for low-level literacy in EAP” . The session gave practical ideas that can be applied in class to help low-level learners write successfully at word and sentence level.

The session by Stephanie Aldred was titled “Is seeing always believing? An approach to classroom observation”. The session questioned the reliability of class observations. Basically, the presenter suggested that we should encourage different ways of observation such as peer observation to promote the reliability of observations. The more we decrease stress experienced by the observed teacher, the more reliable the observation could be.

The session by Shirley Norton was about how to manage change management. Norton presented 4 change management cases that she experienced: two of them were successful, two of them were not. She claimed that to make a change fruitful and acceptable, it is important to spend a lot of time before making the change with the all staff. Rather than doing research and coming to conclusions at the beginning on one’s own, it is important to include everybody and to listen to their concerns at the beginning.

The session by Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken was titled “Looking into ‘the marrow’: researching school ethos and culture”. As we conducted a similar ethos study last year before accrediation,  this talk interested me. They conducted a similar study but they also included the perspective of the students as well, which is applicable for us too.

 

Aslı Lidice GöktĂŒrk Sağlam

  • Presentation Title: Teacher Research 2.0
  • Presenter(s): Aslı Lidice Gokturk Saglam & Michelle Evans

 Brief information about my/our presentation:

We described and evaluated an innovative attempt to provide online teacher research guidance for teachers with limited development opportunities who are working in difficult circumstances (large classes, low-resource classrooms, etc.). The intervention incorporated ideas from the ‘Teacher-research for Difficult Circumstances’ impact initiative (warwick.ac.uk/llta/research/trdc/) into a five week TESOL EVO session.

Here are Aslı Sağlam and Michelle Evans reporting about Classroom-based Research EVO at the IATEFL2017 conference in the Symposium on Teacher-research for Difficult Circumstances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PCTCEN6-P4

Together with my co-presenter we were interviewed as a part of online coverage of the Annual International IATEFL Conference about our work in supporting classroom based teacher-research with a network of teachers in the TESOL Electronic Village Online. The link to interview is here:

https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2017/interview/interview-michelle-evans-and-asli-lidice-g%C3%B6kt%C3%BCrk-sa%C4%9Flam

“Highlights from Conference”:

Gabriel Mggioli delivered a ‘master class’ in professional development. Those who are interested in CPD may enjoy watching the session at this link: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2017/plenary/empowering-teachers

 

WEEK 13: 24 April-28 April

Dear all,

Please find the news for this week below:

  1. TLDU sessions for this week:
Beyza: SESSION 3

ICT Reading Club Social Learning

Uses of Online Chat Rooms in Classroom

27 April, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15
Nazan:  SESSION 3

Using Different Reading Activities in Classroom

27 April, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15

2. EAQUALS WEBINAR: Story-telling: a great resource for language teaching

Eaquals invites you to join them for their fifth in the series of six webinars on  Thursday 4 May 14.00-15.00 CET time (13.00-14.00 UK time)

Overview

This webinar aims to help teachers discover what a great resource stories and story-telling can be in

language teaching for all age groups and at levels. They will explore:

The universality and importance of story-telling in our everyday lives from personal anecdotes to news bulletins

  • The motivational power of using stories in language teaching
  • The practical value of oral story-telling in the classroom, for example in moving beyond the course book, and in providing live listening practice – easier for students and low-tech!
  • The use of story-telling to develop both linguistic and communicative skills in students, including structures, lexis and the four skills
  • Tricks and techniques for teachers to build their own performance skills, so that they become confident and enthralling story-tellers in the classroom
  • What makes a good story for language teaching and where to look find them

In short, telling stories aloud is an effective method of motivating students while developing their language skills in a creative and fun way.

If you are interested, please register  by the 3rd May at the latest.

Registration link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee31zotgd8c53342&oseq=&c=&ch=

Have a great week,

TLDU

Week 12: 17-21 April 2017

Dear all,

we hope you’ve had a relaxing spring break and are ready for the rest of the semester.

Below you can see the highlights of this new week for you:

1. Study Center How-to session III: Writing (REPEATED)

“Effective Ways to the Reader’s Heart”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on the ways to improve their writing skills. There are tips and suggestions on how to study for content, organization, grammar and vocabulary. The session will be held in an interactive way. Students’ experiences and the challenges they face in the writing process will be asked and effective ways will be discussed together with the students.

Date&Time: 18.04.2017-Tuesday at 13.00 in ScOLa-103

2. Cambridge University Press WebinarHow does grammar fit into advanced writing instruction?” by Dr. Randi Reppen

As teachers we often face the challenge of helping our students apply what they have learned in our language courses to academic courses when they leave our programs. This is particularly true with academic writing. This webinar will focus on resources and ideas for teaching advanced writing.

April 19th, 2017
3:30 EDT – 4:30 EDT

Registration Website:

https://events-emea2.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1287862177/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_registration.html?sco-id=1706787230&_charset_=utf-8

3. TLDU Sessions for this week:

Beyza:  SESSION 2 ICT Reading Club Repeated

Connect Type Activities

Preparing Classroom Materials with Videos

Date: 20 April

Time: 15:00-16:15

 

Nazan & Meltem: SESSION 2 Repeated: Drama For English Teachers: PART 1

Date: 20 April

Time: 15:00-16:15

4. If you would like to listen to the talks at IATEFL, you can use the links below:

 

See you at
IATEFL 2018!
What a fantastic week it has been at IATEFL 2017!
We hope you enjoyed it too but if you couldn’t make it, or missed out on any of our talks, then make sure to recap at IATEFLtalks.org.
WATCH THE TALKS
Watch the panel discussion talk
Outside in: bringing
technology perspectives
to ELT
Donald Clark, Paul Driver,
Yvonne Rogers, Geoff Stead
and Michael Carrier
WATCH
Watch Herbert Puchta's Talk
Positive psychology in
action: fostering resilience
in language learners
Herbert Puchta
WATCH
Watch Gad Lim's Talk
Infusing teaching materials with new insights on learning
Gad Lim
WATCH
THANK YOU!
Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Cambridge stand,
we loved meeting you all!

Come see us again next year in Brighton!

Have a great week,

TLDU

 

WEEK 10: 3 -7 April 2017

Dear all,

We hope you have had a good start to the new week and would like to inform you about this week’s highlights:

1. Last week Meltem and Nazan had their session entitled “Drama for English Teachers” with the participation of 8 instructors. They had a lot fun while exchanging ideas. You can see how much fun they had during the session from the  photos below and attend the repeated session on April 20 to have fun and learn from each other at the same time 🙂

2. This week’s study center sessions are as follows:

Study Center How-to session II: Vocabulary (REPEATED)

“A mission to Mars?”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on the ways to improve their vocabulary in an interactive way.  In the session, students’ experiences and the challenges they face in learning vocabulary will be explored. There will be information on the importance of vocabulary knowledge in language learning, general and academic vocabulary we provide in ScOLa, and tips and suggestions on how to study for vocabulary.

Date&Time: 06.04.2017-Thursday at 13.00 in 220

Study Center How-to session III: Writing

“Effective Ways to the Reader’s Heart”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on the ways to improve their writing skills. There are tips and suggestions on how to study for content, organization, grammar and vocabulary. The session will be held in an interactive way. Students’ experiences and the challenges they face in the writing process will be asked and effective ways will be discussed together with the students.

Date&Time: 07.04.2017-Friday at 13.00 in 220

3. We would like to inform you about the IATEFL TEASIG webinar which will take place on:

Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 1700-1800 (UK local time) / 1800-1900 CET

The webinar is free.

The Title: Practical ways to develop teachers’ assessment literacy.

This webinar will review teachers’ assessment literacy needs and compare these with training provided on a variety of different teacher education qualifications. Drawing on assessment literacy research and stakeholder feedback on CPD support videos, this talk will go on to make focussed suggestions for teachers’ ongoing CPD in this area.

The presenter: Ben Beaumont – Trinity College London

Ben Beaumont is TESOL Qualifications Manager at Trinity College London and has an interest in developing pre and in-service support or teachers to help promote effective learning and teaching. Apart from being academic lead for Trinity College’s Cert TESOL and Dip TESOL programmes, Ben’s research interests include support for teachers in English Medium Instruction contexts and his personal interests include trying to stop his cat clawing up his carpet.

Website:  To access the webinar, please go to:

https://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/_a875541554/teasigwebinars/

 

 

WEEK 9: 27 March-31 March

Dear all,

We hope you have had a great start to the week and would like to inform you about the following items:

1.Özyeğin University Writing Center is now ready to offer a series of workshops on writing skills in English to undergrad students for their academic and work life. Students can sign up for any or all of them through the Writing Center LMS Page. You can see the schedule using the following link:

https://www.ozyegin.edu.tr/tr/duyurular/401#sthash.5kvfBdHQ.dpbshttps://my.ozyegin.edu.tr/

2.We would like to remind you that Nazan and Meltem’s drama for English teachers session is on Thursday.

Nazan & Meltem: SESSION 2

Drama For English Teachers:

PART 1

 

30 March, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15

3. This week’s study center sessions are as follows:

Study Center How-to session I: Motivation (REPEATED)

“to learn or not to learn English?”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on motivation. The students will have the opportunity to reflect on their English language learning strategies, to explore their own motivation and to set goals for their language learning.   The session will be an interactive one which will also include discussions.

Date&Time: 30.03.2017-Thursday at 13.00 in 220

 

Study Center How-to session II: Vocabulary

“A mission to Mars?”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on the ways to improve their vocabulary in an interactive way.  In the session, students’ experiences and the challenges they face in learning vocabulary will be explored. There will be information on the importance of vocabulary knowledge in language learning, general and academic vocabulary we provide in ScOLa, and tips and suggestions on how to study for vocabulary.

Date&Time: 31.03.2017-Friday at 13.00 in 220

4. We would also like to inform you about Bogaziçi University School of Foreign Languages’ ELT Conference “Towards Higher Education (THE): Bridging the Gap 

Date: 15 April 2017

Website: http://www.theconference.boun.edu.tr/conference_program.php

Have a great week,

TLDU

 

Week 8: 20-24 Mar. 2017

Dear all,

please find the highlights of the week below;

 

1. The first Study Center “How to” session will be delivered this week. Please direct your students who you think need this session. You can find the details below.

     

Study Center How-to session I: Motivation

“to learn or not to learn English?”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on motivation. The students will have the opportunity to reflect on their English language learning strategies, to explore their own motivation and to set goals for their language learning.   The session will be an interactive one which will also include discussions.

Date&Time: 24.03.2017-Friday at 13.00 in ScOLa-220

 

2. Beyza’s session on ICT entitled “Connect type activities-Preparing classroom materials with videos” will be held on 23.03.2017-Thursday between 9.00-10.15. If you are interested, please join us.

 

3. Istanbul Technical University will be organising an ELT conference entitled “Affective Factors in Language Learning” on May 22-23, 2017.

For the details regarding registration and conference programme please visit the website:

http://www.ydy.itu.edu.tr/haber/affective-factors-language-learning-may-22-23-2017/

Wish you all a smooth new week,

Best,

TLDU

WEEK 7: 13-17 Mar. 2017

Dear all,

We hope you have had a good start to the new week and would like to inform you about this week’s highlights:

1. Study Center proudly presents:

“How to Sessions”: As of week 7, Study Center has been visited 95 times this semester from different levels on different issues.  In addition to guiding and supporting our students who visit Study Center, we would like to reach more of our students on the most common issues they experience.  With this purpose in mind, we’ve planned three different sessions on different areas which will be held on Fridays at 13.00.  You can find the abstracts and the session details below.  The posters about these sessions will be posted around as of next week and we will keep you updated.

 

Study Center How-to session I: Motivation

“to learn or not to learn English?”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on motivation. The students will have the opportunity to reflect on their English language learning strategies, to explore their own motivation and to set goals for their language learning.   The session will be an interactive one which will also include discussions.

Date&Time: 24.03.2017-Friday at 13.00

 

Study Center How-to session II: Vocabulary

“A mission to Mars?”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on the ways to improve their vocabulary in an interactive way.  In the session, students’ experiences and the challenges they face in learning vocabulary will be explored. There will be information on the importance of vocabulary knowledge in language learning, general and academic vocabulary we provide in ScOLa, and tips and suggestions on how to study for vocabulary.

Date&Time: 31.03.2017-Friday at 13.00

 

Study Center How-to session III: Writing

“Effective Ways to the Reader’s Heart”

This session aims at raising students’ awareness on the ways to improve their writing skills. There are tips and suggestions on how to study for content, organization, grammar and vocabulary. The session will be held in an interactive way. Students’ experiences and the challenges they face in the writing process will be asked and effective ways will be discussed together with the students.

Date&Time: 07.04.2017-Friday at 13.00

 

2. A Visit from Kadir Has University

A group of representatives from Kadir Has University Prep School visited our school last week regarding the establishment of their Continuous Professional Development Unit.  During their visit they had a chance to meet our Director, Deputy Director, UGE Coordinator, former TDU Coordinator and current TLDU Members.  It was a fruitful day for both parties in terms of exchanging ideas and sharing experiences.

3The Eaquals Webinar

Eaquals invites you to join the third in the series of six webinars:

Title: Assessment principles for the classroom: How to make sure you test fairly

Date & Time: Wednesday 22 March  14.00-15.00 CET time (13.00-14.00 UK time)

Overview of the webinar : Fairness is an important principle in testing – keenly felt by both students and teachers whether the test is in the classroom or external. How do we ensure that every test we conduct – diagnostic, formative, summative and external – is fair and reliable? How do we ensure preparation for a test is valid? This session looks at how the 4 key testing principles of validity, reliability, practicality and impact can be used by teachers to ensure that they are being fair and equal to every student. The session includes a mix of methodology and practical applications with opportunities to participate and ask questions related to your own situation.

Dr Elaine Boyd has been involved in English language teaching, teacher training and assessment design for over 35 years for a range of international organizations. She has developed and delivered courses in teacher education and assessment literacy in Europe and India. She is the author of several ELT coursebooks including publications in the Gold exam series and Activate for younger learners. She has published articles in the fields of assessing spoken and written language such as Assessment Literacy for Teachers (2015), British Council. Her research also includes corpus methodologies and she co-authored Epistemic stance in spoken L2 English: The effect of task type and speaker style. (2016). She holds a PhD in spoken language and pragmatics from the University of Cardiff and is currently conducting research in partnership with the Trinity Lancaster Corpus of Spoken Language. She is currently Visiting Professor at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.

Registration: If you would like to attend, please register by the 21st March at the latest using the following link:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edwy8tv0ef097d4a&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Wish you all a happy new week,

TLDU

WEEK 6: 6 -10 March 2017

Dear all,

We wish you a great start to the new week!

1. We would like to inform you about the webinar on how to engage and motivate teens towards exam success by Cambridge University Press.

This webinar addresses how to prepare teens for Cambridge English exams when in exam preparation, general English or mixed classes with students doing exams and others not. Participants will look at key areas for students of this age such as appropriate topics, vocabulary, syllabus coverage and exam familiarisation.

Tuesday 14 March 14.00 – 15.00 (UK time*)
Thursday 16 March 10.00 – 11.00 (UK time*). 

If you are insterested, you can get more information using the following link:

How to engage and motivate teens towards exam success

2. Last week, Nazan delivered her new session on creating student-centered classes. You can find the photos from the session below.

 

 

 

We would also like to remind you  the sessions that will be given by Nazan and Beyza this week:

SESSION TITLE

DATE

TIME

Beyza:  SESSION 1 Repeated:

ICT Reading Club – Mobile Learning

Uses of QR Codes

Nazan: SESSION 1 Repeated:

Creating Student-Centred Classes

9 March, 2017

Afternoon: 15:00- 16:15

Have a fruitful week!

WEEK 5: 27 Feb. – 3 Mar. 2017

Dear all,

here are the highlights from ScOLA:

1. We would like to inform you that all the team leaders and Teaching and Learning Development Unit Members attended an EAQUALS training program given by Julie Wallis, director and teacher trainer at the London School and AISli educational officer, last week. This four-day intensive training involved sessions on various topics from leadership to lesson observation and giving feedback.  The sessions provided an opportunity to look at these topics from different perspectives through reading, discussions and hands-on practice.

2. As you know we had our joint-event organised by the British Council and Özyeğin University on ‘Exploring English, Skills and Employability: Industry, Alumni and Academia’ on 17.02.2017 in which we brought together speakers and more than 200 guests from industry, academia and alumni to discuss how well universities prepare their graduates for industry as far as English provision is concerned, what employers  are looking for as far as English skills are concerned and how universities and the industry can collaborate to ensure these expectations are met. Thank you for making this event a success by being a part of it. Hope this one to be a start for our upcoming organizations.

3. B1 Project started in the previous week with 114 B1 level students.

Due to the high number of students who enrolled in the project class, there are six different sections which are conducted on a block-schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Section 1:

13:30-15:00  (220)

 

Section 2

15:10-16:30 (220)

Section 3:

8:50-10:10  (219)

 

Section 4

10:20-11:50 (219)

Section 5:

13:30-15:00  (220)

 

Section 6

15:10-16:30 (220)

 

4. This week on Thursday, Nazan will be delivering her session entitled “Creating Student-Centered Classes” at 9.00. This is going to be a new session created based on our common need.  Hope to see most of us in the session.

 

WEEK 4: 20-24 Feb. 2017

Dear all,

here are this week’s highlights:

– Please be informed that Nazan and Beyza are going to start their professional development activities for instructors. You can find the details of their sessions below:

  1. TLDU2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR  SPRING SEMESTER
    SESSION TITLE DATE TIME
    Beyza: SESSION 1

    ICT Reading Club – Mobile Learning

    Uses of QR Codes

     

    23 February, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15
    Nazan: SESSION 1:

    Creating Student-Centred Classes

     

    2 March, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15
    Beyza:  SESSION 1 Repeated:

    ICT Reading Club – Mobile Learning

    Uses of QR Codes

     

    Nazan: SESSION 1 Repeated:

    Creating Student-Centred Classes

     

    9 March, 2017 Afternoon: 15:00- 16:15
    Beyza:  SESSION 2 ICT Reading Club Connect Type Activities

    Preparing Classroom Materials with Videos

    23 March, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15
    Nazan & Meltem: SESSION 2

    Drama For English Teachers:

    PART 1

     

    30  March, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15
    Beyza:  SESSION 2 ICT Reading Club Repeated

    Connect Type Activities

    Preparing Classroom Materials with Videos

    Nazan & Meltem: SESSION 2 Repeated:

    Drama For English Teachers: PART 1

    20 April,2017

     

    Afternoon: 15:00- 16:15
    Beyza: SESSION 3

    ICT Reading Club Social Learning

    Uses of Online Chat Rooms in Classroom

    27 April, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15
    Nazan:  SESSION 3

    Using Different Reading Activities in Classroom

    27 April, 2017 Morning: 09:00-10:15
    Beyza: SESSION 3  Repeated

    ICT Reading Club Social Learning

    Uses of Online Chat Rooms in Classroom

    May 4, 2017

     

    Afternoon: 15:00- 16:15
    Nazan:  SESSION 3 – Repeated

    Using Different Reading Activities in Classroom

    11 May, 2017 Afternoon: 15:00- 16:15
  2. We would also like to inform you that the fourth annual Educational Technology Summit is going to be held on March 4th, 2017.  There will be panel sessions of international and local experts as well as various workshops.  The purpose of the EdTech Summit is to bring together educators, technology companies, entrepreneurs, managers and the media under one roof. This event will include local and international experts, interactive workshops and panel discussions. The focus of the Summit, the first of its kind in Turkey, is to explore the latest trends in this field by raising new questions, and sharing best practice, in an age shaped by the widespread use of new technologies in education.

    You can get more information using the following link:

    http://www.egitimteknolojilerizirvesi.com/en/index.php#

  3. Our ScOLa Clubs started last week. Please find the posters and photos from the first sessions below. Can you please remind your students once again?