Autonomous Professional Development Begins at Home – IATEFL 2013 Talk
Just got back from Liverpool IATEFL 2013 where I went for my annual inspiration shot – connecting with the profession and the latest ideas and concerns was an incredible experience once again
This year, and for the first time in a long while, I did a joint presentation with Shaun Wilden, co-moderator on the weekly #ELTchat hashtagged conversation on Twitter. We wrote our talk from our homes, in Athens and Oxford, and skyped, shared googledocs, used dropbox, twitter, and email to decide on our content, collaborate on our slides, create our talk.
We rehearsed our talk and our timings only once – just a couple of hours before the actual presentation!!!
So here are the slides accompanied by the podcast created by James Taylor, the third #ELTchat moderator present at this talk 🙂 . You can also find and download the slides on slideshare and download the podcast here.
Later online webinar recording
This was a really popular talk that gave Shaun and myself the opportunity to collaborate again and again – here is a recording from the #RSCON2013 – Reform Symposium 2013
Twitter hashtags mentioned:
Read this intro if you don’t know how to follow hashtags on Twitter
- ELTchat facebook page
- aPLaNet website
- aPLaNet Ning (look for a mentor)
- International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi)
- #ELTchat blog (read bundle of supporter bloggers and follow their blogs too)
- Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters
- Shaun Wilden’s Blog
(check blogrolls for more bloggers to follow)
Many thanks to all the #ELTchat friends who came!
You all made a great point to those who came to learn from this talk and it was a great show of a trust circle in action!
Shaun – Marisa
Download the podcast here.