Leveraging digital tools and social media for teaching and learning

Today, I have the privilege of conversing with ESL teachers from all over New Brunswick, gathered in Bathurst NB for the TESL NB Spring conference.

This is the description of my presentation :

These are transformative years for the world of education. Teaching and learning in the 21st century are leveraged by technologies and the internet, as educators reflect on its impact on curriculum, classroom strategies, assessment of learning and education infrastructure. Social media is also part of this transformation, as educators can now establish and maintain their personal learning network by the use of empowering web tools within communities of interest and of practice.

To learn in network is to observe, think, share and interact. It is also requires each of us to manage our online identity and to use appropriate filters that reduce ‘ambient noise’. This is true for the student, the educator and the administrator; we are all learners in perpetual beta.

This workshop will focus on demystifying the use and impact of social media and to see how technology can benefit professional educators who look for innovative forms of PD through their learning network. 

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