Continuous development with webinars
Posted by Illya on 2 December 2011
As teachers we often find ourselves working alone, too tired to even look at the pile of literature stacking up next to our bed.
Keeping on top of the newest development in teaching and keeping a fresh outlook of how to teach requires time and work we often just don’t have.
One way to get around this is to spend time listening to webinars. A webinar is a ‘seminar’ given over the ‘web’- hence the word webinar.
These webinars are being offered more and more often and they are a cheap (free) and interesting way to gain input to keep your teaching lively. Unfortunately, they are often at times when you may be teaching. However, even this is no problem since they are generally saved for future listening.
Here are a couple of links to webinars for English teachers:
Macmillan has organized some great speakers for their webinars: Macmillan Webinars
The Learning Technologies SIG over at IATEFL has also begun with Nicky Hockly organizing some excellent topics: LTSIG webinars (you will need to be an IATEFL member and sign in to listen)
The British Council has also just recently started offering webinars: BBC teacher development
And finally, one more I found through Google: webinars teaching english:
Embassy of the USA in Lima! worth looking into: http://lima.usembassy.gov/web-2011.html
So, a final question to ETAS members:
Would you be interested in ETAS offering Webinars? If yes, what topics would interest you? Please leave your answers by using the comments function.
PS: The newest addition to the list of webinars comes from Oxford University Press! First webinar coming 12. and 14. December, and of course with recordings: OUP webinars