Jeff Lebow- "Being ABLE to Teach Online."
Barbara Waldern/ Jeff Lebow- "The Evolution of the Expat Teacher Community in Busan."
We will conduct our annual business meeting and officer elections following the presentations. See below the main message for further details about the presentations and for the meeting agenda.
Special Notice about the Kotesol National Leadership Retreat
The national council is inviting any interested keen and active member (paid and in good standing) to attend the national retreat on Sunday December 14th in Seoul in order to assess and plan. Snacks and lunch will be provided, and transportation costs will be covered. Please inquire for more information and RSVP to [email protected].
Presentation #1: Being ABLE to Teach Online
Moving courses online has the potential to engage students, improve learning outcomes, and make an educator’s job more interesting. It also has the potential to frustrate learners, distract from course objectives, and make educators long for the days of chalk and erasers. This presentation will focus on strategies and tools that can help us successfully integrate online components into our teaching. These will include the following overlapping themes:
Archiving : providing access to teaching materials and students’ learning objects during and after a course
Broadening: expanding learning conversations and connections beyond the classroom
Listening: enabling teachers to more meaningfully tune in to what students are thinking and experiencing in their courses and addressing the age old challenge of having students pay better attention to what teachers are saying
Engaging: introducing additional opportunities for students to interact with each other, the teacher, and third parties who have some connection to course materials
In the spirit of embracing online teaching tools, this will be a mobile-friendly, openly shared, backchannel-supported presentation. Participants are encouraged to have their mobile devices charged so that (if desired) they can engage with the presenter and each other in online collaboration spaces.
Jeff Lebow came to Busan in 1995, founded Pusanweb a couple years later, and since then has been spending ridiculous amounts of time building online communities and experimenting with educational technology. He is currently an associate professor and teacher trainer at Busan Universityof Foreign Studies. His CALL site is at LearningCall.net and personal blog at JeffLebow.net. He can be found regularly ‘Hanging out’ online at ELTLive, Koreabridge.net, and EdTechTalk.com . Archives of his KOTESOL-related media are at: http://koreabridge.net/kotesol/