Session Title: Digital Metamorphosis Based on Sir Ken Robinson´s Three Flourishing Principles
Your Name: Carla Arena
Work Title: Head of the Educational Technology and Digital Communication Department
School or Organization Name: Casa Thomas Jefferson
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Brazil
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Language Educators
Short Session Description (one line):
Through a guided tour of the different multimedia-rich applications that can assist EFL learners in their specific language skills development and based on Sir Ken Robinson´s three principles for the mind to flourish, the presenter wants to encourage educators to rethink and re-envision the learning possibilities in the EFL classroom.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
The presenter will show the result her experience incorporating educational technology into lesson plans to foster student production and engagement beyond classroom walls. By showing some digital strategies to encourage language practice with a variety of digital tools and learner-generated examples, the presenter wants to encourage the international community of educators to explore those tools to promote successful learning experiences that can be flexibly adapted to diverse pedagogical contexts.
Through a guided tour of the different multimedia-rich applications that can assist EFL learners in their specific language skills development, the presenter will encourage educators to rethink the possibilities of the EFL/ESL classroom to promote student engagement and contextualized language production. To achieve the session goals, the presenter will blend in Sir Ken Robinson´s three crucial principles for the human mind to flourish - diversity, curiosity and creativity - with the potential of digital resources educators have at their disposal to pursue those principles in the classroom.
By the end of the talk, educators will be better informed on how to identify and find digital tools that suit their pedagogical goals, meet the interests and needs of their learners, bridging classroom activities with the principles that will make learners´ minds awaken and develop as they learn English.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://carlaarena.com
Lovely to see you here! I love the "Digital Metamorphosis" in your title and hope to attend your session.