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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

International Collaboration & Best Practices

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Course Highlights

  • Collaborative Learning & Team Activities (Jigsaw)
  • WizIQ Live Class and LMS (courses)
  • Google Drive & WebQuests for Blended Learning and the Flipped Class
  • Invited Guests on Innovations and Best Practices
  • Creating Socially Engaging Learning Activities

About the Course

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description

The aim of the course is to connect with TESOL educators from around the world for collaborative exchange of ideas and best practices on how to teach English to speakers of other languages in face-to-face, blended and/or fully online learning environments, and in the flipped class.

The course is ongoing with live classes, workshops, and demonstrations of innovations and best practices by guest speakers.

The focus of the workshops will depend greatly on the needs of the members of the course. The participants will collaborate, share ideas, and decide what they need for their classes and courses. The goal is for TESOL teachers to connect for learning and best practices, and to inspire one another.

The topics will include classroom management, creating socially engaging learning activities, integrating web technology and live classes such as WzIQ for blended and fully online learning and the flipped classes, and ideas on how to teach language learning skills.

Learning with technology will include mobile learning and teaching with androids, iPhone, and iPads.

About the Instructor

Dr. Nellie Deutsch
TORONTO, Canada

Dr. Nellie Deutsch is an educational technologist, speaker, writer, researcher, and online mentor to educators around the globe. She's faculty at Atlantic University. She believes in caring teaching and authentic learning.

Nellie has been teaching English to speakers of other languages since the mid 70s. She has been integrating technology into her classes since the mid 90s. Nellie earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix from the School of Advanced Studies in 2010. Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest,Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network of volunteers that provides professional development workshops for groups around the world, generally in conjunction with different projects and initiatives. Dr. Deutsch is also founder and current coordinator of the annual Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot free online conferences, hosted online by IT4ALL and supported by WiZiQ online learning platform. Dr. Deutsch has provided consultation on how to integrate Moodle, WizIQ, and Elluminate learning environments for distance education at Open University and worked as a consultant for WikiEducator.org, supported by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand), and Athabasca Open University (Canada) in developing online courses and facilitation.

Nellie mentors educators on the use of technology to enhance student learning via Moodle,WebQuests,Professional Electronic Portfolios (Mahara), web 2.0 tools, social networks, and wikis. In addition, she is an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

Dr. Deutsch has written chapters in books on the use of technology and research (Cases in Online Interviews and Education for a Digital World 2.0: Innovations in Education (edition 2) published by the BC Ministry of Education and OpenSchool BC in July 2011) and has peer-reviewed articles, proposals for conferences, and books on technology enhanced learning. She also edits books on Moodle. Nellie reviews proposals for the International Leadership Association (ILA), TESOL conferences and other organizations.

Finally, Dr. Deutsch has presented on technology enhanced learning and educational leadership at conferences in the United States and virtually around the world. Nellie organized andchaired a panel discussion on the merits and challenges of integrating technology into the classroom at the International Leadership Association (ILA) in London, in 2011. She also participated in a panel discussion on culture in the English classroom and how Moodle can be used for intercultural projects at TESOL 2012. Nellie also co-facilitated Moodle for Teachers (M4T) workshops with Dr. Ludmila Smirnova at the TESOL 2011 in New Orleans and at TESOL 2012 in Philadelphia. Nellie will be giving two presentations at the EdMedia world conference on educational media and technology in Denver in June 2012. Nellie is an invited guest at the upcoming leadership convention in Atlantic University in the fall of 2012. She present and conducted workshops on authenticity and leadership and mindfulness practice. She also led a mindfulness meditation session for mindful living.

Publications
Deutsch, N. (2012). Critique and analysis of Dowlings's "Online asynchronous and face-to-face interviewing: Comparing methods for exploring women's experiences of breastfeeding long term". n J. Salmons (Ed)., Cases in online interview research (pp. 297-299). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Deutsch, N. (2012). Implementing technology in blended learning courses. In J. Salmons (Ed)., Cases in online interview research (pp. 261-269). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Deutsch, N. (2010). Instructor experiences with implementing technology in blended learning courses in higher education. Seattle: Createspace.

Deutsch, N., & Smirnova, L. (2011). Using Moodle for professional development workshops. In Sandy Hirtz and Kevin Kelly (Eds)., Education for a digital world 2.0: Innovations in education (2011) 2nd Edition (pp. 67-90). Victoria: Open Schools BC.

Taylor, V., Lavin, R. S., & Deutsch, N. (2011). Learning objects and personal learning environments. In Sandy Hirtz and Kevin Kelly (Eds)., Education for a digital world 2.0: Innovations in education (2011) 2nd Edition (pp. 511-536). Victoria: Open Schools BC.

Testimonial
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