Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Reading Challenge: another free mini-course from SEETA

From today 27 February until 5 March, the wonderful Marisa Constantinides is moderating a mini-workshop called The Reading Challenge: Motivation and Creativity in Reading Lessons

Reading is a key input skill in acquiring a foreign language. This workshop aims to work on participants' existing teaching skills and encourage them to find ways of transforming possibly dull coursebook lessons into more challenging and motivating learning experiences. The workshop participants will be encouraged to use whatever tools they have available whether they are proficient with technology or not but it is hoped that they will be able to use some new ideas with a variety of Web 2.0 tools .

Marisa is one of the most valued members of my PLN and several other teachers I've connected with on Twitter, in the previous SEETA mini-course on mLearning, and in the EVO sessions are also taking part.  It's got all the makings of a fabulous educational and social experience!

The previous mini-course on mLearning was excellent, and proved to me that the one-week format is a good model.  Enough time to absorb and reflect on the daily tasks, but not too long that you lose track, which I think is what might have happened in some of the EVO sessions where participation dropped right off after the first couple of weeks.

If you stumble upon this post, I encourage you to join us - sign up here:

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