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Technology Integr Teacher Develop ELT Conference


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Presentation at National ELT Conference in Bogota 2009.

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Technology Integr Teacher Develop ELT Conference

  1. 1. Technology Integration and Teacher Development: Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century<br />By: Omar Andrés Atehortua Aguirre – M.A in ELT<br />EnglishTeacher - TeacherTrainer - ELT Consultant<br />
  2. 2. Expected Outcomes<br /> On completion of this session, participants will become aware of:<br /><ul><li>The role of teachers’ professional Development in the implementation of Bilingual programs
  3. 3. The benefits of incorporating technology into the language classroom.
  4. 4. A number of strategies for implementing teacher development and technology-based learning tools.
  5. 5. how online resources and teacher Networks may be used effectively in ELT programs.</li></li></ul><li>Based on your experience, you will &quot;Agree&quot; or &quot;Disagree&quot; or &quot;No opinion“ next to each of these statements.<br /><ul><li>Teachers are more succesfulworking in isolation
  6. 6. Englishteachers in Colombia needtobecome updated in all the theories and latest trends of education and ELT
  7. 7. Technologyisthebesttoolforteacherdevelopment
  8. 8. Succesfulexperiences and new ideas in the ELT fieldmightcontributetostrenghtenthebilingualprograms in Colombia.
  9. 9. TeachersneedtoBecome aware of their strengths and weaknesses as educators and develop action plans of improvement</li></li></ul><li>New Generation of Students<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  10. 10. New Generation of Students<br />VIDEO<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  11. 11. Today’s Learners Are Different<br />The first generation to grow up with computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones. <br />They think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors.<br />Marc Prensky, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants 2001 <br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  12. 12. “The information revolution <br />requires a matching <br />education revolution”<br />Institute for Learning and Research Technology<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  13. 13. A Paradigm Shift?<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  14. 14. Are we preparing students for their futures, or for our pasts?<br /> Willard Daggett<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  15. 15. What do teachers think about the new generation of students and their new role as educators for the 21st century?<br />VIDEO<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  16. 16. Essential Questions…??????<br />Es: <br />What do teachers need in order to be able to address the gap between practical skills students need in the 21st century and those actually taught in most schools? <br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  17. 17. Professional Development<br />“ Does practice make perfect”?<br />How are teachers similar to computers?<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  18. 18. YOU CANNOT EXPECT DIFFERENT RESULTS IF YOU ALWAYS DO THE SAME.<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  19. 19. I hear and I forgetI see and I rememberI do and I Learn <br />AncientChineseProverb& AnEducationalAphorism<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  20. 20. Professional Development<br />Practice + Continuous Learning + Reflection make perfect<br />Learning how to teach, and working to become an excellent teacher, is a long-term process that requires not only the development of very practical and complex skills, but also the acquisition of specific knowledge and the promotion of certain ethical values and attitudes. In the words of Calderhead and Shorrock (1997), in addition to ‘knowing what’ and ‘knowing how’, teachers must also be competent in ‘knowing why’ and ‘knowing when<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  21. 21. 21st Century Teachers<br />20th Century<br />Teaching and Learning<br /><ul><li>Tell students what they should know and do
  22. 22. Test students for retention of information (“information regurgitation testing”) in the short term</li></ul>21st Century<br />Teaching and Learning<br /><ul><li>Structure problems to allow students to discover knowledge for themselves
  23. 23. Focus on long-term retention and life-skill learning</li></ul>Very skilled in doing school related tasks . . .but . . . lacking the abilities necessary to solve problems independently in a real-world environment<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  24. 24. How to become a……<br />21st Century <br />Teacher<br />Teacher Development<br /><ul><li>ReflectiveTeaching
  25. 25. ContinuousLearning
  26. 26. Constructivism
  27. 27. TeacherDevelopment Portfolio
  28. 28. TeachingStylesand Strategies</li></ul>Technology<br /><ul><li>Virtual Learning Communities
  29. 29. Internet-based Activities.
  30. 30. Digital Portfolios
  31. 31. Tandem Learning
  32. 32. Blogs
  33. 33. Wikis
  34. 34. Second Life…….</li></ul>National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  35. 35. 21st Century Tools<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />
  36. 36. Best-Practice in ICT & Professional Development<br /><ul><li>Experiential.
  37. 37. Holistic and Meaningful
  38. 38. Authentic and Encultured
  39. 39. Expressive
  40. 40. Reflective
  41. 41. Social
  42. 42. Democratic
  43. 43. Collaborative
  44. 44. Cognitive
  45. 45. Developmental
  46. 46. Constructivist
  47. 47. Challenging</li></ul>National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  48. 48. 3 STEPS<br />VIDEO<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  49. 49. Which words do you associate with:<br /><ul><li>Technology
  50. 50. Development
  51. 51. Network</li></ul>National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  52. 52. The Need for a Network of Professional Development for English Teachers<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  53. 53. Effective Teaching and LearningCollaboration is the engine<br />The most profound experiences students take away from school don’t come from books.<br />Effective educators instill in students a passion for learning, and provide the tools to learn how to learn.<br />Collaboration, and learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom<br />Educators<br />And Students<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  54. 54. COGNITIVE<br />PRESENCE<br />SOCIAL<br />PRESENCE<br />COMMUNITY/CONNECTED<br />PRESENCE<br />TEACHING PRESENCE<br />Garrison & Anderson: elearning in the 21st century<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  55. 55. Teachers’ Network<br />Professional Development <br />Special Interest Groups<br />ELT Events<br />Links to ELT Resources and Materials<br />Research Reports and Initiatives<br />Successful Experiences<br />Collaborative Projects<br />National ELT Conference 2009<br />
  56. 56. Teachers’ Network<br />VIII Seminario Regional U. Caldas 2009<br />
  57. 57. ThankYou!<br />Omar Andres Atehortua A.<br /><br /><br />