Tuesday, May 15, 2007

EFL Teachers' Perceptions of English Language Policy at the Elementary Level in Taiwan

EFL Teachers' Perceptions of English Language Policy at the Elementary Level in Taiwan

CONNECT conference announcement

On behalf of Vance Stevens

This is to remind you of the free online conference starting in a
few days, May 17/18-20.

Our theme this year is CONNECT: Conversations on Networking,
Education, Communities, and Technology, and though not specifically
mentioned in the theme, many members of the Webheads community of
practice, http://webheads. info, are practitioners in language

This is the second time our community has hosted a free online
conference. You can replay the first one at http://2005. wiaoc.org

This year we kick off in a pre-show event at 22:00 GMT May 17, with
the start of a Webcastathon hosted by http://www.worldbri dges.net.
The conference itself starts at midnight GMT May 18 (evening of May
17 in the USA) with a keynote speech by Leigh Blackall and continues
for three days with more talks by Stephen Downes, George Siemens,
Etienne Wenger, Robin Good, Barbara Ganley, Teemu Leinonen, and many
other presenters whom you can see on the schedule at
http://schedule. wiaoc.org.

To attend the conference you can register for free at
http://www.webheads inaction. org and use the calendar there or the
schedule link above, or our online help pages, to work out how to
access the presentations and make comments or join forums. The will
be a voice stream of most events available at
http://www.webheads inaction. org , as well a live chatroom for use
during the conference, and we hope to have someone live online
available to assist you at any time during the conference at
http://www.tappedin .org

We look forward to your joining us May 17/18-20 for this unique
adventure in online professional development. We hope it will be
educational and F.U.N.

Vance Stevens
WiAOC Coordinator

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Posted by Dr. Rossem, ALPDD List

If you are a teacher, does your program or school nourish creativity
and innovation? If so, how does this happen?

If you are a professional developer, how do your professional
development efforts nourish creativity and innovation?

Does your state ABE system nourish these? If so, how?

How do _you_ nourish creativity and innovation in your work and in
the work of your colleagues?

You will find at

click here

a list of possible sources � and examples � of teacher creativity
and innovation in adult literacy education.

What other sources and examples are you aware of?

To contribute your ideas of sources or examples, reply to this
message on the Professional Development discussion list and/or add
them to the above wiki page.

The Adult Literacy Education Wiki page,

has been updated

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