Blogging workshop for Mandarin teachers
This training workshop on 6th and 7th December 2013 guided teachers through the process of creating a blog and making the best use of blog features to support learning.
Classroom time for language learning is all too limited in today’s varied and busy school curriculum. This workshop proposes an innovative solution for teachers to extend learning hours beyond lesson time: blogging.
About this workshop
Emily Preston (author of Everything Chinese) presented a 1½-day workshop that showed teachers step-by-step how to improve their teaching with a simple blog.
A teaching blog can be used to support practice in each of the four language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – through sharing links to existing multimedia resources (e.g. interesting news stories and articles, online videos), setting up activities that the teacher has designed (e.g. assessments, quizzes, questionnaires, learning games), or asking students to record and submit their own work in a password-protected area of the blog (e.g. clips of speaking practice).
The workshop encouraged teachers to make full use of a great many learning resources available online, by collating the links in their own blog site and applying them to their daily teaching practice.
All attendees successfully constructed their own functioning teaching and learning blogs and explored additional features to enhance participation and interactivity. There was much discussion and laughter as the attendees shared their experiences and understanding of how their blogs can enrich their teaching practice.
Quotes from attendees
- “Great workshop. I’ve learned a lot in a short space of time. Intensive but very enjoyable. :)”
Bookings for this workshop are now closed.
|Friday 6th December *and* Saturday 7th December
4-7pm (Friday) and 10am-3.30pm (Saturday)
Institute of Education, central London
£40 (including VAT)