Wednesday, 5 January 2011

ICT Links into Languages Conference, 12-13th February 2011, Southampton University

The ICT Links into Languages 12-13th February 2011 will be held at Southampton University, Avenue Campus. Modelled on the extremely successful Isle of Wight Conference, it features an extensive programme of seminars and hands-on workshops delivered by a range of speakers including some of the most creative and innovative language professionals in the UK today (see list below).

I am looking forward to presenting, being in great company and learning a lot as well attending plenaries by Joe Dale and Rachel Hawkes and contributing to a Show and Tell event on the Saturday night. No doubt this will be a very productive weekend!

If you are at all interested in how technology can enhance language learning, this is the right event for you. It caters for all levels of ICT skills and at £100 for both days or £75 for one day (discounted rates for PGCE students), it is incredibly good value for money too.

For more information or to book follow this link. Speakers will include:

Wendy Adeniji - Independent MFL Consultant

• Teach them to pronounce it right! (Seminar)

• iLanguages: teach them the usual in an unusual way (Seminar)

Jackie Berry - Primary Languages Consultant, Hampshire LA

• PowerPoint Magic: presentation tips and tricks for the languages classroom (Hands-on workshop)

• Getting started with screen casting (Seminar)

Suzi Bewell - PGCE MFL Curriculum Area Leader, University of York

• Going global! The importance of Intercultural Understanding (Seminar)

• MYLO – an exciting new way to learn languages (Hands-on workshop)

Alex Blagona - Language college coordinator, Northgate High School

• Collaborate, Communicate, Consolidate – How wikis can transform learning in MFL (Hands-on workshop)

• An A-Z road map of ICT resources in MFL (Seminar)

Joe Dale - Independent MFL Consultant

• If you build it, they will come! The rise and rise of the MFL Twitterati (Keynote)

• Podcasting with Audacity (Hands-on workshop)

Catherine Elliott - Training Manager at Sheffield South City Learning Centre

• Encouraging creativity in languages through animation (Hands-on workshop)

• First steps in using video in the MFL classroom (Hands-on workshop)

Chris Fuller - Educational Consultant

• Moblogging across the universe (Seminar)

• Typepad – I blog, you blog, we blog (Hands-on workshop)

Esther Hardman - Teacher of French, Spanish and German, Curriculum Development Coordinator for MFL (ICT), Weald of Kent Grammar School

• Flashmeeting for easy videoconferencing (Seminar)

• Using ICT to enhance teaching and learning in MFL (Seminar)

Dale Hardy - Primary & Secondary Languages Consultant, Nottingham City LA, Links into Languages regional trainer & CILT KS2 framework trainer

• So you have a school link? Now what do you do with it? (Seminar)

• Gifted and talented linguists – Identification, Inclusion, Provision: Using simple techniques as well as ICT (Seminar)

Chris Harte - Assistant Head Teacher for Personalised Learning, author and trainer on PLTS in language learning, Cramlington Learning Village

• Managing social learning – Edmodo (Hands-on workshop)

• Languages: Reboot (Seminar)

Rachel Hawkes - Assistant Principal, Director of Languages, AST and SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, TES Resources Languages Advisor, Comberton Village College

• Get real! Language Learning for the 21st century (Keynote)

Kath Holton - Head of Languages, Argoed High School

• Using voice and video recorders in the classroom (Seminar)

• Interactive Web 2.0 tools to enhance learning (Seminar)

Isabelle Jones - Head of Languages, The Radclyffe School

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills in the MFL classroom (Seminar)

• Inspire, Create, Share: Developing the use of ICT in the MFL faculty (Seminar)

Helen Myers - Teacher of French, Assistant Head, The Ashcombe School; Chair of ALL London branch; ALL former President

• Add a dimension to your teaching: an introduction to language learning in Virtual Worlds (Seminar)

• Let the technology take the strain!How ICT can provide the motivation and the inspiration for the hard grind of language learning! (Seminar)

Jo Rhys-Jones - Primary Languages Consultant, Hampshire LA

• Simple and effective tips for transition KS2-KS3 (Seminar)

• Making languages games for your VLE/blog (Seminar)

Amanda Salt - Head of Spanish, Grosvenor Grammar School

• Integrating ICT into an MFL department (Seminar)

• Using Web 2.0 tools in the MFL classroom (Hands-on workshop)

Clare Seccombe - Sunderland LA Support Teacher for Primary Languages and the International Dimension

• MFL Sunderland – It’s good to share! (Seminar)

• Arts Smart! (incorporating art, music, drama etc) (Seminar)

Lisa Stevens - PLL educator and consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and eTwinning Ambassador

• What can eTwinning do for you? (Seminar)

• Tell me a story! (Hands-on workshop)

Lesley Welsh - Director of Languages and the International Dimension at Manor College of Technology

• Keeping it real – maximising the use of authentic materials (Seminar)

• Funky flipcharts and interesting interactivity (Seminar)

Thank you for supporting this event: spread the word and sign up here

See you there!