This webinar is hosted in English
How do you use technology to promote your online workshops,consultation and communities by Sylvia Guinan
Technology is just the medium, communication is the key. The only way to make technology work for you and your class promotion is to have a water-tight inner game. This means that you are excited about what you are doing, you have planned it down to a fine art and you are so enthusiastic about sharing it. Self-confidence is contagious, and it will excite those who follow your interests. This workshop will present my favourite tools and learning environments, how I use them to creat compelling content, and to engage learners across the net.
I am an Irish woman living on a beautiful Greek island with my Greek husband and four children, including twins, aged between nine and four. I have been teaching ESL/English for fifteen years, with experience in primary , secondary schools, language, and literacy institutes in Ireland, though the majority of my experience has been in Greece.
I studied English literature and History in University before going on to take the Higher Diploma in Education, which is the teaching qualification in Ireland. After moving abroad, circumstances led me into the ESL field, which has entailed continuous professional development and opened up new interests and opportunities.
My predominant teaching interests include:
creative curriculum development,
use of games, music and multimedia in esl
different learning styles,
technology in education
As a mother of four bilingual children, I have also developed a keen interest in bilingual literacy and I am passionate about raising my children to develop the linguistic competence of a well-educated native English speaker.
Raising multiple toddlers has got me interested in child development too, and how language learning takes place at that age.
My other main interests are art, writing, poetry, and psychology, which which help me to create fun quality time with my children and add colour to my language lessons.
When I’m not teaching online, I’m writing course books, blogging or running my English language facebook groups.