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Marisa Constantinides: Professional Development through Facebook and Nings

Bio:
Marisa Constantinides is the Director of Studies of CELT Athens and is responsible for the design and implementation of all programmes offered by CELT. Her main qualifications related to teaching are the RSA Diploma in TEFLA (DTEFLA), a precursor to the Cambridge DELTA Diploma, and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading in the UK. Marisa has trained teacher in the private as well as the state school sector first as a free lance trainer, later as an in hourse trainer for a major foreign language centre in Athens and, since 1993, running her own teacher education centre, CELT Athens. Marisa Constantinides is Course Tutor on all Teacher Development courses offered at CELT Athens which also offers translator training courses as well as Modern Greek and English – GPE and ESP for adults. She has written materials for children (Basic Grammar Workbooks 1, 2, & 3 published by English Schoolbook Publications), activity books for Cambridge Exams set texts , and numerous articles on Language, Foreign Language Teaching and Education. Her blogs are TEFL Matters, the CELT Athens school blog and a blog in Greek on TEFL issues.

Presentation: Professional Development through Facebook and Nings

Description: Many educators worldwide learn from each other and support each other in Facebook groups and online educator communities. Learn about these exciting groups!

Date & Times: 9-9:30am PST, New York 12 pm EST, Denver 10am MST, 5pm GMT, Paris 6pm CET, Perth 1am Sun., Sydney 4am Sun., Tokyo 2am Sun.
Click here for more time zones!

Click here to join the presentation: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.CF173A677D49FE1E815DDCBE8B589A

If you missed the presentation, click here to see the archive.

Presenter’s Website: TEFL Matters

Twitter: @Marisa_C

Interview about the upcoming presentation!

http://wetoku.com/player/vod/11799

Live Recording of The Reform Symposium Presentation, August 2011: View the Elluminate Live! recording

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “Marisa Constantinides: Professional Development through Facebook and Nings

  1. ….and Happy Christmas to all!!!!

    That was my last phrase which didn’t get recorded!!!

    Marisa Constantinides

    Posted by Marisa Constantinides | December 19, 2010, 7:06 am
  2. Marisa you are wonderful! I love listening to you. You are truly gifted. I hope to meet you in person,someday.So happy that you are going to present for our new teachers!

    Posted by Lisa Dabbs | December 19, 2010, 10:27 am
  3. Lisa, you must be one great teacher! Your feedback never fails to motivate me! Thanks for your very warm welcome.

    Marisa

    Posted by Marisa Constantinides | December 22, 2010, 1:47 pm
  4. Dear Marisa,

    About two years ago, I was strongly reluctant to get a FBK or Twitter account because I disagreed with many people on exposing their personal life.

    Last year I timidly decided to start twittering. Great decision! I gradually moved toward becoming a Networked Teacher. It was the start point of an awesome PLN I’ve been constructing up today.

    I contacted inspiring, innovative, reflective, and extraordinary language educators such as @shellterrel @Marisa_C kalinagoenglish @dudeneyge @TeacherDixie @hoprea @nharm @TheEngTeacher @burcuakyoll @russell1955 @Larryferlazzo @sjhannam @barbsaka @nelliemuller @icpjones @tonnet @rmbyrne @coolcatteacher @ddeubel @carldowse @englishraven @tomwhitby @bnleez @esolcourses @SeanBanville @NikPeachey @EveWeb and many other EFL, ESL, Web professionals that I’m very grateful to have been part of their professional development.

    As a result of twittering, I currently keep a FBK account for academic issues, mainly.

    Hope to meet them in person some day.

    Posted by Victor hugo Rojas B. | December 28, 2010, 8:58 pm
  5. Dear Victor,

    Thanks for paying a visit to my page and for sharing this fantastic list of twitter friends, highly recommended by me as well!

    My Facebook page(s) are mainly to connect with educators. It didn’t start that way but it is becoming more and more obvious to me that it is also a great medium in its own right.

    Marisa

    Posted by Marisa Constantinides | January 8, 2011, 4:26 pm

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