Berni Wall runs RLI a language school offering short total immersion English language courses in the UK. She also runs Gapfillers a site for advanced English language learners who want to study online. She co-moderates and co-ordinates the blog summaries for #edchat and is co-founder and moderator of #eltchat. Berni is on the organising team for the Virtual Round Table.
Her blog Radical Language gives tips and advice to English language students to help them with their study (especially those who are trying to learn by themselves) and also hosts the edchat summaries.
Berni lives and works in North Yorkshire in the middle of the countryside where her students study and she also runs free teacher Professional Development Workshops.
Keynote Panel: Assessing Assessment
Date & Times: Sunday, July 31st, 4am LA Time; 19:00 to 20:00 Perth time. You can check other time zones here, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=1&iso=20110731T04&p1=137&ah=1
What is effective assessment? Are their alternatives? How do we replace standardized testing? How can teachers forced to do standardized testing make this as painless as possible?