“How can technology in the classroom help my language school to grow?”
Very often when I discuss with language school administrators or directors the advantages of implementing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT´s) in their institutions, I hear things like “Pero si mis profesores no saben computación!” “Necesito una computadora para cada alumno?” “Yo tampoco entiendo de computación, cómo los voy a supervisar?” “Necesito un salón más para Gabinete de Computación?” “Al final van a saber más computación que inglés!”. All these and a number of other common preconceptions are totally wrong. In this talk, I will give you practical tips on how to add ICT´s to your English school at a minimum expenditure and a maximum gain in language development.
Magíster Jennifer Verschoor
Jennifer Verschoor graduated from St. Andrew’s Scots School. She holds a degree in Literary, Technical and Legal Translation and a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Management from Universidad Católica Argentina. She obtained a scholarship to complete an online programme called English Teaching and ICT in the Classroom validated by Trinity College London. She holds a degree in Virtual Environments and a Specialization in Education and ICT offered by the Ministry of Education in Argentina. She is a Magíster en Educación en Entornos Virtuales from Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral.
She is the co-author of My First Digital Journey, an ebook published by The Round in December 2012. She specializes in online teaching, mobile learning and training via virtual learning environments.
Currently she is working for a British international school as Head of Educational Technologyl. She has participated and presented papers in many national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. She is a teacher trainer for ESSARP, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Cambridge English and SimpleK12 giving teacher training courses on the integration of ICT. She has been hired by an international publishing house to co-moderate TIC en el AULA, nominated for an ELTon Award in 2013 under the category Local Innovation. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator 2014 and Microsoft Fellow 2016.