Theme: Social and emotional approaches to teaching with technology looks at how we can build confidence and creativity through using technology to help students express themselves socially, emotionally, linguistically, and intellectually, through whole-brain engagement for example. There are a number of practical examples that are suitable for classrooms where teaching incorporates a focus on integrated and blended learning.
About the speaker: Sylvia Guinan has been teaching ESL/English for fifteen years, with experience in primary, secondary schools, language, and literacy institutes in Ireland. She 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 her into the ESL field, which has entailed continuous professional development and opened up new interests and opportunities. When she's not teaching online, she writes course books, blogs at http://www.sylviasenglishonline.org/or runs her English language facebook groups.