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MCTLC To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Is that really the question?

  • 03 Dec 2011
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • "the cloud" (it's a live, online seminar called a "webinar")


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MCTLC Leaps into the Future with its First Webinar

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Is that really the question?

On December 3, 2011 from 10 – 12 CST, we will meet via Wimba Live Classroom to discuss the latest trends of using different social media applications in our classrooms, particularly to teach languages. We will look at Twitter, Facebook, LiveMocha, blogs, and other medium as we first work to familiarize ourselves with these applications and then strive to understand the best ways to use these as pedagogical tools. We will examine the advantages and disadvantages of each platform. Participants will also learn characteristics of today’s learners and ways to engage those learning preferences, with or without technology! All you need to join us is a computer with internet access and a microphone / speakers or phone. We’ll do the rest! So, don’t wait another day to learn more about tweeting, blogging, and more.

The cost is $10 for MCTLC members and $40 for nonmembers. You will receive a certificate for 2 CEU’s. Registrants will receive an email from the presenter with the necessary login credentials to access the webinar.

Gay Rawson photoDr. Gay Rawson is Chair of the Department of French and Russian, an Associate Professor of French, and director of the French International Business Program at Concordia College. An avid traveler, she frequently leads students to destinations such as France, Switzerland, Germany, Guadeloupe, Cameroon and most recently Vietnam. Dr. Rawson also teaches in the Master of Education in World Language Instruction program, which features courses at Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages.
She is an expert in best pedagogical practices for implementing technology online and into language classrooms and uses this technical knowledge to enhance curriculum and teacher development. A keynote speaker and active researcher, Dr. Rawson will bring her expertise in technology, her experience teaching educators how to use it, and her knowledge of pre-K-12 as well as college education to the table.
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