AEXALEVI Second Convention 2012: "In and Out : Fads & Trends in ELT"

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AEXALEVI Second Convention 2012: "In and Out : Fads & Trends in ELT"

Mensaje  estudiantejrf el Vie 17 Ago 2012, 12:55

Será el vie 14/09 de 12:30 a 19:30 hs y sab 15/09 de 08:30 a 19:30 hs (aprox) en el IES en LV JRF.

Algunos de los profesores del instituto que expondrán son: Patricia Veciño, Daniel Ferreyra, Paula López Cano, Aldana Aguirre, y Claudia Ferradas. De los "externos" que conozco, estarán Charlie López y Sebastián Banchi.

Para más info,

ATENCIÓN! Los eventos del viernes 14 son gratuitos tanto para profesores como para alumnos de la institución y para el sábado 15 habrá un arancel especial de $80 para alumnos.

Academic Programme and Schedule

Friday 14th

12:30 p.m. Registration

13:00- 13:15 p.m. ROOM 400

Liliana Luna, M.A. Head of La Asociación and Isabel Bompet, Rectora IES en Lenguas Vivas Opening Words

13:15 – 14:30 p.m ROOM 400


Susan Hillyard, B.Ed.

Are you a manager or a leader?

Susan Hillyard, B.Ed.(Hons) Warwick University (U.K.) has work experience in
seventeen countries as a teacher, director, speaker, workshop facilitator,
consultant, researcher, on-line tutor. She was Prof. Language IV in Lenguas
Vivas and UTN, Bs As. She is a NILE Associate Trainer, in Norwich, UK. She has co-authored a Resource Book for Teachers Global Issues
for OUP and TDI-TKT On-line Course for Pearson, New York. Moderator EVO Drama
on-line course for TESOL and on-line tutor on the Masters in ELT, La Sabana
University, Colombia. Now coordinator: English in Action, teaching English
through Drama in Special Education, Ministry of Education, City of Buenos
Aires, Argentina.

This presentation compares new leadership skills with old management skills in the
classroom and in the administrative office. It suggests that the former are
more appropriate than the latter in educational settings. Four basic areas will
be considered: Creating an agenda, Developing a human network, Implementation,
Outcome. The thrust is on forging sound relationships through listening,
developing a system of effective communication and modelling natural authority
rather than authority by position.

14:30- 14:45 p.m. Break

14:45- 16:00p.m ROOM 400


Lic.Patricia Veciño & Gladys Ledwith

The Challenge: Teaching 21st Century Learners

Patricia Veciño. Graduated from INSP Joaquin V. Gonzalez.
She is also a Licenciada en Educación, from Universidad Nacional de
Quilmes. Patricia taught Methodology at ICANA Escuela
Superior for ten years. She has been involved in teacher training all over Argentina
and abroad for over twenty years. She is currently teaching Didactics I and II
at IESLV J.R.Fernandez. She has
conducted training sessions in the use of netbooks in Secondary School for the
Conectar Igualdad program. She also belongs to the Equipo Técnico Regional for
English Primary School Teachers in Provincia de Buenos Aires.

Gladys Ledwith. Educator with over 30 years’ experience in bilingual schools. Worked
as Head of English Department in different schools in Buenos Aires for 17
years. In the last school being part of school´s team which launched 1 to 1 model, being
responsible for English staff development training. Investigated, studied and became skilled with Web 2.0 tools and different ways of working with technology providing TD workshops. Has participated as lecturer in seminars and teacher conventions. She´s delivered webinars on the use of
technology in the classroom. At the moment works as Educational Consultant and Teacher Trainer, coordinates workshops for the Conectar Igualdad Program in Escobar.

For the last 20 years English teachers have tried hard to build significant contexts,
where students could learn and use English meaningfully and purposefully. We
have recreated settings which could occur in real life, forcing students into
make believe situations, where using English seemed "natural". In
these attempt, we "have put up" post offices, market stalls and a
myriad of other scenarios This is no longer necessary; technology can provide
opportunities for real interaction and purposeful use of English in authentic
communicative situations.

This presentation will provide practical ideas and easily accessible resources to enhance English teaching to XXI century students.

4:00- 4:30 p.m Break

4:30- 5:45 p.m. ROOM 400


Prof. Daniel Ferreyra

Conceptual metaphors: awareness of their systematicity in the analysis of discourse.

Daniel Ferreyra graduated from I.S.P “Dr. Joaquín V. González” as a Teacher of English
in 1998. Since 2001, he has been conducting workshops on Contemporary
Literature at “Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa” (AACI) and at the
British Art Centre (BAC). He is currently teaching English Language IV at I.E.S
en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, E.N.S en Lenguas Vivas “Sofía B. de
Spangenberg” and at I.S.P “Dr. Joaquín V. González”. He also teaches IGCSE
Literature and English B (International Baccalaureate) courses at Colegio
Palermo Chico.

Metaphors tend to be understood as rhetorical figures used mainly in the field of poetry.
George Lakoff, however, argues that our conceptual system (the way we make
sense of the world and act in it) is fundamentally metaphorical in nature. The
aim of this workshop is to explore the way conceptual metaphors structure our
everyday life, to analyze the realization of these concepts through language
and to develop strategies to approach texts based on our awareness of the
systematicity of metaphorical thinking.

6:- 7:15 p.m. ROOM 400


Prof.Marian Derfler

Storytelling from the Heart

Marian Derfler is a storyteller and an English teacher graduated from ISP in Lenguas
Vivas J.R. Fernandez, where she is currently an “adscripta” in Children’s
Literature. She is also a Teacher Trainer, an NLP practitioner; an English in
Action teacher, where she works with Susan Hillyard teaching English to SEN students through
story-drama; a course-book and story writer; and an ALL® Teacher Trainer. Marian has created Story Fields®, a storytelling experience for learners and teachers,
which she takes to schools and institutes all over the country.

This highly experiential workshop will delve into the question of how storytelling was, has
been and will always be at the heart of any learning process, especially within
ELT and EFL. Join this session and indulge in the pleasure of stories: that
power which captivated you as a child, and which still makes the young ones
around you gasp in surprise today! You will also learn how to make your own
storytelling magical and memorable, so that stories can live forever - and
ever! - in your listeners’ hearts and souls.

Saturday 15th (Morning)

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. ROOM 400


Charlie López, M.A.

The Movies

Charlie López holds an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University
of Reading-UK. He is the director of BigBen Institute-Buenos Aires and the author of Whizz Kids 2 Resource Pack- Macmillan, Sam on Radio 321 Video-Longman, Detrás de las Palabras-Ed. Sudamericana, En una Palabra – Ed. Aguilar, In a Word – Ed. Aguilar, La Línea – Ed. Claridad, and Historias del Aula – Ed. Edebé. He is the producer and presenter of YeS TV programme and has written on language and educational issues for the Buenos Aires Herald. Teaches Discourse Analysis at the Master’s degree programme in Translation and Interpretation of the University of Buenos Aires. Charlie has lectured for British and American publishers in Argentina and abroad.

Much more than a workshop or a seminar. A unique 75-minute live session with all the
magic of Hollywood through activities and games which will definitely motivate
students at all levels and give their teachers the chance to bring out the
actors and actresses who live in them. Enjoy one of Charlie Lopez’s most
exciting talks and have a whale of a time.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00-12:15 a.m. ROOM 400


Susana Trabaldo, Karina Mussi & Mercedes Kamijo

Let's Talk Tech: Technology as a tool to support learning

Susana Trabaldo is a IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón
Fernández” graduate. She has a degree in Higher Education
Administration from Universidad de la Matanza in Buenos Aires, a Masters degree
in Open and Distance Education, with a Major in Online Language Teaching, UNED,
Spain. She currently heads Net-Learning, Virtual Learning Environments, and
Languageway, online school of languages. She directs Online Diplomas about
E-learning in USAM and UTN FRBA. She has given dissertations on Online
Education in several Latin American countries, Europe, and the United States.

Karina Mussi is a graduate Teacher of English from ISFD y T Nº 127 - San Nicolás. EFL teacher for more than 15 years. She holds a degree in E-Learning with Moodle and Open Source Resources (Net-Learning / UTN FRBA) and a degree in E-Learning Design and Management (Net-Learning
/UNSAM). She is a Diploma Coordinator and Tutor at Net-Learning and Tutors
Coordinator at Languageway.

Mercedes Kamijo holds a Certificate in E-learning (Net-Learning - UNSAM) and a Certificate
in E-Learning and Moodle (Net-Learning -UTN FRBA). Degree in Literary, Technical and Scientific Translation (IES Lenguas Vivas "Juan Ramón Fernández", Bs As.). She is a Course
Coordinator and Tutor at Net-Learning. EFL teacher (FCE and CAE Cambridge
examinations; TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE and GMAT examinations).

The rise and development of the internet and ICT (Information and Communications
Technologies) over the past two decades has had a major impact on everyday
life, especially education. Educational technology offers teachers an
opportunity to ‘revolutionise’ teaching methods and create engaging materials.
Technology is not an end in itself but a means to enhance learning by providing
unique opportunities for developing language skills. The aim of this talk is to
give a brief overview of how technology can be integrated into the curriculum.
A theoretical framework will be presented along with a practical demonstration
of some Web 2.0 resources.

11:00-12:15 a.m. ROOM 405


Paula López Cano, M.A.

Testing in ELT: Global Standards, Local Design

Paula López Cano is a graduate from I.E.S en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández” and holds
an M.A in American Studies from the University of Kansas. She teaches U.S
History, Introduction to Cultural Studies and English Language III at I.E.S en
Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández” and U.S History at I.S.P “Dr. Joaquín
V.González”. She is also a teacher, examiner and exam designer at AEXALEVI.

This presentation will discuss recent international developments in standardized
testing in foreign language teaching and learning. Our aim will be to gain
insight into the driving forces behind the ascendancy of standard-setting at
national, regional and international levels, explore the nature of the trends
that have emerged and assess how these emerging trends and policies are likely
to affect our classroom practices and teaching decisions

12:15- 2: p.m. Lunch

Saturday 15th (Afternoon)

2:- 3:15 p.m. ROOM 400


Luciano Camio

Happily ever after? Boring! Genre literacy and textual intervention through fairy tales in the ELT classroom

Luciano Camio holds a BA in Literary Translation (IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón
Fernández”), a Licenciatura in Educational Management (CAECE) and is a Magister
candidate in 20th Century Literatures in English (Universidad Nacional de
Cuyo). He is an IGCSE and AS Language teacher, and an IGCSE and AS Literature
teacher and coordinator. His research focuses mainly on multimodality and
intermediality in children and young adult literatures.

The aim of this presentation is to explore the nature of fairy tales and its role in our
21st century culture. To what extent are these moralizing stories current in
our postmodern society? Drawing examples from different media (from
picturebooks to movies) and exploring instances of intertextuality and textual
intervention by authors such as Jon Scieszka, Anthony Browne, Carol Anne Duffy,
Neil Gaiman, and Emily Gravett, among many others, this workshop will provide
participants with ideas on how to intervene these traditional stories in an
attempt to foster language development and genre literacy in our ELT classes.

2:- 3:15 p.m. ROOM 405


Prof. Aldana Aguirre

Ready to get unplugged? From film-making to ELT

Aldana Aguirre is a graduate teacher from I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón
Fernández”. She teaches in primary and secondary schools in the province of
Buenos Aires. She also teaches Didáctica II and she is an assistant teacher in Metodología y Práctica de la Enseñanza at I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández.”

As teachers we sometimes feel the need to free ourselves from a dependency on the wide
variety of materials available. Relevance, motivation and learner-centredness
are core principles in what started as a critique of the over-reliance on
materials in 2000 to what is now presented as the Dogme approach. Teaching
Unplugged is a three-point framework about teaching that is
conversation-driven, materials-light with a focus on language that emerges from
the learners’ interaction. It allows teachers to open up the space in the
classroom to the learners. “Teaching should be done using only the resources
that teachers and students bring to the classroom and whatever happens to be in
the classroom.” (Thornbury, 2009)

3:15- 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30-4:45 p.m. ROOM 400

Semi Plenary

Sebastián Bianchi, M.A.

No Laughter … No Learning!

Sebastián Bianchi is Teaching By-Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge,
England, United Kingdom. An émigré Argentinian graduate, he re-located to the
UK in 1995 and graduated with Honours as Master of Arts in Literary Studies (De
Montfort University, Leicester, England) specialising in Scots Literature. He
conducts research and teaches Spanish at graduate and post-graduate level at
the University of Cambridge. An avid writer, among his recent publications are
the multimedia language programme Spanish At Your Fingertips (BBC Active), the
book of games Friday Afternoon and the brand new Spanish B for the International

20th Century: ‘You at the back! Stop telling jokes!’
21st Century: ‘You at the back! START telling jokes!’

With the ever-increasing availability of all media in the ELT classroom we are able to
find, dissect and ultimately use humour in our teaching. But what is at its
core? Can we be funny in a foreign language? Where can we find materials to
teach with humour? Let’s find answers to these questions and more and devise
activities to exploit them whilst we share a chuckle. For after all … learning
can be a laughing matter!

3:30-4:45 p.m. ROOM 405

Semi Plenary

Marina Falasca,M.Ed, M.A.

Critical Thinking and “High Tech”: Compatible or Incompatible?

Marina Falasca (M.Ed., M.A, Virginia Tech) is a graduate from I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas
“Juan Ramón Fernández”. She has been a teacher and examiner at La Asociación de
Ex Alumnos en Lenguas Vivas (AEXALEVI) for the last two years, and she lectures
on Multimedia in Education, Methods of Teaching English, and Discourse Analysis
at INSPT, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. She was a Fulbright FLTA and
full-time Instructor at South Dakota State University, and she has published
manuscripts on foreign language pedagogy both in Argentina and the U.S.

This presentation will explore the role that Web 2.0 tools, and especially social
media, might play in producing better problem solvers. Do these tools aid or
hinder the development of critical thinking skills? Or do they do both?
Participants will be given the opportunity to examine new and existing tools
and assess their educational value.

5 - 6:15p.m. ROOM 400


Claudia Ferradas, PhD.

Beyond the fad: learning technologies in foreign language teaching.

Claudia Ferradas is currently employed by the British Council Argentina as an English Language
Teacher Trainer. She is an experienced presenter and ELT author who has
travelled the world as a teacher educator. She has run training sessions and
participated in conferences in South America, the Caribbean, the USA, Europe
and South East Asia. She is a graduate from the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas. She holds an MA in Education and Professional Development from the University of East
Anglia and a PhD in English Studies at the University of Nottingham.
In Argentina, Claudia is a lecturer at the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en
Lenguas Vivas, and on the MA programme in Literatures in English at the
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza. In the UK, Claudia has been a Visiting
Fellow and research supervisor at the School of Languages, Leeds Metropolitan
University, and an Associate Trainer with NILE (Norwich Institute for Language
Education). She has also taught on the MA programme in TEFL at the Universidad
de Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Claudia has co-chaired the Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Literature on five occasions. She has also worked as Project Manager for the Penguin Active
Readers Teacher Support Programme.

Learning technologies are redefining literacy and human relationships. The ‘new
literacies’ imply understanding what is involved in the operation, reception
and production of electronic text. Social networks invite us to explore new
ways of establishing relationships. Besides, the new technologies raise issues
of cultural and ideological manipulation which are often overlooked. This
presentation explores questions concerning the role of language educators in
the development of critical technological literacy, identity construction and
intercultural awareness. How can the materials we choose and the tasks we
design help our students construct their multiple identities and interact with
other cultures?

Closing Ceremony & Raffles


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