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To kick of my third ELFship, I’ll be presenting a series of workshops on educational technology at the Colombo Americano in Manizales.  Hopefully I’ll be able to revive this blog to use with these workshops, since I’ve left it alone for a little too long!

This series of workshops will focus on exploring teachers’ beliefs related to using technology to enhance the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language (EFL) and building new skills related to the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning of the English language. Opportunities to reflect and analyze teaching beliefs will occur across the experience. Each workshop will focus on a topic of personal and professional interest. These topics will be based on needs and ideas of teachers. Possible topics from other course experiences include:

• Exploring teachers’ beliefs about technology;
• Creating a digitally-enhanced classroom;
• Using the Internet for professional development;
• Creating materials for the foreign language classroom,
• Designing project- based EFL activities;
• Evaluating Internet resources;
• Using virtual environments for foreign language learning and teaching;
• Identifying strategies for teaching with video in the foreign language classroom;
• Identifying strategies for integrating authentic audio in the foreign language classroom;
• Creating traditional non-electronic resources as well as digital resources for learning and for professional development.

The workshops will also include a wiki and individual blogs.