Last autumn, one of our members, Jana Pastorkova, contacted us to tell us about Russell Stannard. She’d heard him at IATEFL Hungary’s annual conference and learned so much that she thought we should invite him to our conference this year.
Russell is a ‘technologist’. That’s an English blend (remember your university courses on lexicology?) meaning ‘technology specialist’. In our profession, there exist educational technologists. Just last year, Twitter and another organisation that follows these things included Russell on their lists of the 20 most influential technologists in education. So, we’re grateful that Russell accepted our invitation and we’re looking forward to all we’ll learn from him in both his plenary and workshop.
Plenary: Key Technologies that can really impact on teaching and learning, Saturday 9-10am
90-MINUTE WORKSHOP: BLOGGER:ONE TOOL FOR SO MANY DIFFERENT PURPOSES, SATURDAY 1.30-3PM (Computers provided or bring your own notebook – limited space)
Russell Stannard is the founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com, a website set up to help teachers incorporate technology into their teaching and learning. He was a previous winner of the British Council ‘ELTons Technology Award‘ and the Times Higher ‘Outstanding Innovation Award’. He is a NILE ( Norwich Institute of Language Education) and a truly international speaker, training teachers all over the world. He has regular columns in the ET professional, Anglo Files and the Teacher Trainer. Twitter: https://twitter.com/russell1955