San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ICT and Languages Event 2017 [ILILC#7]
All are invited to attend a free ICT day followed by a Saturday Night Special 'MFL Show and Tell'! Come along to a 'hands on' experience of a wide range of practical ideas and activities in which ICT can support language learning in and outside school, however much or little access you have to equipment and resources. There will be something for everyone: (all sectors - all ages - all abilities - all languages) and we especially welcome Primary teachers and friends from all over the world! Free refreshments for breaks and lunch thanks to our Sponsor, 'Sanako' and exhibitors. We will be accommodated in 2 computer rooms (each fitted with 34 computers with access to a wide range of software) and classrooms with wifi access.
If you can offer a sesson - however short or long - please follow this link to complete a google form. Please do this by Monday 13th March and we will try to issue a draft programme by Friday 24th March.
Book as soon as you can!
Places are limited to 100. To help us to prepare the programme and the refreshments, we need to know in advance if you are coming. We are asking people to pay £25, and this will be refunded in full if you attend or if you let us know at least 5 days prior to the event that you cannot come. [We hope that this will mean that places and food are not wasted]. Sorry, but we do not process invoices. If it is impossible for you to pay by credit card, please send a cheque payable to 'ALL London Branch' to Helen Myers, The Ashcombe School, Ashcombe Road, Dorking, RH4 1LY, to reach this address by Tuesday 18th April. The cheque will be returned to you at the event.
The rationale for our low pricing is that we need to be committing in advance to the venue and refreshments, so it is not possibe to issue a refund other than if you attend.
Venue: The Ashcombe School Bradley building, is very easy to get to, and you do not have to go via London. If coming by car, follow signs to Main Entrance. If walking from station, walk up Ashcombe Road and follow signs from the Bradley Building entrance (the first entrance).. If coming by car, please access the school via the Croft Avenue entrance (directly off the A24, opposite Dorking station) and park on the signed court area.
Routes and approx journey times:
50 minutes on a stopping train from Waterloo or Victoria - then 3 minutes' walk from the station
25 minutes from Gatwick (direct train route)
Direct trains from Guildford (20 minutes) and Reading (1 hour) (so avoiding need to go via London)10 minutes from M25 Junction 9 turn off for Leatherhead (Saturday less busy!) Lots of free parking at school.
Accommodation: There is a variety of accommodation available nearby, for example The Travelodge (one star), the Mercure, White Horse (three star) and The Linclon Arms which is across the road from the school. There are links to accommodation on the Dorking Tourist site here. Groups may find it cheaper to book with Airnb or House Trip . As the school is immediately opposite Dorking main station and Dorking Deepdene, it would be easy to commute from stations on the same line e.g. Leatherhead, Reigate, Redhill, Guildford. If you would like to 'advertise' for a room mate or car share, feel free to use this document.
SATURDAY 22/4/17 Arrive any time after 9.30 am at Bradley entrance and catch up with colleagues / see the exhibition over a coffee before we start sessions at 10.00. There will be an exhibition from sponsors. Sessions will be available until approx 4.30.
SATURDAY EVENING approx 6 pm onwards: Come to a 'show and tell' social and order a pizza take-away(approx 2.5 hours) and then go on to somewhere to socialise later for those who are staying on. You can just listen to others' teaching tips (ICT or non-ICT.. we are hoping for some songs and games!), or offer to contribute your own. There will be no pressure - no strict timing - we want to encourage as many people as possible to participate!
Sessions cover the following:
- Creating shared spaces for collaborative work (e.g. Edmodo, Google)
- Language lab tools (Sanako)
- Using published resources (popular ICT-based courses)
- Creating your own multimedia resources (tools for audio, video, text)
- Tapping into the Web for engaging and culture-enhancing activities (Authentic Websites)
- Stimulating independent language learning (Learning sites, project work)
- Using mobile devices (phones, tablets) in and outside the classroom -(BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - iPhone/iPAD/Android/Windows systems)
- Using video games (e.g. Minecraft - the school has a two servers and we can practise together!)
- A chance to 'play' and try out ideas introduced
All delegates will be able to experience these activities and also how they can be managed within a language lab environment or the 'community' of an online group.
Sessions will give all the opportunity to have a 'taste' of the wide range of technology ideas available (short demonstrations and 'How To' guides) and to'savour' some through practice in a supported environment, with experts and technicians on hand.
Your hosts for the day
Joe Dale, ICT Independent Consultant
Helen Myers, ALL London Chair, Assistant Head & ML Teacher at The Ashcombe School
ALL London are very grateful for the generosity of the venue, sponsors and speakers. This event can be free, as many people as possible can attend and thus be tempted to join this unique and important subject association. By being a member of ALL you receive three glossy magazines a year, a regular email newsletter, you have access to superb online journals, and you are supporting the organisation representing Modern Language teachers. Follow this link to join online.
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We are the London branch of the national Association for Language Learning. (ALL) See our website for full details and join the Yahoo mflresources group which we moderate for on-going discussion and sharing.
We organise regular London-based events throughout the year for local members to encourage close and sustainable networking between people. We are inclusive! Although we strongly encourage people to join ALL which supports work done at a national level, our events are open to all those who care about language learning, and we love it when people join us from other parts of the country (or the world!)
Our local events complement events organised at a national level. An enthusiastic and lively committee plans the events as shown by the online diary. Please contact us for further information in any way which suits you best.