In addition to our face-to-face events, which take place throughout the year, IATEFL BESIG is very active online, organizing a full programme of webinars and other online events on a wide range of topics every year. In an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible, and to fulfil IATEFL’s charitable mandate, these events are open and free to everyone.
The events are organised by the IATEFL BESIG Online Team (BOT), often in partnership with other teaching associations from around the world.
Upcoming and recent events are listed below. An archive of past online events is available for members in the Members-only Area.
IATEFL BESIG Online Workshop
Date: 25 September 2021
Time: 14.00 – 16.00 UTC (15.00-17.00 BST/ 16.00-18.00 CEST)
‘How to develop a course in Moodle’ by Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D)
In this workshop, viewers will work in teams creating a collaborative Moodle course to teach blended online classes with a Learning Management System (LMS).
Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software, under the GNU General Public License. Anyone can adapt, extend or modify Moodle for both commercial and non-commercial projects without any licensing fees and benefit from the cost-efficiencies, flexibility and other advantages of using Moodle. Read more here: https://docs.moodle.org/311/en/About_Moodle
Bio: Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) has been teaching English to young learners and adults and training teachers face-to-face, in blended learning, and fully online since 2003. She developed a way to engage learners both face-to-face and online by a system she calls teaching as a way to learn. She integrates technology into fully online professional development courses, webinars, and MOOCs by combining team peer-based learning with mindfulness on a Moodle platform called Moodle for Teachers https://moodle4teachers.org.
The Round Table
Date: 7 October 2021
Talking BE? Step out of the clubhouse and onto the field, and pull up a seat at the IATEFL BESIG Round Table.
The format: members only, with cameras and mics on, get up to 1 minute to make their point. As we go around the table, each person can comment, add or pass. Come and see where the journey takes us on Thursday, 7 October, 17:00 – 18:00 UTC.
Go to the Members-only Area to join us. No registration needed.
Please note this event is exclusive to members and the joining link will be posted on the day in the Members-only Area of our website.
IATEFL BESIG Reading & Discussion Group
Upcoming dates: 19 October 2021 and every 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Join us for the next Reading & Discussion get-together on Tuesday, 19 October at 18:00 UK time.
Questions? Email Maria at [email protected]
Please note, this event is exclusive to members and the joining link will be posted on the day in the Members-Only area of our website.
The BREAK ROOM
Dates: Every 2nd and last Wednesday of the month.
Need a break? Well, slip on your slippers, grab a coffee or tea, get a donut and slip on into the Break Room, a new feature from the IATEFL BESIG is back.
The committee would like to invite members and non-members to join us in online networking meetings. The idea is to provide a platform where both can meet up informally, and chat about life, the universe and everything. If lots of people turn up it will be easy to split into smaller break-out rooms and chat in smaller groups. A great chance to catch up with IATEFL BESIG friends and make new ones.
Just click on the right Wednesday below to enter the Break Room.
IATEFL BESIG Swap Shop
Upcoming Date: TBA
Come by and share your ideas for activities for the BE classroom. The more ideas we get, the better. Bring your idea, a doc, a pdf, a link, whatever but come and see why IATEFL BESIG means business.
Join us to find your favourites and be sure to bring your own to share!
Please note, this event is exclusive to members and the joining link will be posted on the day in the Members-Only area of our website. No registration is needed.
More info? Go to the Members-Only area.