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Blogathon for IATEFL

Time for IATEFL 2012

I’m sitting at my desk and working on my presentation.

just finished my power point (though not very sure)

just finished a handout (still needs revising, I guess)

just written a text for my talk ( still not sure if I’ve included everything I planned)

Last year was my first IATEFL conference and it was just great. I loved every minute of it and when I came home I knew I’d do something to be back there at least once more.

Luckily my proposal was accepted and it will be a talk in Technology and Teens symposium on March 22nd at 15:50 and My fellow presenters are all my twitter friends (almost)

Well the title is blogathon for IATEFL and what’s the connection, you may think?

Blogathon sent me to IATEFL as the 1st runnner up with the gold award winner Karin Tiraşin last year and this year even more winners are going because blogathon was run not only in Turkey but also in Armenia, Croatia, Russia, Georgia and Israel. The four-week-long event was a great opportunity to share and learn from each other.

As a former runner, I was comfortable this year. I just read the posts and commented on them and while doing it, I admired the enthusiasm of the teachers.

Isn’t it great to compete for a conference? A conference… Not a sightseeing tour or a holiday at a luxurious hotel but this conference will allow them to meet even more enthusiastic teachers from around 90 countries.

They will attend because they have chosen to improve themselves, because they’ve chosen to be life-long learners because they …

Well, we know that the winner takes it all but in the case of blogathon all of us take something. The participants, the moderators, the readers ….

We enjoy the sheer happiness of sharing, the bearable lightness of support from our PLNs. Above all we enjoy our own journey in teaching.

I’d like to thank British Council for organising such an event and I do hope it will grow and more and more runners from more countries will run in the next years.

And I will applause all the winners and the all the runners for making the run a memorable event for them and for all of us.

 Now I’m looking forward to meeting my friends in Glasgow

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I'm an EFL teacher and a teacher trainer. I am trying to integrate technology in my classrooms and sharing my thoughts and reflections on my blog. I started several online collaboration projects with my students and we really enjoy doing them. I'm evab2001 on twitter.

6 thoughts on “Blogathon for IATEFL

  1. Dear Eva,
    As the 1st runner up of this year, I am really excited to be able to catch the train to IATEFL. I would love to be there on March 22nd and can’t wait to meet you.I am sure we will meet before your presentation, though :)Thanks for being part of my blogathon journey, you are great inspiration yourself as always 🙂 see u in Glasgow 🙂

  2. Dear Eva

    I would so love to see you present in Glasgow in person and support you the same way you did for me in Brighton. I will be with you in spirit, anyway, and look forward to hearing all about it online. I am sure your talk will be fantastic!

    Best of luck

    Janet

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