10+ Free Learning Online Events for Educators in April

Part of Upcoming Events

For the next month, I will be participating in many free online events that are really worth checking out. Anyone can view these events live and participate via an online chat, webcam, mic, and more. You will watch live presentations from teachers worldwide on various educational technology projects and in many cases you can receive a certificate of attendance to show to your learning institutions. Below is the description of these events, the links to the webrooms, and the times. Mark them on your calendar and invite a few friends.

Simple K12 Webinars

Thanks to the Simple K12 I present various webinars each month for free.

American TESOL Free Friday Webinars

Thanks to the American TESOL Institute, I conduct free 30 minute online webinars on the Adobe Connect platform every Friday at 4pm EDT (New York Time), 3pm Texas, 1pm LA, 5pm Brasilia, 9pm London, 10pm Paris, 11pm Athens/Istanbul, Sat 8am Sydney time, and Sat. 6am Tokyo time.

Click this link to join as a guest! http://americantesol.adobeconnect.com/terrell

Upcoming topics include:

  • Fri., April 5 Teaching Poetry: 10+ Resources, Tools, Ideas
  • Fri., April 12 We Like to Bring It! BYOT in ELT
  • Fri., April 19 Great Infographic Tools & Lesson Ideas
  • Fri., April 26 Outdoor Activities with Mobile Devices 

Additional details:

TeachMeet Online Apr 20th

The 4th TeachMeet Int’l will be held online at 3:00 pm CET on Saturday, April 20, 2013. These are 3 minute presentations by teachers worldwide on various topics. Check your time zone here.  If you want to take part in the TeachMeet as a speaker fill out this form and prepare a short three-minute presentation. My 3 minute presentation that I just submitted is Conceptualize This! Ideas, Tools & Activities Involving Cognitive Maps.

Learning2gether EdTech Upcoming Presentations

I will be presenting a free webinar, Integrating Bring Your Own Technology/Devices Successfully. This is based on my experiences teaching teens recently throughout Croatia and Slovania under this premise.

Other upcoming events:

  • Monday, April 1 – Vance Stevens on Learning2gether streamed live online from Al Ain Men’s College UAE
  • Sun Mar 31 – James Buckingham and Vance Stevens discuss relevance of “badge” systems for promoting PD amongst teachers both locally and globally
  • Sun Apr 7 or Mon Apr 8, we appreciate volunteer hosts / presenters from now onwards
  • Sun Apr 14 or Mon Apr 15, again we appreciate volunteer hosts / presenters

The Virtual Round Table Free EConference

I am currently co-organizing a free econference with Heike Philp, Berni Wall, & Steven Herder. Proposals are now being accepted to present at the 6th VRT WebCon on language learning technologies, 17-19 May 2013. You are more than welcome to just attend in your pjs! Submit your proposal to present at this free online conference here, http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/6th-vrt-webcon-call-for-proposals

More Resources


Attend one of these conferences, invite a colleague new to free online professional development, and write a reflection about the experience on your blog or on your social networks.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times, UNESCO Bangkok, Edweek, Converge Magazine, the United Federation of Teachers, the 140 Conference, Mashable, English Central, Tefl.net, and T/H/E JOURNAL. Her education blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, is ranked as one of the top 10 language teaching and technology blogs and the 50 best blogs for education leaders. In 2012 find her book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education and participate with over 7000 educators worldwide in this online professional development course that helps educators develop Personal Learning Networks and accomplish social media and teaching goals. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. Shelly has taught English language learners at various levels since 1998 in the US, Greece, and in Germany. She currently presents and hosts workshops on integrating technology effectively with young learners and adults. Shelly holds an Honours BA in English and a minor in Communication with a specialization in Electronic Media from the University of Texas in San Antonio and an Honours MA in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix.

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