It’s Sunday night, you’re mentally checking off your ever growing TO DO list to make sure you’re ready for Monday morning: make lunch, review lesson plan, pack worksheets, bring new whiteboard markers, load new PowerPoint into LMS … and that’s just to get you through Monday. Your mind starts to wander and you realize it’s time…
The Webinar Experience
The webinar you signed up for weeks ago is now open. The topic PBLA caught your eye. You know you need to learn more about it, but how can you get training when you’re in class all the time and you don’t have a lot of funds to get to face-to-face training sessions or conferences. This webinar came just in time for you. You log in.
You don’t recognize any usernames, but the moderator says “Hi” and says your name. You smile from the welcome, but you’re still a little shy here, so you type “hi” back, but your speaker lets you hear the chatter that is happening between the presenter and the moderator. Soon you see others type in the chat box and you begin to find some common ground saying “I was wondering that too!” The session begins and over the next hour you find yourself nodding or typing “YES!” all the while making some notes for yourself.
You go to class on Monday filled with some new insights and motivation to try what you learned in the webinar. Or is it just me who gets like this? I don’t think I’m alone though, and it’s all because of our amazing webinar team!
A Big Thank You
The TESL Ontario Webinar team is celebrating their 50th webinar next Wednesday, and the TESL Ontario Blog team would like to say THANK YOU to the moderators, presenters, and participants for this amazing PD platform that makes life long learning and community of practice accessible and engaging.
If you haven’t watched a webinar yet, I strongly encourage you to try it out. If you haven’t found a topic that interests you, suggest one to the webinar team or offer to present one.
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Join us in congratulating the team on their big 5-0!