ELMLE ‘European League for Middle Level Education’: Rome, Italy I

| January 24, 2013 | 6 Comments 

If “All roads lead to Rome”, where should you go when you’ve got here?

Today, many have headed to the ELMLE ‘European League for Middle Level Education’ Pre-conference event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, St Peters, Rome.

We had a great day with folk who had travelled those roads to Rome, exploring a huge range of digital tools, and other elements, but with a focus on the learning that springs from them, rather than the technology itself. Well done all for being “up for a challenge”.

ELMLE is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting middle level education. Founded in 1986, ELMLE is an international affiliate of the United States’ Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

ELMLE’s global membership comprises schools and individuals in Europe, and includes members from such countries as the United States, South Africa, India and China. A ten-member steering committee, elected by its diverse membership, organizes its annual European educational conference.

The European League for Middle Level Education is dedicated to inspiring administrators and teachers of young adolescents to improve their knowledge and professional practices which promote positive student learning.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Alexandra Read says:

    Thank you for a fabulous day at ELMLE in Rome. You packed a lot into this day, it was fascinating, entertaining and inspiring. I look forward to taking these ideas back to the classroom and experimenting for the rest of my teaching career! Oh what fun! A delight!

  2. Mark Watson says:

    Fun, engaging, inspiring 🙂

  3. Vanessa Tarrant says:

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    I very much enjoyed the presentation, it has given me a reasuring feeling that I am on the right path as I already use alot of the suggestions made but have also learnt alot of new ones which I WILL go away and try out. I am particualry excited about the 3D e books, green screens and visual manipulation.

    Have you also heard of the following. I use them alot in my language classes:
    ImageChef
    Moodboard Lite
    makeyourownvirtaulpizza.com
    Klippbok from Ikea
    DoodleBuddy
    LilDecorator
    PicCollage
    Lifecards
    Popplet mindmaps
    Thank you so much for the inspiration,
    Vanessa

  4. Our high expectations were met!

    The conference gave a new perspective on video gaming and other tools which can be used in the classroom, previously viewed as counter productive to education. As language teachers, we are excited to bridge the gap between digital media and language acquisition.

    Beyond the technological information, Mr Rylands provides a new and fresh way to approach student-teacher communication.

    Thank you,

    Sandra A., Beatriz M., Antonella O., Daniel Z.

  5. Mary Duranti says:

    This has been one of the most intensive,dynamically inspiring, challenging,creative and above all useful workshop I have attended in the last 20 years and I have attended many in my 37 years of teaching. All to say thank you to the presenters and to ELMLE. I am bubbling with new ideas of how to begin using some of the activities/websites/programs with my students in helping to stimulate/facilitate their learning. So encouraging to meet such genuinely dedicated people to student learning and to teachers’ learning with their teachers. Thanks again.

  6. Robin Gilbody Dickerson says:

    A sincere thanks for a day full of interesting information. Technology can be mind boggling, but you highlighted apps and websites that can help in every day teaching. A stimulating and entertaining presentation, great anecdotes and words of wisdom. Lo and Behold: all good food for thought…and practice.

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