Technoclil in the 21st Century School
The Webinar took place on 4th August. I could see the webinar on line and the speaker was Letizia Cinganotto who described the importance of Clil in education with reference to her studies and the Italian situation . The other presenter Daniela Cuccurullo was not online.
This was the introduction to the webinar created by Nellie Deutsch :
The link between CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and technologies to improve the quality of education in the 21century.
The event was focussed on the different terms and studies which are in relationship to Clil and to the EVO Session 2017 where thousands of teachers from all over the world took part. It was a detailed list of names and sources which were mentioned and which I was familiar with as I did two EVO Technoclil courses - one in 2016 and one in 2017.
Definition of Clil
Another important reflection was on the skills which learners living in the 21st century need to have:
The speaker focussed on the use of technology in education to enhance learning and how educators are trained. It is important to work on ICT, English and also new approaches to teach Clil. In Italy Clil is very important and that's the main reason why a lot of Italian teachers worked in the EVO Technoclil session this year.
The final part of the presentation was on the activities which teachers had to work on in the 5 week Technoclil course in February. The Learning Diary and their works were shortly discussed.
I connected with Letizia and also shared my ideas about the issue of Clil in Italy. I also said that it was a great experience for me although I am not a teacher of non-linguistic subjects and saw great projects and learning diaries created by using Padlet.
I had no questions to ask but I expressed my perplexities in relationship to the enhancement of these skills in educators living in my country, I meant to refer to the old teachers as their level of English is not adequate to teach Clil. In Italy we have good language teachers but a few Clil Teachers or people with the right skills to work in English in class and work well.
Personally, I found this webinar interesting and liked to see others who seemed to be interested in it.
In the last two years I've tried to work on my skills and I would like to work with a teacher who teaches philosophy in my school and to introduce some Clil activities next year.......
I think that there might be challeges in starting them as most teachers in my school have not been trained. But I don't want to be so pessimistic and I hope we will find a way to work on Clil.
To begin with I might work with other teachers to design simple tasks to support the teachers who do not have a B2 level in English. It would be nice to have more teachers working in my school who might do EVO TECHNOCLIL in 2018!!
I will work on my self-development and I will also do the next EVO Technoclil 2018 as Daniela and Letizia have done a great job so far.
Finally my last question to Letizia: how long will it take for Italian teacher to achieve a good level of competence to be able to teach non-linguistic subjects in the final school year? Are you optimistic?
Here is the video with Letizia presenting her webinar: