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Todd Beuckens: PUSH Your Lessons Beyond the Classroom

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Date: January 29th, Sunday
: 14:00 - 17:00.
Venue: Miyagi University of Education (MUE), Room 230
Transportation: Free, on-site parking is available, and MUE is only a 10 minutes walkfrom the new Tozai subway line's Aobayama Station. (Map)
Fee: Free for members and students/alumni of MUE and its English Education Center, ¥1000 for non-members, ¥500 for students and first-time visitors.

Co-sponsored by the English Education Research Centre at the Miyagi University of Education (MUE).
Speaker Bio: The presenter, Todd Beuckens, is the creator of English Listening Lesson Library Online, ( and teaches ESL full-time at the university level, but has experience teaching children, secondary school students, TOEFL and TOEIC, and business English. Currently he teaches at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. He is a recent graduate from San Diego State University with a Master’s Degree in Learning, Design, and Technology. Todd was a featured speaker at KOTESOL 2016.
Abstract: Learn how to PUSH your lessons online with this training seminar. The presenter will show participants how to take their lessons from the classroom to the virtual world with ease using various freeware online. The PUSH Project stands for Push, Use, Share and Host and aims to help teachers take lesson material from a standard white board in the classroom and transport it to the virtual world where students can access it with one tap on their phones. The seminar will work through five easy-to-do projects that guide teachers through various tools and resources online. In the first project teachers will learn how make an online whiteboard students can access with ease for review and support of lessons, and autonomous learning. Next, teachers will learn how to make digital content in various media forms for offline consumption. For the third project, teachers will learn how to create online communities and how to become more active in reaching, teaching and connecting students outside of class. Next, teachers will learn how to use online tools to make printable products for in-class use. Finally, teachers will learn how to create an online learning environment or a MOOC (Massive, Open, Online Course). All the tools are free and geared for people with a range of tech skills from total beginner to advanced user. This seminar applies to all teaching situations and subjects.

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