COD 2020 - PS237

Incorporating ICTs in the English Class to Promote Flexible, Meaningful and Autonomous Learning

Primary and secondary school teachers and college professors

1 sessions, start: 10-Feb

Course detail

Year: 2020
Level: Primary / Secondary
Language: English
Status: Ended
Facilitator/s: Miss. Laura Elena Giacomini
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ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 1200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 1200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 10 February 2020 09:30 am 12:30 pm


Laura Elena Giacomini

Laura Giacomini is a graduate teacher from IES en Lenguas Vivas "Juán Ramón Fernández". She was a graduate teaching assistant in the Language IV course at her alma mater and a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant. She has been teaching English since 2005 in a variety of contexts. She is experienced in the primary, secondary and college levels. She is currently teaching English at primary schools and facilitating workshops for teachers in Argentina and in the US. She has been giving presentations since 2014 at local and international educational conferences. She has had her work published by the TESOL International Association, TESOL Connections and the English Teaching Forum – A Quarterly Journal for English Teachers by the United States Department of State. She completed the "Best Practices of Online English Language Teaching" certification with TESOL International Association in the spring 2020 semester. In addition, in the fall 2020-2021 semester, Laura successfully participated in the TESOL Certificate: Developing an Online Teaching Program, sponsored by the United States Embassy in Argentina. She has also become a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Edpuzzle Coach, Seesaw Pioneer and Nearpod Certified Educator. As U.S. Embassy Alumni, she is a frequent collaborator in different programs.
Primary and secondary school teachers and college professors
- Understand that ICT enables us to teach the language in a more appealing way as long as we include meaningful instructions and tasks.
- Reflect upon the pros and cons of using technological tools in the classroom.
- See examples of different activities carried out in the ELL class using different apps to practice the four language skills.

• The rationale behind using ICT in the classroom according to different authors and classroom experience.
• Speaking made more interesting through the use of different apps.
• Writing made more appealing and easier to grade for the teacher.
• Grammar and vocabulary made more fun and memorable.
• ICT used as an "enabler" rather than an "enslaver".
This is a hands-on workshop which will give attendees the chance to try new apps and websites to facilitate the learning of the language in a more engaging and fun way.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about different apps that they will try first to later include in their classes.
Courts, B. & Tucker, J. (2012). Using Technology To Create A Dynamic Classroom Experience. Journal of College Teaching & Learning (TLC), 9(2), 121-128.

Davis, K. & Gardner, H. (2014). La Generación App. Editorial: Paidos.
Rosell-Aguilar, F. (2017). State of the App: A Taxonomy and Framework for Evaluating Language Learning Mobile Applications. CALICO Journal, vol 34.2 243–258
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