lunes, 10 de octubre de 2011

Our anniversary voice archive

As we said in "Some greetings", during the anniversary celebrations graduates and current and retired lecturers were invited to record a message in the new digital lab.

Click below to listen to the greetings. You can also go to the Audioboo page to record a comment of your own!

More anniversary greetings (mp3) Greetings part 3 (mp3) Yet some more anniversary greetings (mp3)

viernes, 7 de octubre de 2011

Some tips for the road

The lectures we shared during these days of celebration have given us plenty of food for thought.
Find below some tips the lecturers have generously chosen to share with those who could not be physically present.

Magdalena Prinster de Botto
(Former Tenured Lecturer – Language III – IV, IES “Olga Cossettini")
Looking back…, looking forward

Continuous Professional Development is a life-long commitment , a moving target thus, sound advice is

*Be discerning
*Be selective
*Be open-minded
*Be active
*Be autonomous
*Be consistent
*Be reflective
*Be responsible

To this purpose, some reminders:
*If you do not have valid environments where to teach, all projects are inevitably shattered.

*If you do not have master teachers to observe and imitate, you stagnate. Professional paralysis and burn-out follows.

*If you fail to acknowledge that professional action is a craft to be learned most effectively through an apprenticeship system + accumulated experience you will always find reasons to ignore CPD.

Mariel R. Amez

(Lecturer in Literature in English I and III, IES "Olga Cossettini")
Education in the XXI century: challenges and opportunities

In order to bring about Transformative Innovation, just DO IT!
Define problem
Open mind and apply creative techniques
Identify best solution

If you want to introduce digital technologies effectively in your classroom
*Don’t be afraid
*Build a PLN
*Start small
*Ask for help
*Pedagogy – not technology
*Involve learners

Mónica Pérez

(Lecturer in Phonology I, Psycholinguistics and Literature in English I, IES "O. Cossettini")
Because I have a voice! Stammering: a new look upon an old problem through The King´s Speech

Stammering, Stuttering or Dysfluency:
*Primary cause unknown
*Multiple explanations
*Requires a multi-faceted approach

Some hints for teachers (from The British Stammering Association):
*Slow down your rate of talking.
*Try to be at the same level as the child.
*Reduce the number of questions you ask.
*Comment on the event that may be causing the dysfluency.
*Remain calm, kind and approachable.

An emotional moment

One of the many emotional moments we shared was when Prof. Ana María Lavagna read a letter which she had received from one of her former classmates:

Prof. Ana María Lavagna: I want to read these words, which I share with a lady who was once my fellow student and is still a friend. Please have my voice echo her thoughts, for I agree to her comments, only I could never have put them so nicely.

Dear all:
Congratulations on the 75th. anniversary of our beloved INSP. (I understand the name changed!) I am Adriana Misuracca, 1974 graduate whose passage through the sacred (albeit graffiti-laden) walls of the Normal 1, may now rest in the dusty recesses of someone's memory. I reside in Boston now, having emigrated to the US in 1977. Dear to my heart, and truly unforgettable, are the four years spent among profoundly interesting and dedicated people with whom I had the privilege to share, for a brief span, the best part of my young self. My gratitude and my heart-felt embrace to all, but particularly to the following, for their long-standing impact on my life.
Arlette Imbert: for having planted the seeds of interest in my profession.
Maria Rosa Coppola: for having stoically served as my role model in 5th and 6th. grade (elementary school) and later as my Phonetics & Diction I and II teacher when I turned into a young woman.
Graciela Rinesi: for having brought incredible laughter to my adolescent years as a student at ARCI.
Graciela Gimeno: for having exemplified what true grit means when standing in front of an ESL class and having intoduced me to the Roget's Thesaurus (a lifelong debt).
Nora Séculi: for delightful trips back into the 1800's and cozy evenings in the company of Jane Austen.
Yolanda Raffo: for opening the doors to a Brave New World.
Marta Benetti: for having taught me most everything I know about the beauty of words, the perfection of language, the enjoyment of literature, and, most of all, for having erected herself as a model of courage and professionalism. Most of all, I thank her for Henry James and times spent reading his work, by the fire at home, in Funes.


miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2011

Anniversary Video

See the video designed for our 75th anniversary celebrations.

It is divided in 3 parts.

We are aware that many significant people and events have not been included, but we had to rely on the photographs that were submitted to us and those that we were able to trace.

Our warmest thanks to all those who contributed their pictures.

Stay tuned for a selection of photos from the celebrations!

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
G.K. Chesterton

Showcase of students' work

Follow the links below to find some examples of students' work relying on Web 2.0 tools scheduled for Sharing Day.

Due to technical issues and time constraints, the students were unable to present them, but here you can get a glimpse of what they had prepared.

Our gratitude and apologies to them.

Literature in English I and III (2nd and 4th year):

Responses to narrative and poetry

Workshop III (3rd year)

EFL Methods and Approaches