This webinar is hosted in English
Professional Communities exist to share and create knowledge. This works well on the top where professional journals and conferences select what defines the latest and best. However, many professionals do not participate in this knowledge creation process. They are excluded because of financial, geographic, linguistic, or other logistical reasons. Additionally, many professionals are not trained to talk the professional talk in the proper academic language. Still, they create knowledge every day.
This presentation explores how their knowledge creation can be shared “from the bottom up” with other professionals just like them in a way accessible to all. BLOGS are discussed as a way to share and curate knowledge and best practice to push the professional in the trenches to a higher level and avoid duplication of processes, thereby making professionals more effective.
Dr. Christel Broady is an associate professor of graduate education and program director of the ESL teacher endorsement at Georgetown College where she has been teaching online since 1991. She developed and taught many ESL education courses, including ESL assessment and course in technology and digital learning. Dr. Broady’s professional leadership includes regional, state, national, and global positions, among them TESOL International chair of the EEIS, President of the Kentucky TESOL, NCATE/TESOL program reviewer nationally and for Kentucky.
Her list of publications and presentations is extensive and includes regional, national, and international talks, teacher professional developments, and workshops. Among many other honors, she was chosen as an affiliate’s best presenter at TESOL International. Professional honors she received over the past 20 years range from workplace service rewards at several institutions, professional recognition to multiple awards from KYTESOL and TESOL International, such as the TESOL International Leadership, Scott Enright Intersection Service award, and WIDA features educator.
Dr. Broady is involved in multiple global collaborations in the creation and dissemination of knowledge across disciplines. She defines herself as: Teacher, Learner, Knowledge Curator, Edupreneur, Speaker, Trainer, Visionary, Writer, Motivator, Interdisciplinary Global Collaborator
Doctor of Education
Nellie Deutsch is a Canadian English teacher, researcher, writer, speaker, and e-learning specialist. Nellie is faculty member at the University of Phoenix and Atlantic University where she teaches leadership in the MA transpersonal studies.
Nellie earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. Her dissertation research (available on Amazon and ProQuest) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world. Nellie provides teacher training on how to use Moodle and WizIQ. She is also an academic writing coach and a mentor to teachers around the globe.
Dr. Deutsch has written chapters on the use of technology and research (Sage) in textbooks and peer reviews articles and books. Nellie is on the AACE EdMedia executive and program committee, IATEFL YLTSIG committee, and on TESOL HEIS committee.