Monday, 8 January 2007

VI BETEA Teachers' Day

Dear friends and colleagues,

After 5 years of silence BETEA is back!.
We have organized the :VI Betea Teachers’ Day on February 3rd 9:30- 13:30 in the Centro Cívico La Bolsa Eraikia in Bilbao. (See enclosed leaflet).


We are also aiming to renew and enlarge our membership base so we are enclosing a membership form and would like to encourage you to become a member if you have not been one before.

Hoping to seeing you in Bilbao on February 3rd .
BETEA’s best wishes for 2007.

BETEA is back !!!!!!

Can you think of a BETEA way to spend your Saturday morning?
Come and bring a friend!


VI BETEA Teachers’ Day
February 3rd 9:30- 13:30
Centro Cívico La Bolsa Eraikia
Calle Pelota Kalea
Bilbo
Sponsored by The British Council


Program:

9:30-11:00
Linking Science and Literature (Tim Herdon)
11: 00-11:30
Coffee Break ( Courtesy of the British Council)
11:30- 13:00
Linking Science and Literature (Tim Herdon)
13:00-13:30Hello Yellow Theatre Group


Abstract: Linking Science with Literature

Linking hands-on science experiences to children’s literature has a beneficial effect in building skills in both curricular areas. Interest in both science and reading increases substantially, and knowledge of science content and reading skills are mutually reinforced.

In this talk we will look at the concepts of balance, gravity and centre of gravity. We will look at the implications of these concepts from the points of view of scientific enquiry and a story for children. It will be a hands-on session in which we discuss ways of linking literature with science. We will also build balancing devices with different materials to explore the concept of balance and the variables affecting balance. The activities will be most relevant to 10 – 14 year old children.


Biodata: Tim Herdon


Tim Herdon has a degree in Modern Languages (French and Italian), and a Masters Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Reading University. He has twenty-two years experience in teaching, training, school management and writing teaching materials. For much of his career he has taught English in England, Spain and Japan, working in both private and public education. From 2001 to 2005 he was director of the American School of Valencia, a PreK – 12th Grade school offering a fully bilingual education. Recently he has worked on CLIL training projects in England, at the Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE), and in Spain. He is based in Valencia, and now works as a freelance education consultant.


Please confirm your attendance by January 31st:
betea@euskalnet.net


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