After months of preparation and planning, the momentous day had finally arrived, Friday 20th October and Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom - a one day conference was about to begin. The Lead Practitioner event was attended by nearly forty delegates whose teaching backgrounds ranged from primary to adult education. About half were from the Isle of Wight which I was delighted about considering one of the principal aims of an LP event is to strengthen links in your local network.
The day itself ran very smoothly and judging by the evaluation forms colleagues felt very positive about the training they had received. The Nodehill film crew filmed throughout the conference, the results of which will be published after half term. The podcast we made during the workshop yesterday is now live on the web and as promised here is the PowerPoint presentation (26MB), video tutorial (2MB) and audio recording of my session A Year in the Life of a MFL Blogger (36MB). Notes from other speakers will be either posted or linked here at a later date.
I feel exhausted, but very proud that such an event, arguably the first of its kind in England, has taken place on the Isle of Wight. I am very grateful to speakers Mark Pentleton, Lynne Horn, John Hopwood, Lesley Welsh and Glynis Rumley who travelled from Scotland, Liverpool, Hartlepool and Kent to make the conference possible. Let's hope thanks to the conference, delegates have gone away with many practical ideas on how to use technology in their teaching. If so, the conference can be deemed as an undoubted success.