Welcome Address by the conferenc organisers Heike Philp, LANCELOT SchoolTM GmbH, Germany Shelly Terrell, VP of Educator Outreach for Parentella.com, Germany Bernie Wall, Gapfillers, UK
About Heike Philp
Heike Philp is Managing Director of LANCELOT School GmbH, an accredited teacher training center for language teaching in real-time via the internet by means of virtual classroom technology and virtual worlds. With over 20 years in education and with Germany’s first live online language school, Philp co-initiated two European funded projects and worked with 35 European partners including 17 universities to develop accredited and certified teacher training courses. These EU Projects are LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers, www.lancelot.at) and AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live Online, www.avalonlearning.eu).
About Shelly Terrell
Shelly Sanchez Terrell has been an educator in the US and Germany since 1994. She is the VP of Educator Outreach for Parentella and The Consultants-E Social Media Community Manager. She is the co-organizer and co-creator of the award winning educational projects, Edchat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference, and the Virtual Round Table conference, connecting her to over 10,000 educators worldwide. Her prolific presence in the educator community has been recognized by several notable entities, such as Converge Magazine, the 140 Conference, Mashable, English Central, Simple K12, Schoology, Tefl.net, T/H/E JOURNAL, and Ed Week. The New York Times learning blog has included her on its list of the top 78 educators to follow on Twitter due to her connection with nearly 9,000 educators. Her education blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, is ranked as one of the top 50 best blogs for education leaders and the top 5 language teaching blogs. Additionally, Shelly has made a presence with her free e-book, The 30 Goals Challenge, which challenges educators to complete 30 social media goals in 30 days. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell.
About Berni Wall
Berni heads up RLI specializing in total immersion English courses and 1:1 language training. She is also behind Gapfillers a website for advanced learners of English. 30+ years experience as an English language teacher at all levels with 11 years in Indonesia. Degree in English and Music, DELTA and an MBA from Bradford University Management Centre.