Thu 22 April 2010, 4pm GMT
Elluminate, Inc., the world’s leading provider of virtual classroom technology, has created an engaging and fun opportunity to learn English as Second Language. The Fire and Ice ESL! program targets primary and secondary school teachers and connects them to certified and native English instructors using the power of the Internet.
Elluminate has joined forces with Europe’s top supplier of online English training courses, Digital Publishing, as well as LANCELOT Schools, a certified and accredited teacher training organisation. Fire and Ice ESL! is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference, an internationally recognized standard for evaluating and measuring language skills.
In this highly interactive workshop, Elluminate’s Stace Wills will present a case study from their groundbreaking online project to train rural Colombian teachers in beginner English. Joining Stace will be some key team members who will share their triumphs and pitfalls pertaining to education across borders. A “must see” for anyone considering launching their own live online training course.
Since co-launching Fire and Ice in 2006, Stace has successfully managed over 30 CSR projects involving over 5000 project participants from 25+ countries, and has overseen the delivery of online ESL training programs for teachers in Colombia, Burkina Faso, and China.
Fire and Ice was a finalist for the prestigious Stockholm Challenge
Awards in 2008, and also was named 2007 Laureate for the Tech Museum Award (Microsoft Education Category). Thanks in large part to Fire and Ice, Elluminate was also named one of the Top Ten Best Corporations in Global Development by InterAction in 2008. Stace and the Fire and Ice program have been featured on CNN.com, Education Week, CBC Business News, CTV News, Alberta Venture, Shaw TV, and several others.
About Stace Wills
About Mayte Esponda
About Mary Gillespie
About Holly Longstroth
About Neil MacMahon
Director of Studies at International House, Buenos Aires, Argentina