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SYMPOSIUM - Build your Personal Learning Network PLN by using twitter hashtags

Friday, 20 April 2012 - 8pm GMT| 5am Tokyo (Saturday) | 1pm LA

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Build your Personal Learning Network PLN by using twitter hashtags

Moderator - Berni Wall

Shelly Terrell -  @shellterrell / #edchat founder / 21387 followers

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, the Elton nominated ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. Visit her award winning blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, for resources for effective technology integration. Keep an eye out for her book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. She has taught toddlers to adults English in various countries including the US, Germany, and Greece. 

Marisa Constantinides - @Marisa_C / #eltchat / 4979 followers

Marisa Constantinides, Dip.RSA, M.A. App Ling, Teacher Educator, Materials Writer, CELT Athens
A teacher, teacher educator and materials writer, Marisa Constantinides is the head of CELT Athens, established in 1993, offering teacher education courses including Cambridge CELTA and DELTA courses face-2-face and online. She has a strong presence in Social Networks, moderates #ELTchat, a weekly discussion on Twitter (recently nominated for an ELTons award in Innovation in Teaching Resources) and maintains a number of blogs (TEFL Matters, Discourse Matters,, Teaching & Learning Languages). She has published materials for young learners as well as for B2 and C2 level classes.

Tyson Seburn - @seburnt / #eapchat founder / 1351 followers

Tyson has 15 years of ELT experience as instructor, director and publishing manager. He is currently an instructor in a content-driven EAP program at University of Toronto and promoter of teacher and learner development through technology via 4C (


Bruno Andrade - @brunoelt / #breltchat founder / 1090 followers

Bruno is a webhead, who has been in the field of ELT for 10 years. He's from Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro. He's an active blogger ( and talks about technology and education related matters. He's the co-founder of #breltchat, a Twitter and Facebook gathering for English Teachers in Brazil that provides free professional development through discussions. He is an international speaker at ELT conferences and has recently been awarded a scholarship for the IATEFL conference in Glasgow, 2012. Currently, he is working at Cultura Inglesa Rio de Janeiro as a teacher and a technology consultant.


Valéria França - @vbenevolofranca / #eltchat / 1089 followers

Valéria Benévolo França, Dip RSA, PhD in Applied Linguistics, Head of Teacher Training & Development at Cultura Inglesa S.A.

Valéria’s been working in the field of ELT for over 20 years, having mostly taught in Brazil. Over the last 6 years she has focused specifically on teacher training and CPD. In 2004 she helped set up the first blended online teacher development course at her language institution, which has continued to be developed in view of the technological changes seen in VLEs and the onset of web 2.0 tools. She has also been actively engaged in incorporating technological change in the language classroom, ensuring teachers feel comfortable, technologically confident and happy about this

She is a firm believer in the power of Social Media for teacher development and is one of the co-founders of #BRELTchat.


Fiona Mauchline - @fionamau / #elt, #eltchat / 777 followers

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