Norbert has been teaching since 2002 in Slovakia and Ireland. He has taught a variety of classes from General English to ESP and more recently teacher training. Norbert is interested in adult education, and in addition to his Masters degree in English literature and linguistics, he has a CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Development. He is a technology enthusiast and an early adopter of using technology in the ELT classroom. Most recently he has delivered in-house training sessions on the use of tablets to his colleagues. In his free time he is working on content creation for a mobile tablet application that is in the pipeline for future release.
Norbert’s talk is titled A ‘Smarter’ ESL classroom. Summary as follows:
This workshop looks at the benefits of interactive smartboards in the ESL classroom. Participants will be able to learn about the advantages of using smartboards for various activities, practicing multiple skills, and catering for a variety of learning styles. The workshop will showcase smartboard specific applications, as well as a selection of websites that teachers can use in teaching English in a fun and engaging way. Part of the workshop will focus on adapting course book materials for smartboards by making them fully interactive. Participants will need to have their own laptops (PC or Mac) to practice and create activities using the applications.