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BRITISH COUNCIL CYBERBULLYING
28 April 2015

British Council Digital Training at the HUPE Conference

During the 23rd Annual HUPE  Conference (for Croatian English teachers) held in Šibenik, I delivered a practical workshop on behalf of the British Council based on current online and blended learning courses. The focus was using digital technology within EFL teaching named “Digital Superheroes in (and out of) the classroom”.

The digital workshop provides takeaway tips, advice and direction to get to grips with using technology in the classroom. With so much new technology it’s often difficult to keep track of everything. It’s a challenge to know how we can use the digital era to our advantage as educators and benefit our learners.

The extensive training course, organized and developed by the British Council consists of 30 units covering everything from mobile learning, social networking, game-based learning to personal learning networks, creating websites and cyber well-being. To discover more about how the British Council digital online and face-to-face course can support your teaching and provide new skills to become a digital superhero send a message to branka.Zaja@britishcouncil.hr.

Cyberbullying is an issue everyone who uses the internet needs to be aware of. To mark Safer Internet Day on February 10th iin the UK, this video was created for schoolchildren in the UK to watch to warn them about the dangers of cyberbullying. Here’s the powerful clip which outlines the effects of cyberbullying, a topic which is one of the units covered in the British Council course.

The great thing about these course is regardless of whether you’re an experienced English teacher or are just starting out in your teaching career, the British Council can help you develop and become a successful professional. The online courses on offer are fully designed to meet your needs.
Among the many benefits, these courses will help you to identify opportunities for your own development. They also help you understand the contexts within which learners learn English and also develop familiarity with the principles and practice of effective teaching.