Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rewarding Networks

Yesterday was delightfully exciting. Never have I worked so hard and intensively in different projects for the school I work for and my volunteer work in the communities I'm part of . No complaints. All the effort has been paying off. First, I got to know that our proposal to present in the TESOL international conference. More than being happy that our proposal had been accepted, we were thrilled to know that we will be able to share a bit of what we been doing in terms of language online learning. In fact, we don't want to show what WE are doing, but what our learners are producing, their content, their making sense of the world and the language.

Another highlight of the day was the e-tutoring online training session we are facilitating for the state of São Paulo educators. What an interesting, diverse group that emanates energy and curiosity about the digital possibilities they see ahead. It's a challenging mission because for most of these educators elearning is a totally new experience. However, I can see that they are into this new stage of their professional development. Uplifting.

Visit Online Start

Last but not least, as I was interacting with the participants of the training session late at night, I got to know first hand on twitter that I had won a nice blogging competition proposed by the inspiring Sue Waters. It was a simple task and one that everyone could contribute to create a mosaic of useful blogging tips.

All in all, the lesson of the day was that the best reward is being part of a network, a hyperlinked network of people who share, dare and help put together the pieces of our digital educational world. Thrilling.


  1. Carla...
    I'm sooooooo happy to read all the news here. It's been a really hectic week (term maybe) around here - a lot of changes - people going away, new people coming in so it seems I almost missed the point here. You deserve this recognition and a lot more. I am living proof of the power you have to motivate people, inspire people, actually EDUCATE people.
    I am sure the TESOL presentation will be a huge success.
    All the best!

  2. Glad to know about your accomplishments! :)))

  3. Kudos to you Carla.
    See you in Boston!!!

  4. Thanks, Laine, and we'll certainly see each other in Boston pretty soon! Can't wait.


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