This webinar is hosted in English
Dr. Nellie Deutsch in conversation with Jason R Levine
About Jason R. Levine
After earning an MA in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jason R. Levine (Jase, for short) taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development for Embassy CES.
In 2002, he co-founded a TOEFL preparation school for international students in Manhattan. He is currently the academic director of CAMPUS Education, a privately-owned English language institute with centers in the U.S. and overseas.
For the past several years, Jase has been developing an approach to ELT based on songs that he writes and performs as Fluency MC. These songs, called ColloTunes, and the supplementary materials he creates for them, promote the acquisition of collocations and help build critical thinking skills. ColloTunes focus on areas of grammar and vocabulary learning that teachers typically find difficult or boring to teach. He posts original videos of his songs on YouTube and promotes them on Facebook, where he is an active administrator of a number of ELT/ELL groups and pages.
In 2011, Jase wrote the chants for the upcoming edition of the Oxford English Picture Dictionary for Kids. He is currently writing songs for a new OUP series for adults and a series for children in Turkey. He is chair-elect of the TESOL interest group Video and Digital Media and works as an English Specialist for the U.S. Department of State.
About Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Nellie holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum & instruction and is an E-Learning Professional Development Specialist. She is on the Computer-Assisted Interest Group (CALL-IS) Steering Committee at Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.) International Organization.
She is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network of volunteers that provides free and low-cost professional development workshops for educators around the world. The hands-on workshops help teachers learn to integrate technology into blended and fully online classes for private and public courses.
Dr. Deutsch earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix from the School of Advanced Studies. Her dissertation research was published on Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Dr. Deutsch is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, an expert in educational technology, leader in providing online professional development courses, and mentor for educators worldwide.
Dr. Deutsch is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network that provides free professional development workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch is also founder and current coordinator of the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO13) for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot (MMVC11- MMVC13) free online conferences. She also provides course design and online facilitation on Moodle for Teacher (M4T) courses for teachers and administrators at Atlantic University, COL, and other organizations around the world.
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Dr. Deutsch has written chapters in books on the use of technology and research (
Dr. Deutsch volunteers a great deal of her services. She is on the steering committee for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS). She is also on the board of directors for the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) as the program coordinator. She also promotes free online education worldwide by providing free professional development courses to educators in Africa and underdeveloped countries.