Date
Saturday 19 February 2022 -
10:00 to 11:30

About the webinar

Digital technology is changing the face of education. Students start their education journey as so-called digital natives and will often lead the way in exploiting new technologies in the classroom. It can sometimes be challenging for teachers to keep up to date with new apps or to see their potential in the language classroom. In this webinar Robert Kenfack, a teacher and teacher trainer from Yaoundé, and an enthusiast for tech tools in education, will be surveying a range of the most effective tools. Some you may already know and use; others you may have heard of but never used. Technology should always be used with a clear purpose, and Robert will be looking at using apps to develop speaking and writing skills, improve classroom participation, evaluate learners, and just make learning engaging. The webinar will include some hands-on practice, and there will be opportunities for questions and discussion. 

About the presenter

Robert Kenfack is a secondary teacher of English and French, currently at Government Bilingual Practising High School, Yaoundé, and a teacher trainer for student teachers on practicum. He is a former Fulbright scholar at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Robert is also a certified ACTFL tester and a master trainer for English Connects. He has facilitated virtual sessions on distance learning for a number of organisations including the US Embassy in Cameroon and the British Council. He is currently the moderator of Teachers’ Corner, the Facebook page of American English for Educators, and a past president of the GBPHS Yaoundé Staff Socials. Robert believes that technology is a highly valuable resource with great potential impact in today’s teaching and learning.