Are Digitized Books as Good as Traditional Reading?
According to Promethean’s 2021/22 education report, achievement in school is secondary to improving social and emotional learning.
Soft skills such as creativity, critical thinking, time management and social awareness are key in shaping successful employees and leaders of our future and also important in one’s personal life. The role of technology in developing these skills has been a controversial topic for years, however, technology in education – used the right way – can support the improvement of social-emotional skills on several levels. Being tech-savvy and having strong emotional abilities are all part of the 21st-century skill set.
Institutions and decision-makers in education need to consider this shift of focus (from attainment to social skills) and provide the best tools and resources to teachers for better SEL.
During the roundtable session, you can learn more about the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and its main aspects. We also tackle the question of whether technology has a positive or negative effect on improving soft skills and how EdTech can foster SEL.
The event is hosted by BOOKR Class, so you can also find out how BOOKR Class, the animated library for English learning can support soft skill development with storytelling.
Educator, Teacher trainer and author specialized in Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning
Monica is a graduate teacher of English and a Sworn Public translator. She holds a post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Universidad de Belgrano and is certified and accredited Neurolanguage Coach. She is also a Mindfulness practitioner who graduated from the University of California (UCLA) and holds a diploma in Social and Emotional Learning from San Diego University. She currently runs her own Educational Institution, InspirED Consultora Educativa, reaching out to hundreds of students and teachers around the world. As an international speaker, she has presented extensively in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, IATEFL UK, Peru, Germany, TESOL France, TESOL Spain, ASCD United States with plenary, semi-plenary and workshop sessions. She has authored 3 Social and Emotional Learning sections and activities for different levels and books. She is a guest Professor at Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina and a teacher of the Social and Emotional Learning module at Singularidade Institue, Brazil.
Diversity, equity, and literacy are hot buzzwords in education these days – but what do they mean? How can we achieve them as English teachers at schools all over the world? In this live discussion with two experts, we tackle the question of how to support diversity and increase equity in English as a Foreign/Second Language teaching, how to integrate technology as a tool for language teachers to create inclusive learning environments, and what kind of new media outlets are out there that support literacy. Our speakers will be Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College, USA, and Dorka Horvath, CEO and Co-Founder of BOOKR Kids.
About our speakers
Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld
As a Professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, Andrea teaches doctoral courses related to diversity, social justice and equity. Before entering the field of teacher education, she was an English-as-a-foreign-language teacher in Hungary, an English-as-a-second-language teacher in New York City, and taught Hungarian at New York University. Her virtual and on-site professional learning opportunities primarily focus on effective differentiated strategies and collaborative practices for ELD/ELL specialists and general education teachers. Her recent articles and ongoing research are focused on co-teaching, teacher collaboration, and English language and literacy strategies.
Her latest book “From Equity Insights to Action – Critical Strategies for Teaching Multilingual Learners” was written together with researchers Maria G. Dove, Audrey Cohan, Carrie McDermott Goldman.
Dorka Horváth is the CEO and Co-founder of BOOKR Kids, which Tech5 has chosen as one of the 100 fastest-growing European companies. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at Corvinus University Budapest; the topic of her doctoral dissertation is how digitization changes reading and learning habits between the Z generation. Dorka was featured on Forbes magazine under 30 list. The event moderator for the evening is Anna Boldog, our beloved Head of Partnerships who is known and highly appreciated by our users. What an exciting team of professionals! Sign up to secure your spot and follow the event for interesting updates.