1. It’s that time of year again! Nominations for the ELTons Outstanding Achievement Award are now open until Sunday 27 June. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognises and celebrates people who have made a lasting, extraordinary impact on teaching and learning, and the ELTons team are keen to spread their nomination net as wide as possible round the globe – that net has maybe been cast too close to home in previous years?
Please think about the members of your own ELT community who’ve made a difference over the years – and nominate them here! https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/eltons-outstanding-achievement-award-2021
2. Next, a reminder about the Climate Action in Language Education (CALE) campaign. If you missed the CALE professional development modules first time round, don’t worry – they’ll all be available again from 16th June https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climate-action-language-education-module-1-introducing-climate-change-issues-language
And if you’ve not yet had chance to listen to the Climate Connections podcast, you can catch both episodes here https://www.britishcouncil.org/climate-connection/get-involved/action-language-education/podcast The second episode has a nice pun in the title – ‘Speaking youth to power’ https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climate-connection-episode-2-speaking-youth-power
3. I’ve mentioned the Techfugees website before. It’s one of those sites that’s well worth popping into every now and again https://techfugees.com/ They have an interesting looking webinar (with a long title) on 9th June, on Sustainable and Innovative Community Practices as Drivers of a new Agenda on Integration https://techfugees.com/wp-event/webinar-on-sustainable-and-innovative-community-practices-as-drivers-of-a-new-agenda-on-integration/ Copy of the webinar agenda here https://techfugees.app.box.com/s/oxgy9xclxhbwti63ro9u6julal2y1won and PDF below.
4. And, finally, I do not suffer from this week’s phobia, ovinophobia, as last week’s holiday in Swaledale proved! Photo below by way of proof.