August 2012

Presenter Name(s): 
Dr. Sarah Eaton


Over the past decade social media has changed how individuals connect online and share information and how organizations interact with stakeholders and customers. Did you know that social media is now being incorporated into learning programs from Kindergarten right on up through adult education? Does it really add any value to the learning process?

Join Essential Skills Ontario, Tuesday, August 21st at 1:00PM ET for a free webinar - Learning the 21st Century Way: Making Sense of How to use Social Media for Learning - hosted by Dr. Sarah Eaton.
In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Eaton will share exactly how she incorporated social media into one of her classes, what worked, what didn’t and what you can do in your own teaching or training practice to effectively integrate social media ‐and why you might want to.
By the end of  the webinar participants will:
• Have a basic understanding of how social media can add value to your learning
• Gain insight into how to incorporate social media into a lesson plan
• Get ideas on how to assess activities using social media
• Get ideas on how to incorporate social media into your own learning programs
There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar. 
You can download the webinar resources at

Webinar Title: 
Learning the 21st Century Way: Making Sense of How to use Social Media for Learning

Dr. Sarah holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Spanish from the University of Calgary. Before moving to Calgary she attended Saint Mary’s University in her native city of Halifax where she earned a B.A. (Hons) in English. Dr. Sarah has 12 years of experience teaching Spanish to adults and college age students and has taught at both the college and university level. She has also worked as in educational administration in various capacities including English and a Second Language, post-secondary language and educational research, and most recently, evaluation and monitoring of educational programs.

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Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 1:00pm