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BaW 2010 Team

Coordinators & Moderators







Dafne Gonzalez has been an EFL/ESP teacher for more than 30 years. She graduated in Language Teaching, has a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics, and a Ph.D in Education. She is currently a Full professor at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela where she coordinated the Graduate Studies in Education Programs and was the Head of the Specialization in Informatics and Education. Besides teaching technology-related courses at the graduate level, she also designed and teaches the English for Architecture and Urban Planning blended courses. A webhead since 2002, she was the lead coordinator of the TESOL Electronic Village Online for 3 years, and has co-moderated, with Teresa Almeida d'Eça the Becoming a Webhead (BaW) online Workshop since 2004. She teaches the TESOL Principles and Practices Certificate Program course: "Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar Online". Currently, she is the head of the Spanish Program for Languagelab.com in Second Life. My e-portfolio.




Teresa Almeida d’Eça is a recently retired EFL teacher. She taught English for 33 years at most levels. She lives and works from home in a small town in the suburbs of Lisbon, Portugal. In January 2002, she joined the Webheads in Action for the EVOnline 8-week teacher development workshop, and since then she has been actively involved in the cyberworld of education! She has published two books, one on the use of the Internet in education and the other on the use of email in the classroom. She presents regularly at conferences at home and abroad. She's been coordinator and co-moderator of BaW with Dafne González since 2004. She also co-moderated with Dafne the TESOL Principles and Practices Certificate Program course "Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar Online". You're welcome to visit her website at  and to get in touch with her at tmvaz@mail.telepac.pt 





Week 1



Isabel Teixeira is an EFL teacher who has worked in a public language center called CILT (Centro Interescolar de Línguas de Taguatinga) in the capital of Brazil, Brasília, since 1998. Isabel  has  worked with online collaborative projects with iEARN ( International Education and Resource Network ) since 2000 and has had the opportunity to visit different countries, such as Japan, the USA, Slovakia, Holland, Egypt, and Morocco to meet other online educators in international conferences. In addition, she has been taking EVO sessions since 2006. Last year, she also took an online postgraduate course focusing on art, technology, and education at the University of Brasília.

Anisoara Pop. Hello and my heartfelt thank you to the EVO group of trainers, coordinators and moderators, to Dafne and Teresa who have been helping me ever since January 09 when I first encountered the Bawers and started “growing techological wings”. I have been teaching English for 22 years and Business English for 11 years at Dimitrie Cantemir University of Targu Mures, Romania. I hold a PhD in linguistics and present at different national and international events in the field.I can honestly acknowledge that I owe Baw2009 everything I have been using and exploring with technology: personal and class blogs (I am really happy about this recently created one:http://www.English4usdc1.blogspot.com for my first year students), wikis, VoxOpop and Vaestro, and I initiated a yahoo group for Romanian ESP teachers in higher education (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ESP-RO). I have started a passion for exploring new paths of rekindling my students’  motivation through technology-based English language learning and have spread the news about this opportunity to all the events I have attended. Of course, there’s necessary to continuously develop in this open-ended field, that’s why I am here to learn from and with this group of dedicated professionals. 



Week 2



Hello Everyone,
My name is Jose Antonio. I am an EFL teacher living in Brasilia, Brazil.
I have been a co-moderator in BaW for some time and I it is always a pleasure to join  Dafne, Teresa,   and this enthusiastic group of educators once more. 
I have been teaching English for almosl 20 years and I love what I do. In the
school where I teach, I am proud to say that we now have a large group of
teachers engaged with technology in one way or another. We have been using IWBs
for around two years and now, with instalation of data show in some classess,
more teachers have joined us in the enthusiasm of technology use in class.
I am part of the Edtech team in school and little by little we are seein the
results of our job as our department on distance learning seems to be expanding
and our teachers start integrating technology into their classes. I see this
process as a slow, step by step one. However, I am part of big online community
of educators who keeps me inspired and help me "contaminate" my fellow teachers
and spread the enthusiasm I have in relation to integrating technology into
teaching and learning.
Warm hugs from Brazil
Jose Antonio 


Skype ID: joseantoniook

Yahoo ID: Joseaokc 



I am still really excited to receive an invitation from my dear friend Teresa Almeida d'Eca recently - to work in BaW10.

Currently, I am a PhD student in Educational Technology Program in Purdue University in Indiana. This is my fourth year here - and I hope to gradaute soon. At the same time, I am teaching EFl/ESP in my home university in the city of Yakutsk in Northern Siberia in Russia.

I've been involved into EVO TESOL since 2001 when my friend Christine Meloni from GWU and I collaborated between two cities in the USA and Siberia. It was in St.Louis. Since that time, I try to attend all EVO sessions, and in 2008 I participated in the EVO Showcase.

I teach EFL Writing/Reading and Business English both online and in hybrid. Also, I am doing teachers' training how to use technologies in classroom online and in f2f environment. My research interest is the impact of new technologies on students' critical thinking, and one of them is using audiofeedback as an effective instructinal strategy to impact learning. 

I am looking forward to having this new experience to work as a moderator - never think about that before, thanks Teresa to give me this great opportunity -

Skype: larissa.olesova 

Larissa Olesova 


Week 3




I'm Mbarek Akaddar from Beni Mellal , Morocco  .I am happy  and honored to be invited by Dafne and Teresa to EVO moderators team .I first participated in EVO sessions in 2007  with tips& tricks group where I discovered the wonders of ICT . In 2008 and  2009 , I joined the most wonderful community I have ever known :The Webheads  .I have been a  high school EFL teacher in Morocco for 22 years  I was awarded the prize of Moroccan Innovative Teacher in 2007 and I was named iEARN master teacher in making digital documentaries in 2008 . In addition to my classroom duties   , I'm currently an ICT teacher trainer in GENIE 2 programme  .

I look forward to learning and sharing  with you .


email : akaddar13@hotmail.com

skype : wanacuf2f

SecondLife: ub4me Halderman 

yahoo : akaddar1

facebook : mbarek akaddar

Social network  : http://allsharing.ning.com 

googlewave : mbarekmeister1@googlewave .com 

Hi, this is Sharon Betts. I have been involved in educational experiences in and out of the classroom for over 30 years, and try to always influence iusing technology for learning. I have taught and consulted in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. I mainly promote the use of open source and web based tools in the PreK-12 environment, and have been lucky to have presented face-to-face and virtually both nationally and internationally. Technology and Education are my passions. I am presently the Educational Technology Coordinator in MSAD#52, Turner - Greene - Leeds, Maine USA.

email:  sharonbetts@sharonbetts.org

skype:  sharonbetts

yahoo:  sharonebetts


facebook:  sharonbetts

Blog:  http://sharonsshare.blogspot.com

Social Network:  http://newlearning.ning.com


Week 4



Hi! My name is Evelyn Izquierdo. I’m an ESP/EAP teacher at the School of Education of Universidad Central de Venezuela. I hold a master degree in EFL, and I have been interested in online activities since I joined Becoming a Webhead 2005. After that my teaching life changed for the best. Nowadays, almost all my courses are blended, and a few of them totally online under the Moodle platform. I’ve been attending several EVO sessions since 2005, both as a participant and as a session moderator. It is a must to attend EVO sessions each year if you want to learn a lot, keep updated, share your online work and experiences, enjoy with hands-on activities and have fun with colleagues. Last year, I offered a session called Blog-based lessons and e-portfolios along with my Avealmec collegues Teadira Pérez and Miguel Mendoza. This year, I'll be part of the BAW10 team. I'll be sharing the moderation in Week 4 with my dearest Webhead friend, Dennis Oliver.


More about me: http://evelynizquierdo@yahoo.com

Yahoo ID: izquierdo_evelyn@yahoo.com

Gmail  ID: evelyn.izquierdo@gmail.com

Skype ID: evelyn.izquierdo

Second Life: Evelyn Michalski


Hello from Montréal. My name is Kat Urbaniak and I am a Scot in Canada.  I teach Business English at L'Université du Québec à Montréal and online courses at Dawson College, Montréal. I am also currently doing my Masters in Educational Technology at Concordia University.


I have been a webhead since 2006, and co-moderating since 2007. I love the journey we take over the 6 weeks and I am looking forward to learning with you. :-)


Gmail: kat.urbaniak@gmail.com

Yahoo: yellowsmock

Skype: katurbaniak

Second life: Katu Dagger


Week 5



Hello from Portugal!

My name is Fernanda Rodrigues. I teach at a secondary school in Setúbal, Portugal. I joined Webheads in Action in 2002 moved by Teresa's contagious enthusiasm and I've learned a lot since then. I've been teaching EFL for 36 years and have been coordinator and responsible for several ICT projects at my school. I enjoy producing educational resources and integrating technology and the Internet in classes. I have been a co-moderator in BaW for some years and I am happy to be with this group again. I hope to learn a lot with you and share some of the things I've learned so far.


I'm Helen Davies. I 've just moved to Grenoble near the French Alps with my 4 lovely boys ! I'm a teacher in a French High School and have been teaching for 15 years now. My eye-opener was as a lurker in baw08 and finally diving in for BaW09, where I enjoyed myself so much, I've just started a Masters in English teaching and Distance learning ! My new school is a technological desert, so I'm hoping to start planting  seeds with some Webhead help !  Really looking forward to helping Fernanda in week 5 , there's so much to learn !!

Yahoo id : helen100463

Skype id :  hdavies06

Tapped In :

SL id  : juniper Pralou 


Week 6





Maru del Campo is a Mexican Psychologist and Online trainer/tutor interested on enabling Digital Literacy in Latin America. She has taught English as free lancer for more than 20 years. She is currently facilitating online training sessions in Spanish (BaelMods09).  She got involved with e-learning in 2005, with BaW in 2006, joined Webheads in Action group in 2007 and gave an online session in Spanish in 2008. She co-moderated Baw09 and Enhancing Lessons in 2009.

Yahoo ID: mmvcentro

Skype ID: mmvmaru

Tapped In: MaruD

SL ID: Mmvcentro Jewell   

 Hala Fawzi is a Sudanese EFL lecturer based in Khartoum, a webhead since 2005, a PhD student and a lifelong learner interested in;  blended learning, mobile learning (M-learning), the use of technology in poor resource countries, technology for EFL/ESL teaching/learning and in teacher professional development.

Yahoo ID haloolahakema

Skype ID halafawzi12345

My Blog




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