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Becoming a Webhead Team 2012



This is a video wall. Click on each photo to see a video introduction by the Coordinators and Moderators.





Teresa Almeida d'Eca

I'm a retired EFL teacher and currently an online and f2f teacher trainer in Web 2.0 tools. I taught English for 33 years at most levels. I live and work from home in a small town in the suburbs of Lisbon, Portugal. In January 2002, I joined the Webheads in Action for the EVOnline 8-week teacher development workshop - yes, back then it was 8 weeks!!! - and since then I've been actively involved in the cyberworld of education! I've been coordinator and moderator of BaW with Dafne González since 2004. It's the longest-running EVO workshop having so far reached over 2500 colleagues in 98 countries. This year I have two new co-coordinators, Fernanda Rodrigues and Larissa Olesova. I also co-moderate with Dafne the TESOL Principles and Practices Certificate Program course "Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar Online". You're welcome to visit my website and get in touch with me at teresadeca-at-gmail.com .

YahooMessenger: teca2002pt

Skype: teresadeca

Twitter: teresadeca

SL: Tere Short


Fernanda Rodrigues

Hi everybody! My name is Fernanda, and I live in Setúbal, a city about 50 kms south of Lisbon, Portugal.

I have been retired for a year, after a career of 38 years as an EFL teacher at secondary schools. I was responsible for several ICT projects at my school like the school webpage, Moodle platform and projects with educational resources. I have also been a teacher trainer, f2f and online. I have been a Webhead since 2002 and a co-moderator in BaW workshops for some years.


Yahoo ID = mfr2000pt

Skype ID = miraventos

Twitter = mfr


Larisa Olesova 

I am Larisa Olesova from Yakutsk (Russia), but currently I have finished my Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology at Purdue University in the United States. I have been teaching EFL and ESP at North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk since 1989. I still have an opportunity to teach my students in Yakutsk. How? Of course - by using all available technologies today! I am teaching online a lot. I am still excited to see how the world is getting smaller and closer through technologies. Today, I widely use online collaboration between classes in Yakutsk and in the United States. I am in EVO almost since 2003 and I always try to attend all EVO sessions at TESOL. I have been involved into Becoming a Webhead since 2009. In 2010, I had an opportunity to moderate one of the BAW sessions devoted to online chat and conferences with my colleague from Brazil Jose Antonio. Then, I moderated the week on interactive activities in 2011 with my friend from Russia Valentina. Thanks to invitation of my best friend Teresa from Lisbon, Portugal I was able to open the EVO world online! I am looking forward to another round of exciting events and discussions!


Skype: larissa.olesova

YM: lolesova

Blogs: http://larissa-olesova.blogspot.com/








Anisoara Pop

Hello everyone, 

I am Anisoara Pop from Targu Mures, Transylvania, the central part of Romania. I have been teaching EFL and Business English at Dimitrie Cantemir University for over twenty years. My teaching has changed enormously ever since I joined BAW in 2009 for the first time. Applying web communication tools has made my students rich content creators, happy, engaged and motivated learners. Their English language experiences have become more memorable, real and authentic. But being a part of BAW is definitely more than that: it means making new friends from all over the world, constant and timely support, exploration, and above all a rewarding self-learning experience of improvement, sharing and commitment to the teaching profession with like-minded people. That is why I am here for BAW2012 to explore, learn and share with YOU!


Email: anisoara_pp@yahoo.com

Skype: anisoara.pop09

YM: anisoara_pp


Ayat Tawel


Hi  everyone !!

I'm Ayat Tawel, an EFL teacher from Cairo, Egypt. I have been teaching different age groups and levels for more than ten years. I'm currently teaching young learners. My main interests are online teaching &learning and enhancing creativity in the classroom.

Joining BaW 11 was a turning point in my professional development and social life too. It has opened a door to a wonderful world full of amazing wonders and helpful language educators& friends. It's not just learning about new web 2.0 tools that you can apply in your teaching practice, but it also plans your life-long journey of PD. So, BaW is just the starting point to life after BaW which will be great !!! I have also gained many wonderful friends whom you will meet in BaW12 too !!

I'm very excited about joining such a wonderful group of webheads moderating Baw12. I'll be co-moderating weeks 2 & 5! Hope you all enjoy learning, and sharing in Baw12 !!


Skype ID : Ayat.Tawel

YM: tooty5979

Twitter: @ayatawel


Hala Fawzi

Salam. I am Hala Fawzi, a proud Sudanese Webhead!  I hold a PhD in blended language learning. As always, and for as long as I can, I am very delighted to be part of this fantastic group. I had taught ESP/EAP/EFL for over 15 years in several universities in Sudan. I used tech tools with my students since 2006 and never looked behind. I have many certificates in online teaching, online moderation and using the web in teaching EFL/ESL.  I conducted several workshops to train teachers in using technology in teaching and/or teacher professional development.  Currently, I am working at the Applied Linguistics Department, Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia, where I teach TEFL courses, one of which is my  favorite: educational technology! I have actively participated as a participant, a co- moderator and a moderator with Baw since 2005. Looking forward to connect with all our new bawers! I wish all the participants a session full of F.U.N!

Email: haloolahakema (at) yahoo (dot) com

Skype: halafawzi12345

YM: haloolahakema

Twitter: @halafawzi


Helen Davies


A warm Hello to everyone 


I'm Helen Davies. I'm an English teacher working in Grenoble, France. I've been teaching English to teens for 20 years now and really enjoy my job.

This is my third time as co-moderator for BAW and I'm so pleased to be a part of a great team. In fact my first session as a participant in BAW really helped me to engage with technology in a friendly reassuring environment.

I'm especially looking forward to meeting  passionate educators from around the world  to learn and share together!


See you soon! 


Skype ID :    hdavies06

Yahoo ID :   helen100463

Twitter ID :  helen100463


Jose Antonio da Silva


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  it is always a pleasure to join this enthusiastic group of educators once more. 


I have been teaching English for almost 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. 

Warm hugs from Brazil


Skype ID: joseantoniook

Yahoo ID: Joseaokc



Maria Bossa


Hi dear you all! 

My name is Maria; I'm from Río Tercero, in the province of Córdoba in Argentina. I have been teaching English for almost 20 years and I love teaching!! I teach from little kids to adults. This is my 3rd EVO but my 1st as Moderator. I enjoy EVO sessions a lot and I hope you do the same. Being part of the BaW team has not only opened the doors and windows for my career but also has opened the doors and windows for meeting fantastic people who have now become part of my family.

All the best and all the success during the sessions!  Just in case... I'm the "SMILING" from the group! You will notice why quite soon!!

Smiles :)


Yahoo ID: teacher_mariaines

Skype: maria.bossa1

Twitter: @mariabossa



Marijana Smolcec


I am Marijana Smolčec (Smolcec) from Ogulin, Croatia. I am a teacher of English and Croatian language and literature, but have only been teaching English for the past 10 years at a secondary school Gimnazija Bernardina Frankopana. Last year I finished my first EVO – Baw11 which opened my eyes and helped me improve my teaching skills by implementing web technology in my classroom. Since then I have worked on several projects with my students, started a penpal wiki and Skype interview project with a colleague from Uruguay and her students,  had a webinar for Croatian school leaving students at www.mojamatura.net , attended  many online conferences and met so many great people that are now my PLN. I have really worked a lot and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I am happy to be joining Baw12 this year as a moderator. I will be moderating week 2, 3 and 4 with some great teachers. I blog at http://englishlearning-marijanasblog.blogspot.com/ .

Let's explore, learn, share and have fun!


YahooID: silipa302

Facebook: Marijana Smolcec

Skype: mare302

Twitter: @mscro1




Mbarek Akkadar


I'm Mbarek Akaddar from Beni Mellal, Morocco. I have been a  high school EFL teacher in Morocco for 24 years . 

I have participated in EVO sessions for five years and in BAW for four years. I   joined  the

 BAW  moderators team  in BAW 2010 and BAW 2011 . In this session , I will be  moderating

week 1 with Sharon , Larissa and Maria.

I look forward to  learning and sharing with you :-) 


Yahoo :               mbarekakaddar

Skype:                 mbarek.akaddar 

Twitter :              mbarek



Sharon Betts

Hello fellow learners,


This is Sharon Betts and I will be assisting helping you get started in BAW2011 during week one. I have been part of Webheads for many years and am again looking forward to great collaboration. I am an Educational Technologist presently living in Maine, USA.  I am devoted to learning through technology with emphasis on open source and web-based tools.

You can contact me at:

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/sharonbetts

Gmail:  sharonbetts@gmail.com

My Blog:  http://sharonsshare.blogspot.com

Yahoo ID:  sharonebetts

Skype:  sharonbetts

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/sharonebetts



Svetlana Obenausova


Hello everybody, my name is Svetlana Obenausova, I live in Olomouc, the Czech Republic. I teach at the Faculty of Education and in INSETT courses. Quite a lot of my courses are taught online through the LMS Unifor.

Since I teach ICT for ELT in many different courses and seminars, I wanted to learn more and attended the BAW2010 and then again BAW2011. I learnt a lot from this course and would like to help you enjoy the course as much as I did and help you if you need it.

Here is my wiki of what we do with students http://ict1olomouc.wikispaces.com/

And here is the wiki about our country our students created, so you can have a virtual tour of my country



YahooMessenger: obenausova

Skype: dandelion13

Twitter: svetlanaobe






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