Create Collaborate Writers' Retreat

Create Head Space for Reflection and Flow

The ELT world is ready for an Independent Publishing Shakedown. Everyone has a writing dream, whether it's an ebook, TD materials, or a blended learning course. Let's create the head space for reflection and flow. Embark on your project, pursue your own idea or start a collaborative project. By working through a menu of publishing options and creating your personal author toolkit, delegates will define their end 'product' by the end of the retreat. 

You're invited to join the retreats (click here to join).

About the Organizer

Julie Pratten is the director of Academic Study Kit, an award-winning indie publisher that publishes photocopiable activity books. The first ASK book won the David Riley award for Innovation in BE and English for Specific Purposes in 2015. Julie's mission is to drive change in the ELT world and put indie authors on the map. She is also the founder of Heart ELT Publishing, a non-profit organisation that publishes crowdsourced books to raise funds for children who cannot access education.


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    Start dateAug 11, 2017
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    Duration5 weeks 
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    Live Class: 3

Course Highlights

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Week 1 - Week 1Aug 11 to Aug 17, 2017
Week 2 - Week 2Aug 18 to Aug 24, 2017
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    Aug 18 Online Business English Writer Course
Week 3 - Collaborate Create Retreat in TurkeyAug 25 to Aug 31, 2017
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    Aug 26 Mindfulness and Resilience
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    Aug 26 Mindfulness Resilience Updated
Week 4 - Collaborate Create Retreat in TurkeySep 1 to Sep 7, 2017
Week 5 - Week 5Dec 1 to Dec 7, 2017
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    Dec 1 class in course


Nellie DeutschToronto, CanadaContact Instructor

Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is a Canadian education technology consultant, curriculum and instruction developer, blended learning practitioner, relationship-based transformative mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, and community builder. She combines technology and professional development courses with mindfulness practice, the Alexander technique, and the Silva Method. Her teaching experiences range from teaching English as a foreign language (EFL/ESL) in high school and higher education for over 35 years and teacher professional development with technology since 2006. She speaks at online and face-to-face conferences and organizes annual informal MOOCs, online conferences, and free online courses and webinars on Moodle for Teachers. She has published articles and books (available on Amazon). Nellie Deutsch offers online and face-to-face courses on teaching with technology, mobile devices in the classroom, Moodle (course and learning management system), Google Drive, tools to develop video tutorials, Adobe Connect and WizIQ. She mentors teachers on how to engage and allow students to teach as a way to learn using active learning methods. Her focus is on integrating technology into blended, the flipped class, and fully online programs. She founded Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) community of educators, Moodle for Teachers (M4T) network, Connecting Online (February) and MoodleMoot (August) annual virtual conferences. She organizes annual Moodle MOOCs (November and May) and Second Life MOOC (April). Dr. Deutsch follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning and teaching as a way to learn. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and Mindfulness. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner.