ELT@lgeria website which was created on December 17th, 2007, was launched on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008.
Since then, many Algerian committed educators have been collaborating to maintain the site and keep it updated.
Many rubrics have been added to the site to respond to teachers’ and supervisors and students’ needs.
Every month, the web is browsed by more than 1,500 visitors from Algeria and many other countries.
ELT@lgeria team keeps the educators updated with what happens in classrooms, in teachers’ and supervisors’ professional development as well as the whole world of ELT.
It all started with two educators: a teacher and her supervisor:
Mr.Louznadji, the founder of the website was overwhelmed with teachers’reflections and enquiries needless, to talk about their creative contributions to the professional development courses he had organized. Openminded as he has always been, he kept open doors to communication with all the teachers through a special e-mail box he named “ELTCell”, but his need to share with more and more teachers and students urged him to think of creating an online space.
So, in collaboration with Miss.Mezough, the teacher who has been under his supervision for a decade, the two educators worked for months till they fixed a website for the whole country named ELT@lgeria.
The website was launched on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008. And since then, the team members have been improving it by adding new rubrics and creative teaching materials dealing with different educational and pedagogical issues. They also keep in touch with more than 1100 registered members via weekly newsletters that reach many teachers all over the country.
All along half a decade, many teachers have contributed exam papers, lesson plans and printable documents…
ELT@lgeria has been living online outstanding achievements for four years, it has been increasingly visited by educators from all over the world.
ELT@lgeria is the first online project that is based on the philosophy of sharing and life long learning. Indeed it is a project for the whole country.
Doors of contribution are open to all educators, teachers, supervisors and students.
Visitors’ suggestions and comments are of great value to improve and maintain the website.
“Our aim is to leave something worth being used in the field of education.” Said Mr.Louznadji
As Peter Senge said:
‘A shared vision is not an idea…it is rather, a force in people’s hearts…at its simplest level, a shared vision is the answer to the question ‘What do we want to create?’