#Edcamp Santiago Spotlight on Our Sponsor: The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (#HETL)

Being a member of HETL is something special. You belong to an organization of highly dedicated and motivated professionals from over one hundred thirty (130) countries. There are over ten thousand members in HETL, and that number keeps growing daily.

Take a look at the November Newsletter. Click here:

What is HETL?

Here’s the short answer:

“Our mission is to develop a global community of higher education professionals who come together to share their knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning.” Source: http://www.hetl.org

Ten (10) lucky people at Edcamp Santiago 2012, on January 14, at Universidad Mayor, Av. Manuel Montt 367 (Metro Manuel Montt), will receive a free one-year membership to HETL in the “Early Bird Raffle” at Edcamp Santiago.

As they say, “joy comes in the morning”. For those participants who arrive before 9:30 am, there will be the golden opportunity to see your name appear as one of the ten newest members of HETL in our Early Bird Raffle. So arrive before 9:30 and win a valuable membership to a global professional organization, the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association!

Furthermore, to top it all off, your membership registration will be personally processed by the HETL Executive Director, Mr. Patrick Blessinger. How’s that for a warm welcome?

It’s incredible, and we thank Patrick for his fraternal gesture and selfless generosity with his valuable time.


Message from the Director

With over 10,000 members in our LinkedIn discussion forum, HETL has grown to be a widely diverse group of educators. Our discussion forum represents educators from over 130 countries and from every academic discipline, function, and level in higher education.

So, not only is HETL diverse in its racial, ethnic, and gender make-up but it is also diverse along many other factors also, including nationality, linguistics, institutional mission, academic discipline, educational philosophy, and other characteristics.

We believe in inclusivity and pluralism. HETL members consist not only of faculty, researchers, and scholars but also higher education executives, managers, and administrators, as well as higher education librarians, counselors, technologists, publishers, editors, and authors. Diversity is strength and a benefit and is all the more important in a globalized world.

Help us build an even more diverse network of educators – invite your colleagues to become a part of the HETL network.

Patrick Blessinger,
HETL Executive Director

Please invite your colleagues to join our discussion group at http://bit.ly/bgnIig

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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon http://amzn.to/Qxmoec . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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