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Presenter(s): Donatella Fitzgerald Image of Donatella Fitzgerald

Research shows that reading for pleasure can promote better health and wellbeing. What can we do to get our students reading? How can we help them develop literacy and reading skills so that they can enjoy books and become life-long readers? In this webinar we provide practical ideas and activities using Graded Readers to empower students in their learning and to engage with reading inside and outside the classroom.

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Presenter(s): Amy Malloy Image of Amy Malloy

How are you? Really? It goes without saying this has been and continues to be an unprecedented time. Without habitual patterns in our day to day lives, it can be hard to know how to predict our own wellbeing needs, let alone our students’.

In this practical and theoretical session, we explore what students have been through, what they continue to go through, and how to use both a top-down and bottom-up approach to mindfulness to support their mental health both during and after this difficult time.

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Presenter(s): Jo Sale Image of Jo Sale

Getting ready for any 4 skills based test can be tricky and is not only about familiarity with the test, but also the skills needed for success.

In this webinar, we talk about ideas for how to use print, online and blended materials in both physical and virtual classrooms as well as some of the extra support resources available to teachers and students.

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Presenter(s): Dr Bill Bonk Image of Dr Bill Bonk

In the past, the only way to quickly and easily score second language performance was to make questions that could be objectively scored (such as multiple choice, matching, etc.). But we all know that the world we live in requires us to produce language for communication, not choose A, B, or C.

Performance assessments including interviews, scenarios and conversations are becoming more valued but the required human judgement comes with the cost of extra time and effort, scheduling, training, subjectivity… and scoring rubrics!

At Pearson we use many of these scoring rubrics as the basis for our automated scoring systems which drives our assessments like the Versant English Tests and PTE Academic.

In this session, we share best practices about how to design and write good rubrics and discuss how you can incorporate them into your own classroom assessments and grading practices.

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Presenter(s): Nick Laul Image of Nick Laul

In this session we discuss how to select the right assessment, based on your needs. We explore the various questions to ask and parameters to consider when choosing a type of assessment. We discuss the various outputs you may receive from an assessment and discuss how best to interpret and use them.

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Presenter(s): Michael Brand Image of Michael Brand

Teaching at least part of their timetable online has become a reality for many teachers. In this session we focus on how to go about preparing teens for exams in online lessons. We consider how best to dovetail developing the skills and strategies teens need for their exams with maintaining engagement, active participation and yes, enjoyment! We reference material from Gold Experience Second Edition as well as other sources.

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Presenter(s): Eleonora Pessina, Imogen Wyllie Presenters Eleonora Pessina & Imogen Wyllie

In this session we show how Pearson English courses and assessments work together, within the framework of the Global Scale of English, to create a purposeful, well-structured educational experience. Taking Roadmap and the Benchmark Test as examples, we study the differences, connection and interplay between course, course-based assessment and proficiency assessment for adult learners. The session aims to give teachers practical advice on how to structure their end-to-end teaching programme - identifying and addressing skills gaps and monitoring progress throughout.

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Presenter(s): Vaughan Jones Image of Vaughan Jones

In this highly practical session, we explore ways in which we can help our students become better at learning and remembering vocabulary. Teaching good word-learning habits is always a worth-while objective, but never more so than in the current climate. The more efficient the students are, the more likely they will be able to overcome interruptions to their learning and make up for lost time. Examples of good practice are taken from Focus Second Edition.

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Presenter(s): Dr Ken Beatty Image of Dr Ken Beatty

Misfortunes of all kinds have a way of bringing out the best in people and, when disasters and challenges arise, they often lead to rapid torrents of large and small innovations.

There are several changes in education at the moment that promise to have lasting beneficial impacts on teaching and learning.

This presentation outlines seven of these, identifying challenges and ways in which improvements in education will happen.

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Presenter(s): Michael Brand Image of Michael Brand

Help! There’s such a range of abilities in my class! Some of my students need extra support and others need extra challenge!

This practical session proposes strategies and activities to help us meet the demands of a mixed ability class.

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