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Presenter(s): Laura Vazquez

Creativity is in all of us. It is that ability that raises humanity above the other living species in our world. Our own attitudes are the key to the realization of the potential within us and our students. To create a climate of creativity in your classroom, you must foster three key elements: physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. In this webinar Laura Vazquez shows you how.

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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): Rachael Roberts Image of Rachael Roberts

What we can control: planning, prioritising and organising skills for students and teachers.

Times of great uncertainty like these can cause a great deal of stress as so much is both unpredictable and out of our control. However, despite everything, we still need to help our students develop both their language skills, and their abilities to deal successfully with the world of work in future (whatever that may look like).

In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at some practical strategies that English teachers like you can use to not only get yourself more organised and in control of what you can actually control, but that can also be used in regular classroom (or online classroom) activities to help your students improve their planning, prioritising and organising skills.

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Presenter(s): Dan Shepherd Image of Dan Shepherd

Students all over the world are underachieving in speaking exams because of nerves - yet it’s something that is often overlooked in class. Whether your students are preparing for in-class speaking tests or official exams like PTE General, IELTS or Cambridge B2 First, there are a number of techniques that you can use to help learners face the big day with confidence. In this practical webinar, we explore a range of classroom activities and share useful resources that you will be able to use immediately in your lessons.

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Presenter(s): Donatella Fitzgerald Image of Donatella Fitzgerald

Research shows that reading for pleasure can promote better health and wellbeing. In this webinar we see how Graded Readers can be a wonderful tool to help young learners engage with reading with practical ideas and activities to encourage children to read at home and become life-long readers.

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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): Dominic Vadgama, Jo Sale

In this session we look at the range of official preparation resources that are available to help your test takers prepare for PTE Academic. Pearson's portfolio consists of self-study resources and resources designed to help prepare students in the classroom. We spend some time discussing how each of the different prep resources can support learners at different stages of their preparation journey and according to the level of support needed.

In the webinar we showcase some of our new resources that came to the market in 2020 including our new edition of the Official Guide to PTE Academic, which is a great resource for self-study and in the classroom!

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Presenter(s): Andrew Khan Image of Andrew Khan

With traditional testing methods still disrupted, many schools, universities and companies have needed to think creatively about how to assess achievement and proficiency.

In this session we look at different models for testing in the COVID-19 era, as well as some of the positive and negative responses to the idea of assessing learners at home, and cover test tips and lessons learned from the delivery of Versant English Tests with Remote Monitoring.

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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): Dr Ken Beatty Image of Dr Ken Beatty

Many teachers who never considered online language classes now find that it is the new normal, for themselves and for their students. Moreover, online classes are likely to endure far into the future. New Student's Interactive eBooks, a wide range of digital resources, and integrating Zoom into the Portal make teaching, learning, and assessment easier, more engaging, and more productive with StartUp. This talk shares practical ways for teachers to make StartUp more successful in the online classroom for themselves and their students.

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