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Presenter(s): Jane Forrest, Erika Webb-Hughes, Praveen Gopalan, Harry Waters Speak Out for Sustainability logo

We're starting the conversation about sustainability as understood by different organizations - Pearson and the BBC - and discussing the common goals we share: supporting learners and educators around the world to communicate and speak out for a more sustainable future.

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Presenter(s): Magda Kania

John Hattie claims that there are some teachers doing some things that make the difference. If you keep wondering what teaching strategies can make your online lessons more effective and impactful, learn more in this webinar, focused on Online Teaching Methodology ESAP. Magda Kania presents some practical tools and ideas that will help you: - organize your online lesson - engage your students from the very first minute of your online lesson - increase your students’ interaction - ensure that learning outcomes are achieved.

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Presenter(s): Sue Kay Image of Sue Kay

Speaking tends to be the skill that our teenage learners find most nerve-wracking in their English lessons. So how can we give them the confidence to speak in class? Sue Kay believes this can be achieved by setting up speaking activities carefully.

In this webinar, Sue suggests six ways to ensure that students are motivated to speak and are given the support they need to succeed. She illustrates these suggestions with examples from Focus Second Edition.

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Presenter(s): Ollie Wood

This webinar is designed to help you feel more confident teaching using flipped learning. We look at how to flip your classroom for the first time with tips on what to tell your students and/or their parents. We also look at how to plan for a few different lesson shapes: from vocabulary lessons to lessons that include video and social media posts. Finally, we discuss student motivation and how we can support all of our learners all of the time.

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Presenter(s): Autumn Westphal Image of Autumn Westphal

Using digital tools to plan and teach lessons is now the new normal as we adjust to the current trends in education.

In this session, new features of the teacher toolkit are explored and we discuss how you can use these tools to move your lesson planning from your desk to your desktop.

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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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