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Presenter(s): Jane Bledsoe

How ready are your students for their exams? This session will introduce you to two new English proficiency products that are accessible to candidates 24/7. With featured content from our Pearson English Warmup mobile app and a newly-launched online Readiness Test - you will see how you can help students increase their confidence.

The Readiness Test features a red, amber, green light scheme to alert you and your students if they are ready to test. Remediation suggestions are provided as part of their results. Join us to learn more about how you and your students can know just how ready they are for their General English Proficiency exam.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): 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 will be explored and we will discuss how you can use these tools to move your lesson planning from your desk to your desktop.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Damian Williams

In this session we'll provide an overview of the General English course Roadmap and how it is suited for online classes. We'll start by briefly summarising the research that influenced the design of the course, before looking at the twin track approach to teaching speaking and the other skills, and how to teach those online. We'll also show how it provides a great degree of flexibility to help you navigate the different needs of your learners and teaching environment.

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Duration: 1 hour
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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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Melanie Drake, Derya Uysal

In this session the PTE Academic training team looks at how English language testing has evolved and the gradual move from pen and paper-based testing to the use of technology and automated scoring. They’ll focus on finding connections between tests and how teachers can adapt their teaching practices for students preparing for PTE Academic.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): 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 will 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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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): 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’ll 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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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Nick Laul

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

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): 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'll 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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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): 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 will share practical ways for teachers to make StartUp more successful in the online classroom for themselves and their students.

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Duration: 1 hour

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