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Presenter(s): Sarah Hillyard Image of Sarah Hillyard

Curious about teaching STEAM? Join Sarah Hillyard's English Code STEAM lesson walk-through! In an engineering experiment about building strong bridges (Level 4), Sarah will walk you through the lesson and concentrate on the most essential steps for you to deliver successful STEAM lessons.

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Presenter(s): Sarah Hillyard Image of Sarah Hillyard

There are lots of misconceptions about STEAM. When language teachers hear the words “coding”, “algorithm”, “technology”, “engineering” it can sound overwhelming… daunting… even scary. It’s not about teaching a science lesson, or a maths lesson, instead, it’s about integrating an array of concepts that are built into these subjects while teaching English. This session will debunk some myths and reveal the truth behind them through practical examples (from English Code). Doing STEAM is simpler than you think!

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Presenter(s): Sarah Hillyard Image of Sarah Hillyard

The mission of this webinar is to share ways in which English language primary teachers can help children become future-ready by using STEAM. Learners need to start developing transferable abilities at an early age. Skills such as problem-solving, effective communication, team-building and creativity will be needed in an unknown future of rapid change. (STEAM projects from English Code will be used to exemplify).

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Presenter(s): Christina Cavage

Mastering academic English is the single highest determinant of academic success in a university program. While building linguistic skills students also need to develop critical thinking skills that to ensure academic success. In this webinar, author and trainer Christina Cavage answers these questions: How do we build the language skills students need to be successful in a wide variety of disciplines while building academic skills as well? When will they be linguistically ready for the rigor that lies ahead? Participants gain an understanding of how rigorous academic language can carefully be scaffolded with systematic skills development to close the skills gap. Participants further explore how by employing several effective practices, teachers can leverage the content and prepare their students for academic success and beyond.

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Teaching critical thinking is necessary for academic success beyond the ELT classroom. Constructing lessons that embed critical thinking are the first step. However, it is not enough to only embed critical thinking into our everyday listening, speaking, reading and writing lessons, but how can we effectively assess critical thinking? In this webinar, author and trainer Christina Cavage explores both traditional and non-traditional assessments for determining students’ proficiencies in critical thinking.

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Presenter(s): Christina Cavage

Critical thinking is essential to university success. While our language classes often focus on developing language proficiency, proficiency in critical thinking is equally important for success. So, how can we embed critical thinking into our everyday language lessons? In this webinar, author and trainer Christina Cavage walks you through proven strategies and techniques to build both the critical thinking tasks into classroom lessons, and meaningful assignments outside of class. Participants gain an understanding of task-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning.

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Presenter(s): Christina Cavage Christina Cavage

In this webinar, author and trainer Christina Cavage unpacks critical thinking in the ELT classroom. She answers these questions: What is critical thinking? Why is it important in the language classroom? What is the relationship between academic literacy and language literacy? Participants gain an understanding of the importance in teaching critical thinking in our EAP courses to ensure academic and cultural success beyond our programs.

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Presenter(s): Letizia Cinganotto Letizia Cinganotto

In this webinar we provide hints and suggestions on how to plan, implement and assess activities aimed at fostering mediation, including the use of learning technologies.

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Presenter(s): Letizia Cinganotto Letizia Cinganotto

In this webinar we describe the concept of mediation as highlighted in the latest Common European Framework of Reference - Companion Volume of the Council of Europe, from a global, intercultural and multilingual perspective, and explore how to teach mediation online.

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Duration: 1 hour

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Spring Days webinar series

Our Spring Days 2021 webinar series looks at key challenges. Our speaker line-up of experts have experiences to share, with ideas and solutions for lost learning, hybrid learning, techno stress and more.

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More than 30,000 teachers from over 60 countries engaged with our experts across six themes and 45 fascinating and diverse talks in autumn 2020. 

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