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Presenter(s): 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

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

Teachers know every student matters, but it’s sometimes difficult to attend to everyone in a diverse class. How can differentiation help us? How can we best utilize collaborative learning? What about digital tools? And when teaching online?

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

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Presenter(s): Billie Jago

How to teach engaging classes for exam successBoth in the real-life classroom and online, Gold Experience second edition can offer teachers a variety of useful resources to help students achieve exam success.

This webinar discusses the tools available, as well as the skills and techniques for delivering engaging and motivating exam classes. We’ll look at the coursebook and its’ online features in detail, and how to provide variety to typical exam tasks.

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Presenter(s): Amanda Davies

Keeping teenagers engaged and motivated during lessons is a top priority for many teachers, but since each unique student we teach has their own individual experiences, interests, strengths and development areas we all know this isn’t always easy to do. Therefore, it’s essential that rather than trying to appeal to everyone all at once, teachers have a range of strategies that allow every student to set their own goals, share their knowledge and identify their progress and successes in the classroom.

This webinar will explore some key Assessment for Learning strategies that can help do just that. The techniques will be suitable for both face-to-face and online lessons.

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Presenter(s): Vaughan Jones

In a career of over twenty years writing ELT coursebooks, my co-author and I have always strived to produce materials that motivate students, make language learning memorable and, above all, promote meaningful exchanges.

A particularly important thread running through all our materials is an emphasis on personalisation and the role it can play in classrooms full of 16-18 year-olds. We have always been strong advocates of tasks and activities that tap into the students’ own life experience and give them the opportunity to speak or write about their own thoughts, feelings or emotions. Are we right?

In this webinar, I will take a fresh look at the whole area of personalisation and compare and contrast personalised activities with non-personalised activities. In this webinar we will be using examples from Focus Second Edition secondary course from Pearson.

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Presenter(s): Sue Kay

Personally I don’t need convincing of the usefulness of video as a teaching tool, or of how motivating it can be in the classroom. I’ve been recording videos and writing worksheets since the days when my school had one video player which we wheeled into the classroom on a Friday afternoon.

In this webinar I’ll make the case for using more and better-quality video in the classroom, discuss which video genres work best and why, as well as demonstrate how they can facilitate effective lessons and improve learning. We will be using examples from Focus Second Edition secondary course from Pearson.

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Presenter(s): Elizabeth Beer Elizabeth Beer

Teaching grammar to classes with different needs and language levels can be stressful for teachers, and sometimes uttering the dreaded ‘grammar’ word to your students can often cause them to close their ears to that part of the lesson.

This session will guide you through the concept of scaffolding, which is to provide tasks and support so that students can understand and accomplish grammar goals more independently.

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Presenter(s): Elizabeth Beer

Teaching grammar to classes with different needs and language levels can be stressful for teachers, and sometimes uttering the dreaded ‘grammar’ word to your students can often cause them to close their ears to that part of the lesson.

This session will guide you through the concept of scaffolding, which is to provide tasks and support so that students can understand and accomplish grammar goals more independently.

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Duration: 1 hour