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conference schedule

Friday • Oct 20

 9:00 to 10:00 

Plenary Session: David Marsh

3 July
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Am I going to be replaced by AI?

Realizing the Potential of Chatbots in Education 4.0

 10:10 to 11:55 

3-day courses - day 1

Courses will run throughout the conference and you can choose one of the topics to follow for the three days

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Tutors: Cristiane Perone & 

Renata Borges

Gen A: who they are and how they can change the classroom

Post-pandemic, teachers in different contexts are looking to apply new strategies to offer meaningful experiences to learners. But something has changed… who are these learners? Generation Alpha includes all children born in or after 2010 (with the oldest turning 13 this year), what does that mean to us, teachers? In this mini-course, participants will have the opportunity to analyze the profile of these learners, understand the implications of some of the characteristics to the teaching-learning process, and leave with a bag of ideas & activities built collaboratively.

Day 1:

We will start the first day of the course learning the characteristics of Gen A and how they are value-oriented. We will also consider how growing up in the Covid-19 pandemic might have affected their lives.

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Tutors: Letícia Moraes &

Sueli Busmayer

Getting into materials writing

One of the paths we can take in our professional life as language teachers is materials writing. Producing activities from scratch, however, is a skill to be developed. Being an outstanding teacher does not necessarily mean being a good materials writer.


In this three-day mini-course, we will explore the world of materials writing starting from aspects related to devising activities for our own groups, progressing gradually to producing materials to share with peers, and culminating in writing materials for publishers.

Day 1:

What do I need to take into account when devising activities for specific groups of learners?

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Tutor: Paulo Dantas

Design thinking and education

Day 1:

Introduction to Design Thinking & Empathy


Explore the fundamentals of Design Thinking and its relevance in education. Delve into the empathy stage to better comprehend the learner's perspective. You will also understand and engage with the core principles of Design Thinking and experience empathy mapping exercises to identify real educational challenges.

 12:00 - 12:45 

Webinar Slot

(webinars are delivered by members of our community who have submitted proposals and have been coached by Troika staff)

Engagement; games

Fun activities to increase engagement and learning

Tiago Silveira


Pronunciation in the EFL Classroom

Débora Thizar

Teaching one-on-one

From 1-1 to small groups: how to successfully make the change

Yasmine Marques

Rotinas de pensamento; vocabulário

Análise do uso de rotinas de pensamento como ferramenta para a construção de repertório lexical em língua inglesa

Alinne Rios

 12:45 - 13:45 

Lunch Break & Troikafezinho

O que você gostaria de perguntar aos participantes das

mesas redondas e das sessões Ask the Expert?

Gabriel Lemos

 13:45 - 14:45 

Plenary Session: Ryan Sprott

PBL Works

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Ways to integrate PBL into

more traditional education settings

 14:45 - 16:15 

Round Table - O Mercado de Ensino Bilíngue no Brasil

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Marina Dalbem

Edify Education


Angélica Marin


 16:15 - 17:00 

Webinar Slot

(webinars are delivered by members of our community who have submitted proposals and have been coached by Troika staff)

Customer service

Excellence in customer service:

a competitive advantage


Patricia Kuttner

Active listening

Active Listening as a way to empower students


Lais Nascimento

Young learners; storytelling

The Role of Storytelling in Early Education

Sabrina Ribeiro

Inclusive education

Breaking Barriers: Turning the Classroom into an Inclusive Education Environment

Ana Paula Botelho

Produção oral; ensino fundamental

Como estimular a produção oral livre no Ensino Fundamental I

Corina Bremmer

 17:00 - 18:45 

3-day courses - day 1

Courses will run throughout the conference and you can choose one of the topics to follow for the three days


Tutor: Mônica Freire

Lesson planning

Lesson planning is a cornerstone of effective education, offering educators a roadmap to guide their students towards meaningful learning experiences. This meticulous process not only imparts structure to the classroom but also plays a pivotal role in achieving educational goals. Yet, planning effective lessons is not without its challenges. Striking a balance between content coverage, student engagement, diverse learning preferences, and time constraints can be intricate. Educators must adapt to changing needs and technologies, tailor lessons to meet individual student requirements, and remain flexible in the face of unforeseen circumstances. In this dynamic landscape, lesson planning becomes both an essential tool and an ongoing challenge, demanding creativity, adaptability, and a commitment to fostering enriched learning environments. During this 3-day course, we will tackle various challenges associated with lesson planning, with the aim that participants will leave better prepared to create and deliver more effective lessons.


Day 1:

Establishing the difference between lesson planning and a lesson plan

Analysing and aligning participants’ expectations about the course Identifying and reflecting on one’s

lesson planning competences

Addressing the basics of lesson planning, including concepts and jargon

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Tutor: Anico Perfler

Drawing up a preparatory course for international language certification exams

The overall aim of the course is to assist freelance teachers and school teachers in designing a course that helps prepare students for international proficiency exams. Drawing on the Cambridge and British Council exams as a foundation, we will collectively consider the specificities of this type and style of course.

Day 1:

An overview

What is necessary to design a preparatory course? On the first day, we will be exploring the most general aspects of such a course. Issues such as (a) class hours (in and out of the classroom (self-study time), intensive or extensive) (it includes on-demand course activities for students who have little time to take an exam, e.g. IELTS); (b) pedagogical contracts i.e. what teacher/students can/cannot do (e.g. during listening exam tasks an online student will be expected to turn off their microphone, during speaking tasks I might ask to record them; face-to-face classes may have different expectations for the same tasks); what/when/how they're expected to hand in materials; how long I can take to give them feedback, etc.; (c) the organization and diversity of available materials; (d) the emphasis to be placed and the time allocated for different types of activities involving systems, skills, and exam tasks; and (e) how to tackle the development of exam skills with the students.

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Tutors: Akemi Iwasa &

Joyce Fettermann

Accents and identity: fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom

Accents play a pivotal role in shaping individuals’ identities. Paradoxically, many speakers believe that they must ‘lose’ their accents to improve their language proficiency. This highlights the importance of exploring concepts such as accent variation, accentism, and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), as well as their implications for the language classroom.

In this course, anchored in these concepts, we will contemplate ways to foster an appreciation for learners’ unique accents, thereby advancing equity in the learning process. Practical ideas will be presented and discussed throughout the whole course.

Day 1:

We’ll encourage participants to engage in self-reflection regarding their perceptions of accents and to examine their personal beliefs about how individuals should sound when speaking an additional language. We’ll explore various perspectives on accents, drawing from works by Prentis (2017), Thornbury (2017), among others.

 18:50 - 19:50 

Plenary Session: Renata Ishida

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A escola é lugar de sofrimento?

Caminhos de cuidado em saúde mental

no ambiente escolar

 19:50 - 20:00 

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