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9:00 to 9:50
This session will dive into the world of online assessment of language proficiency in the light of planned and unplanned moves online with our teaching and learning. We will tackle the issues of whether we should be testing at all when learning has undergone such an upheaval, where responsibility for quality lies, and test security and proctoring principles and practicalities. We will also explore opportunities that this change might bring, such as a (re-)consideration of portfolio assessment, integrated skills assessment, and open-book exams, from the perspective of the student, teacher and institution.
10:00 to 12:00
education management: principles & challenges
This courses focuses on:
- knowledge, skills, attitude and awareness: a framework for the development of coordinators, supervisors and school owners
- using key performance indicators as a managerial tool
- devising individual professional plans (for oneself and to the academic staff)
- dealing with teacher engagement (motivation, resistance and community-building)
Tutor: Vinicius Nobre
A new culture of learning - a reflective and practical approach to learner autonomy
A new culture of learning - a reflective and practical approach to learner autonomy"
The nature of autonomy and the process of ‘autonomization’
Autonomy, agency, and identity
Making learner autonomy viable for teachers and students
Learner autonomy in face-to-face and remote teaching before, during and after the pandemic
Tutor: Monica Freire
Six webinars with one theme: inclusive education. Topics include:
- Teaching the Hearing Impaired in an EFL Classroom;
- Teaching an autistic child in a bilingual environment;
- How to get all our students thinking;
- Older adults in ELT materials;
- Voices of a female white/non-white Brazilian Educator;
- Democratic Classroom;
Tutors: Gustavo Lima Barcellos, Luiz Eduardo, Sarah M Howell, Heloisa Duarte, Claudia Colla de Amorim, Aline Martins
Moderator: Akemi Iwasa
12:10 - 12:50
12:50 to 13:50
Tim Gifford, from LearnJam: Designing effective learning: What we've discovered from applying our Learning Design Principles
14:00 to 14:50
Trying to teach teens online can feel like cruising down a highway or being stuck in a traffic jam. How can we intervene appropriately to increase student motivation and promote full engagement? Five elements for a smooth journey are: thinking, empathy, activity, choice and harmony. The facts that will be presented in this session will make you aware of what it is and how it feels to be a teenager and will also give you better driving skills and help you deal with problems when you are “on the high-speed road” with teens.
15:00 to 17:00
teaching (very) young learners
Six webinars, one topic: six fellow teachings share their experiences in teaching (very) young learners. Topics include: Using literature to develop social skills; story-based teaching
Engaging (V)YLs in the learning process through play; strategies to make online lessons fun and attractive to (V)YLs; strategies to help teachers cope with teaching (V)YLs remotely; techniques to introduce cultural elements to (V)YLs in online lessons.
Tutors: Carolina Dolinski Varaschin, Ana Clara Castilho, Miriam Oliveira, Bárbara Vanderlei, Danielle Tavares, Katherine Jara
Moderator: Cris Perone
Neuroscience 101 for Language Teachers
- Brain Basics: What parts of the brain do we use when we learn?
- Teaching a brain-friendly lesson: a guiding model for practice.
- Brain & emotions: What can prevent us from learning?
- Brain & 21st Century Skills: What skills are expected from teachers and students?
Tutor: Guilherme Pacheco
Remote teaching in the pandemic
Six webinars, one topic: follow six fellow teachers and their findings about teaching in the pandemic. Topics include: Significant use of technologies; how to integrate educational tools from the web into teaching to make lessons more engaging; adapting lesson plans, projects, and activities for remote teaching; experience gathered from the remote version of a full PBL English course; the role of teachers' emotions in the context of the pandemic; how teaching in the pandemic has driven us towards new practices that should be used to redesign students' social futures
Tutors: Vania Castro, Wallace Barboza, Claudia Boni, Marcia de Souza, Teresa Carvalho, Joyce Fettermann
Moderator: Paulo Dantas
17:10 to 18:10
Lucero Aguilar, from Compass Publishing: Three Generations, One Classroom
18:20 - 19:00
19:10 to 20:00
lessons learned and
Key factors stimulating the growth of bilingual education programmes in Brazil are the high status of English in the globalized world and the increased awareness of parents to the possible socio-economic benefits of learning English as a foreign language. Within this scenario, this lecture discusses and problematizes bilingual education in Brazil and the assumptions of creating bilingual scenarios to promote English language learning. The aim is to focus on lessons learned in our working and research contexts and reflect on ways forward for the improvement of bilingual education in Brazil.