conference schedule


Oct 8


Oct 9


Oct 10


Oct 11

Saturday • Oct 9

9:00 to 10:00

Plenary Session: Ben Goldstein (sponsored by Cambridge University Press)


The Labels

 We Live By

There is an increasing tendency to categorize learners, but these labels are rarely neutral and can take on lives of their own, independent of our learners’ actual opportunities to acquire language. This talk explores alternative ways of understanding learner identities, following a narrative rather than a paradigmatic approach. It will also look at the identities of those featured in our materials, concluding that we can best represent diversity by avoiding the need to label.

10:15 to 12:00

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


Tutor: Monica Freire

Alternative careers in ELT - Teacher Training, Content production, and Academic Coordination

This course aims to expand teachers professional options in the ELT market by sharing essential information about the most common options and discussing what it takes to follow each path.

On the first day of the course we will discuss what teachers need to do to become Teacher Trainers. We will discuss the kind of knowledge and experience they need to acquire to become fully fledged TTs, as well as professional development options available.

Courses are 3-day events, 2h each day. Choose one on the first day and try to stick to it so you have a better experience.

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Tutor: Isabela Villas Boas

Essential topics for educational leadership

This course aims to address the essential knowledge and competencies one needs to become an effective educational leader. The course mediator will draw on readings in the field and on her experience in educational leadership, focusing on lessons learned from successes and failures and inviting the participants to do the same in relation to the leadership roles they have had and the role models they are inspired by.

We will begin by reflecting upon our experiences with leadership and identifying the main characteristics of the leaders we have been inspired by. We will then analyze the difference between a manager and a leader and use scenarios to decide which is which.

Courses are 3-day events, 2h each day. Choose one on the first day and try to stick to it so you have a better experience.

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Tutor: Laura McWilliams

Practical Drama in the YL ELT classroom

Breaking barriers and building bonds
This session will look at increasing learner confidence and creating a cohesive, positive class dynamic via a range of drama-inspired games and practical activities that can be incorporated into your English lessons. We will explore relaxation techniques, ways to use puppets and masks, and teambuilding exercises.

Courses are 3-day events, 2h each day. Choose one on the first day and try to stick to it so you have a better experience.

This course is sponsored



12:15 - 13:00

Webinar Slot

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

Sponsored by Express Publishing

Daniel Morris - Pathways to Communicative & Professional Development in ESP

Intercultural awareness

Victor Carreão - Using bio(linguistic)diversity in ELT classes: the case of Tuvaluan English

social issues

Hugo Dart - Speaking our minds in the EFL classroom

Sponsored by Express Publishing

George Kokolas - The Zest Vaccine

course design

Ricardo Bruns - Designing (unexpected) just-in-time courses.

Project Based Learning

Luiz Eduardo Dudu - Addressing language in a bilingual PBL environment.


Carina Santana - A importância do feedback como ferramenta para o monitoramento da aprendizagem significativa em contextos de sala de aula presencial, híbrida e virtual.

Ageism and online teaching

Heloisa Duarte and Débora Schisler - You are never too old to teach and learn online

social issues

Yuri Fioravante - Proposals of practices for an anti-racist education

13:00 - 13:45

Lunch Break & Troikafezinho

Akemi Iwasa, from Troika: Designing inclusive materials 

13:45 - 15:15

Round Table - Desafios da educação bilíngue: quais os próximos passos?

sponsored by Express Publishing

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Luciana Brentano

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Tatiana Carvalho


Rita Ladeia

Vamos refletir juntos sobre um dos grandes desafios para o professor que trabalha ou pretende trabalhar com educação bilíngue: entender que ensinar em contexto bilíngue é bastante diferente de ensinar em escola de idiomas, visto que a formação que os professores recebem no curso de Letras é muito focada no ensino de línguas estrangeiras e não no ensino através de línguas adicionais. Falaremos sobre estas diferenças e como o professor pode se preparar para este contexto emergente da educação bilíngue no Brasil.

15:45 - 16:30

Webinar Slot

(Major partner webinars)

The CSF Model - Planning more effective language lessons
Sponsored by rhyzos & twice

Speaker: Lyle French

Considering the explosion of bilingual schools/programmes across Brazil, we will take a dive into the role of content and language by exploring how to plan effective lessons using the CSF model (Content, Structure and Functions).

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Conflict in the Classroom - Ten Tips to Boost Teachers’ Emotional Intelligence
Sponsored by macmillan education

Speaker: Alex Tamulis

There’s a positive relationship between teachers’ emotional intelligence and conflict management in the classroom. Since much more needs to be learned about how our emotional skills relate to classroom practice, the session will provide teachers with practical tips to boost their teaching experience, reflecting and questioning practices with actual cases in mind. The main goal is to present strategies for conflict management, giving teachers the proper tools to constructively manage classroom conflict.

Creating an adaptive learning experience for K12 using data and analytics
Sponsored by Cypherlearning

Speaker: Jen Paternal

Learn how LMS data and analytics can help teachers evaluate student's performance, track their progress and develop an adaptive learning experience to amplify and enhance students' performance in class.

The Attention Crisis: Being in School is Not the Same as Student Engagement

Sponsored by Geppetto

Speaker: Vicente Vieira

There are many laws still in effect that prohibit the use of smartphones in classrooms on the grounds that "electronic devices impair the students' ability to pay attention in the classroom". The central element is the student's attention. The source of concern reveals an important piece of information: schools are part of the Attention Industry. Furthermore, the expulsion of mobile devices from schools and the judicialization of the dispute for students' attention indicate that the school has been losing this competition. In this talk, I will present the concept of the Attention Industry and a profile of the new generations of students (Alpha and Z) to support educators in the dispute for attention and engagement of students to promote more fun and efficient learning processes.

16:45 - 18:30


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

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Tutor: Paulo Dantas

Innovation and Disruption in Education

We'll be exploring how education has changed over the last few decades and how these changes have impacted the way we teach.


Tutor: Leticia Moraes

Gamification: going beyond using games in class

This course aims at clarifying what gamification looks in practice and experimenting
with adapting activities, lessons and courses.


On the first day of the course, we will explore the concept of gamification, comparing and contrasting it with (1) serious games, such as monopoly, and (2) pedagogical games made to be used in class. We will also discuss the difference between explicit and implicit gamification.

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Tutor: Cristiane Perone

Teaching young learners: why we do what we do

The aim of this course is to discuss the learning routines widely spread when teaching kids and understand the reasons for these practices. Participants will have the chance to revisit key concepts and create a collaborative checklist for planning effective lessons.

This session will focus on how knowledge is constructed. We will understand two key theories of learning: behaviourism and constructivism and the implications in the young learner classroom.

18:45 - 19:45

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What does it

take to teach

Generation Z?

We are now educating a generation of students who are developing into adults surrounded by both the help, expertise and pressures of social media, the internet and advanced technology. This is a generation which lives in a globalized and interconnected world facing severe threats and issues they are concerned about and would like to solve and change. What needs and demands does this generation bring into the language classroom? What skills do they need to thrive in the world they live in? It is the aim of this presentation to look into the answers to these questions as we explore classroom practices that best suit Generation Z.

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