saturday • july 18
9:00 to 9:50
Plenary Session: Jeremy Harmer
What I have learned
There is nothing good about the global pandemic we have all lived - and are living through - including, of course the way it has been handled by our 'leaders'. And yet we have all learned some things in lockdown. Some of these things are to do with life in general, and how we interact with each other, but many of them also tell us something about teaching, both now and in the future. That's what I would like to address in this talk.
10:00 to 12:00
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
Bruno Albuquerque, from Troika: an open room for networking.
14:00 to 14:50
is still teaching
From a school or language center room to the screen of a computer, teachers find the joy and frustration of teaching online. What does it take to be a successful online teacher? Is there such a recipe for success? In this talk, teachers will be given some ideas, strategies and have their attention drawn to the advantages of this particular teaching context. By discussing teaching challenges, both technical as well as pedagogical and taking into account Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, SAMR Model and the Affective Filter Hypothesis,participants will be invited to reflect and rethink about their practice as online teachers.
15:00 to 17:00
17:10 to 18:10
Greg Sotiropoulos, from MM Publications: Why do we teach the way we do?
Renata Borges, from Troika: an open room for networking.
18:20 - 19:00
19:10 to 20:00
Collaboration is one of the key competencies that our learners must have to face our world’s challenges. Collaboration has also been identified as one of the major 21st century skills that we, teachers, are to emphasize in class so that students are better prepared for the future. Presenter will comment on aspects of Collaborative Learning in the ELT class, how we can enhance collaboration among students even in these difficult times of Covid-19, and will give examples using ELT textbooks.