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conference schedule

Tuesday • Jul 5

8:30 to 10:00

Plenary Session: Jane Willis

3 July
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Task-based language teaching -
but what about the grammar?

After questioning what we mean by ‘grammar’ and exploring insights gained from corpus linguistics, Jane will illustrate ways of incorporating these insights into the various stages of a task-based lesson. She will demonstrate a range of form-focussed activities that highlight aspects of grammar and lexical patterns occurring in the texts (spoken and written) used during the task cycle which then become part of the learner’s ‘pedagogic corpus’. She will summarise starting points for analysis activities which help learners identify useful forms, systematise and build on them and will suggest how to extend learners’ personal repertoire of language appropriate for global communication.

10:10 to 11:55

3-day courses

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


Tutors: Taylor Veigga & Akemi Iwasa

Getting into diverse materials writing

In this course, the tutors will give an overview of important elements of the publishing industry for those who are interested in writing materials. With a focus on diversity, ethics and inclusion, we will look at some key concepts involved when creating educational content, and draw conclusions on the positive impact that such materials can have on all English language learners. Examples and practical ideas will be presented and discussed throughout the whole course.

  • Day 3: We’ll make considerations regarding the need for proper representation and how to make better choices of visual and textual elements.

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Tutor: Tatiana Canto

Sponsored by Express Publishing

Teaching Young Learners

Teaching Young learners has continuously challenged many teachers. Many teachers struggle at keeping kids engaged, making them connect and learn while having fun. If you are willing to understand more about keeping kids enthralled, join this course, and learn some tools and activities that will boost your lessons.​

  • Day 3: ideas on developing linguistic skills through songs, games and stories will be shared with the group. We will also create a bank of activities to be used by everyone.

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Tutor: Letícia Moraes

Exploring language in three dimensions

When we delve into learning and teaching English, we notice that language is something complex. This, however, doesn’t mean that our relationship with language has to be complicated or difficult. Something that can help us as teachers deal with language in the classroom is look at it from different perspectives. This course aims at exploring how teachers can look at language from three different yet related perspectives.

  • Day 3: We’ll explore language through learning and how it empowers learners and allows them to have more meaningful and personalized exchanges in English.

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)


Assessment for learning: why and how I ditched traditional tests

Flávia Sozzi


Out of the box - Making the most of Your Grammar Lessons!

Cleber Santos

Cultural exchange

Integrating Global Citizenship Education into the ELT Classroom

Kelly Pennington


Are teachers also leaders?

Beatriz Vicalvi


Becoming a Teacherpreneur – Is that for me?

Renata Chimim


Process writing: Developing writing skills when reassessing students’ productions

Anico Perfler

13:45 - 15:15

Round Table 4 - Desafios e perspectivas no ensino de inglês na rede pública

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Cíntia Gonçalves

by British Council

Renata Suraide


Helmara Moraes


Cainã Perri

by Nova Escola

12:45 - 13:35

Plenary Session: Shonda Buchanan

Sponsored by RELO - Regional English Language Office, US Embassy in Brazil

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Why BIPOC Narratives and Storytelling Matter: The Value of Stories of Color to our World

Since the colonization of countries and continents of color began, BIPOC narratives, storytelling and the storyteller have been relegated to the "other" space, to the "less important" and 'invalid" places, thus re(dis)locating culture, cultural values, beliefs, voices and identities. Reclaiming our BIPOC narratives and relocating the role of storytelling in our teaching, and in our public and private sectors will not only challenge ingrained biases, but our narratives will enrich the world.

15:15 - 16:00

Webinar Slot

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


Coming across fluency in the ELT classroom: tools to aid a needy teacher

Cleber Santos de Azevedo


A whole new world: how will metaverse change education?

Vicente Vieira Filho


Feedback, a change tool

Vivian Gagliardi

Young learners

Promovendo a equidade na Educação Bilíngue com as estações de trabalho

Amanda Fonseca


Reflections on integrated practical activities about the educational process management

Yuri Fioravante

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)

Cultural exchange

English accents: What should we know about them?

Bianca Pinto


Gamifying Language Learning: A Case Study Examining a Quest-Based Website to Prompt Oral Production and Interaction in Learners of English L2

Carla Xavier


Aprender español en Brasil: ¿aconsejable o imprescindible?


Silvana Mendoza Latorre

Young learners

O estranho caso do professor Pinterest

Juliana Pacheco Oliveira Neves

Oral skills

To Err is Human; To Learn to Self-Correct, Divine!

José Carlos Aissa

17:00 - 18:45

3-day courses

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: Isabela Villas Boas

Are you ready for an assessment reform?

This course is not about how to create tests or mark papers. Nor is it about the cornerstones of testing or standardized assessment.
It is for teachers and instructional leaders who want to change their classroom assessment practices, with a view to reaching every student and guaranteeing equity, without losing sight of the necessary rigor.


  • Day 3: Competency-based assessment; unconscious biases in assessment

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Tutor: Paulo Dantas

Digital Literacy: What, When, Why

Every Sunday, the New York Times print edition features more information than the average person would have access to during a lifetime before the printing press was invented. Now, our news feed is updated several times a second and we are constantly bombarded with information wherever we look. Even bus stops and elevators may feature screens broadcasting the latest breaking news. How can we help our students navigate this sea of information and make relevant and appropriate choices? How do we help our learners become more critical thinkers and assess the validity and accuracy of information in a world of post-truth?

  • In our last meeting, we'll think of practical activities we can develop with our groups to engage them in critical thinking tasks that will encourage them to understand the impact of fake news in our lives.

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Tutor: Marianna Rodrigues

Marketing da teoria à sala de aula: melhorando a experiência dos seus alunos

Em algum momento da História a palavra marketing começou a gerar repulsa e, com o avanço da vida digital, o termo se popularizou. "Se tem marketing no meio, tem mentira e enganação." Grande parte do público já pensou dessa forma, acreditando que seria lesado ao responder às estratégias de marketing.
Se você for agora no Google e digitar "marketing", vai obter mais de 6 bilhões de resultados! Isso porque, com o advento das redes sociais, a palavra marketing nunca esteve tão em alta.
Esse curso não é uma tentativa de te fazer gostar de marketing, mas de te mostrar que você já usa mais marketing do que imagina e, dominando algumas estratégias e fazendo alguns ajustes, a experiência dos seus alunos nas suas aulas pode melhorar e muito.
O marketing, quando feito de forma ética, melhora vidas, cria comunidade, engaja as pessoas e leva conhecimento. Essa jornada te lembra algo? Professor faz marketing desde o primeiro dia de aula e nem sabe.
Com um pouco de intencionalidade e estratégias, educadores tem o potencial de transformar aulas em verdadeiras experiências.

Nesse curso, você verá:

1.O que é marketing, marketing digital e marketing de conteúdo;
2.Quero ser uma marca - Branding e branding primitivo;
3.Design não é só fazer arte - design thinking e jornada do cliente;
4.Criando experiências.

E, embora marketing não seja somente sobre vendas, te adianto uma coisa: todo mundo vende o tempo todo… Você só não descobriu isso ainda.
Te espero nas nossas aulas!

18:50 - 19:50

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IA e Educação

Plenary Session in Portuguese

19:50 - 20:00

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