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IATEFL Webinars

Our monthly webinars are free of charge and are open to both members and non-members of IATEFL so please feel free to tell all your colleagues and friends about them. To register, just click on the link below. You will be emailed a unique link which you should use to attend the webinar on the day. More instructions can be found below.

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Inclusive and equitable quality education in ELT

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Mercedes Viola

Date and Time:

17 March 2018, 3pm GMT

(click on link to find the time for your location or go to http://www.thetimenow.com)

Abstract:

We are going through a change of paradigm – from a selective education system to an inclusive one. Classrooms are highly diverse and curriculum needs to be designed to meet this diversity. Universal design for learning is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students.

In this webinar we will discuss what this change of paradigm means and start looking at how we, English teachers, can apply the universal design for learning (UDL) framework to improve teaching and learning for all people.

Bio:

Mercedes Viola has an MA in TESOL and specializes in curriculum design and evaluation. She is the Director and co-founder of 4D Content English, responsible for the design and implementation of language learning experiences for government-owned organizations, universities and many well-known global companies. She is also the Co-founder of ProEdu Educacion Inclusiva, and is in charge of supporting the inclusion of kids with disabilities in mainstream education and of training teachers. 

Mercedes is an international speaker in the area of curriculum design and inclusive education, has presented a TEDx talk and spoke at the first FiiS (Festival Internacional de Innovación Social) held in Uruguay. She is a member of the IATEFL Electronic Committee, IATEFL BESIG Online Team, and is an active member of the IPSENSIG (Inclusive Practice and Special Education Needs Special Interest Group)

@mercedesviola - https://mercedesviola.wordpress.com/

To join the webinar:

To attend the webinar you must register in advance by clicking on the link below. On registration you will receive a confirmation email with instructions about how to join on the day. 

Join the session on the day by clicking on the link sent to you via email when you registered and then:

  • Enter the email address you used to register
  • Click "Enter room"

Please note that the room opens 30 minutes before the start of the event. You may be refused access if you go in too early.

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Future events:

We are always adding extra webinars to our programme so please check back on a regular basis.

Why not also take a look at our "How to" page which has some fantastic resources if you are thinking about attending our conference. If you are an IATEFL member, why not log in to your member area where you can access past webinars (listed below) and our past Web Conference recordings. 

IATEFL SIG Webinars  Our sixteen Special Interest Groups (SIGs) also run their own webinars and online events which aim to give teachers professional development opportunities including the chance to share knowledge and best practices in specific areas of English Language Teaching. Below, you can find a full list of upcoming SIG related webinars. These webinars are free of charge, open to both members and non-members of IATEFL and no pre-registration is required. 

You do not need to register in advance to join the SIG webinars, just click on the link 'Join the live event here' and then:

  • Ensure "Enter as Guest" is selected
  • Enter your name and country
  • Click "Enter room"

We look forward to seeing you online. 

To check the time in your location either click on the date shown underneath each of the webinars or go to http://www.thetimenow.com 

 tdsig-logo-transparentbg  TDSIG 2018 Web Carnival

 24 February 2018, 1pm GMT - 5pm GMT

Theme: TD Success Stories from Around the World

What does effective and successful teacher development look like? Sound like? Feel like? Maybe we know it when we see it.

Instead of insisting on a single definition of what teacher development is or ought to be, perhaps we are wise to open our eyes, ears, and hearts to the voices of fellow teachers and share our own positive experiences of professional learning and growth. In this way, we can be fueled forward; past what’s static and problematic, towards what’s potent and possible.

Our 3rd Annual TDSIG Web Carnival aims to stitch together an informative and inspiring “tapestry of TD”: stories of success from teachers around the world which will weave a picture of how teacher development is often personalized, always empowering, and never exactly the same in different times and places.

For more information and to stay up to date with the latest developments and programme, head to their website

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 TEA Gundrun Erickson - 'The Dual Function of Assessment – Enhancing Learning and Equity'

26 February 2018, 5pm GMT

This webinar will focus on the dual function of assessment, whether in classrooms or large scale contexts, namely to enhance learning as well as fairness and equity. I will discuss the balancing act between the two, emphasizing common principles that need to guide planning, practices and materials at individual as well as structural levels.

Gudrun Erickson is Professor of Education in language and assessment at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has a long experience of national and international projects on language learning, teaching and assessment. She is currently Scientific Leader for the project developing the Swedish national assessment materials for foreign languages and she has been involved in EALTA from the start of the association, including the association President between 2013-2016.

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 relogo green sm  Judith Hanks - Exploratory Practice: integrating research and pedagogy in English for Academic Purposes

 28 February 2018, 2pm GMT

​Language teachers are frequently told to engage in research and/or scholarship. However, when asked, teachers cite the lack of relevance of much research to their classrooms, and they indicate the limited time and resources available. In this webinar I critically examine Exploratory Practice (EP) as a sustainable way for teachers and learners to engage in research which is directly relevant to learning and teaching in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Based on a set of principles which prioritise working for understanding and Quality of Life, while involving everyone in mutual development, EP both challenges and is challenged by those in the academy. Drawing on case studies from pre-sessional programmes in a university Language Centre, I discuss these challenges: why is it so important to prioritise understanding? Why is EAP a particularly productive setting for EP? Why insist on the differences between EP and other forms of practitioner research? I consider the assumptions that surround research and scholarship, and conclude that Exploratory Practice leads to relevant, creative, and therefore motivating ways to engage in researching our EAP practice.

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Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken - Institutional Research for Greater School Effectiveness 

 1 March 2018, 4pm GMT

In this webinar we will discuss the role of institutional research in fostering a learning and growth oriented culture for greater school effectiveness. We will look at a variety of research tools and processes which can help us assess, enrich and enhance our school practices through a data-driven approach to change and decision making.

Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken (PhD) works as an instructor and as Projects, Development and Research Coordinator at Sabancı University, School of Languages where she also worked as the director of the school for 10 years. Over the years, she has been involved in teacher and trainer training and development, school effectiveness and institutional development, classroom and learner-based research, and management and mentorship training. For information on Dr. Kurtoğlu Eken’s professional activities, presentations and publications, please visit her website at: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/kurtoglueken/

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 IATEFL Webinars Mercedes Viola - 'Inclusive and equitable quality education in ELT'
 

 17 March 2018, 3pm GMT

We are going through a change of paradigm – from a selective education system to an inclusive one. Classrooms are highly diverse and curriculum needs to be designed to meet this diversity. Universal design for learning is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students.

In this webinar we will discuss what this change of paradigm means and start looking at how we, English teachers, can apply the universal design for learning (UDL) framework to improve teaching and learning for all people.

Mercedes Viola has an MA in TESOL and specializes in curriculum design and evaluation. She is the Director and co-founder of 4D Content English, responsible for the design and implementation of language learning experiences for government-owned organizations, universities and many well-known global companies. She is also the Co-founder of ProEdu Educacion Inclusiva, and is in charge of supporting the inclusion of kids with disabilities in mainstream education and of training teachers. 

Mercedes is an international speaker in the area of curriculum design and inclusive education, has presented a TEDx talk and spoke at the first FiiS (Festival Internacional de Innovación Social) held in Uruguay. She is a member of the IATEFL Electronic Committee, IATEFL BESIG Online Team, and is an active member of the IPSENSIG (Inclusive Practice and Special Education Needs Special Interest Group)

@mercedesviola - https://mercedesviola.wordpress.com/

Please see above for more details about the speaker and how to register

 

 400dpiLogo  Webinar with Andreia Zakime on videos

 28 April 2018, 4pm BST

We are delighted to announce our next LitSIG webinar, this time on Videos. In November 2017 we had Sue Leather talking on stories and graded readers. Andreia Zakime will go on from there and show video tools and techniques for students to retell stories from graded readers and will be a nice follow-up.

Videos are everywhere and we are very much used to the idea of watching them as a means of entertainment, to learn new skills and to connect with people. In this webinar, I will share some tools and techniques to help students use videos to recreate and retell stories. Participants will come away with practical ideas on how to encourage students to use videos creatively in class.

Andreia Zakime has been working in the field of ELT for 15 years. She is currently an Academic Coordinator at Cultura Inglesa São Paulo, in Brazil, where she is responsible for the pre-service teacher training programme and other professional development initiatives. Andreia has an MA in Visual Communication and Publishing and is a frequent presenter in international conferences. She is a CELTA tutor and the co-founder of What is ELT? (www.whatiselt.com)

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Participants Guide:

All IATEFL webinars are presented using the Adobe Connect platform.

To help you get the most out of attending an IATEFL webinar and to ensure your computer is configured properly, we have put together a guide which should cover most of the frequently asked questions. We hope you find it useful.

 

 

Past Events and Recordings:

The recordings of the webinars below and the slides used during their presentations can be found in the members' area of the IATEFL website. Please log in using your membership ID and password and then click on "webinars" to access them.

Elizabeth Bekes and Marcela Carrasco - 'International English and its Implications for Teaching and Learning' (February 2018) The slides from Elizabeth and Marcela's session are available below or via the member area of the IATEFL website.

Richard Smith - 'Research is for teachers? You muct be joking!' (December 2017)

Mike Harrison - 'Visualising your thinking: ideas for using graphic organisers with learners and teachers' (October 2017)

Laura Patsko - 'Teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)' (September 2017)

Nicola Meldrum - 'How can technology support and facilitate teacher development?' (August 2017)

Fabiana Casella - 'Once you go global, there is no coming back' (July 2017)

Anthony Gaughan - '40 things to do with a text' (6 May 2017)

Chaz Pugliese - 'Creating Motivation, Creating Learning' (18 March 2017)

Agnes Orosz - 'Practical ideas for teaching mixed level groups' (4 February 2017) 

Daniel Xerri - 'A Myriad Views on Creativity' (3 December 2016)

British Council and focus on Language for Resilience (5 November 2016) - read the associated report on Language for Resilience

Anne Margaret Smith - 'Including dyslexic language learners' (10 September 2016) 

David Little - 'Learner autonomy and its implications for the discourse of language teaching and learning' (20 August 2016) 

Nick Bilbrough -'The (second language) play's the thing' (2 July 2016) 

Valéria França - 'How challenging is it to promote change in the classroom?' (11 June 2016) 

Divya Madhavan Brochier - 'Ten truths (and a lie) about EMI' (14 May 2016) 

Mariel Amez - 'An online journey of self awareness (2 April 2016) 

Sinéad Laffan - 'The Cult of Schwa' (20 February 2016) 

Vicki Hollett and Christina Rebuffet-Broadus - 'How to get started making YouTube videos for your students' (23 January 2016) 

Hugh Dellar - 'Following the patterns: colligation and the necessity of a bottom-up approach to grammar' (26 September 2015) 

Nellie Muller Deutsch - 'Action research to improve instruction and learning' (29 August 2015) 

Andrew Cohen - 'Learner strategies for performing intercultural pragmatics' (18 July 2015)

Dorothy Zemach - 'Self-publishing ELT materials' (27 June 2015)

Charles Hadfield - 'Creative Grammar' (30 May 2015)

Rebecca Oxford - 'Positive Psychology in Language Learning: The Role of Hope, Optimism, and Resilience in Learners' Stories' (18 April 2015)

Jamie Keddie - 'Storytelling in the classroom' (14 March 2015)

Shelly Sanchez Terrell - 'Get Them Speaking & Learning with Digital Icebreakers' (28 February 2015)

Leo Selivan - 'Quizlet: more than just flashcards' (24 January 2015)

Nik Peachey - 'Getting the most out of online video resources' (31 August 2014) 

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto - 'The Lives of English Language Teachers', (19 July 2014)

Jill Hadfield - 'Motivation, Imagination and L2 Identity' (31 May 2014)

Sugata Mitra - ' Questions and answers with Sugata Mitra' (19 April 2014)

Penny Ur -  ‘Using higher order thinking skills’ (22 June 2013)

 

 

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 YouTube-logo-full color You can also find the following recordings on the IATEFL YouTube channel, IATEFLtalks

Fiona Dunlop - 'Accessing CPD' (30 November 2014)

Susan Hillyard - 'Challenging ELT: Challenging Methodology to Reach Challenging English Language Learners' (27 September 2014)

Lindsay Clandfield - 'What's hot, and what's not in coursebooks?' (21 June 2014)

Professor Ron Carter - 'Internet English: the changing English language and its implications for teaching' (26 April 2014) 

Felicity O'Dell - 'Onesies and selfies: keeping up-to-date with new English words and expressions' (22 March 2014)

Mike McCarthy - 'Spoken Fluency Revisited' (22 February 2014) The link to Mike McCarthy's article published in the English Profile Journal can be found here

Tessa Woodward - ‘Enjoying personal and professional creativity’ (31 January 2014)

Scott Thornbury - ''Fossilization: Is it terminal?' (30 November 2013)

Vicki Hollett - 'Learning to speak 'merican (19 October 2013) 

Vicki was kind enough to answer on her blog some of the questions that came in during her session. The link to these can be found here: http://www.merican.vickihollett.com/iatefl-webinar-questions/ 
http://www.merican.vickihollett.com/iatefl-webinar-questions-part-two/

Adrian Underhill - 'The Jazz of Teaching and Learning' (14 September 2013)

Claudia Ferradas PhD - 'Reading across cultures: literature for intercultural awareness' (31 August 2013)

Jeremy Harmer - 'Yes, but why do we need teachers at all' (27 July 2013)

Professor David Crystal - ‘Questions about language with David Crystal’ (25 May 2013)

Professor Crystal also kindly answered questions on his blog which came in during the session. 

You can find those here: http://david-crystal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/26-iatefl-correspondents-ask.html

 

ELT Event Calendar

If you are interested in finding out about other ELT related face to face and online events, why not visit the ELT Event Calendar? This is a website run by Tyson Seburn, joint coordinator of the TDSIG, which crowd sources professional devleopment opportunities from around the world. If you are holding an event which is not yet on the calendar, let him know via the ELT Calendar page.