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Programma del convegno:
14:30 – Introduction
14:50 - Amy Malloy – Title: Self-care for teachers and students
Abstract: in this caring and practical session, we won’t be putting anything else on your plate. This one is about looking after you and your students. Together, we’ll look at the reality of the current mental health situation and clarify exactly why any feelings you and your students are experiencing are a totally normal human response to an abnormal situation. We’ll also explore techno-stress, and how the impact of full-time digital working isn’t helping mental health. Then we’ll practise ways to help, so you come out of the session feeling calmer, more grounded, and equipped with a little take-away toolkit to help your students too.
15:35 - Vaughan Jones All the world’s a screen
Abstract: my title - a chapter heading in Stephen Apkon’s wonderful book ‘The Age of the Image’ - has never seemed more apt. Yet, before Covid, video played a relatively peripheral role in most ELT classrooms. All that has changed. We have always known that video offered untapped potential for engaging, effective and enjoyable language learning. This session explores practical ways in which video can now assume its rightful place - centre stage.
16:20 - Mark Thompson - Beyond 2021: Pearson Digital Teaching Tools
“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life.” Bill Gates.
Abstract: in this session we will explore how Pearson's digital learning environment can help you easily manage lessons in class, online or in a hybrid context. Move seamlessly from one lesson format to another with familiar instructional tools to optimise results in the language learning class. Join us to find out about how we are building inclusion, compatibility across platforms like Google Classroom and accessible digital materials for all learners. Teach and learn how, where and when works best for you and your students.
16:50 - Break
17:10 - Silvia Minardi - Teaching, Learning and Assessing “Educazione Civica” in the EFL classroom
Abstract: “Educazione civica” has become mandatory in all our classes and each subject teacher is now asked to teach and assess it. The talk will apply a global lens to our everyday practices and routines to show how to use EFL lessons as a space where, by focusing on transferable goals, students will learn how to become responsible world citizens.
18:10 – Conclusion
Amy Malloy is passionate about simplifying access to wellbeing through communication and teaching. With an extensive background in ELT publishing, she is a yoga and mindfulness teacher, editor, writer, doodler, and designer. You can learn more about her work and teachings and practise with her at www.nomoreshoulds.com
Vaughan Jones has been involved in English language teaching, training and materials writing for over 30 years. He has lived and worked in France, Japan and Spain and given workshops to teachers all over the world. He is co-author, with Sue Kay, of various course books including the Inside Out series for Macmillan, and Into Focus / One Focus, published by Pearson. He lives near Oxford where he divides his time between materials development, teaching and a hectic family life.
Mark Thompson has worked in ELT for over 20 years, 17 as a teacher and 6 as a consultant. He has taught in Canada, Japan and Italy and is now specialised in developing digital solutions for schools at Pearson Italy. Mark lives in Milan where much of his work is focused and has been delivering teacher training there and further afield through his time at the company.
Silvia Minardi holds a PhD in linguistics and is currently teaching English as a Foreign Language at Liceo Statale “S.Quasimodo” in Magenta where she lives. For Pearson she has authored different components of the INTO FOCUS book series such as Focus on CLIL, Focus on Culture & Literature, Focus on Competences