22 September - BAC Centre, Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa, Buenos Aires
25 September - Salón Auditorium, Facultad de Lenguas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba
29 September - Auditorio Luis C. Caronti, Biblioteca Rivadavia, Bahía Blanca.
MAKING LEARNING VISIBLE FOR TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS
One important area that has received increased attention recently is the need for teachers to ensure that what is being learnt and how well it is being learnt is clearly visible to both themselves and their students, as this information is fundamental to determining the direction of subsequent teaching and learning. This talk will explore the importance and the benefits of making learning visible and will present a range of practical strategies that teachers can be taught to get more and better evidence of learning that have been found to have very high effects on learning.
IMPACTFUL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS
Many well-meaning teacher development programmes are ineffective in achieving lasting and transferable teacher learning, as they seldom go beyond initial input. Thanks to the insights provided by large-scale international research studies we now know that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes only lead to powerful and applicable learning outcomes for teachers and their students if they are designed in a certain way.
VISUAL INPUT – CREATIVE OUTPUT: developing creativity and imagination in the classroom
We live in a world where visual images are becoming increasingly important as most information is presented as a combination of words and images. When we provide rich visual input, we not only help our students develop their language abilities but also their creativity.
This session will focus on the idea that a sensitive awareness of the characteristics and potential of the media and materials available to the teacher can lead to ideas which are fresh, relevant and efficient. Therefore, I will present a number of activities and ideas intended for adolescents and adults which aim at developing their creativity through exposure to different stimuli.
DEVELOPING WRITING SKILLS AT B1 AND B2 LEVEL.
The aim of this session is to develop and improve students' writing skills between the beginning of B1 to the end of B2 level.
To achieve this aim, we will look at activities which build from simple sentence construction to complete texts at B2 level. Through exercises, we will help students be aware of the four writing skill elements: content, communication, organization and language, how they interlink to create the appropriate writing text for any given situation and to focus on the effect that their writing has on the reader.