Using Podcasts to PowerUp your language classes: In and out of the classroom
26th October 5.00 p.m. / 6.00 p.m. Rome Time Zone
In this highly practical presentation, Russell will talk about the role that podcasts can play both in and out of the language classroom. Podcasts are one of the fastest growing forms of digital content and their ease of access and use make them ideal for language learning. Teachers can use them in the classroom to add variety to their lessons but students can also access them outside the classroom and develop their listening skills. This is a talk packed with ideas that are simple to implement but can have a realy impact on your teaching and learning.
Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He has more than 70,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. He received awards from the British Council ELTONS, the Times Higher and the University of Westminster for his work in the use of ICT in education. He currently works as a consultant on educational technology at Kings College University London and Kwazulu-Natal University in South Africa. He is also an associate trainer at NILE. where he teaches on the MA programme and runs courses in blended/flipped learning.
Making Thinking and Learning Visible
9th November 5.00 p.m. / 6.00 p.m. Rome Time Zone
Learning is a complex phenomenon that can be hard to assess, particularly when teachers simply assume what students can or cannot do. In order to really observe learning, we must make it visible. In this session, we will look at a few strategies to help students use thinking routines as well as show what they have learned through different types of media. Participants will be encouraged to take an empirical approach to language teaching and prioritize the collection of evidence from their learners so that they can better assess learning outcomes. This session will explore some tips proposed by Harvard’s Project Zero and John Hattie’s Making Learning Visible.
I have been an English teacher for 18 years. Currently, I work as a freelance consultant, lecturer, materials writer, and mentor. I'm a guest lecturer at different institutions teaching subjects related to language, bilingualism, cognition, neuroscience, and psychology. I am the creator of EDC (Education Development Courses - EDCROCKS), a platform for teacher training based on my latest accomplishments.