Thursday, 11th May 2017
NH Valencia Center
Carrer de Ricardo Micó, 1
09:30 • 10:00 Registration
10:00 • 11:20 New materials from Pearson for Young Learners, Teens, Adults and Assessment. Lola Martínez & Carlos Velarde
11:20 • 11:30 Mini Break
11:30 • 12:30 Exploiting video to the max. Brian Engquist
12:30 • 13:00 Brunch
13:00 • 14:00 Top tips for terrific teachers. Brian Engquist
14:00 Pearson raffle: dictionaries, methodogy and grammar books from Pearson
Exploiting video to the max
Stuck for a lesson idea? Stick a video on! Not quite: videos are undoubtedly a great classroom tool: they engage and motivate our students, but how can we use them to maximise learning? In this session we will look at some lively pre-, during- and post- activities around comprehension and exploiting vocabulary, but also how good videos can be used as the spark to get our students speaking and writing. There is a wealth of tools and sites available for editing and indeed creating videos and we’ll look at examples from some of the best, all with the aim of devising video activities which are fun, effective, creative and educational.
Brian Engquist has spent over 20 years as an English teacher and teacher trainer. He often speaks about Blended Learning, advances in technology applied to education, assessment, and the evolving roles of teachers and students in this landscape. He works as Teacher Training Department Manager for Spain and Portugal.
Top tips for terrific teachers
I’m a teacher of young learners: how can I keep my classes dynamic and my students interested? In this session we’ll look at some top tips to bear in mind in order to keep learners on their toes, make certain that learning is taking place and ensure that lots of fun is had into the bargain too! From the best ways to present language to bringing reading to life to motivating students to write, the activities presented in this session will add real sparkle to your classroom.
Magdalena Custodio Espinar is an English teacher, graduated with honors from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). She has a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership of Schools from Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) and a Master’s Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language from Universidad Camilo José Cela (UCJC). She was Technical Advisory Teacher for the Consejería de Educación in Madrid in 2008-2010.
Magdalena is passionate about English and bilingual teaching, she has taught Primary pupils for more than 10 years. She collaborates as a consultant and co-author with Pearson for the Primary course Islands. She is currently a PhD student and member of the Proyectos de Innovación y Mejora de la Calidad Docente (PIMCD) at UCM. She is also a professor on the Master’s Course in Bilingual Education at UNIR.