RISING TO THE CHALLENGE 

Teachers everywhere are adapting to
 new ways of working. 
These professional development webinars
build on your great work.  

In colaboration with Anaya


Tuesday, 27th October| 11:00 -12:00 or 18:00 – 19:00
Life hacks for online teachers - keeping your digital work simple 
Anita Derecskei  

Many teachers have begun teaching online for at least part of their timetable and this transition has brought forth training and webinars on a plethora of tech tools, websites and apps. Maybe you’ve tried some of them, just to then forget about them amid all your back-to-school duties? The question arises: how can we get our heads around all these lesson plans, videos and tech tools without losing sight of our pedagogical aims and principles? In this practical workshop I’ll show you a series of life hacks on how to organise your 'digital stuff', plan your lessons using your favourite tools, pursue your continuous professional development but also stay sane! By the end of the session, you’ll have your own plan to simplify your digital life. 

Thursday, 29th October| 11:00 -12:00 or 18:00 – 19:00
How to hybrid! 
Harry Waters  

The landscape of the classroom is ever changing. Now more than ever teachers and institutions are having to adapt to a new educational environment almost on a daily basis. One such step taken has been to integrate a new hybrid class system with some students attending in person and others attending remotely. This session will provide teachers with the tools required to get their classes set up and ready for the hybrid world. It will provide a quick introduction on how to hybrid, some pro tips on how to keep your class running smoothly and a couple of go to activities to keep your lessons lively. 

Tuesday, 3rd November| 11:00 -12:00 or 18:00 - 19:00
Speaking and collaboration activities in a socially distanced Primary classroom 
Elizabeth Beer 

It’s wonderful to be back at school, but as we now need to comply with our institution’s social distancing rules in class, how can the children continue to work together and practise their speaking skills safely? This session for primary teachers shows you some practical ways in which to set up collaborative tasks and fun ways to practice speaking in class. 

Thursday, 5th November| 11:00 -12:00 or 18:00 – 19:00
On-task students in online lessons 
Michael Brand  

For teens in online lessons the potential distractions are many and varied, from the hubbub of the home around them to the many delights of the internet in front of them. Keeping them on-task and therefore learning is key, but this can often seem harder online. In this session we’ll look at ways to hook our students and keep their focus in our online lessons using clear tasks, collaboration and assessment for learning techniques.

Tuesday, 10th November| 11:00 -12:00 or 18:00 – 19:00
Social-emotional learning with very young English Learners 
Karen Muckey  

These are challenging times for preschool teachers and their pupils, who may be worried, tired and wishing for life to return to normal. Social-emotional learning is a key pillar of the curriculum for children aged 3-6 and its importance is even more apparent in these confusing times. In this session we’ll discuss SEL and present practical ideas on how we can incorporate it into our English sessions with very young learners. 

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Elizabeth Beer

Elizabeth Beer

Elizabeth Beer has been teaching for 15 years in various places such as Vietnam, Hong Kong and Spain. She's a Cambridge Examiner and a Teacher Trainer. She enjoys creating her own materials and lessons and has a particular interest in pronunciation, literacy and speaking skills in class.

Anita Derecskei

Anita Derecskei

Anita Derecskei is a DELTA-qualified ELT teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and Cambridge examiner based in Barcelona. She trains novice and experienced teachers and is especially interested in learner autonomy and the use of technology. She has also worked as a teacher in various contexts (general English, business English, teenagers, kids, ESP, EAP) in Hungary, the UK and Spain. She is a bit of a tech geek, a proud member of Cooperativa de Servéis Lingüítics de Barcelona and a regular presenter at various conferences.

Harry Waters

Harry Walters

Harry hails from the shoe capital of middle England, Northampton. Since a very young age he was aware he wanted to see the world and help others at the same time. For the best part of fifteen years he has been teaching across the globe. He has now settled in the sleepy village of Valencina de la Concepción in Spain and spends his time trying to find new ways of keeping the ever-evolving classroom as active and interesting as possible. His focus has ranged from pronunciation to hybrid teaching. He also has a mild obsession with funky shirts and crazy socks.

Michael Brand

Michael Brand

Michael Brand is a Teacher Trainer for Pearson. A passionate linguist, he studied French and German at Durham University, followed by a PGCE in Modern Languages. Having taught in England and Spain, he has experience in the public, private and state-assisted sectors and has taught young learners, teens and adults. He now spends his time training teachers on all things ELT and his interests include collaborative learning and the creative use of video.

Karen Muckey

Karen Muckey 

Karen Muckey has been teaching for over 20 years. She currently teaches Spanish at New Buffalo Elementary School in Michigan, USA. For more than 17 years she taught English at TEB Idiomas in Seville, Spain. Karen’s passion is teaching languages to young children. She believes that the best thing we can do for our language learners is to start young.

Do you have any questions about these webinars? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be happy to hear from you at: pearsonELT@pearson.com

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