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Last reviewed: Tuesday 12 January 2021
We are running regular free webinars to support English UK members and the UK ELT community through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Please note many of our webinars are for members only and will require a member login to register.
Topics and themes:
Teaching Young Learners effectively and safety in the 'new normal' (Tuesday 10 November 2020) Barbara Lewin of Umbrella Safeguarding and Julia Radlinger of British Study Centres Young Learners gave their thoughts and opinions on a variety of questions from the audience on topics such as safeguarding, student behaviour and more.
The Socially Distanced classroom panel - challenges, experiences and learning (Thursday 22 October 2020)Erin Revell of ELTC, The University of Sheffield, Chris Farrell of C.E.S. and David Byrne of EC London answered a variety of questions on the socially distanced classroom, from tools and materials to student motivation and much more.
Moving to Hybrid Learning - experiences, experiments and survey (Thursday 8 October 2020)John Glew-O'Leary of IH Manchester and Thom Kiddle of NILE looked at the 'Hybrid Classroom' - where both face-to-face and online students join the same class. John shared experiences from IH Manchester, Thom shared initial findings from a major survey, and lots of Q&A from participants.
The Socially Distant Classroom: refilling our teaching toolbox in a new environment (Tuesday 11 August 2020)David Byne and Mark Heffernan look at how to deliver face to face teaching when the risk of Coronavirus transmission will inevitably lead to reduced pair/ group work, less collaboration and less sharing of physical materials in the classroom. > Read the Textploitation blog post
Making the most of digital materials and resources (Wednesday 10 June 2020)Steve Tulk from Macmillan Educations aims to demystify the world of online teaching materials, using examples from the Macmillan range.
Linguaskill: Online English language testing, with accurate results (Wednesday 3 June 2020)Ian Cawley of Cambridge Assessment English explaing how you can use the power of Linguaskill to reliably test candidates' English, protect standards and enable academic success for your international cohorts.
A solution for anyone needing materials for the online classroom (Tuesday 19 May 2020)Charlotte Murphy from Oxford University Press demonstrates Classroom Presentation Tools and e-books, and takes you on a step-by-step guide to getting the most out of the online teaching tools.
Using remote monitoring to assess English skills (Thursday 7 May 2020)Learn about Pearson's English language assessment solutions including our new Versant test with Remote Monitoring, that can help you assess students from home.
Exploiting the online classroom: blending synchronous and asynchronous learning (Friday 17 April 2020)Chris Farrell looks at blending in class tools and tasks with independent study tools and tasks.
Moving your instruction online - FAST! (Monday 6 April 2020)Laura Patsko reminds us of what we already know about quality teaching and learning. (Tech wizardry can wait!). This webinar is kindly supported by Macmillan Publishing.> View the presentation slides
Getting your content right during the crisis
(Tuesday 26 May 2020)George Chilton from Hubbub Labs discusses why it is important to keep up clear communications with clients and tips on how to produce content that responds to customer needs and offers real value during this uncertain time.
Changing your products - diversification and promotion (Wednesday 20 May 2020)Richard Bradford and Jimmy Leach from Disquiet Dog share insights into diversifying your ELT offerings and promoting these effectively.
Can the ELT industry really switch to online? How has it been for you? (Wednesday 29 April 2020)Richard Bradford and Jimmy Leach from Disquiet Dog consider future options from a marketing and commercial perspective, or get happily sidetracked with your questions. Read Disquiet Dog's blog post moving ELT online
What does a fully online school look like? (Wednesday 22 April) Q&A follow up session (Friday 24 April 2020)Chris Farrell looks at the key criteria which we use to assess quality in an educational institution and how this could look in an online context and some tools which could be used to help ease the transition to a fully online school.
Safeguarding and teaching online (Thursday 16 April) | Safeguarding and teaching online (Tuesday 21 April 2020)Barbara Lewin runs through a safeguarding checklist to ensure that we continue to have appropriate measures in place to safeguard our students and staff when delivering teaching online.
Engaging young learners online - activities and social programmes (Wednesday 15 April 2020)Neil McLoughlin takes an activity and social based look at keeping those young learners (ages 8 and up) engaged online when there's already so much online doing just that.
Supporting teachers in the online classroom (Wednesday 8 April 2020)Chris Farrell looks at the key considerations and potential tools available in order to support your teachers as they enter into the world of Online Learning, as well as issues to consider when moving the management apparatus of your school online.
An online exam solution to complement online courses (Tuesday 7 April 2020)Andy Harrison of LanguageCert covers their innovative online proctored exams, how they can be securely delivered in students' homes, and how institutions can benefit as a result.
Selling yourself - helping you find a new position and make a change (Wednesday 11 November 2020)Nicola Lutz from No Fluff and James Herbertson from Bayswater College gave advice, hints and tips and answered audience questionson on topics such as C.V. writing, making the most of your transferable skills and ideas for helping organise your job search for anyone thinking of making a change.
Manage what you can, release what you cannot: Simple ways to free your mind of all the clutter (Tuesday 2 June 2020)Christina Furtado from Guard.meCARES, explores some helpful, actionable tips you can use to cope with change and stress, allowing for clarity and to help you regain control of your overall mental well-being.
Working from home effectively for managers and other ELT professionals (Thursday 2 April 2020)George Pickering's webinar on working from home covered the topics: sustaining a positive mindset, setting up your 'home office' and technology, structuring your time, remaining focused and productive, setting boundaries, staying healthy and avoiding isolation and burn out.
The impact of coronavirus - supporting staff wellbeing (Tuesday 17 March 2020)Ruth Hughes focuses on what can be done to recognise and limit the negative impact of the pressure and uncertainty of the current situation for managers and staff in ELT centres.
Coronavirus and international student wellbeing (Thursday 12 March 2020)Ruth Hughes helps members look after students in your care and prepare for potential mental ill health. more on student wellbeing +
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