2021
BACK TO   SCHOOL

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We have a packed series of events for

the 2021 Back-to-School season!

Whether you'll be using a Macmillan product for the first time or are looking for ideas to start the new school year off with a bang, we have everything to help you with your Advancing Learning quest in 2021...

 

Check out our schedule below and register for the events of interest to you!

Note: Our 2021 back-to-school (BTS) programme has now finished, but

you can still catch up with all the recorded sessions below 👇

AUGUST 2021

 

KAREN LIEBENGUTH

 

"Introducing Mindfulness: practical tools to help with anxiety and burnout"

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We start the new academic year with what's most important: YOU!

In this hands-on workshop from our friends over at Breathworks, we will introduce you to the benefits of mindfulness practice, both experientially and as described by research. 

Note: this session is open to all:

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AUG 10, 2021

 

ETHAN MANSUR

 

"Formative Assessment -

online, hybrid or face-to-face"

AUG 11, 2021

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With the new academic year just around the corner, this session aims to get you thinking about best practices for formative assessment. We’ll start by defining this type of assessment and discuss why it is a key ingredient to any English course, whether it be online, hybrid or face-to-face. Then we’ll look at a wide variety of practical techniques and activities that can be easily implemented with students of various ages / levels.

Note: this session is open to all:

 

RUSSELL STANNARD

 

"Key tools and approaches to hybrid learning"

AUG 12, 2021

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What is the most effective way to approach hybrid learning? How can the teacher make a hybrid lesson more student focused? In this talk Russell will deal with these issues looking at both an approach to hybrid learning as well as a review of some of the most useful technologies. This is a talk full of practical ideas, focusing on easy to use technologies and approaches to hybrid learning. If you are looking for ideas and tools to use, then this is the ideal talk.

Note: this session is open to all:

 

NATHAN WALLER

 

"...and they called it puppet love"

AUG 19, 2021

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Let's get our young learners ENGAGED!

In this practical workshop, Macmillan Education MENA teacher trainer, Nathan Waller will look at the many ways we can use puppets to make our English lessons more fun, engaging and communicative for young learners and very young learners.

Note: this session is designed to

support MENA teachers using the

following courses, but is open to

all who would like to attend...

 

ANNA HASPER

 

"Motivating Learning Online for all Students"

AUG 26, 2021

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While most teachers are now more confident teaching with technology and online, many teachers are still reporting that student motivation remains a challenge. In this interactive webinar, Anna Hasper explores the concept of motivation and highlights the importance of shifting away from teachers motivating learners to student-generated motivation and finding ways to ignite the fire from within.

Note: this session is open to all 

SEPTEMBER 2021

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Let's get our young learners ENGAGED!

In this practical workshop we will work together to explore all the different ways to make our English lessons more fun, engaging and communicative for young learners.

Note: this session is designed to

support MENA teachers using the

following courses, but is open to

all who would like to attend...

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NATHAN WALLER

 

"Engagement in the Young Learner Classroom"

SEPT 02, 2021

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Projects are one of the best ways to engage young learners in English language learning (in our opinion). However, they are not always easy to set up and manage. So, how can we use them to best effect and get our students using English in rich and meaningful ways? In this practical workshop we will look at how to adapt Macmillan course materials to get students working together, communicating and achieving better outcomes through project work.

This workshop forms the webinar section of our MENA PD Academy professional development module. 

Note: this session is designed to

support MENA teachers using the

following courses, but is open to

all who would like to attend...

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NATHAN WALLER

 

"Advancing Teaching and Learning through Project Work"

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SEPT 07, 2021

please accept our apologies, we need to postpone this session until 21st Sept, 2021 unfortunately

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LUKASZ OLESIAK

 

"Designing and Organising Project Work Online"

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SEPT 09, 2021

Join this webinar to discover how to design and organise project work online to help your learners practise their language skills, boost creativity, improve collaboration, develop critical thinking and communication skills. I will explain how to set up, conduct and evaluate engaging online tasks and projects. I will also offer the essential selection of apps and ICT solutions to support you and your learners on the path to success in online project work.

Note: this session is open to all...

Developing students critical thinking skills are often cited as being one of the most challenging aspects for teachers in MENA. And while there are lots of webinars explaining what critical thinking 'is' (how many times have you seen Bloom's Taxonomy?), we feel like often there isn't a matching level of support for how to actually translate that into practice, as well as how and where other forms of thinking affect what goes on during the learning process.

This workshop forms the webinar section of our MENA PD Academy professional development module. 

Note: this session is designed to

support MENA teachers using the

following courses, but is open to

all who would like to attend...

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NATHAN WALLER

 

"Advancing Thinking Skills with Teens and Young Adults"

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SEPT 14, 2021

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Assessing project work can be a difficult process when teaching in-person lessons, but it can be especially difficult when we are teaching in a virtual environment. How can we ensure that the outcomes of project work, as well as the skills needed to successfully engage in these types of tasks, are meaningfully assessed, online and offline? This webinar aims to explore the outcomes and skills we can assess during project work as well as the practicalities of how we can do this in our various settings.

Note: this session is open to all...

 

JOANNE MITTEN

 

"How to Assess Project Work"

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SEPT 16, 2021

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"BUT, THAT'S NOT ALL FOLKS...!" 

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