Block 2: 26th February 2021, 02:00 - 03:00 GMT (UTC)
Young Learner Agency in Action: Creating memorable learning experiences by Kathy Kampa
What does learner agency look like in your young learner classroom? How do you give students opportunities to make choices, express their ideas, and learn with greater independence? What strategies can you use to assess learning in a way that empowers young learners? Join OUP author and young learner teacher Kathleen Kampa in a lively session that includes practical hands-on strategies you can use immediately in the physical classroom and online.
Block 2: 26th February 2021, 03:00 - 04:00 GMT (UTC)
Helping @ home: Guiding parents to support their children’s learning by Vanessa Reilly
Our lives have changed considerably in the past year in ways we could never have imagined.
At first, it was very strange and new for teachers, children and let’s not forget their parents.
Online, blended and hybrid learning have now become a new norm.
In this session we will look at how we can support parents in the new role they now need to play in their child’s learning. We will consider techniques and tools that children can be trained to do in class time for use at home and provide practical suggestions for helping to get parents engaged and working alongside you for the benefit of their children.
Block 2: 26th February 2021, 05:00 - 06:00 GMT (UTC)
Getting students speaking when teaching remotely by Philip Haines
Getting students speaking can be difficult even at the best of times, and the challenges seem to increase when teaching remotely. However, it doesn’t need to be so difficult. What we need to do is make adaptations to our regular classroom activities and use simple digital resources to work in our favoUr. In this session we will explore some relatively low-tech tools and a wide range of straightforward activities to get students speaking. We will also see how working in these ways can make the assessment of speaking a simpler task.
Block 2: 26th February 2021, 06:00 - 07:00 GMT (UTC)
Motivating Young Learners by Barbara Sakamoto
Teachers know that motivated students are better learners. We can see when our students are engaged in learning, but we don’t always know why something works or how to recreate it intentionally. In this presentation we’ll look at different types of motivation to better understand the why and then look at examples from teachers’ classrooms around the world to understand how to create more engaging learning experiences for our young learners. We’ll focus on practical strategies and activities that work equally well in face-to-face or online classrooms and discuss how to use the same engaging activities for assessment.