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Lessons for the Future

Conference for English teachers by Grade

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Jun 11, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM GMT+3

This conference is organised by Grade Education Centre, a platinum Cambridge Assessment English Centre from Kyiv, Ukraine.   

 

This conference is aimed at honoring teachers worldwide who continue to teach no matter what the circumstances are. This special event brings together the best speakers in the field of ELT who will share their on-hand experiences with all of you. Don't miss this great opportunity!  

Conference will take place in Zoom

 

50% of all fees + donations from participants will be transferred to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Who is this conference for?

This conference is expected to address the most important issues in ELT in the post-pandemic era. Since the impact of the pandemic, ELT practitioners from all over the world have been adjusting their established teaching practices and methods in response to the circumstances. Those approaches have proved to be sufficiently flexible to make them appropriate for innovative educational thinking and the high-quality development of teaching and learning.

 

This is the second big conference for teachers by Grade Education Centre. Our first conference was held in October 2019 and was called "21 Lessons for the 21 Century". We had a wonderful time two years ago and we're sure this time will be even better! 

Programme

10:30

Welcome and introductory session

Christopher Reese & Yulia Chorna

11:00

What does progress look like in language teaching?

Christopher Reese

12:00

Adaptability: a crucial survival skill

Anne Robinson

13:00

Demand High: Teaching with Attitude

Adrian Underhill

14:00

Coffee Break/ Quiz Time

Yulia Chorna

14:30

Why teachers need a ‘Video Voice’

Jo Gakonga

15:30

When the future is present: Virtual reality and Hybrid teaching

Orlando Delgado Mata

16:30

Prize draw!

Yulia Chorna

 

Let's have a look inside the sessions!

Adrian Underhill

Demand High: Teaching with Attitude

Our attitude to something is the way that we think and feel about it, especially when this shows in the way we behave.  (Collins English Dictionary)

Attitude isn't built into our materials - it’s something that we teachers bring. We'll explore how teacher attitude may convey what we think our learners are capable of, and impact their performance accordingly. I’ll propose four core categories of practical technique from the Demand High repertoire: KQC - Keep Questions Cooking; Upgrades; Inner Voice and Ear; and 3XPractice. These invite a higher level of cognitive and emotional engagement and apply to any class, any material, any level, any language. And they can be embedded into your personal style of teaching. Hopefully tapping the unlimited learning capacity of our students will become a major trend, and therefore this might be a lesson for now from the future…

Jo Gakonga

Why teachers need a ‘Video Voice’

Teachers using video for education is not new, but with the increased normalisation of online learning over the past two pandemic years, video creation is suddenly a skill that is more of a ‘must have’ than a ‘nice to know’ for teachers everywhere. This might be to provide content for learners within the school you already work at, or to promote your services and make monetised online courses as an independent teacherpreneur. In this talk, I’ll look at the reasons why video is so powerful for making connections, why teachers might (and might not) want to make video and I’ll also give you some top tips if you’re thinking about starting down this road.

Orlando Delgado Mata

When the future is present: Virtual reality and Hybrid teaching

Covid 19 has brought forward important changes to the world of economy, education and simply how we value time and space. It would not be strange to consider a future where there is no need to leave our homes to get anything done, unless we wanted to.  This plenary talk will look at a couple of action research projects carried out by different schools and institutions during the pandemic on how virtual reality and hybrid teaching might be incorporated into the ELT classroom. This talk will findings of research, including the benefits and drawbacks of VR and hybrid teaching.

Anne Robinson

Adaptability: a crucial survival skill

Edutech. AI. Blended learning. Asynchronous classrooms. Big Data. Machine learning. In the last 10 years, educational advancements have hit light speed, and the possibilities for the classroom of the future seem endless.  However, oftentimes, in our rush to accept, advance, and “move on with the times,” this often leaves teachers in two camps: those who are set in their ways and see no reason to change, and those who embrace every new trend in an attempt to stay “modern”.  In this session, we’re going to take a look at some of the trends, tools, and techniques that may be entering all of our classrooms with a critical eye, and looking to see exactly how - and if - we can implement them with our students.

Christopher Reese

What does progress look like in language teaching?

Edutech. AI. Blended learning. Asynchronous classrooms. Big Data. Machine learning. In the last 10 years, educational advancements have hit light speed, and the possibilities for the classroom of the future seem endless.  However, oftentimes, in our rush to accept, advance, and “move on with the times,” this often leaves teachers in two camps: those who are set in their ways and see no reason to change, and those who embrace every new trend in an attempt to stay “modern”.  In this session, we’re going to take a look at some of the trends, tools, and techniques that may be entering all of our classrooms with a critical eye, and looking to see exactly how - and if - we can implement them with our students.

Speakers

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Adrian Underhill

Adrian is an author of Pronunciation Chart and has been a teacher and a trainer for many years and was a director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until 1999. 

Now he works as an international ELT consultant and trainer so he does a variety of things like running training courses in various countries, writing articles, speaking at conferences etc. 

Jo Gakonga 

Adrian is an author of Pronunciation Chart and has been a teacher and a trainer for many years and was a director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until 1999. 

Now he works as an international ELT consultant and trainer so he does a variety of things like running training courses in various countries, writing articles, speaking at conferences etc. 

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Orlando Delgado Mata

Orlando has taught EFL at all levels. Deeply committed to teacher development and training, he has taken a significant number of courses, such as the Cambridge ICELT, the FCTBE, the IH CAM and DELTA.

Apart from being a Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner and TKT Practical Assessor, he is also a Cambridge ESOL TKT, CELTA, ICELT & DELTA tutor. He also is an authorised CELTA & DELTA Assessor, in charge of assessing CELTA courses and DELTA Module Two Candidates.

He holds an MA TESOL from the University of Manchester and is now working towards his MBA from the University of Manchester. His main areas of interest are Teacher Education & Development, Online Training, and Psychology of Language Learning.

Anne Robinson

Anne has been teaching young learners, teenagers and adults for many years, She is also a teacher trainer and author who loves sharing ideas and experiences with others. 

She does a lot of work for Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge English like being seminar and webinar presenter, writing materials, designing courses and training educational teams. Recently Anne has been busy writing content for digital products as well as publications for Ukraine. 

Anne is an author of Fun for Starters, Fun for Movers and Fun for Flyers and the Cambridge Exam Booster for Advanced, levels 3 and 5 of Fun Skills, all published by Cambridge University Press.

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Christopher Reese

Chris has experience teaching English to YL students and adults of all levels, as well as experience in managing an Academic Department. Chris has been working on teacher training courses in Ukraine on Cambridge CELTA, DELTA Module 1 and CELT-P/S courses, as well as providing bespoke training for schools throughout the country. He also works as a Cambridge Examiner for YLE, A2 First, and FCE exams. 

His main interests include the role of memory in language learning, how to assess learning in the classroom, development of learners’ receptive skills, and the role of feedback in effective learning.

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We will transfer 50% of the paid conference fees to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

Cancellation policy: In case of any cancellation or non-attendance, unfortunately, the registration fees are not refundable.

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Meet Sponsors & their Gifts

We are proud to present our partners who support us in our idea to share knowledge and spread education in all possible ways. 

 

It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

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It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

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It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

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It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

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It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

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Gifts for participants

At the end of our conference there will be a Prize draw online. So be sure to stay tuned until the end to try your luck to win one of the following prizes:

10 prizes

from Cambridge Assessment Ukraine 

10 electronic books

from CUP

10 codes

from Express Publishing

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About Grade Teacher Training 

Grade Education Center (UA007) is the only Cambridge English Authorized Platinum Center in Ukraine. Our center is one of the most successful and productive Cambridge exam centers in Eastern Europe. More than 5,000 candidates per year take Cambridge English exams at our center. There are over 100 preparation centres in our network: schools (both state and private), colleges, universities, language schools etc.