The academic year is now coming to close and with that we have finished all the Oxford Webinars for the year!
Over the course of this academic year we’ve offered you 21 different webinars and had almost 1200 teachers in attendance! A huge thank you to all of you for joining us online, we loved having you and hope you’ll be back next year for more!
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Do you get annoyed when people make those common vocabulary and spelling mistakes? You know; it’s instead of its or R U in place of are you…. We feel your pain!
With that in mind we would like to share this hilarious video clip entitled Word Crimes to all teachers, educators, writers and even students; whether you are teaching or studying English! It’s full of those little mistakes that we are all probably guilty of making!
The conference took place over 3 days with a number of fascinating sessions with some of the biggest names in the educational sector and over 400 teachers in attendance.
Representing OUPE there were three authors and speakers Paul Kelly, Nina Lauder and Jane Cadwallader who each delivered practical and interactive sessions. Paul started the day with his session on Critical thinking and active writing for a huge crowd of Secondary teachers, Nina gave a particularly imaginative session Creative Juices for ELT and CLIL teachers, and finally Jane gave an uplifting session on The portrait of a 21st century learner aimed at bilingual teachers.
Paul Kelly in action!
Jane Cadwallader at EICE
We thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and would like to take this opportunity to thank the three speakers and to all of the teachers in attendance!
We are coming to the end of the Meet the Authors events and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making it such a special year; from those behind the scenes, the authors, the speakers and of course you the teachers! Without you, none of this would be possible.
We hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the sessions but more importantly found them useful for your own professional development.
During the sessions we took many photos, so please check out our photo gallery and see if you can spot yourself in the multitude of teachers!
Did you take any pictures at one of the events? Don’t forget to share them on our Twitter page@OUPELTSpain and remember to use the hashtag #MTA + the name of your event e.g. #MTAMadrid
We look forward to doing it all again next year and hope to see you all back for more!
Last month Oxford University Press participated in the TESOL-SPAIN annual conference that took place in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
The theme of the conference this year was “ELT in these Changing Times” with a focus on how English Language Teaching has advanced and where it’s going; from traditional methods to new methodologies, technologies and a new CLIL era.
Representing OUP were two speakers. Alison Blair, co-author of Think, Do, Learn, gave a practical and engaging session entitled Thinking in Shapes and teacher trainer, Donna Fields, gave an interactive workshop about Changing Over to Student-Centred Learning.
If you weren’t able to make it you can see both Alison and Donna in action as part of our Meet the Authors events! You can catch both teacher trainers in Valencia this week and Donna in Murcia too.
Join us for Oxford Meet the Authors in your region. Meet the experts and experience Oxford training events for yourself.
This year we have no less than 28 events all across Spain as Oxford Meet the Authors events hit the road! We have a fantastic lineup of authors and experts for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary teachers for both English Language and Content teachers.
Oxford Professional Development is proud to announce a brand new project in the form of Oxford Podcasts.
This is an exciting new development where we’ll be bringing you tips and ideas for specific challenges that teachers face on a daily basis. Each edition is linked to our “How to series” meaning we’ll be focusing on an array of topics for Pre-Primary to Upper Secondary levels.
Interested? You can find and follow all our podcasts on our SoundCloud page from your PC or directly from your mobile and listen to them on-the-go. You can download the app for free from iTunes or Google Play.
To begin this project, please check our first podcasts:
If you’d like more information about the selected topic, you will shortly be able to access the complete “How to Guide” on Oxford Premium in the Teacher Training folder.
We hope you enjoy each podcast but above all, find them useful. We will continue to develop new podcasts throughout the year and we look forward to you joining us. You can also keep up-to-date with all the newest podcast editions from the Podcasts page.
In the last post we looked at a variety of educational apps from OUP available for students and teachers. This week we’ll look at some more fun but useful apps that you can implement in the classroom.
Smartphones, in particular, are frowned upon in the classroom but why not turn a common distraction into a valuable and motivating learning tool?
A simple search on the internet will provide you with infinite options, so here are a few apps and activities that you might want to try out:
Use this great app to capture what’s on your mind. Add notes, lists, photos or even record a voice memo. Better still, instantly share your ideas with classmates and allow them to collaborate, start debates and expand a topic further.
SoundCloud is a popular app to listen to music and audio for free. As a teacher you could suggest songs or audio clips for your students to listen to. Similarly, you or the students can record audio; for example, dictation activities, podcasts, listening comprehensions and much more!
An extremely popular app to share photos so take advantage and get your students to search photos to create a picture project; a picture story board, picture dictionary, borrowed holidays and much more.
Similar to Instagram and SoundCloud, Vimeo is an app to search and upload media content, but in this case videos. Students can record themselves individually or in group projects on their smartphones and share their work with other students or the teacher.
Kahoot! supports learning through the creation of educational games, and new understanding through playing them. It’s a game-based learning platform which students or teachers create, discover, launch and play games.
QR stands for Quick Response and these images can be seen everywhere plus there are apps or websites to create your own! QR codes can be linked to almost anything; a picture, a web-link, a video, a file etc. For a fun project get your students to create and share their QR codes to reveal “hidden” information.
Most of the above ideas were demonstrated in our last Oxford Webinar with Abel Gálvez – Mobilize your class: turn on your smartphone, please. You can watch the highlights of this webinar on Youtube and shortly the full recording will be uploaded to Oxford Premium.
For even more ideas on how to implement new technologies in the classroom you can see Abel Gálvez in action for his third and final webinar: A smart world at your fingertipson the 12th April – register now!
While it is true that as teachers our main mission is to teach the students in our classrooms lots of exciting new language and skills, it’s also true that as professional educators we often invest ...
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