Special SuperKids 3rd Edition Workshops

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Special workshops with SuperKids co-author Aleda Krause.

OSAKA December 8th, 2019, Sunday
TOKYO December 15th, 2019, Sunday
NAGOYA January 19th, 2020, Sunday
TOKYO January 26th, 2020, Sunday

Each workshop: Doors open at 12:30 · Starts: 13:00 Ends: 16:00

Upcoming Webinars

Date: Thursday 24 October

Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm JST

Live online

Summary

This webinar will review the development and assessment of performance applications and discuss how to track and measure progress based on observable achievement with the Global Scale of English.

Description

Performance assessment allows teacher direct insight into the day to day language development of their students. Using the Global Scale of English (GSE) to develop performance assessment can help provide additional insight into the specific areas of learner progress. Additionally, the application of the GSE in performance assessment can improve understanding of learner strengths and needs, improving the overall flow of teaching and learning for all. In this session we will review the development and assessment of performance applications and discuss how to track and measure progress based on observable achievements.

All attendees will receive access to GSE tools and resources, including rubrics for assessment for young learners and adults. Additionally, teachers will have free performance plans that can be used for direct classroom practice.

Speaker

Sara Davila
Pedagogy and Improvement
Global Scale of English Implementation Lead, Pearson English

Sara Davila has worked in the US and abroad including Asia as a teacher, teacher trainer, and educational specialist engrossed in language education, professional development, and curriculum construction. In Korea, she had trained over 7,000 new and experienced teachers for work in public school situations for 6 years as a part of a government-led project. Recently she has supported to implement the Global Scale of English in Panama Bilingual Program, a government-led initiative designed to nurture state school teachers and students to become bilingual by 2025.

Date: Thursday 31 October

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm JST

Live online

Description

Language is a problem-solving tool. Our first language impulses are about getting what we want. Much language education extends this simple function but, increasingly, language education involves thinking critically about the world and engaging with it in creative ways. In the ecosystem of language teaching and learning, there remain traditional connections among teachers, students, books, and assessments, but there are also new digital resources and paradigms to exploit them. This presentation explores how teachers can engage students in critical and creative thinking, fueling motivation and making learning more efficient and effective.

Speaker

Ken Beatty
TEFOL Professor
Anaheim University

Dr. Ken Beatty, Anaheim University TESOL Professor, has worked in Asia, the Middle East, and North and South America, lecturing on language teaching and computer-assisted language learning from the primary through university levels. He’s author/co-author of more than 100 textbooks and has given 500+ teacher-training sessions and conference presentations in 35 countries.

Date: Thursday 21 November

Time: 9:00pm – 10:00pm JST

Live online

Summary

This webinar will provide insights around how to develop lessons that can support learners who need help, while challenging learners who are ready to go further by using the Global Scale of English.

Description

One significant challenge in language learning is finding the right balance between supporting students enough, and supporting students so much that progress cannot be achieved. The introduction of the Global Scale of English (GSE) allows for an improved understanding of how to develop lessons that can support learners who need help, while challenging learners who are ready to go further. In this session we will examine how to use the GSE to develop lessons that will engage and delight all learners while providing many opportunities for support and growth.

All attendees will receive access to GSE tools and resources as well as free lessons plans for direct classroom practice.

Speaker

Sara Davila
Pedagogy and Improvement
Global Scale of English Implementation Lead, Pearson English

Sara Davila has worked in the US and abroad including Asia as a teacher, teacher trainer, and educational specialist engrossed in language education, professional development, and curriculum construction. In Korea, she had trained over 7,000 new and experienced teachers for work in public school situations for 6 years as a part of a government-led project. Recently she has supported to implement the Global Scale of English in Panama Bilingual Program, a government-led initiative designed to nurture state school teachers and students to become bilingual by 2025.

Upcoming Seminars

Pearson Presentations

A New Path: Technology, Efficacy, and Agency

Beatty, Ken Anaheim University
Saturday, November 2nd
3:15 – 4:15 PM (60 minutes)
Room 901


Flipped Learning: Creating Flexible Classrooms

Beatty, Ken (Anaheim University)
Sunday, November 3rd
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM (25 minutes)
Room 903


Classroom Climates & Managing Engagement-Firsthand

Helgesen, Marc & Wiltshier, John (Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University)
Sunday, November 25th
3:25 PM – 4:25 PM (60 minutes)
Room 1003


Engaging Students with Content-Based Learning

Joseph Shaules (Juntendo University) & Junko Yamanaka (Aichi Gakuin University / Chukyo University)
Saturday, November 2nd
11 AM – 12 PM (60 minutes)
Room 1201

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Most recent events

Date Place Event Details Link
Monday, July 1, 2019 ~ Thursday, October 10, 2019 Pearson Reader Contest 2019 Ideal for Summer Homework! Read a Pearson Reader and introduce the books in your own words! Click here
Monday, June 10, 2019 ~ Monday, September 30, 2019 Pearson Readers Display Contest 2019 Display event for bookstores in Japan, including online bookstores. Click here (Japanese only)
Sunday, July 28, 2019
12:30 – 17:45
Osaka Pearson Teachers Conference: Visualizing the Outcomes of English Language Learning Seminars and workshops that focus on how to apply independent, interactive and deep learning strategies in classroom activities and curriculum development making best use of setting up learning goals and progress assessment to satisfy the requirements of the forthcoming 2020 government curriculum guideline. Click here
Saturday, July 27, 2019
12:30 – 18:00
Tokyo Using Research to Improve Performance: Scaffolding, Stretch and Assessment Recording of the Sara Davila presentation at the Pearson Teachers Conference Click here to watch the presentation (60 minutes)
Saturday, July 27, 2019
12:30 – 18:00
Tokyo Pearson Teachers Conference: Visualizing the Outcomes of English Language Learning Seminars and workshops that focus on how to apply independent, interactive and deep learning strategies in classroom activities and curriculum development making best use of setting up learning goals and progress assessment to satisfy the requirements of the forthcoming 2020 government curriculum guideline. Click here
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 – 11:00
Online Pearson Webinar: Boosting Children’s learning with English Land & English Language Booster A walkthrough on how to give classroom lessons a boost by effectively integrating the materials within English Land and English Language Booster. Click here
Sunday, March 3, 2019
13:00 – 16:30
Tokyo Together – Pearson Workshop for Teachers of Young Learners A seminar for Young Learners English teachers teaching at kindergartens, elementary schools, private language schools etc. Click here
Sunday, February 24, 2019
13:00 – 16:30
Osaka Together – Pearson Workshop for Teachers of Young Learners A seminar for Young Learners English teachers teaching at kindergartens, elementary schools, private language schools etc. Click here
Sunday, November 4, 2018
10 am – 5 pm
Tokyo 2018 English Education Solutions Seminar & Display A seminar for English teachers teaching children in Kindergarten and elementary schools Click here
Sunday, October 21, 2018

10 am – 5 pm

Osaka 2018 English Education Solutions Seminar & Display A seminar for English teachers teaching children in Kindergarten and elementary schools Click here
Sunday, October 14, 2018
10 am – 5 pm
Nagoya 2018 English Education Solutions Seminar & Display A seminar for English teachers teaching children in Kindergarten and elementary schools Click here
Sunday, 23rd September, 2018

2pm – 5pm

Sendai, Miyagi Pref. The mini-conference under the cherry tree JALT Sendai mini-conference, followed by the Teacher Appreciation Pig Roast BBQ & Garden Party Click here
Saturday, 28th July, 2018

1pm – 5:20pm

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Discussing CAN-DO Statements & 4 Skills Assessment A seminar for English teachers teaching Junior High School and High School students Click here
Sunday, 29th July, 2018

1pm – 5:20pm

Amagasaki, Hyogo Pref. Discussing CAN-DO Statements & 4 Skills Assessment A seminar for English teachers teaching Junior High School and High School students Click here
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