Upcoming Webinars

Join us this summer for Assessment Summer Camp for Teachers, an energizing series of English assessment-focused webinars, designed to give you new perspectives, actionable ideas, and concrete skills.

The rich program of events includes discussions around the psychology of assessment and the important role teachers play in the development of testing technology. It also covers how-to sessions, including how to identify and remedy the summer slide, and how to start the next semester right by planning out the ultimate teaching and assessment program.

Choose and register for as many sessions as you are interested in. You can either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings at any time.

Period: 20 July ~ 24 August 2021

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Upcoming Seminars

Recorded Webinars & Presentations

Duration: 60 minutes

Description

This recorded presentation talks about, by using the Global Scale of English, how schools/ English teachers can set learning objectives and assessments that measure progress to meet the goals targeted by curriculum guidelines, and then how they can filter down the learning objectives into the activities on a per class level.

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.

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Duration: 60 minutes

Description

This session provides an overview of the Global Scale of English, a comprehensive research-based framework of granular Can-Do statements, and explores the connection between classroom assessment, program performance and long term learner success to have better visibility on learners’ language progress.

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.

Learn more about Global Scale of English

Duration: 60 minutes

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. This session reviews the development and assessment of performance applications and discusses how to track and measure progress based on observable achievements.

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.

Learn more about Global Scale of English

Duration: 60 minutes

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.

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.

Learn more about Global Scale of English

Duration: 60 minutes

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.

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26 Jan 2020 Tokyo Special SuperKids 3rd Edition Workshops Special workshops with SuperKids co-author Aleda Krause. Click here
19 Jan 2020 Nagoya Special SuperKids 3rd Edition Workshops Special workshops with SuperKids co-author Aleda Krause. Click here
15 Dec 2019 Tokyo Special SuperKids 3rd Edition Workshops Special workshops with SuperKids co-author Aleda Krause. Click here
8 Dec 2019 Osaka Special SuperKids 3rd Edition Workshops Special workshops with SuperKids co-author Aleda Krause. Click here
1 Jul 2019 ~ 10 Oct 2019 Pearson Reader Contest 2019 Ideal for Summer Homework! Read a Pearson Reader and introduce the books in your own words! Click here
10 Jun 2019 ~ 30 Sep 2019 Pearson Readers Display Contest 2019 Display event for bookstores in Japan, including online bookstores. Click here (Japanese only)
28 Jul 2019 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
27 Jul 2019 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
11 May 2019 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
3 Mar 2019 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
24 Feb 2019 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
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Tokyo 2018 English Education Solutions Seminar & Display A seminar for English teachers teaching children in Kindergarten and elementary schools Click here
21 Oct 2018 Osaka 2018 English Education Solutions Seminar & Display A seminar for English teachers teaching children in Kindergarten and elementary schools Click here
14 Oct 2018 Nagoya 2018 English Education Solutions Seminar & Display A seminar for English teachers teaching children in Kindergarten and elementary schools Click here
23 Sep 2018 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
28 Jul 2018 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
29 Jul 2018 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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