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Say it with a story, tell it with a song!

Every student has an anecdote to recall, a tale to remember, a story to tell, a song to sing.

How can we, teachers, help them turn into words those images, memories, experiences and situations they have had with them since… always?! Here’s how!

Engaging activities and great ideas that will get our students to tell, retell, present, comment and create stories using songs, photographs, stories per se, movies and TV commercials that will push them to rise to the occasion and meet their own linguistic needs! Come to this workshop, for sure you will have a story to tell!

Gustavo graduated as a teacher of English at I.S.F.D. N° 5 in Pergamino and holds a postgraduate degree from UBA, the National University of Buenos Aires. He also holds a postgraduate diploma on Education and New Technologies from Flacso (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales).

He has been in the ELT field since 1993, working as a teacher, school coordinator, teacher trainer and presenter. He has been delivering seminars and workshops all over Argentina, South and North America and South East Asia.

He is one of the contributors to the book “Imagination, Cognition & Language Acquisition: A Unified Approach to Theory and Practice”, published by the New Jersey City University and has also written some articles for IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) and other institutions.

He is a teacher trainer for the Oxford Teachers’ Academy (OTA) and author of the “Blended Learning” session for the TET (Teaching English to Teenagers) Extension Course to the OTA.

He is a former vice president of APIBA, the Buenos Aires English Teachers’ Association and former vice president of FAAPI, the Argentine Federation of English Teachers’ Associations.

Teaching ELT through projects: a checklist A 75-minute session

Are you interested in project-based learning? Do you want to get started but are not quite sure how? Are you familiar with the multiple aspects of project planning, teaching, management and assessment? Can you apply different strategies to teach language when doing projects? Do you want to explore ideas and digital tools for projects? Join me for an introductory session on the use of projects in the ELT classroom.

Vicky Saumell is a teacher, trainer, materials writer and presenter. She currently teaches at a bilingual primary school in Buenos Aires. She is also a freelance author and has worked as a writer and trainer for Pearson, CUP, Macmillan and Santillana. She is a committee member for IATEFL LTSIG and the Publications Committee.

Make your lessons sizzle – Exploiting fun & learning-rich games in the classroom.

Do you want to start the school year with a toolkit full of engaging games? In this very hands-on session, the presenter will discuss different principles to ensure that the games which are played in the classroom are both learning-rich and fun. The crucial role of motivation and engagement will be discussed and participants will leave the session with a range of games they can easily implement in classes of all ages and levels.

Natalia has over ten years of experience in the ELT field. She has worked in the IH network during her entire career as Young Learner Coordinator at IH Buenos Aires and Director of Studies at IH Montevideo.  She holds the Cambridge DELTA and the IHWO Certificate in Teacher Training. She has experience as a presenter at both national and international level, having presented at conferences like Braztesol and IATEFL.

Focus on a few objectives, manage the whole course.

The joy of teaching and learning can be enhanced if we focus on key aspects of classroom management from the very beginning of the academic year. In this talk we will summarise these key aspects and work on a year plan to make them happen in our classes.

Adriana is a Uruguayan Teacher Educator and Academic Consultant. She holds a BA in Education from Universidad de la República, Uruguay, and has just completed her Master’s degree in English Language Teaching at the University of Southampton, UK. She holds postgraduate certificates in Philosophy of Education (Universidad de La Plata, Argentina), Differentiated Instruction (Harvard School of Education, USA) and Educational Management (Universidad ORT, Uruguay).

She has worked as an English Project Manager for the British Council, as a Material Writer and Remote Teacher for Plan Ceibal, and as a Course Director for the Licentiate Diploma in TESOL (Trinity College, London). She has also worked as an Assistant Professor and Researcher at Instituto de Educación, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

She is currently working with the Language Policy Team at ANEP – CODICEN as a certified Cambridge Speaking Examiner. She is also working as a Teacher Trainer at Consejo de Formación en Educación, ANEP, and as an Academic Consultant at International House, Montevideo. Adriana has delivered talks in national and international conferences. She is a teacher at heart and an eternal student.

What do I do with the kid who…?

In this one-hour talk we will be exploring a topic of interest for the start of the academic year: How to deal with challenging student behavior. You will learn practical, hands-on strategies to both understand your learners and also, support their behaving well in the classroom.
Come prepared to face your prejudices, see your learners under a new light and get empowered to really make a difference in the lives of your students.

Dr. Gabriel Díaz Maggioli is an educator who applies the lessons learned in the classroom to his roles as teacher of teachers, researcher, writer, and consultant.
At the international level, he has served on the Board of Directors of TESOL International Association (2006 – 2009), as well as Chair of the Materials Writers Interest Section, and a member of the Nominating Committee (2013).
He has recently become President-Elect of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).
He lives and works in Uruguay.

Por un marco global para el aprendizaje del lenguaje escrito: desafíos y oportunidades.

En los últimos años la investigación científica ha permitido desarrollar las bases de un marco o modelo global para el aprendizaje del lenguaje escrito que responda a los diferentes sistemas ortográficos, como por ejemplo el español o el inglés. Lo  que ha permitido avanzar en el desarrollo de prácticas de enseñanza de la lectura y escritura comunes, pero que al mismo tiempo atiendan a las particularidades de cada sistema de escritura.

En esta presentación desarrollaremos las bases de este marco global junto a  los desafíos y oportunidades que plantea para las mejores prácticas de enseñanza del lenguaje escrito.

Ariel es Psicólogo, Postgraduado en la Especialización en Dificultades del Aprendizaje, Máster en Psicología Educacional y Doctor en Psicología. Ha tenido instancias de Posdoctorado en la Universidad de Granada (España).
Actualmente es Profesor Titular y Director del Departamento de Neurocognición de la Universidad Católica del Uruguay.
Consultor Especialista de UNESCO.
Profesor invitado de universidades de Argentina y Chile. Presidente de la Sociedad Latinoamericana de Neuropsicología. Vicepresidente de la Sociedad de Neuropsicología del Uruguay.

Autor de numerosos artículos y de libros en el área de su especialidad. Miembro de Consejo de Editores y evaluador de revistas especializadas. Participa como evaluador en proceso de acreditación de universidades en Chile, Colombia y Perú.

Sus principales áreas de interés en la investigación académica son las la adquisición del lenguaje escrito y sus dificultades, así como los estudio sobre trastornos en el aprendizaje.


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