English Language Teaching Event

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  • Speaker:
    Sarah Rogerson
    Dan Crouch
    Terrie Craddock
    Nick Sheard
    Paul Woodfall
    Harcourt Settle
  • Date and Time:
    7th December 2020, 12:00 - 13:00 EST
    8th December 2020, 12:00 - 15:00 EST
    9th December 2020, 12:00 - 15:00 EST

Join us for three days of free professional development and implementation training for online, hybrid, and in-person courses!

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Monday 7th December 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 EST

Speakers: Sarah Rogerson & Dan Crouch

Basics of Online Teaching and Assessment

What tools are you using to teach your online classes? How are you testing your students and assessing their progress in lessons? In this session, Sarah Rogerson and Dan Crouch will offer practical tips on setting up your online class, integrating materials with your LMS, and assessing your students throughout the course.

Tuesday 8th December 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 EST

Speaker: Terrie Craddock

Teaching Skills Development in the Online Classroom

After you’ve created opportunities for engagement and built a community among your students, finding time to focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar can seem rushed. Terrie Craddock will give examples and ideas for ways to get your students involved in their skills development.

Tuesday 8th December 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 EST

Speaker: Nick Sheard

The Future of English Language Teaching

2020 has been a time of rapid and extraordinary change in education as in society. As we look forward to coming semesters and years, what are some of the changes that might last, and what are new directions education may take? Publisher Nick Sheard discusses.

Wednesday 9th December 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 EST

Speaker: Paul Woodfall

Implementing Digital Resources from Q: Skills for Success

Get the most out of the digital resources in Q: Skills for Success when you’re teaching online! Teacher Trainer Paul Woodfall will demonstrate techniques to use the complete series package in an online classroom, with special attention to digital components.

Wednesday 9th December2020, 14:00 – 15:00 EST

Speaker: Harcourt Settle

Teaching your Adult Students with OPD and Step Forward Online

Teaching adult learners often comes with specific attention to workplace English, civics instruction, and academic English. With the digital resources from standards-aligned courses Step Forward and Oxford Picture Dictionary, you can focus your attention on teaching them the English they need.

Date and Time

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7th - 9th December, 12:00 - 15:00 EST

  • New York, NY (EST) 12:00 - 15:00
  • Los Angeles, CA (PST) 09:00 - 12:00
  • Denver, CO (MST) 10:00 - 13:00
  • Chicago, IL (CST) 11:00 - 14:00

Speakers

Sarah Rogerson is Director of Assessment at Oxford University Press. She has worked in English language teaching and assessment for 20 years and is passionate about education for all and digital innovation in ELT. As a relative new comer to OUP, Sarah is really excited about the Oxford Test of English and how well it caters to the 21st century student.

Dan Crouch is the Product Manager for Integrations within ELT – which means it’s his job to get Oxford University Press content and services into customer applications as seamlessly as possible. He’s worked at OUP for 14 years, with time in Operations and Technology, and now as a Digital Product Manager.

His goals are to transform the ELT business within OUP to make learning straightforward and flexible – expanding reach and improving products every day based on real world usage.

Terrie Craddock has been a teacher trainer, academic manager and English language teacher for the last 15 years and has worked in various countries around the world. Terrie is currently working as a teacher trainer for OUP in Saudi Arabia. Terrie has written a variety of bespoke training programmes in KSA and is a consultant for syllabus design. She has also assisted universities in designing continued professional development programmes including managing teachers and carrying out observations.

Nick Sheard is Publisher of Adult courses in the English Language Teaching Division at Oxford University Press. He is part of the team responsible for publishing English File, Headway and Navigate courses, and has many years of teaching and teacher training experience in countries as diverse as France, China, Colombia and the UK. For several years Nick was co-owner and Director of a private language school in Oxford as well as an e-learning business. Nick also has considerable ELT writing experience, having contributed to a wide variety of materials for well-known adult courses such as Inside Out, In Company, and International Express.

Paul Woodfall is OUP’s Regional Training Co-ordinator for Middle East and Central Asia. He has given training workshops from K1 -12, and trained English Faculty at universities in several different countries around the world including: Spain, UAE, KSA, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the Sultanate of Oman.

He has lived and worked in the region for over 20 years. Before joining OUP in 2011, Paul was ICT Co-ordinator, Team Leader for CELA exams, an IELTS examiner for 9 years (IELTS examiner trainer for six of those years) as well as teacher and teacher trainer based at the British Council in UAE.

Harcourt or “Court” is an ELT Education Consultant for the Southeastern United States and has been with OUP for a year and a half. Prior to joining OUP, Court studied International Studies and earned a certificate in TESOL from North Carolina State University where he co-taught in an intensive English program, an adult conversation class, and a refugee community support program. With experience using OUP materials—especially digital resources—Court is passionate about making sure teachers are well supported to make the adjustment to distance learning. Based in Miami, Florida in his part time Court enjoys cooking, running, and biking.p>

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Monday 7th December 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 EST- Basics of Online Teaching and Assessment by Sarah Rogerson & Dan Crouch Register now


Tuesday 8th December 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 EST - Teaching Skills Development in the Online Classroom by Terrie Craddock Register now


Tuesday 8th December 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 EST - The Future of English Language Teaching by Nick Sheard Register now


Wednesday 9th December 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 EST - Implementing Digital Resources from Q: Skills for Success by Paul Woodfall Register now


Wednesday 9th December2020, 14:00 – 15:00 EST - Teaching your Adult Students with OPD and Step Forward Online by Harcourt Settle Register now