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ELT Together:
September 21st - October 16th 2020

Wherever you teach, we’re with you. Let’s get together with our ELT experts for tips and advice on managing the challenges we are facing today. Learn about topics like:

  • Wellbeing
  • Assessment
  • Online and blended learning
  • Mixed ability teaching
  • And more!

You choose the sessions you want to join – we know you’re busy so we’re running ELT Together over four weeks so you can join us when you have time. There’s something for everyone, with a balance of professional development and wellbeing tips!

  • Are you a school manager? Join one of our leadership sessions!
  • Are you teaching online or returning to the classroom? Get support for remote and blended learning!
  • Do you want to hear stories from other educators? Learn how they adapted to the challenges facing the teaching community today!

Join any session and receive a certificate of attendance and free professional development resources. View the full programme and find out how to register.

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Our Speakers:

Sarah Mercer

The ‘STAR’ approach to student wellbeing (September 21st | 15:00 UTC+1):
Sarah Mercer

This webinar will explore various strategies to help strengthen student wellbeing, including tactics to improve self-confidence, group wellbeing, learner agency, and emotional self-regulation. Join my webinar and boost student wellbeing in your school!

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.

The immediate future of teaching languages: What are the takeaways from the Covid-19 switch to teaching online? (September 22nd | 18:00 UTC+1):
Mila Angelova

In this session, we are going to explore the main challenges language teachers had to face in the transition to teaching online, the practical solutions we’ve learned from our online teaching experience, and how these lessons can enhance our face-to-face or blended teaching practice in the near future.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.

Mila Angelova
Celia Reid

Assessment Selection: What to use and when (September 23rd | 15:00 UTC+1):
Celia Reid

In this session we will look at how to go about offering the correct assessment tool at each stage of the learning journey. We will discuss the purpose and timing of assessment, as well as which tools are available and which assessment types suit which needs.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.

Project Based Learning: From first steps to project purism (September 25th | 03:00 UTC+1):
Mark Richard

Many language teachers are attracted to project work in theory, but feel they don’t have the time or resources to make projects work in practice. This webinar will showcase different types of projects, helping teachers decide which type best fits their classroom, and address practical considerations such as availability of resources and time constraints.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.

Mark Richard
Zarina Subhan

Intercultural Competence and Citizenship: How 2020 has taught us it is more important than ever (September 28th | 18:00 UTC+1):
Zarina Subhan

In this webinar, we will explore how English language educators can improve their students’ intercultural competence and citizenship. The English language classroom is the ideal place to teach these essential global skills, preparing students to become successful 21st century citizens.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.


Repeat: September 29th | 03:00 UTC+1

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How to Increase your Team’s Change Resilience (September 29th | 15:00):
Kirstin McCreadie

This webinar will equip managers with knowledge and strategies to help their teams increase their resilience to change. The techniques will also help people to feel more supported whilst working remotely, which is critical in our current environment.

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Kristina McCreadie
Nick Cherkas

How to keep students motivated with online learning (September 30th | 10:00 UTC+1):
Nick Cherkas

How can you keep learners motivated during a pandemic? This session will look at best practice in keeping students interested in their learning during the pandemic, offering advice and ideas which proved invaluable in motivating students in a range of online teaching contexts.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.

Assessing online: Adapting our assessment practices to the new normal (October 1st | 15:00 UTC+1):
Alex Paramour

In this session, we’ll look at some of the key challenges of online assessment. We’ll consider how technology and alternative approaches to assessment can provide practical solutions to some of these challenges while also enriching our teaching and offering deeper insights into our students’ learning.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.

Alex Paramour
Erika Osvath

Managing mixed abilities and utilising Assessment For Learning in the primary classroom (October 5th | 15:00 UTC+1):
Erika Osváth

Whether returning to the classroom, continuing to learn online, or a combination of the two, our students will now be more mixed in their abilities than usual. In this webinar, we will be looking at ways of re-engaging our students as efficiently and effectively as possible, ways of involving parents in their children’s learning, and using assessment for learning to meet the specific needs of the primary learner.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.

How to become a remote manager overnight (October 6th | 10:00 UTC+1):
Nergis Uyan

How can school leaders effectively manage and support teachers remotely? In this webinar, we will discuss several ways that managers can lead their teams remotely, whilst keeping effectiveness and quality standards high. We will explore some of the key challenges of this period and look at some practical suggestions to overcome these.

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Nergis Uyan
Philip Haines

Inquiry Based Learning in the ELT Classroom (October 7th | 18:00 UTC+1):
Philip Haines

In this session we will start by defining what inquiry-based learning is and discussing its benefits. We will then move on to look at the difficulties teachers face in implementing this approach. Finally, the main part of the session will focus on overcoming these difficulties and giving practical advice for its implementation in the language classroom.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.


Repeat: October 8th | 03:00 UTC+1

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Teaching Advanced Level Learners in the ELT Classroom (October 8th | 15:00 UTC+1):
Charlotte Murphy

How do we keep advanced level learners challenged and inspired? What support is there for teachers who feel pressure in creating level-appropriate lessons? This session will highlight some issues that might arise, both for the students and teachers, and will explore an array of solutions to combat them. You will gain practical tips and advice to help you develop your own approaches.

This sessions is now fully booked. Don’t worry! A recording will be made available on the Oxford Teachers’ Club after ELT Together is over.

Charlotte Murphy
David Stevenson

Flipped Teaching with Primary Students: It’s not just about more homework (October 12th | 10:00 UTC+1):
David Stevenson

Many teachers will soon be teaching blend of offline and online lessons. This practical session will look at some of the approaches we can use for blended teaching, consider which activities are suitable for primary students to complete independently, and discuss how to link independent learning to our face-to-face classes.

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October 13th | 03:00 UTC+1

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Picking Up the Pieces: assessment for learning and managing mixed abilities in the ‘new normal’ classroom (October 13th | 18:00 UTC+1):
Edmund Dudley

This webinar will look at assessment-for-learning techniques such as observation, discussion, and self-assessment. Teachers can use these techniques to assess students’ holistic needs and develop their strengths using exploratory, collaborative, and open-ended learning processes. We will also explore ways we can use assessment to support learners with different needs while also maintaining group cohesion and harmony.

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Edmund Dudley
Nate Owen

Language Assessment Literacy (October 14th | 15:00 UTC+1):
Nate Owen

The purpose of this session is to introduce language teachers to key concepts in language assessment literacy (LAL) and practical approaches to dealing with the demands of language assessment in the language classroom. In the session, we will discuss important concepts such as test purpose, validity and reliability, washback and test fairness.

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Language Teacher Wellbeing: What Educational Leaders Can Do (October 15th | 10:00 UTC+1):
Tammy Gregersen

This webinar explores how educational leaders can enhance language teachers’ wellbeing. We will examine the characteristics of positive institutions and propose proactive measures to help teachers expand their autonomy, work with others, and respond positively to reforms and innovations, especially during the difficult times we are living in.

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October 16th | 03:00 UTC+1

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Tammy Gregersen

Hear from other teachers:

We’re also giving you the chance to hear stories from other educators, and learn how they have adapted to the challenges facing the teaching community today. Join one of our Friday sessions and meet teachers just like you!

You’ll also get a chance to relax with a short yoga session from a qualified yoga instructor. Take time to recharge your batteries and improve your wellbeing!

Teaching Online (September 25th | 18:00 UTC+1)

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Returning to the Classroom (October 2nd | 18:00 UTC+1)

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Management (October 9th | 18:00 UTC+1)

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Wellbeing (October 16th | 18:00 UTC+1)

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