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Inspired by teacher education for inclusion, the VI Seminar for English Teaching Professionals is entitled:  “Embracing an Inclusive Education in Practice: from the  Curriculum to Regulation, Trends, Digital Literacies, and Assessment” to promote the social side of inclusion, human diversity, equality, and quality education for all. The seminar, organized by the English Teaching Major for First and Second Cycles of UNED and the Association of Teachers of English-ACPI, provides space for language and academic development in the English teaching field.  Attendees have the opportunity to explore with specialists the latest trends to teach English in various educational contexts that respond to the needs of EFL language learners.  

The seminar took place on July 6th and 7th at Sala Magna, UNED-Sabanilla, transmitted virtually and on July 8th  virtual mode. 

María Susana González, ARTESOL President, was a guest speaker at the event. View Susana González’ presentation slides here.

María Susana González
ARTESOL President

Presenters at the event

Alfieri Avilán – Pearson Education

Martin J. Caicedo– Oxford University Press

Ana Campos – MEP – UNA

Randall Centeno – MEP

Colin Finnerty – Oxford University Press

Hope Mary García – University of Arkansas at Monticello

Roger Gee – Holy Family University of Philadelphia

María Susana Gonzalez – ARTESOL

Mauren Guevara – LIIT-UNED

Cindy Jiménez – LIIT-UNED

Karen Jogan – Albright College

Mendiert Montenegro – University of Central Arkansas

Lorena Ojeda – Our Storyscape

Katalina Perera – UNED-CONARE

Josue Sanchez – MEP

Elizabeth Weal – Pro Lingua Learning


Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

8:00 a.m.Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m.Session 1: Intercultural Competence for Inclusion and Diversity in Education
Presenter: Katalina Perera Hernández – UNED – CONARE
10:30 a.m.Session 2: Leveling up! Exploring Models for Integrating Technology in the Curriculum 
Presenter: Maureen Guevara García – UTN
11:35 a.m.Session 3: Using Clear Plastic Wrap:  Making Test Preparation and Assessment Transparent 
Presenter: Karen Jogan – Albright College, USA and Perú
12:35 p.m.Lunch break
1:35 p.m.Session 4: Let’s Make our Classrooms Inclusive for Real! Universal Design of Learning and Instructional Design
Presenters: Mendiert Montenegro – University of Central Arkansas and Hope Mary García – University of Arkansas
2:35 p.m.Coffee break
3:05 p.m.Session 5: Language Learning Strategies: Fundamentals & Classroom Applications
Presenters: Martin J. Caicedo – Business Development Manager. Regional Assesment Sprecialist Central and South America Oxford University Press.

Thursday, July 7th, 2021

8:00 a.m.Session 1: The Role of Leadership in Education
Presenter: Alfieri Avilán – Certified Master Trainer and Academic Consultant
Pearson Education
9:15 a.m.Coffee break
9:45 a.m.Session 2: An Inclusive Pedagogy to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners in the English Classroom 
Presenter: Dra. Ana Campos – MEP Costa Rica- English National Advisor 
10:50 a.m.Session 3: Digital Tools for Text Simplification 
Presenter: Roger W. Gee – Holy Family University of Philadelphia
11:50 a.m.Lunch break
12:50p.m.Session 4: What Makes a Good Language Test: Test Design Principles for Teachers
Martín Caicedo – Oxford University Press
1:50 p.m.Coffee break
2:20 p.m.Session 5: Inclusion, Diversity , Integration and Education
Presenter: Alfieri Avilán – Certified Master Trainer and Academic Consultant
Pearson Education
3:25 p.m.Session 6: Digital Tools for Cloze Activities
Presenter: Roger W. Gee – Holy Family University of Philadelphia.
4:30 p.m.Session 7: Gamification: The All-Inclusive Approach
Presenter: Josué Sánchez Marín – MEP Costa Rica

Friday, July 8th, 2022

7:50 a.m.Session 1: Practicalities of Accessible Assessment
Presenter: Colin Finnerty – Oxford University Press
9:25 a.m.Session 2: Implementing Inclusive Education at School 
Presenter: Lorena Ojeda – Our Storyscape 
10:30 a.m.Session 3: Life-long Learning Trend in ELT 
Presenter: Cindy Jiménez Picado Researcher in the Technological Research and Innovation Laboratory (LIIT-UNED) and English professor
11:35 a.m.Session 4: Teaching English with All Students in Mind 
Presenter: Randall Centeno Hernández – MEP Costa Rica English National Advisor
12:35 p.m.Lunch Time
1:15 p.m.Session 5: English Grammar for All: An Inclusive Approach to Teaching English Grammar to Students with Limited Formal Education 
Presenter: Elizabeth Weal – Pro Lingua Learning, USA, California.
2:20 p.m.Session 6: A Project to Include Students at University Reading Comprehension Courses 
Presenter: María Susana González – ARTESOL
3:20 p.m.Coffee break
3:45 p.m.Session 7: Buidling Proficiency in the English Classroom  
Presenter: Lorena Ojeda – Our Storyscape
4:45 p.m.Closing Ceremony

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